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Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:36 pm

I was headed to the junk yard Wednesday, and got sideswiped by a dump truck. Really sick about it.




I took it to my buddy's body shop, and he is going to submit an estimate to the insurance company. We will see if there is a battle for funds.

Believe it or not, I can still open the doors, and the metal is pried far enough away from the tires that it can be driven.
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:23 pm

That sucks. Glad you are OK.
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:25 pm

Fred

First of all, glad you are OK!!  I'm sick about your car also.  Hope it can be put back together.  Fred, I have a pretty good collection of stuff, in fact more than I need or want.  I will gladly donate anything you need to put her back together.  I know there are other guys who would feel the same.  You have helped many members out, now it's our turn.

Also saw this:    http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/t14033-92-occ-wagon-parting-out

Tom


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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:40 pm

Oh man, so sad to see as I know how much work you have in the car. From the pics, the worst of it looks like the rear quarter. I know Ray had his replaced, cut out below the window and a new one welded in. Too bad that $200 parts car just sold in Sebring. Only body parts I have is a passenger side front fender which you don't need...
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:50 pm

I do have cladding. I think I have all the pieces for the driver side.
Also I know front fenders are new less than $50 online...
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:28 pm

I can get the parts locally, from a Caprice and RMW. I have most or all of the trim, and an extra roll pan. I am debating whether to use 91 or 92 cladding. They mount differently, and I am not sure which I prefer. I may need the mount piece at the bottom of the rear door to hold the cladding on. I am considering switching to 95/6 front doors with 91-4 reveals, and getting some peek-a-boo rear view mirrors.

The quarter glass must be replaced as well, and fortunately I have one on hand.

The crash was not a violent stop. The truck just started grinding on the side of the car. My concern was that it would wear through. Amazingly it did not hurt the Imp wheels at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:52 pm

ouch!!!!
I'm glad you aren't injured fred.
I think it might be a blessing indisguise?
A big mirrored OCC painted and looking nice, with a fat block, could be a big draw at the florida fest next year.!
cry loud and long to the insurance!!
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:01 pm

I'll add my voice to the chorus singing "Glad You're OK".

Those cars are big, but taking on a dumptruck is definitely punching above your weight. Best of luck with the insurers.
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:14 pm

Glad you made it out okay, hopefully you can get it fixed up soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:00 pm

As sad and tragic as an accident is........

The Car is much more repairable than the human.

It's only money to fix the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:12 pm

Let them write it off, fight for the most value, fix it yourself, and get it painted nicely to cheer up.

Good luck, build it stronger!
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:33 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:37 pm

Rev Bob wrote:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Are sure you are not just Mr. Bob?
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:17 pm

I'm sorry your car got hit... The damage is significant and will require some substantial sheet metal replacement and repairs... However, you are ok, and will be able to bring it back to a state better than before the hit. You walked away with only your emotions damaged. Clearly you have the drive and resources to overcome this hurdle. Get compensated, get the car fixed better than it was before and try to forget as quickly as possible. I drive my wagon two hours a day through DFW traffic to work. The conditions can be brutal, and people are unforgiving. The possibility of an accident looms at every moment. I still get to enjoy my commute every day in more comfort,reliability, style and practicality than the majority of my neighboring motorists. For car folks, life is too short to drive a boring car. The saying is, "If you don't turn around to look at your car walking away in the parking lot, your driving the wrong car".... I do, every day! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:55 pm

Ouch...Just makes me sick. Im guessing you also ruined the Recaro? What a Face I look forward to seeing its rebirth. OCC 2.0 or is it 3.0?
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:29 pm


DAMN....glad you didn't get crushed...but WTF!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:35 pm

Glad you are OK. Everything but the rear quarter is bolt-on, so there's that...
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PostSubject: Re: Got hit by a dump truck   Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 pm

It needs a quarter glass too.
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