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svt522
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posted 01-08-2005 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some idiot hit my 1996 Cobra today. I'm hoping the insurance company doesn't total it! I'd have to buy it back if they do...a 32 valve 4.6 would definitely be restomod material! He hit me on the drivers side starting at the parking light and it caught my front wheel and it's pointing straight out to the side. Cracked my windshield on both sides near the cowl and the fender/door gap on the passenger side isn't right. It doesn't appear to have wrinkled any sheetmetal in the engine compartment, but with that engine in there it's hard to see much! Keep your fingers crossed for me and hope they fix it or I'm going to have to change my Username on a bunch of Ford sites!

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Kevin
1996 SVT Cobra (#522)
1967 F100 w/85 Roller Cam 5.0, 5-Speed, 4.11 Detroit Locker, GT Mustang SEFI
1973 "Q" Code Mach1, 3/4 Vinyl Top, Fold-Down Rear Seat, A/C

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-08-2005 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sucks, Kevin. Are you ok?

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Dave Gibson
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posted 01-08-2005 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang, that suxs BIG TIME, Kevin. Hope that you are O.K.??? A car can be replaced. You can't. Hang in there and keep us posted, please.

Dave & Terri

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We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
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ragtopjr
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posted 01-08-2005 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sucks!

Hope all else is good.

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68F100
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posted 01-08-2005 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man, can I relate to that. I only lost an Escort though.

Best of luck.

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svt522
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posted 01-08-2005 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm OK right now...the morning might tell a different story. I had a disc removed in my neck on the 21st of October and a bone spacer was put in and it was all screwed together with a titanium plate and screws. The bone hasn't fully fused together yet and I hope it didn't screw up the healing that has happened so far. I don't want to go through that pain again. I'm just starting to feel normal!

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Kevin
1996 SVT Cobra (#522)
1967 F100 w/85 Roller Cam 5.0, 5-Speed, 4.11 Detroit Locker, GT Mustang SEFI
1973 "Q" Code Mach1, 3/4 Vinyl Top, Fold-Down Rear Seat, A/C

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svt522
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posted 01-08-2005 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone knows a GOOD bodyshop in Hampton,Virginia please share it with me! My car was in excellent condition prior to todays events.

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Kevin
1996 SVT Cobra (#522)
1967 F100 w/85 Roller Cam 5.0, 5-Speed, 4.11 Detroit Locker, GT Mustang SEFI
1973 "Q" Code Mach1, 3/4 Vinyl Top, Fold-Down Rear Seat, A/C

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Dave Gibson
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posted 01-08-2005 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You need to give Sam a shout since he lives on that side of the water. Norfolk isn't much help. Close, but no cigar.

Dave & Terri

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'02 Explorer XLT
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it!
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
Common sense is not so common anymore.

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mustangs68
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posted 01-08-2005 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On any Newer Ford or SVT I would ONLY use a Ford Dealer Body Shop.

We have 7 to 10 SVT Dealers in the area and all are pretty good,with the exception of one located in upper Newport News.A friend with a 94 Cobra had a problem with that body shop and the dealership.

But the big question is WHO was the fellow that hit you insured by??

If its Progressive your in for a battle royal.My 90 Aerostare was totaled by one of their policy holders in 96 and it took 3 months to get a fair price for my Van much less all the hassle for medical cost.

Sam

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svt522
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posted 01-08-2005 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does Freedom Ford on Mercury do good work?

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mustangs68
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posted 01-08-2005 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never used them,They are an SVT Dealer.Go by and look over the shop,talk to the Shop Manger and see what impression he makes on you.

Our 95 was hit,not bad but with the Laser red being a 3 coat application I opted to have the entire Car re-paint at my cost.
I used Bowditch Ford,I been dealing with them for many years,but they are not an SVT Dealer,unless they have ante-up the fee Ford asks in the last year.

My suggestion is to go to each then pick one based on your feelings of each shop and how they are run.

Sam

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svt522
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posted 01-08-2005 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam thanks for the info. Mine is also Laser Red. I'll check out Bowditch and Freedom.

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kwazykat
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posted 01-08-2005 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
O-U-C-H!!!!!

that sux....

hope you are ok.... dang.........

kk

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chandler
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posted 01-08-2005 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chandler   Click Here to Email chandler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i know exactly how you feel, most of the fordsix refugees know my story, my 68 got hit right before xmas by a school bus...

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Dave Gibson
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posted 01-09-2005 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang Chandler, a bus hit your '68?? Now that has to sux especially a few days before Christmas. Hopefully you will be able to get your baby fixed.

Dave & Terri

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I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it!
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
Common sense is not so common anymore.

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stang68
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posted 01-09-2005 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang68   Click Here to Email stang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry to hear about your accident but glad to hear u r ok...
as far as a repair shop there is a bowditch ford collision garage on jefferson i think not too familair with street names but know how to get there ...it is my experience they do good work... i have to agree with sam u must talk to the shop manager and see what kinda impression and feel u get from him/her....
good luck kevin....

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chandler
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posted 01-09-2005 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chandler   Click Here to Email chandler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave, even worse than being hit by a bus is the fact that it was packed in a space and i was on the bus, the driver took the turn too soon and "didnt see the car"

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mustangs68
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posted 01-09-2005 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Warwick Blvd..Bowditch Ford.

You were on the Bus
Oh Man!

Sam

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Dave Gibson
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posted 01-09-2005 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Double dang. That is one poor bus driver. Even I can drive a bus. Had to for hurricane evacuations. I also know that you have to take corners much wider than in a normal car/truck. Not good my friend. Not good.
Hopefully, you will be able to get the stang fixed and back on the road.

