My 04 SXT 0344 is a PITA!!!!

Do you have a project going or will you be starting a project here very soon and just want to keep a log of everything you and when? Share with everyone every step of the way what sort of progress you are making on your project.
Post Reply
User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

My 04 SXT 0344 is a PITA!!!!

Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:36 pm

I messed up the Mistress pretty good today...

Was taking a sweeping right turn (at roughly 30 mph) when the ass end rotated on me (it was raining) kicked me off the road and into a phone pole. I'm OK, just a little steering wheel burn on my knee. What you can see in the picture is that the outer fender is toast.

what you can't see, by my estimation (quickly, haven't really looked at it, and will get better pics when I get a rental and can get there) are as follows:

inner fender is toast
side marker is in 2 pieces
knuckle or something is messed up (tried to drive it, and it wobbled something fierce!)
possible frame damage
JDM hood tilt on pass. side
hood part folded over drivers side
looks like something is up with the motor mount


The wheel looks OK, albeit scratched to shit now. Anyone know the laws on a totalled car? Specifically if it's totalled and I owe a lot more than I'll get for it?

Image
Last edited by TheRandom1 on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:25 pm, edited 26 times in total.

Mr Josh Zombie
2010 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8357
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:43 pm
Location: Toledo, OH

Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:52 pm

pray you have gap, otherwise you're going to be owing a lot of money to the bank... in which case, pray it's not totaled
Modify your Car • Modify your Body • Modify your Life

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:58 pm

No gap, or I'd have considered doing it purposely earlier than this...
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

User avatar
Swordfish2Cowboy
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 2693
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:06 am
Location: Sandusky, Ohio

Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:16 pm

Should've given it more gas. Terribly sorry for your loss. Glad you're alright.
ImageImage
:mopar: :runaway:

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:17 pm

Hindsight = 20/20 lol... I could have hit the gas on the road, or even in the grass... or even just went around the bent slower... believe me, I'm second guessing the hell out of my driving right now!
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:13 pm

I added more pics of the car, and tried to give you guys an idea of the road I was on, and the path I took on my journey to rendezvous with the telephone pole.

http://www.randomidiot.com/images/neon/accident/
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

ZeroChad
2009 Gold Contributor
Posts: 3165
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:08 pm
Location: Austin, Tx
Contact:

Post by ZeroChad » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:33 pm

Shit man! That torque strut looks scary. I'm guessing its out of whack due to your strut tower being shimmied around. She's close to being salvaged, no doubt. Frame work is going to be the big expense here. Wonder how that axle faired.

Goodyear FTL eh?
Old Neon Log | Feedback

2000 - Corvette Coupe
2002 - Neon SE Fully Built (scrapped)

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:58 pm

Dunlops, actually! lol

I blame the rear sway bar for tightening up the rear end, Erick for helping me to build the sway bar brackets...

and BRR for cursing all of us Neon owners! :lol:
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

occasional demons
Junior Admin
Posts: 19495
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 12:14 pm
Location: Ashland Ohio

Post by occasional demons » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:31 am

Being a 2004 will make them think a lot before totalling it, unless the mileage is up there. With the fuel prices, the market value has gone up a bit. Anything '03 and up was way out of my price range when I was shopping. And 2002 - older were all rusting, and still too high. It was the deciding factor to rebuild my salvage.
Bill
dblsg wrote:ya'll a bunch of post whores
Seriously people, this is 2019 not 1920.
2001 Neon ES MTX with '02 R/T PCM
Help support 2GN!

User avatar
Swordfish2Cowboy
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 2693
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:06 am
Location: Sandusky, Ohio

Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:57 am

Good god man, clean your car!
ImageImage
:mopar: :runaway:

User avatar
Adionik
2GN Member
Posts: 2777
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:37 am
Location: S.A

Post by Adionik » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:17 am

That pole made you it's bitch!
dank(r/t) wrote:you tell 'em altezza light, black headlight cover guy!
you know what's up, it's obvious.
TheRandom1 wrote:Adionik, you're an asshole, we all know this.

IowaNeon04
2GN Member
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:55 pm
Location: You have 3 guesses...

Post by IowaNeon04 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:35 am

Could have been worse, at least you walked away.
Image

User avatar
Haganracing
2GN Member
Posts: 4086
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:23 pm
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Contact:

Post by Haganracing » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:59 am

glad ur ok, car doesn't look too bad. Good luck with insurance and whatnot.
occasional demons wrote:So maybe a FuzzyDanteHagan sammich might just beat a FuzzyHagan. :-k
Danteneon wrote:My advice is to fight those urges and enjoy the fact that you have both X and Y chromosomes. And an SRT. And your hand. You don't need a girl.

contagious18
2010 Silver Contributor
Posts: 2420
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:18 pm
Location: Stockton, CA

Post by contagious18 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:17 am

damn, why would u try dat in the rain? but atleast ur ok.
Antagonist crew| Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000031
Image
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2569968
http://contagious209.mybrute.com

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:18 am

I didn't try anything, I've taken that sweeping turn dozens of times much faster than I was going this time without issues (even while it was raining) so I dunno if I just hit an oil spot or what...

Now I get to call the insurance company today and see what I have to do about a rental and towing etc.
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

User avatar
MyNeonSaysHi
2GN Veteran
Posts: 11666
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 8:46 pm
Location: Kansas

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:34 am

Glad you have a sense of humor about it. But I am sorry for your lost. Quick question, Did you have more tread in the front tires than the rear?

08 Acura TL-S
05 Neon SRT-4

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:39 am

maybe a little bit... they were all bought new last year, and the only reason the rears would have more than the fronts is I recently rotated them, and have done a couple attempts at burnouts.

