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Funkwagon455



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Location : Aledo, Texas

PostSubject: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:29 pm

Hello all, I have been a GM wagon owner since my first at 21 years. I acquired my second (a 1970 Olds Cutlass Cruiser with 455) in '99 currently finishing a rotisserie restoration. My third was my current daily driver for the last thirteen years, a '92 Olds Custom Cruiser in dark blue with blue leather that started with 50,000 miles. The car currently has about 277,000 miles on the original Amsoil fed 5.7 and transmission. Following the holiday I went to drive to work on Monday and was hit hard in the right rear quarter by a vehicle entering from an on ramp. The vehicle spun around and slid sideways on the wet road until it hit a concrete guard rail in the front.... Thankfully, although I am bruised, the car took the majority of the damage. The frame rails are bent, and the quarter is pushed in hard enough to distort the window frame. Emotionally I have been very upset because it was a great car, and will miss it very much. I will be on the search for another low mileage Buick or Olds B body wagon when the insurance paperwork settles. Thanks for having me and I look forward to sharing and hearing other wagon owner's experiences.


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PostSubject: Re: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:32 am

Ouch! Count yourself lucky that you weren't in a Fiat "Squish". As much as it hurts to lose a car like that one, it's just stuff in the end, and it can be replaced. No so with a life. Don't jump too fast at the first offer from the insurance companies, and refer them to the selling prices for these cars on eBay lately if they try to lowball you.

Welcome now to the ranks of organ donors for these wagons. Your ride may yet live on as dispersed bits and pieces among the already circling buzzards here!
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PostSubject: Re: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:26 am

Welcome. Many OCC owners here,sorry to see yours "retired." Happy hunting for the new ride.
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PostSubject: Re: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:44 pm

These pictures are hard to see my '92 is the same color combination. I love the '50s Rocket 88 emblem, Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:34 pm

Ouch...that sad and sickening.... The Cruisers are still out there, and it would be cool, if you find another one, to save that as a parts car, so pieces could live on with you.

Good Luck!

-Mike
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Funkwagon455



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PostSubject: Re: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:42 pm

....And here is the rest of the story..  I've spent the last year stripping this car of useful parts for my Roadmaster wagon and selling the Olds specific things.  Last Saturday I loaded the skeleton onto a trailer and took it to a metal recycler. As you can see in the first two photos, my two sons and neighborhood kids had a blast beating the remnants into submission. In the crushed pile photo, it is the fourth from the bottom.  Even after stripping all doors/tailgate, entire driveline, and interior it still weighed slightly less than one ton.  It yielded me $71.51 which I spent most of on a spare set of taillights for the Buick.  Although the car is gone, it will continue to serve us in supporting our Buick B Body wagon.  It was almost like taking a dog to be put down..


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PostSubject: Re: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:00 am

Ashes to ashes.
Dust to rust.
Rest In Pieces.
May person who hit your car be infested with the fleas of 1000 camels.
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PostSubject: Re: First introduction, reluctant circumstances....   Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:18 am

Insert picture of new wagon here.
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