I got t-boned (Page 2/10)
sdgdf OCT 25, 12:47 AM

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

My fear is the entire rear pillar is pushed inward. The area behind the door is major structural support.





I got the door open. I can open and close it. Here’s what it looks like underneath:



sdgdf OCT 25, 12:49 AM
I looked at the suspension on the passenger rear wheel and nothing really looks bent. It looks like the wheel was knocked out of alignment?
sdgdf OCT 25, 12:52 AM

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Originally posted by Phirewire:


Do you carry classic car insurance? Safe to say unless you have a large agreed value then the car will be a total loss. Anything is fixable but looking at this the pillar is pushed in. It was enough to push door in and pop the interior trim off.


You always have the ability to retain if it does total, and I believe in your state you have the right to hire an independent appraiser to argue the value of your vehicle since it would not fall under a standard valuation.




Good I was hoping for this advice. This is my first real accident.

IMSA GT OCT 25, 01:03 AM
In your photo, look how the passenger side seatbelt is wedged between the seat and the pillar. I don't think your seat should be sitting against the pillar. Compare that gap to the driver side seat and I think you may be pushed in on the passenger side.

Edit to add......unless it's just the angle of the photo.

Here's a comparison.

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sdgdf OCT 25, 01:18 AM

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

In your photo, look how the passenger side seatbelt is wedged between the seat and the pillar. I don't think your seat should be sitting against the pillar. Compare that gap to the driver side seat and I think you may be pushed in on the passenger side.

Edit to add......unless it's just the angle of the photo.





Yeah that part of it with the pin for the door is crumpled a bit and pushing that trim piece in, into the seat.
sdgdf OCT 25, 01:23 AM
3-lane road, 2 lanes on my side, I was in the left lane going down to turn left at the next intersection with a stack of cars in the right lane. Woman came out of an apartment complex looking to turn left, I saw her nose stick out and swerved left at the last second to dodge. No room or time to brake. She kept coming out, hit and t-boned at 5-10 mph as I was going 30-35. My car spun around and I think she hit a 2nd time on my wheel.

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sdgdf OCT 25, 01:30 AM
So not a crazy fast t-bone or anything. I really want to fix this even out of pocket. I love this car and don’t want it going to pull a part. I expect insurance to total it, they’d total it if I just barely crunched a bumper.
sdgdf OCT 25, 01:43 AM
A real pain cause I usually only drive this car on the weekend, never in traffic. But my daily driver, the clutch master went out and when I went to change it this past weekend I discovered a lot of the dash has to come apart and the steering column has to come out and I got stalled out on that, and had to drive the Fiero this week . I had a tree fall on my truck driving it back in July and lucky I didn’t die from that, so had lost that as a backup vehicle.
cam-a-lot OCT 25, 08:06 AM
I think until you pull the panels, we are all just guessing at how bad the damage is. Hopefully it can be fixed. Pull the panels and post some pics
johnyrottin OCT 25, 08:29 AM
It's sad when our little cars get banged into. Take your incedent to the extreme: You can find a non running example and swap everything on to it since your issue is a frame issue. See what's in your area on facebook marketplace. I know it would be inconvenient but maybe you can find one with a n option or two that you wanted but didn't have and make lemonade out of these lemons.

Anything can be fixed, its just a matter of cost.