Although, as everyone knows, with an ATX Neon, a burnout is futile. Why do you ask?
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

Paul56
2GN Member
Posts: 978
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:11 pm
Location: Texas

Post by Paul56 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:18 pm

Ouch! I'm sorry to see this.

That underhood shot of the torque strut tells the story... that whole side will need to be put back into alignment.
2011 Honda Fit Sport

occasional demons
Junior Admin
Posts: 19495
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 12:14 pm
Location: Ashland Ohio

Post by occasional demons » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:15 pm

A frame machine does wonders. My dad backed the farm tractor into my mom's '85 Lebaron GTS, it bent both sides over about 6 inches. Amazing how something doing less than 5 mph can inflict so much damage! That was a happy day in the household. :roll: They fixed it without issues.
Bill
dblsg wrote:ya'll a bunch of post whores
Seriously people, this is 2019 not 1920.
2001 Neon ES MTX with '02 R/T PCM
Help support 2GN!

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:26 pm

OK, body shop's estimate is only 1600 bucks, so I guess I overreacted a wee bit! lol
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

User avatar
MyNeonSaysHi
2GN Veteran
Posts: 11666
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 8:46 pm
Location: Kansas

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:04 pm

Great news man!

08 Acura TL-S
05 Neon SRT-4

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:09 pm

Just talked to the insurance company, they received my stuff, and even though I sent them a copy of the police report, they need some OTHER copy, and are STILL waiting on the quote from the body shop. On top of all of that, they want 2-3 days to review the claim after they receive that stuff, so the earliest my repair work will start is THURSDAY! Meaning I need the rental car another week longer than I’d hoped for, so I’m spending money I don’t have for a car so they can take their sweet arse time getting mine back on the road… I hate this insurance company, I cannot wait to switch, and I want to take a week of vacation. Perhaps if I take a week off I can drop my rental so it doesn’t cost me anything…
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

NickKo
2009 Gold Contributor
Posts: 2248
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:24 am
Location: IL./WI.border

Post by NickKo » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:50 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:Perhaps if I take a week off I can drop my rental so it doesn’t cost me anything…
That might not be a bad plan..... unfortunately. :roll:

- Nick
-1998 2-dr SOHC MTX= 57mm TB; Maddog STS
-2000 Ply.LX w/MTX = Maddog STS; CAI; 2.5 exh.; 60mm T/B
-2001 ATX w/Syked PCM + Magnum header
-2001 ACR w/SRT T/B bored out to 55mm

Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000009

User avatar
hansken_yo
2GN Veteran
Posts: 5148
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:54 am
Location: Washington

Post by hansken_yo » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:04 pm

What company? My repairs have yet to begin and they have had my car for a month now. :( (I'm with progressive till this is done with, then I'm finding a better insurance company... if one exists).
Image
| - John || Project Log || Official I'm Going To Drive My Neon Till It Dies Club #000001 |
Everyone knows that for breasts to be "perfect" they need to be within reach.

NickKo
2009 Gold Contributor
Posts: 2248
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:24 am
Location: IL./WI.border

Post by NickKo » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:31 pm

hansken_yo wrote:then I'm finding a better insurance company... if one exists).
Key words. :(
-1998 2-dr SOHC MTX= 57mm TB; Maddog STS
-2000 Ply.LX w/MTX = Maddog STS; CAI; 2.5 exh.; 60mm T/B
-2001 ATX w/Syked PCM + Magnum header
-2001 ACR w/SRT T/B bored out to 55mm

Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000009

User avatar
INVUJerry
2GN Veteran
Posts: 6535
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:55 pm
Location: Hanover, PA
Contact:

Post by INVUJerry » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:38 pm

State Farm has always treated me pretty well.
Image
So many neons so little time.

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:40 pm

I'm presently with United Equitable. They're a subsidiary of Nationwide I guess. I wouldn't mind it taking a while if they were paying for the rental (and they will if it happens again, I'll make damn sure of it) but since I'm footin the bill, I want this sucker done now!
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

occasional demons
Junior Admin
Posts: 19495
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 12:14 pm
Location: Ashland Ohio

Post by occasional demons » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:12 pm

invujerry wrote:State Farm has always treated me pretty well.
I had State Farm, until I got the Neon. I couldn't afford the $700+ a year increase they wanted for the Neon. They wouldn't budge on the price, so I dumped them. While I can't say I'm pleased with Progressive, it seems if I want better service, I have to get raped financially. Either way you pay in some form.
Bill
dblsg wrote:ya'll a bunch of post whores
Seriously people, this is 2019 not 1920.
2001 Neon ES MTX with '02 R/T PCM
Help support 2GN!

User avatar
hansken_yo
2GN Veteran
Posts: 5148
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:54 am
Location: Washington

Post by hansken_yo » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:38 am

^ that is what I'm afraid of...

back on topic... Hopefully they won't dick you around as much and get these repairs quickly taken care of.
Image
| - John || Project Log || Official I'm Going To Drive My Neon Till It Dies Club #000001 |
Everyone knows that for breasts to be "perfect" they need to be within reach.

User avatar
TheRandom1
2GN Veteran
Posts: 9938
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:17 pm
Location: Chicagoland

Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:42 am

When I talked to them yesterday afternoon, they said it would take them "a couple days" to review the file... because looking at a picture and a piece of paper takes a couple days???? WTF!

What a bunch of inefficient morons... they're worse than Josh, seriously! :lol:
Image
Danteneon wrote:You doing this swap with your tech level is like asking a squirrel to land a 747.

Post Reply

Return to “Progress/Project Log”