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Bad News...

Post by OB » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:04 am

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The legacy has come to an end. Car is officially totaled, I wanted to wait until I knew for sure before I posted. An older Asian gentlemen in a Mazda 5 pulled into traffic out of a parking lot and stopped in the middle of the road due to not having a lane and nowhere else to go. Hit the brakes but had no chance, was going about 40mph, plowed his left rear tire and surrounding area. Steering wheel bent 3" and my left shoulder took a good jolt, but no serious injuries. Neither car drove away, however I did go back and bandage it together enough to limp it home myself. The damage to the frame was extensive, but somehow the little beast held together and most of the parts are salvageable, aside from the obvious.

Today I was given the figures and chose to buy it back. I am working up a list and will be doing a complete part out. Anyone who wants something in particular, make me an offer I can't refuse. Thread coming soon.

As many of you know, this car meant the world to me and was the product of countless hours of wrenching, research, and a ridiculous amount of my extra money. I decided there is no way I can find and rebuild a cleaner Neon, therefore I have no choice but to throw in the towel. I won't say what I have planned just yet, but I can say that I'll continue to be involved in our community and the site, just no longer as a Neon owner unfortunately. At least not for now...

I'd like to thank everyone here on 2gn, Sean Gozzi, Daniel, Cory, Logan, and everyone else who put time in and helped make the car what it was.
-Derek

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Post by INVUJerry » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:30 am

Oh no man :(. That's horrible. I always loved your car, great mods and always clean. Hope you're doing okay, make sure you get to the doctor on the insurance companies dime and get completely checked out. Who knows, they might offer you a settlement.

Good luck man, hope to see you get into something interesting soon.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:00 am

damn another fine car bites the dust, this sucks...

i wish you the best OB :thumbup:
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Post by slaw » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:20 am

damn, RIP to one of the cleanest neons on the site
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:25 am

:( Sad day indeed. Glad to hear you are OK though.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:30 am

Price on coilovers?
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:00 am

:sad2: Glad that you are still here to tell the tale. :thumbup: Not to take away from the seriousness of your thread but I have nightmares about something like this happening to my car.
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Post by OB » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:17 pm

Thanks guys, yeah Gramps me too, I used to say if I ever crash this car I better make it count because I don't want to live to see it totaled. That didn't work out too well lol.

PMing you Ryan
-Derek

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Post by Haganracing » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:50 pm

As I said on facebook, sorry to hear about the car.

Glad you are ok! That's what matters :thumbup:

Can't wait to see what you do to your next vehicle!
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Post by OB » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:09 pm

Got pics and lists ready for the part out. I need this money ASAP to cover my new car so don't feel bad to PM about parts before I get the thread up. This is old news now honestly, I'm trying to move on so I can skip feeling like shit about it anymore. Lets get these parts to good homes and back out on the road where they belong!
-Derek

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Post by titansxt » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:08 am

RF fender, OB HVC (if you have it) and OB wing!!!!
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Post by OB » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:10 am

Titan - Wing was sold a few years ago, bezel is black, fender is yours I'll PM you soon.
-Derek

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Post by OB » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:53 am

-Derek

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