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Old 03-17-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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Ohhhh well. This was depressing. I finally got the photos of the '93 and its winter driving damage. Gee, how did I know leaving it there was a bad idea?

I consider myself an excellent inclement weather driver...I have avoided many a possible collision and never personally put a scratch or dent on the '89...even with crappy tires. My mother on the other hand...well....I guess she got dealt quite the winter to contend with...especially with the crappy Cooper Lifeliner SLEs that were on the front of it.

It now has 4 GY TripleTreds, 225/60/16 as of Feb 9th.

Small timeline of photos. Keep in mind, I haven't seen the car since Oct 31st, 2007...my last major whorage was 2 days before that...I left it in perfect condition, even after its small deer incident only one day before I moved.

Oct 29th, My photos...
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Alright...you get the gist...basically..it was perfect. with of course the exception of the minor scrape on the drivers side of the bumper...from the previous owner.

Oct 29th, (that night), deer damage
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Hood got dented, cracked bumper cover (slightly, and out of sight, fixed with some creative engineering :P), double cracked the wheel well plastic (replaced), obliterated side lamp (replaced), broke and bent headlight retainer (replaced).

ended up with... (taken the day I was leaving for the airport)
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I'd say it was close to square one....basically perfect with a MINOR crack in the fender.

Alright...now we skip forward a bit.

Now we're at December 28th, this and the remaining pics were not taken by me. At this time, the car had already suffered a collision with a guardrail while in lost control on an icy road. This damage is shown up close later, with additional damage. Not much happened, just broke the fog light and knocked it out..and put a few deep gouges into the bumper...basically cosmetic.
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Alright...

January 17th. The car turns over a new leaf. It gets ditched. Cause: Loss of control in a turn, impact with packed snow drift, OVER the drift, and into a ditch.

Here are photos from about 4pm..before....
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These photos show the slightly buckled hood from the impact. Approx 2 hours later.
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Alright..well thats not bad right? Well...under the surface, it must have twisted something fierce. Hood isn't aligned, grille overlaps onto headlight slightly on drivers side, that perfect bumper cover, and all of its mounting hardware...well.basically messed over.
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More recent shot....with the new tires....
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In my opinion, from what it actually went through...I think it should have suffered much worse damage...but I'm not there to personally inspect what it looks like under the surface.

Probably new bumper cover, new supports, fasteners, the condenser MIGHT be cracked, and umm
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Hopefully you get her fixed up soon!
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So toss a new shell + fogs + grille + hood on there and you'll be golden.

+ FWIW, I saw this car in person.. was almost perfect. Makes me sad. But.. **** happens.
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:(

thats too bad, it was pretty much perfect, but its not as bad as i thought it would be...
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believe me guys...I thought it was going to be worse as well. its kind of hard when everything has been described to you over the phone

these cars rock tho, held up like a tank.
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Good choice on tires. I know that they've saved me from some minor damage over the winter.
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John I could just see your face when you heard... " Um I had a Small Accident "

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Triple treads, nice....

Meh, it doesn't look TOO bad. Sounds like a weekends worth of work.
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I take it Mom was driving? She Ok?

and who took the pics?




off topic. I love that house thats for sale in tha background.
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yeah, shes alright. it was a certain angle to where she didn't get hurt too bad, but the car got it.

mom took the pics.

and yeah, i know, i love that house. its really pretty in the summer time as well.
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