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Old 12-31-2007, 08:32 PM   #21
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my head still hurts.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:34 PM   #22
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I wonder what and when the "Parts for Sale" list goes up?
I hope you and BRAINY are all right. I think we need to pitch in and send Scott to a Defensive Driving School. I used to work for the "Academy of Defensive Driving" back in California for a couple of years when I was younger -- We had lots of fun there. We also had a site at a private airport in Manasass for a couple of years.
Brainy - I'm sad to see the Pic of your car -

P.S. Can't you sue them for installing that pole there?
Oh yeah, I like the Hard Top --- hint hint
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:40 PM   #23
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Blows pretty completely. I've totalled a couple cars - so long as you both walked away it will just end up another story from the long strange trip.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:48 PM   #24
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:49 PM   #25
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I was glad when I hit the gaurd rail and we finally slowed down (be it backwards) however, I was not expecting the jolt from the pole.

my ABS also didn't work when it was backward, the brakes were fully locked and did nothing as it slide about 25-50 feet backwards.


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too bad this wasn't a "mountain run" and a simple drive to the hardware store.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:54 PM   #26
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Dude. That is majorly, seriously, the suck.

However, in the spirit of laughing it off, and because you hit the pole in exactly the same place as I hit a tree early this year, I hope you'll forgive me for taking advantage of this extremely obvious opportunity to say:





Seriously though. Any idea when you'll be able to get the car up in the air and see how bad the damage really is?
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:03 PM   #27
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you can replace anything with a cutting blade and welder
I've done that corner before
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ewwww... that pic looks worse
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:07 PM   #28
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http://newjersey.craigslist.org/car/522530869.html

Buy something like that on the cheap, swap in your stuff, sell off all the extra parts (engine, trans, body panels etc...) and you'd probably end up almost even, minus all the time to swap and sell.
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agree - did nearly the same thing with a spec miata a few years back.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:20 PM   #30
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BTDT and have the repair bills to prove it. Glad no one was injured.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:11 PM   #31
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lets open a fund to help him fix it! ill gladly give $50
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:27 AM   #32
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Dude. That is majorly, seriously, the suck.

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Seriously though. Any idea when you'll be able to get the car up in the air and see how bad the damage really is?
Heh, I was there. I still feel guilty to this day for not taking that corner slower (Joe was my wingman, he didn't make it).

At least when I spun my car and took out a row of bushes and maybe a tree... I did it with no one to see! :-)


Sorry to hear it. You've totally taken all the joy out of saying how I think I trashed my ECU. I'll send your car a Get Well Soon card.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:42 AM   #33
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we've all been there. i bent a wheel showing off to a friend and bent a control arm showing off to myself.

it's hard not to be a jackass.
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i wrecked mine about a year ago in the middle of some hard-core asshat-ery. I know that wasn't necessarily the case for you, but man i feel for your. :( I hope everything works out for ya.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:48 AM   #35
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damn scott, if it's not one thing broke it's another. really glad yall are ok. it looks totaled; hope you have full coverage. happy new year to you. :toast:

ps, after the ins co totals it, buy back the rights (for next to nothing). take their check to buy a clean car to dump your parts into.
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I did the same ****.
Except it was the front right corner.
And I was being an assface, since I was trying to show my friend how "fast" my stock miata is...

At least everything was bolt on...
Good luck getting everything sorted out.

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Did your head hit the rollbar at all?
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**** happens, cars are replaceable and people are not, so thank god you are alive and just chalk it up to experience.

We have all been there, and we will be there with you.
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hope you have full coverage.
Ben, do you think it's cheaper to eat the cost now rather than pay it out to the insurance company over the next five years as a rate increase for an at-fault?
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