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Old 11-27-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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Finally got her Back

As some of you know, my focus was in an accident, here is the short version of the story..

On August 14 ( I think), I attended a small car show in Westminster with some friends. Carol ( my wife)parked the ZTW around the corner in the parking garage where the car show was being held. I had driven another car to the show. zx3chick and lilredzx3 parked their car next to mine in a nice safe out of the way spot.......or so we thought.
Some young $#@%&*&$@ in daddy's PT cruiser decided to impress everyone with a burnout , which was fine , until he lost control in the parking lot and launched the PT into the side of my car, driving it sideways about 6 feet across the parking lot ( NEARLY, I mean about 4 inches) missing their red zx3 in the process...
The impact broke my front axle and made the car undriveable, so after having the car towed to a bodyshop I ordered the custom parts for my car. Namely, the team dynamics racing wheel and the Eibach strut that was now bent beyond repair.. Good news a 4 week wait on the wheel and the Eibach stuff was on National backorder... GREAT ! after being given the run around by Eibach for over two months I was informed that my parts were discountinued ( the wagon parts are different than all other focus stuff)... GREAT #2. So I accuired struts from another source ( Ford racing).. Now my cars body work was already completed by the body shop ( they did great work ), so we just install the new parts ... right?....wrong, the impact was so severe that it had activated the seatbelt sensors and I had a CEL for the airbags, anyway. The guys at ACS ( Auto Collision Specialists) were really great and got the car put back together in no time and I am finally back on the road again, with a new strange avertion to PT cruisers...LOL.
Anyway, glad to be back on the road and if you live in Maryland and need GREAT service from an autobody shop gice ACS in Finksurg a call, great guys!! I am soooo happy to have my car back, I was stuck driving a minivan for 3 months...Yecch!


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Old 11-27-2004, 07:29 PM   #2
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It's about freakin time Viney! How much damage total?
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
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Thats great. I wish I could go back to my accident, I would have had them put on a roush hood or something ;) Hehe.

Anyways, glad to hear you have you're ride back, also join the club, I avoid PT Cruisers too, not because im scared of them, their just hideous thats all.
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:47 PM   #4
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I'm glad you have the car back, I bet it's looking sweeter than ever now.
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:33 PM   #5
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about time!! gald to hear the wagon is back on the road.
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:08 PM   #6
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It's about freakin time Viney! How much damage total?
After the seat belt sensors, over 4,000 dollars... Isn't that nuts!?.. She looks good as new, now for some long awaited work..
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After the seat belt sensors, over 4,000 dollars... Isn't that nuts!?.. She looks good as new, now for some long awaited work..
what are you planning on doing now?
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This makes me so happy!

I'm glad to hear the shaggin' wagon is back on teh road. Time for new mods now....huh, huh?
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Yes maam, I'll let you know real soon which road I'm going down.. I have to do a shifter for Christmas I think, then a few more things are coming.
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Great news Viney...do you have any before and after pics?
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