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jtwoods4

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Fixed my car!!!!
« on: 23 September 2018, 10:09 PM »
A couple years ago I was in an accident and totaled out my beautiful 1980 300sd. The car was in pristine condition with a hundred and forty thousand miles on it and I had restored it meticulously over the years and everything worked perfect. Then I rear-ended somebody and this happened.

I had a parts car and I had the core support cut out and welded into the crashed car. took the radiator and AC condenser out of the parts car and had them restored at the radiator shop. Also took the fan, electric fan, headlights bumper Fender hood and grill from the parts car. the crash may not have looked that bad but man it was a tedious job getting the car back together. anyway look at the after pictures I still need to do some painting but it looks great and everything works perfect again.

« Last Edit: 23 September 2018, 10:27 PM by jtwoods4 »
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #1 on: 23 September 2018, 11:59 PM »
Great job! Too many people would have junked it just because of a little body damage.
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #2 on: 24 September 2018, 04:29 AM »
I had way too much time and effort in the car to junk it. the dash on the car had actually come out at one point and some of the vacuum pods have been replaced. That's really the point of no return in a restoration. Wouldn't want to have to do that on another car.
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #3 on: 24 September 2018, 06:51 AM »
Congrats on saving your car! 
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #4 on: 24 September 2018, 07:05 AM »
Thanks guys
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #5 on: 24 September 2018, 07:10 AM »
Almost cried when I saw the crash ppic.  Beautiful work!  And thank God for parts cars.
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #6 on: 24 September 2018, 06:29 PM »
Nice job JTwoods! Don't forget to send us pictures after the new paint.
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #7 on: 24 September 2018, 08:12 PM »
 :)
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2018, 02:41 PM »
Hey, nice work! She looks gorgeous!
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #9 on: 10 October 2018, 03:33 PM »
Hey, nice work! She looks gorgeous!

thank you I just got the salvage title recertified as a rebuilt title and its road legal again!
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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #10 on: 12 October 2018, 03:37 PM »
Good work! What did you crash into? I'm guessing yours ended up the cheaper fix

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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #11 on: 01 April 2019, 03:37 PM »
Rear ended someone on the interested during traffic. Just got car back from Paint today.

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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #12 on: 01 April 2019, 04:40 PM »
Awesome  :-* it is a great feeling to get back in possession after a negative event and admire the new paint and panels. Enjoy!

Which engine are you running in her?

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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #13 on: 01 April 2019, 04:41 PM »
That"s so much better! I sure hope I will never have to see that happen to my car, but it's a comfort to see stuff can be fixed. -at a cost. Well done!

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Re: Fixed my car!!!!
« Reply #14 on: 01 April 2019, 04:46 PM »
Ooops, it’s a 300D  ::) saw a bit of the engine and thought it was a V8, are those motors slanted?

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