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Old 12-06-2017, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hello All! This is going to make a great first post. I've been a lurking around here for a few months now, but I never thought my first post would be here. I was driving on a sharp turn (bad tires) which happened to be wet. The car spun, hit another vehicle, and continued to spin a few times before hitting a curb. I'm hoping you guys can chime in and help me assess any visual damage.

From what I can tell, I'm going to need a new front bumper (obviously), hood, headlight(s), fenders, wheels, and an upper control arm. There's also some significant damage to the rear wheel (left) due to a direct impact with a curb around 40 MPH. Thankfully none of the engine components have any (visual) damage due to the reinforcement bar.


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Hopefully, no one got hurt. Besides fixing the car, I would suggest you invest in very good (and new) tires.

Also, do you have a claims adjuster to give an inspection?
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Hopefully, no one got hurt. Besides fixing the car, I would suggest you invest in very good (and new) tires.

Also, do you have a claims adjuster to give an inspection?
i am going out on a limb here.... he prob only has liability

on positive note OP, at least you can get rid of that snow plow on the front of your car
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That front lip and the offensive bolt heads needs to go into the trash.
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Anything can be fixed. I've seen way worse get a nice overhaul. If you're going to do some work yourself, take it to the repair shop first and get that estimate. I foresee a lot of time spent browsing online forums looking for and buying spare parts such as a new bumper and headlights. At the minimum, you'll definitely want to remove as much of the damage as you can find and start fresh.
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Hopefully, no one got hurt. Besides fixing the car, I would suggest you invest in very good (and new) tires.

Also, do you have a claims adjuster to give an inspection?
Fortunately, the car was the only thing damaged.. other than my ego of course. A claims adjuster is out of the question, I'm planning on taking it to a repair shop to get an estimate. However, I'd first like to try and find the damage myself to get a rough estimate!


Could any of you guys see any (noticeable) damage that I may have overlooked?
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honestly since we cant get our hands on the car, it will be hard to tell you exactly what you need. you could try hitting up AcidJake on here, he is in Carrollton and used to do all the work on my car....yall might be able to work something out
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honestly since we cant get our hands on the car, it will be hard to tell you exactly what you need. you could try hitting up AcidJake on here, he is in Carrollton and used to do all the work on my car....yall might be able to work something out
Thank you! I appreciate your help
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From what I can see in the pictures, you have to replace..

1. Front bumper(obviously)
2. Headlights(obvi)
3. Splash guard(drivers side front)
4. Front fender(drivers side)
5. Your axle is split in half(circled in red)
6. Your radius rod is bent(pointed at with two arrows in blue)
7. Your front lower link is bent(circled in green)
8. Your parking brake line is bent(circled in purple)
9. Your rear wheel bearing/hub assembly on that side is probably busted too. I would check it.


That's about all I can 'see'. Can't see the condition of you Upper Suspension Arm or Sway Bar End Link. I would check those too. Hopefully, the other parts that broke absorbed most of that impact... lol that front lip held up tho..



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Thank you so much for taking a look at my car! I took some pictures of the front wheel, but I'm not sure if they're any good.


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It's no problem. It's what I like to do... Those last photos are close, so it's kinda hard to see. The only things that look out of the ordinary is that 'thing' hanging(boxed in red.. a zip tie? Don't know what the hell that is), and that uneven gap where your front strut/shock bolts onto your Transverse Link(boxed in green).. It looks bent. But again, hard to see for sure.


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Why does the car look like it's in a salvage yard if you own it?
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prob got towed to a wrecker company lot... my guess anyway
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prob got towed to a wrecker company lot... my guess anyway
No plates/number on windshield indicate a salvage yard owns it. Sounds like you are trying to buy this car from a salvage yard and want to know how much it's going to cost to fix before you do so
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No plates/number on windshield indicate a salvage yard owns it. Sounds like you are trying to buy this car from a salvage yard and want to know how much it's going to cost to fix before you do so
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prob got towed to a wrecker company lot... my guess anyway


The front license plate fell off a few months ago and I never got around to putting it back on. The car was towed to a salvage yard...currently searching for a repair shop to send it to and get an estimate.
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The front license plate fell off a few months ago and I never got around to putting it back on. The car was towed to a salvage yard...currently searching for a repair shop to send it to and get an estimate.
I don't know, for so many reasons, this thread stinks to high heaven.
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To clarify:

Texas law requires that a Crash Report (Form CR-2) known as a "Blue form" be filed when an accident occurs that results in injury or death, or when damage to property or vehicles is more than $1,000, if law enforcement does not come to the accident scene or complete a report. For more information on Crash Reports, visit the TX DOT webpage dedicated to Crash Reports.

http://www.txdot.gov/driver/laws/crash-reports.html

At this point, it's likely that the title on your car should be adjusted to a salvage title (assuming it's your car and not the junkyard's car). This is for the protection of future purchasers of this vehicle and failure to act accordingly could lead to personal liability on your part if you do not disclose the accident in accordance with state and local law.
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To clarify:

Texas law requires that a Crash Report (Form CR-2) known as a "Blue form" be filed when an accident occurs that results in injury or death, or when damage to property or vehicles is more than $1,000, if law enforcement does not come to the accident scene or complete a report. For more information on Crash Reports, visit the TX DOT webpage dedicated to Crash Reports.

http://www.txdot.gov/driver/laws/crash-reports.html

At this point, it's likely that the title on your car should be adjusted to a salvage title (assuming it's your car and not the junkyard's car). This is for the protection of future purchasers of this vehicle and failure to act accordingly could lead to personal liability on your part if you do not disclose the accident in accordance with state and local law.

​​​​​A bystander called the police and left the scene haha. Jokes on you, it's already a salvage
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Your story keeps conveniently changing to support your posts. I'm raising the BS flag on this entire thread.

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Your story keeps conveniently changing to support your posts. I'm raising the BS flag on this entire thread.


I'm not sure what you're confused about. I was driving the 350z (salvage title) when I got in an accident, got the car towed, and now currently being stored in the towing companies lot. I went to take pictures of the car to try and assess damage.
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