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Old 02-10-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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I've been ashamed to show these pics. But a son should learn to join the club if he owns a Bonneville if he wants to prevent his mother from posting his embarassing moments. Since he will probably never find time to...this is what happened about a month ago:

Me: "Nick...why aren't your foglights working?"
Nick: "Ummmm....they're probaby busted."
Me: "Nick...why might they be busted?"
Nick: "Ummmm...<shuffling feet>...they haven't worked since I went into the ditch last week...<avoiding eye contact>...didn't I tell you?"
Me: "Ummm....that would be a no..."

Proceeding out to the driveway with intrepedation, camera in hand, I came across this pitiful sight:
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I thought to myself...it'* a good thing we didn't splurge for the Angel Eyes...
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Nick: "Don't worry mom! I checked it out and there'* only a small dent on the radiator...it still works fine"
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With a heavy sigh, thinking ...at least the kid didn't get hurt...I walked to the rear of the car to find a sight that made me cringe:
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My first thoughts were: ...****! Randman1 just went through the trouble of putting this SSEi bumper on for us...****! ...and one exhaust tip is missing....
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Exhaust tip: $20
Foglights: $40
Used bumper cover: $150

Driving lesson on snowy roads without getting killed: Priceless
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could have been worse...but he did a number on that car.
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Agreed it could have been worse and glad there was no personal injury at the time of the accident.
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when i get to NEBF can i him ??
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I agree with p-dad. But umm that is killing me!
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when i get to NEBF can i him ??
You betcha! Lord knows he won't listen to his mother about anything. What could SHE possible know? Perhaps a bunch of BC boys will do him good.

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any underbody damage?
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any underbody damage?
idk about that, but it looks like the bottom rad support is bent up.
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he drove it like that for a week!?!?!?

i would have washed it that night to save myself some embarrasment
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any underbody damage?
idk about that, but it looks like the bottom rad support is bent up.
He claims not...been driving it for a month like this now...doesn't appear to have any residual effects...but then again, it took him a week to admit to me he went in the ditch! (he was at his father'* house, I saw it the first day he came back). He slid off a 90 degree turn...into a 3 ft ditch. Oh yea...he lost the license plate too! Went back for it two weeks later...it was stuck in the mud.
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