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Old 03-26-2015, 05:15 PM
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Wow. That's quite a bit of damage. Really sorry to see it.

Good luck on unraveling all of it.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:24 PM
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Clearl, your parked car jumped out at the driver.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:37 AM
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ask your neighbors if any electrical repairs were performed... odds are good a company truck used your driveway to turn around, and didn't care about what was in their way...
That's as good a theory as any. It took a good whack, or a powerful push 'n grind - that's for sure.

I'd park closer the garage if it were mine. I park all my vehicles up near the garages here - just to be sure.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:58 AM
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That electrical conduit is suspicious... Embedded in the bumper guard like that, it had to be a truck with it sticking out...
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:10 AM
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I park as close to my house as I can...and have motion a detection camera watching the driveway. Hopefully it can be fixed....my dad's old SD was hit harder than that in a hit and run and they were able to pull it back out and clean it up fine.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:00 PM
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The cameras are something I am going to investigate. Lived here for 17 years and there are only 7 houses on the road, which by the way is a dead end road. For years cars will come around the corner on to our road and the accelerator goes to the floor to see how much speed they can get until they hit the 90 degree turn to the left at the bottom of a slight hill. I'm the first house on the road. Across the street from my house are woods, so traffic is light.

Now, I was contemplating installing a 6*6 about three feet is the ground buried in concrete at the end of the driveway. A good friend of mine suggested a 4 ton landscaping bolder to used instead. I thought that's a good idea...

Ok, insurance company called and they are categorizing this as an un-insured motorist portion on the policy with a $250 deductible scheduled for Tuesday morning. Will set what they say...
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:58 PM
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The only downside claiming it on your insurance will be higher rates. Depending on it's miles, it may be worth up to $5K +/- it's almost a slamdunk it'll be totaled. Just have to decide whether you want to do a buy-back, salvaged title on it if you keep it.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:34 PM
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Further evidence for sticking cameras on my house. You hit someones car, have the balls to go fess up to it or at least leave your info. I hate that chicken s**t crap. Just as bad as vandalisim...
My $250 camera system has caught some interesting things...

A new driver totalling our 91 Jetta while it was parked:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqHxTOtHMtQ

A thief breaking into my W126:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4FvorukJ8I

I hope you're able to track them down!!!

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Old 03-27-2015, 05:44 PM
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That electrical conduit is suspicious... Embedded in the bumper guard like that, it had to be a truck with it sticking out...
Find the van or truck, and if it's a utility or telecommunications vehicle - you then find the driver. Poll the utilities/telecommunications/municipality vehicle entities to have them check their fleet. Also, ask neighbors if they have surveillance on the road too.

I'd be interested in learning which set-up for surveillance you go with.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:30 PM
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Lived here for 17 years and there are only 7 houses on the road, which by the way is a dead end road.

Uhm. . .you did drive down the street looking for crashed cars didn't you?

And stop and talk to others on that road? ( with bumper tied to roof stopping to talk to parents asking if their kids car are crashed. )
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:29 AM
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My $250 camera system has caught some interesting things...

A new driver totalling our 91 Jetta while it was parked:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqHxTOtHMtQ

A thief breaking into my W126:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4FvorukJ8I

I hope you're able to track them down!!!

-J
Wow, thats tragic... And enough to boil some blood. There's further proof for my statement. I have a couple of good friends that put camera systems up for cheap and are quite nice. One just put one up for piece of mind but my other friend had his brothers car stolen from in front of the house. Quite a number of years ago, another friend had his very nice stereo system stolen out of his driveway and this is in rural Kansas mind you. My folks live out there too and we had some one break in to our utility shed and stole: Hi-dollar gas driven pressure washer, 2 chainsaws, Stihl trimmer, leaf vac, and a bunch of other things like electric pruners, circular saw, etc. Wished I could use a hammer on their knuckles!

Yes, camera system!
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:11 AM
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A camera system it will be ! I like this idea for it also allows me to keep an eye on what and when my 19 year old son comes home and with whom. He's a stable kid but his mother would like to track his activities.....
I agree that the car will be totaled. I've already lined up replacement parts! I did this over 30 years ago with another car. The car spun out on a patch of ice, spun a 180 and wound up in the opposite line with the rear axle hitting the curb. It pushed the axle over to one side of the car. Long story short, the dealer totaled the car and the insurance company paid my for the value of the vehicle. I was given the right to keep the car. So I took $60 from the settlement, bought a new torsion bar and had the car back on the road within an hour and re-insured by the same company. I know someone personally who the insurance company has totaled his car three times. Took the settlement, fixed the vehicle and was back on the road with I believe the same insurance company. It's amazing sometimes how things work.........
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:09 AM
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Oh man - sorry to hear about this. It is always that rear wing toruble with you isn't it? Soon you'll be the master at fixing W123 back ends.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:18 PM
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Correct Stretch, but this is on the passenger side this time. Yea, I've been accused of liking the backend of things before......didn't expect it to be in cars also....
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:19 AM
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Wanted to post an update since being back on this project. I took a trip to Hogweeds place in PA and got a rear quarter or at least the rear end portion which I needed. Prior to installation on the car, some repairs where needed to remove the cancer. Two cancer spots where found. The first in the back flare of the wheel arch which to my understanding is a common area for rust. The second was found in the bottom back rounded portion of the tire well.
The rust was ground down and then cut out. New sections where formed out of 12 gauge steel plate.
The next thing to do is finish tack welding, sand and skim with a light layer of filler.
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