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post #106 of 852 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 10:28 PM
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I got into an accident back in October. It wasn't serious, and looks a lot worse than it actually was. Luckily nobody was with me, and the only things that got damaged were my car, wallet, and pride. That was my first accident in nearly 19 years of driving. Here are a couple pics of the aftermath.


All my windows were open, so my interior was MESS!


My front lip cracked as the tow truck winched my car up the hill.




Big ol' tow truck guy going along for a ride.





All 4 got scratched up, and the fronts were slightly bent.




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When I got my car back from the body shop.


New Carson rear--my old one fit a little better.


After waiting about a month, I finally have my wheels back.
  • Repainted
  • Straightened barrels
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Test-fitted my repaired JDMeyes front. "LLLLike a glove"




I have another appointment at AeroTect for clear bra on the 18th. Once that's done, I'll remount my front lip, and I should be done for a while.

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Rey your car never ceases to amaze. Even after you've driven up a damn embankment, it still looks nicer than my car. LOL congrats on getting it fixed.

Oh, and don't worry about your pride.. It happens to the best of us at one point or another.

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Thanks. Actually, I didn't drive up the embankment, my car slid ~40FT down one, and stopped when I hit the fence. You can kinda see the path my car took in the first picture. Even after paying $1,600 after insurance, I can still say that I got out of this one cheap.

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glad to see its back on the road... You couldn't make it up the hill?

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You have one of the cleanest IS300 on the forum. Props and glad to see your car is ok!

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Thanks. Actually, I didn't drive up the embankment, my car slid ~40FT down one, and stopped when I hit the fence. You can kinda see the path my car took in the first picture. Even after paying $1,600 after insurance, I can still say that I got out of this one cheap.
Oh shit... LOL you definitely got out of it cheap. It could have been much worse if the fence wasn't there to stop your IS from sliding up and over the huge curb.

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rey, your car should have been in the isFanatics calendar.

easily THE cleanest IS around.

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wow, i didn't notice you had an accident! but it still looks as good as new!

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glad to see its back on the road... You couldn't make it up the hill?
Thanks. It's been nearly two months, but my car is almost back to pre-accident form. After jumping out and checking my wheels for curb rash, trying to drive back up was the next thing I did. Unfortunately, I had no ground clearance, and the dirt was too soft. I'm not sure when I'll get around to it, but do you do dark chrome housings on headlights, fogs, and the front side markers? Please PM me a quote.

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You have one of the cleanest IS300 on the forum. Props and glad to see your car is ok!
Thanks. I can't wait to get it back to normal.

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Oh shit... LOL you definitely got out of it cheap. It could have been much worse if the fence wasn't there to stop your IS from sliding up and over the huge curb.
I'm glad my car didn't roll/flip down the hill!

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rey, your car should have been in the isFanatics calendar.

easily THE cleanest IS around.
Thanks. I love looking at reflections in my car's paint after a good detail. Mr_Singh's car was my inspiration--his car was an F-ing mirror!

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wow, i didn't notice you had an accident! but it still looks as good as new!
Thanks chado. The shop I took it to does really good paint work. The shop they sent it to for polish did a pretty good job, but I took care of most of the little things that were bugging me. I love my PC7424

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well at least you are back on the road
i bet part of you was like WEEEEEEE goin down the hill

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lol i havent even touched the rear lip yet but everything looks good!
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well at least you are back on the road
i bet part of you was like WEEEEEEE goin down the hill
Not quite, but I was thinking that it was an exceptionally smooth slide...literally. I swear, accidents are like Disneyland. You spend a small fortune for a ride that lasts a couple seconds.

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lol i havent even touched the rear lip yet but everything looks good!
As much as you paid, I'd be scared to mess it up too
So, have you been on the 73(?) lately...hahaha.

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hell no, i've said FUCK no every time i drive past it ahaha
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Hahahaha...you were stuck in that traffic jam for 2hrs with idiots all around you!

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