Dave & Terri

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'02 Explorer XLT
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it!
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
Common sense is not so common anymore.

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stang68
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posted 01-09-2005 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang68   Click Here to Email stang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Chandler where in ct???
Know some people that drive school buses up there ...
i know i would hate it if i got hit by anything ...hope u make out great with that situation....

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BattlestarOne
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posted 01-09-2005 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Real Nice!

Summer before last some idiot woman in a POS old Taurus rear ended me while I was on my way to the Woodward Dream Cruise. Saturday morning, 7AM, perfect conditions, nobody on the street. I was stopped at a red light and she rear ends me. She "didn't see me"!!! How's it possible NOT so see a barge Galaxie when it's right in front of you????

Note the quarter panel buckled behind the drivers door....

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Big D
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posted 01-09-2005 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It must be the time of the season..

I ALMOST took out a new Pickup with my Pickup the other day.. It was mid day and all our roads are snow packed.. I was approaching an intersection with a STOP sign.. I applied my brakes and my truck didn't even attempt to slow down,, it was going to skid right through the intersection.. The other driver in his brand new truck was about to drive through the intersection,, I was waving trying to alert him to move!! He saw me waving and just before I hit him broadside,, he turned away from me avoiding a major fender bender.. YES..

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hwyman3
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posted 01-09-2005 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Damn, that sucks! I just got my pony back from the Body Shop after it was attacked by a deer. I went to our local Ford dealer here to have the work done. They did a perfect color match, and that was on Laser Red (one of the hardest colors to match). I wanted to make sure I got Ford parts on it. I hope they can fix the car, I'm just glad to hear you are ok!

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oldstangs
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posted 01-09-2005 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oldstangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad youre ok sorry for your car

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chandler
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i dont have any pics of my car but to give you an idea the back bumper was torqued so much i couldnt open the gas cap more than a 1/2 inch and the taillights on the passenger side were like 45* from where they were and the quarter was buckled all the way down with a half dollar sized piece of paint missing right by the door handle, lastly the rear quater extention was flat and ground all the way to bare metal, not a spec of paint....and as for the bus, a 15' green scratch.

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posted 01-10-2005 04:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YUK.. GRRR.. *#)(&*(%#*

That really sucks..

Don

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-11-2005 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some pictures of Kevin's Cobra:

http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/Temp/newfile.html

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hwyman3
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posted 01-11-2005 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
damn! Thank God you're ok! I hate to see a pony get hurt like that.

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svt522
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posted 01-12-2005 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve thanks for posting the pictures. My car is currently at Bowditch Ford waiting on an estimate.

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svt522
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posted 02-02-2005 06:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I checked on my Cobra last week. It was sitting on the frame machine with the fender and wheel off! They told me it had floor pan damage...which I knew about and told the insurance adjuster and the body shop manager about. It was going to exceed the original estimate and they had to get a supplemental approved. I'm going to check on it again this afternoon. Saturday will be four weeks since it happened. Two weeks ago an idiot hit my daughter's T-Bird at the exact same location! U-Wrench-It came in handy on that one!

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Kevin
1996 SVT Cobra (#522)
1967 F100 w/85 Roller Cam 5.0, 5-Speed, 4.11 Detroit Locker, GT Mustang SEFI
1973 "Q" Code Mach1, 3/4 Vinyl Top, Fold-Down Rear Seat, A/C

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chandler
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posted 02-02-2005 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chandler   Click Here to Email chandler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ya ive been up to the shop to check on my car, im going up again today, the last time i saw it, the quarter was off, the wheel housing was being cut off, and the frame had already been straightened. supposedly now everything is together and has primer of the quarter. man i miss my car, it got hit before xmas and having no ride for a month sucks

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mustangs68
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posted 02-02-2005 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Kevin for the Update.
The boys at Bowditch did a good job on our 95 Vert when she was hit.

Keep us updated.
Sam

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chandler
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posted 02-10-2005 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chandler   Click Here to Email chandler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Update, I finally got my car back today...skipped school to get it but dont tell anyone...looks awesome and it feels nice to finally have it back its been too long. It was hit Dec 13th so i havent had a car for almost 2 months.

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posted 02-10-2005 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats on getting your car back. I know how much you missed it!

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Greg W.
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svt522
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posted 02-10-2005 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I checked on my Cobra again today. It still hasn't had anything done! The guy that was working on it is spending 90 days in the slammer! Due to the length of time of time it's been in the shop they're going to work with me on the price of a complete paint job. Since it's three stage paint (Laser Red) they're worried that the newly painted parts won't match...so she should be looking awesome in a few weeks with a complete paint job!

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Kevin
1996 SVT Cobra (#522)
1967 F100 w/85 Roller Cam 5.0, 5-Speed, 4.11 Detroit Locker, GT Mustang SEFI
1973 "Q" Code Mach1, 3/4 Vinyl Top, Fold-Down Rear Seat, A/C

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mustangs68
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posted 02-10-2005 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry 'bout the guy in the slammer
What I tell you about that Laser Red,it is a hard color to match when painting parts..
Keep us posted.
Sam

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svt522
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posted 03-29-2005 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Cobra still isn't finished yet! It's supposed to be ready Monday. It's been a really long wait! Hopefully the long wait time was worth it.

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Kevin
1996 SVT Cobra (#522)
1967 F100 w/85 Roller Cam 5.0, 5-Speed, 4.11 Detroit Locker, GT Mustang SEFI
1973 "Q" Code Mach1, 3/4 Vinyl Top, Fold-Down Rear Seat, A/C

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posted 03-29-2005 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hear good things come to those that wait.

Let us know how she comes out.

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