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PostSubject: My baby is gone....   Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:25 pm

Bought it in 2008 with 90k. 92k on the clock now. I had been saving her while I drove the doors off of several other wagons...well over 10k into the build, she met her untimely demise today at the hands of someone younger than the car itself.

Rear ended while at a traffic light by a stupid idiot in a VW going 50+ and not knowing where the brakes were. Saw her at the last second and floored away from the light, didn't even make to to the other side of the intersection.....

RIP Jade



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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:26 pm

Luckily I had onsite emotional support as Lynol was in the next lane and was about 10ft from the point of impact
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:23 pm

What a loss. Glad you are OK, and I hope the nitwit's car is totaled too. Think what it would have been like if you had not floored it. You probably reduced the speed differential by 20 MPH. I hope the idiot girl has good insurance. You have some negotiating to do. I would go for the whole policy, including the medical for neck injury. Keep the car and move the modded parts to a replacement car. It looks like it bent the body all the way to the B pillar. My stomach felt about the same as yours must have when the dump truck sideswiped me. Mine is still in the shop almost 9 months later. If the insurance company balks, get an independent replacement value appraisal.

We will miss the old girl at the future Wagonfests.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:53 am

My office is precisely 1437 ft from my home, and for 33 years I have walked to work.  Despite the fact that I have not driven the wagon in the winter since 2009, I've been rear-ended 3 time by idiots texting and driving within 1 miles of my home.  Fortunately, the cars were never damaged beyond some bumper cover replacement and paint.  

Thankfully, you're OK.  But, if they balk at anything less than than an extremely generous settlement, get a lawyer willing to take the case for a percentage and don't leave a scrap of meat on their bones.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:04 am

Suprisingly she is still driveable but the frame is bent and the body is bent both downward and sideways. It was alot of energy, so glad I was standing still
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:41 am

A very sad way to end the year. Unfortunately now you need to prep for the insurance company fight. I hope the new year brings a good resolution to this. At least your ok.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:16 am

That's really a sad news. Sad Glad you are fine.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:05 pm

This really hurts to see. Glad you're ok, but man...ouch. I hope you get a good settlement out of this.

-Michael
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:18 pm

Oh no,..... so sorry john,.

i hope you can arrive at a decent settlement,. maybe enough to go buy franks million dollar WB4 on E-bay,..I,m sure you're starting to feel all kinds of aches and pains physically and emotionally,. you should be compensated for such trauma,.

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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:28 pm

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franks million dollar WB4 on E-bay

Would that be the burgundy inside and out for $24K? Seems a reasonable base from which to negotiate a replacement for your loss.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:10 pm

dmg4 wrote:
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franks million dollar WB4 on E-bay

Would that be the burgundy inside and out for $24K?  Seems a reasonable base from which to negotiate a replacement for your loss.  

Quick buy it now! Good investment right!! Hagerty says so!!
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:47 am

That sucks! glad your ok
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:31 pm

Thanks everyone. I am not fully ok, as some headaches and neck, back pain...but at least I’m not hospitalized...
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:04 pm

If you are experiencing neck and back pain and headaches one week after the accident, you might want to make an appointment to see your GP. They may refer you to a specialist for x-rays and more tests. Proceed with caution. Document everything.

It's worth noting on occasions like this that Hagerty is a good company to insure these cars if they are not rustbuckets. They did not balk at insuring my 1996 Caprice wagon for $15,000. So, if my car is totaled for any reason, irrespective of fault, I get $15K to go find a replacement. My premium for replacement cost and liability is just over $300/yr.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 am

This didnt happen on the wedding day, did it?
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:29 am

Jon

I'm sick about your car also, but I'm sure not as much as you. I know all the work and $$$ you put in it.

But in my eyes, you've still got the crown jewel.......The Yellow Pineapple.


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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:56 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
Jon

I'm sick about your car also, but I'm sure not as much as you.  I know all the work and $$$ you put in it.

But in my eyes, you've still got the crown jewel.......The Yellow Pineapple.


Tom

True and I may focus on that and my Healey and Cougar. I dunno if I have the energy to build another one of these....we will see.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:57 pm

I have been to a couple Drs. already and doing what I need to do to make sure I'm taken care of. Appreciate the well wishes.
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PostSubject: Re: My baby is gone....   Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:25 pm

Get that Cougar back on the road.....
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