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Old 07-18-2008, 04:37 AM   #21
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this is a blessing in disguise
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:12 PM   #22
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Ben, that ******* blows man. Where was the accident? People cant drive for **** in ABQ.

Gl with the build up on a new shell. Keep us updated... with pics!




Paradise and La Paz, turning onto my steet about 1/4 mile from my house.



Looking at it this morning, it looks fixable, may not even be totaled, I'm still waiting for some one from either insurance company to come and checkout the car.

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Old 07-18-2008, 01:26 PM   #23
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man that sucks.

So many people are getting rear ended lately :(
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Is your exhaust hanging like that because its broken or is that how you had it? Also I like your plate! lol
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The exhaust ends with a slant cut and slight downturn, no giant chrome tip out the back for me. Gives it a good sound and less police attention. The rear inner fender is pushed in and touching it now though.
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Yikes.

Unless you are really good friends with the owner of a frame & body shop, I wouldn't bother trying to fix that. The amount of time & labor that's going to be required to get it straight again is simply going to be astronomical.

Let them total it, and then buy it back. Strip it. Use the settlement to buy a new, unmodified car and transplant the essentials. Sell off the rest of the parts (you'll probably turn a profit if you can find buyers for the doors, front end mechanicals, interior, and drivetrain elements) and have a metal recycler come pick up the gutted shell.
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Ben, that ******* blows man. Where was the accident? People cant drive for **** in ABQ.

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I spent 9 months in New Mexico and never seen so many cars rolled over in my life.
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The exhaust ends with a slant cut and slight downturn, no giant chrome tip out the back for me. Gives it a good sound and less police attention. The rear inner fender is pushed in and touching it now though.
I ment the last hanger, or is it tacked to the exhaust?


Hey Hey! did you have any issues with your rollbar? I've seen a few people saying rollbars are bad if you get rearended.
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yikes.

Unless You Are Really Good Friends With The Owner Of A Frame & Body Shop, I Wouldn't Bother Trying To Fix That. The Amount Of Time & Labor That's Going To Be Required To Get It Straight Again Is Simply Going To Be Astronomical.

Let Them Total It, And Then Buy It Back. Strip It. Use The Settlement To Buy A New, Unmodified Car And Transplant The Essentials. Sell Off The Rest Of The Parts (you'll Probably Turn A Profit If You Can Find Buyers For The Doors, Front End Mechanicals, Interior, And Drivetrain Elements) And Have A Metal Recycler Come Pick Up The Gutted Shell.

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With a hit that hard, check the diff housing arms for cracks. On an NB they would be toast.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:32 PM   #30
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The last hanger is welded on to the pipe. I have a ultrashield rally, race seat mounted to the stock rails, I'm 5'10", my head has never been near the roll bar.


Thanks about the tip on the diff arms, I'll take a look at those.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #31
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sucks been, but that car is deff totaled. needs over $1500 in sheetmetal alone, then about 40hours of labor at an average of $50 per hour.

i actually took my lincoln to get some estiments beause a cart guy a sams hit it, has some scratchs and a dent or 2 and the lowest estiment was $1800
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