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My '70 SS454 build

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OMG Dan! I'm so sorry. I hope you are ok. There are too many idiots on the road now a days.  Ughhhhh! 😓

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Not good, you spend all the time and money and it happens in a minute. I had the same feeling when I hit the deer the week before last. 

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Look on the light side, no one was hurt and your car wasn't totaled like mine was.  Hagerty is great to work with and will treat you right.

Sorry to hear about your accident.

Mike

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Really sorry to hear of your mishap, Dan.  I hope Hagerty helps you get it fixed right and quickly.  Minnesota's new "hands free" law just went into effect today, July 1.  No driver is allowed to manually operate their phone while driving without being subject to a progressive fine and other consequences.  Voice commands are allowed and some limited use of GPS but no keying is allowed.   Don't know if MO has a similar law but I hope that punk who hit you has to pay something to learn a lesson and send a message to other careless, distracted cell phone using drivers.

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Oh man, that's awful. Glad you weren't hurt and hopefully insurance takes care of you and you're back on the road with it soon. That kid certainly needs a b**ch slap for that one...

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Thanks guys. Illinois is just across the Mississippi from us, and they have laws prohibiting phone use while driving, except for hands free. Missouri does not. We need it, but I go to Quincy, Illinois at times and see alot of people driving and texting there. 

I've talked to Hagerty. An adjuster will be calling tomorrow. 

Dan

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Holy Moly Dan, glad your ok, but she took a good shot. These kids of today need to get a grip on reality and stop with phones. Whatever they think they have to say/text can and should wait. I have no use for people like this.

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What a bummer Dan, sorry to hear about the accident. Hopefully Hagerty will have you back up and cruising soon.

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Thanks all. I've been taking it apart and restoring parts. Surprisingly, I was able to reshape and save all of the bumper brackets without messing up any of the powder coating. I'm taking the car to a guy that does paintless dent repair. He can probably take care of the quarter panel dent. If so, that'll save me alot of work, money, and time.

The adjuster reported a little over $5300 for repairs. The rear axles are now leaking, 8 miles after the wreck. The adjuster said if I need anything more than new seals, call him and he'd write up a supplement for whatever I need to fix it. Hagerty called and the check should be here in a few days. 

I spent about a half hour straightening and putting the license plate bracket back together. I'm glad to be able to save it, since it has the original dealership sticker on it. The hinge pin had been ripped out of the collars it fits in.  I'll blast it and repaint. 

Dan

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Hey Dan. Glad it's not as bad as thought and looked. Hopefully it stays that way. Again glad you are ok and the Monte is getting fixed. 

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That plate frame turned out great! Wonder if the abrupt crash with your wheels being stationary caused the axles to bash the seals and damage them? Now what about the axle bearings? 

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Thanks. I pulled the axles and spun them in a lathe with a dial indicator to check runout. They are fine. 

I built a temporary paint booth in the shop. Repairs are coming along. I have all of the parts. I just need to finish the paint and clearcoat on the quarter panel. 

Dan

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On 7/12/2019 at 9:57 PM, overdrive said:

Thanks all. I've been taking it apart and restoring parts. Surprisingly, I was able to reshape and save all of the bumper brackets without messing up any of the powder coating. I'm taking the car to a guy that does paintless dent repair. He can probably take care of the quarter panel dent. If so, that'll save me alot of work, money, and time.

The adjuster reported a little over $5300 for repairs. The rear axles are now leaking, 8 miles after the wreck. The adjuster said if I need anything more than new seals, call him and he'd write up a supplement for whatever I need to fix it. Hagerty called and the check should be here in a few days. 

I spent about a half hour straightening and putting the license plate bracket back together. I'm glad to be able to save it, since it has the original dealership sticker on it. The hinge pin had been ripped out of the collars it fits in.  I'll blast it and repaint. 

Dan

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I am missing those quarter panel pieces what are they called and are they available?

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The black rubber bumper  fillers? Yes they are available from various suppliers. They are standard for the 70 Monte Carlos and found on some early production 71s. I feel they should have been on all 3 years. Just makes the back look better. 

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The insurance paid a little over $5300 for the repairs. 

I put everything on the rechromed bumper this evening. I should be able to finish spraying the paint in a couple of days. Sand and buff it, and then reassembly. 

Dan

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