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Old 11-01-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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Bad News and Good News

The bad news is I hit a deer a couple weeks ago in the Cobra and the insurance has decided to total the car. The good news is I get to buy it back for $755 and there is very little damage to the structure of the car besides a few dents and a cracked fiberglass hood, so I now have a dedicated track car.

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Old 11-01-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Sweet! How did you manage to buy the car back? My insurance company told me they don't keep track of the car once it's out of my hands...
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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The bad news is I hit a deer a couple weeks ago in the Cobra and the insurance has decided to total the car. The good news is I get to buy it back for $755 and there is very little damage to the structure of the car besides a few dents and a cracked fiberglass hood, so I now have a dedicated track car.

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That's too bad Chris, that was a sharp '97 you had/have. How bad was it, got any pics?
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:11 AM   #4
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They offered me 9400 and let them take the car or 8600 and I keep it. The big reason they totalled it was the air bags went off and that's almost $4000 to replace. I'll post some pics later today.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:06 AM   #5
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Are you required to replace the airbags in order to make it road worthy again?
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:59 AM   #6
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Get out the Welder . Sounds like you didn't get scratched up at least.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:11 PM   #7
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Already got the welder out, after all it's a track car now. Here's a link to some photos of it.

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Old 11-05-2006, 07:07 AM   #8
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If you're going to replace the airbags I've seen a few deals for them on ebay. The pictures don't show too much damage but I'm sure there's more to it than they show, C'ya....Mark.
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:00 AM   #9
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Actually, no that is all the damage. The headlight panel is broke, the core support is bent a little down and back but can be straightened, the hood is cracked, there's a dent in the drivers side front fender and door, and the drivers side mirror is gone. That is really it. As far as airbags I'm going to put a dummy bag in the steering wheel and make some kind of cover for the passenger side since the entire dash needs to be replaced for it. It's going to cost about $2500 to fix the body damage and repaint the entire car and that's replacing the nose that really isn't damaged just figured if it's getting painted I might as well do everything I want to do to it then.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:32 PM   #10
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Hey Chris, are you still going to be out of town the weekend of the Columbus swap meet?


BTW....I just had 4.10 gears installed with a tune from Modular Depot. The Maximum Motorsports Full Length frame connectors and CC plates arrived today via UPS, the rear trunk brace is on its way along with an IRS brace. You 411 guys are killing my check book . What kind of shocks did you have Chris? C'ya.....Mark.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:55 PM   #11
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Cheap stock replacements for right now. Yes I will be out of state that weekend.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:21 PM   #12
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Geeezzzz, i get busy for a few week, and all hell breaks loose....Chris totals his car, and gets a fricken track car for a few grand....Mark P decides to go hog wild to beat up on us all next yaer at the 411, and buys out a car parts store. I guess in a round about way, congrats chris. You weren't hurt, and insurance for all intensive purposes, pays off your ride. I can't wait to see all the parts on your car Mark. Hope to hear from you all soon, Mike
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:01 PM   #13
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I am making some major upgrades as well. I have a fresh T45 tranny with all the good stuff including carbon fiber synch's and 26 spline input, alum. flywheel and 11" clutch. So I will actually be able to shift the car now. New exhaust in the form of LT ceramic headers, offroad x and a loudmouth cat back since I like to be annoying. I'm not for sure what else will get done by spring, depends if I ever get some time off work, 7days a week for the last 6 weeks. The moneys nice but am I ever tired.

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Old 11-15-2006, 04:47 PM   #14
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Chris, glad to hear that you came away unscratched. I've hit two deer.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:18 AM   #15
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Chris, if you ever need an extra set of hands, you have my cell number, give me a call!
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