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Why do trucks keep hitting my Z?

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So the kids need bread for their sandwich's, I go to the store, get bread, trying to leave the parking lot and get on to the street, and this kid is in front of me trying to do the same then changes his mind and throws it in reverse. Guess who he hit with his Mazda B2200 truck? YUP, MEEEEEE.

This is the third damn hood I've put on my 240Z. Now I need a fourth hood. Any takers. I am looking for another hood for the Z but it needs to be straight. If it has a little rust, it's ok. PM me or shoot me a comment here, under the pictures of my F'd up hood. And May I add that "I JUST FINISHED THAT COWL INDUCTION HOOD DAMNIT!!!"

I'm mainly looking for a Washington 240Z hood AND GRILL!!

Dave.

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Jeeze, sorry to hear about that!

Did you get the information from the guy in the truck? I would think insurance should cover the cost of new hood. He charges a lot for his prices, but you may want to give Z-Specialties or Felton's Nissan Auto parts (in Snohomish) a call as both are up north your way in Clearview if you're in need of one asap.

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You might be the first candidate for the 240z to 280z bumper degrade LOL (the opposite of the upgrade)!!

I'm sorry for this to happen. I hope you find a good hood soon.

I think the problem is the Z car has such a low profile and people are so use to "large and tall" cars and trucks now they forget there are actual sports cars out there. The long engine bay is also the problem for most people, they don't expect it that long.

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Got all his info, Name, insurance co. Policy number, his phone number, licence etc, etc.

I'll check back tomorrow for offers here in the NW so I can call the guy with an estimate. I'm just really pissed that I finally built a Cowl Hood, got butt loads of compliments and offers on it, then trashed it in 2 seconds. Took about 50 hours to build and paint it in my garage.

Still need a close by grill and hood and would also like to find the early model "Long" overrider bar.

I'm just SO thankful that he missed the fenders, headlight buckets, and did'nt come close to my new Aluminum Radiator. And luckily he did'nt push the hood too far forward and screw up the cowl panel and such.

I'll keep Oliver at Z-Specialties in mind but I normally don't like to deal with him. Personal reasons.

Dave.

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You might be the first candidate for the 240z to 280z bumper degrade LOL (the opposite of the upgrade)!!

I'm sorry for this to happen. I hope you find a good hood soon.

I think the problem is the Z car has such a low profile and people are so use to "large and tall" cars and trucks now they forget there are actual sports cars out there. The long engine bay is also the problem for most people, they don't expect it that long.

It was dark and rainy out tonight, the kids back window was all steamed up and I doubt he even looked back before backing up.

I don't know if you noticed my bumper but I custom made it after the first time I got hit dead center and so I turned my bumper into a 2 piece like the old 69 1/2" Camero's (they called them nerf bumpers) or something like that.

It's actually a good thing I did that or the damage would have been twice as bad. He would have hit the bumper had it been a "Full" length bumper.

Thanks for the sympothy guys, now I just need parts at a great price.

Dave.

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Too bad you can't just be playing that Xbox game your Z's sound went to; you could just restart that race! sorry to hear that you got dinged...I've done that waiting in line at the post office drop mail boxes, but I was the one creeping forward....

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Dave, sure hate to hear about that. will the kid's insurance pay you for all of the work that you had put into the last hood? i would expect no less since it wasn't your fault. goodluck

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I've been thinking about attaching a 'bangalore torpedo' to the front of my Z.....

Sorry to hear about your mishap, Dave. People just don't pay attention!

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Make sure that you alert your insurance company about it, or even file a claim through your comp. Some jackass hit me in Aug. with my daily driver. He passed me on the right as I was turning right. Allstate is claiming 85% fault, which means I have to pay for 15% of $5000 the repair. I made a claim through my comp, and while I'm out my deductible for now, my insurance is going to bat for me to get the 15% back. I know 2 other people that were involved in a non-at fault accident, the other insurance company tries to only claim 85% responsibility. It must be some industry standard to only claim 85% responsibility. BTW, Allstate insurance is the WORST company to deal with if you get hit by one of their moron drivers.

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I've got a straight grill. Needs a repaint, but you're welcome to it. My old hood isn't going to be used again, but it's bowed and would probably be a real bitch to fix.

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Pretty much whenever you want I suppose. I think you'll probably remember that I work from home. PM me if you need directions again. Bring that LSD by too. I'd like to see just how F'ed up it is.

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The original hood was backed over by a huge 4X4, the replacement was a crappy hood, its replacement was the one on the car and I modified it to a cowl hood, it's replacement might be a brand new one out of LA (CA.) for $344 + tax.

Then I'll have to build a new cowl induction hood, but it's gonna be better than the current one cause this time I'll know what I'm doing. Then I gotta repaint it (luckily I still have paint from the previous paint job early last spring.

Then I have to build another custom grill (this one is the extended grill for lack of a center bumper piece.

Then I gotta find another long overrider bar. (ANYONE???)

Jon,

I'll throw it in the car and try and stop by today. If not today than definately tomorrow, after I drop the dog off for his monthly thing.

Dave

PS. Murphy can kiss my butt.

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Dave,

I think I may have an over rider bar in the barn. I'll look for it tonight and let you know.

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i think i have a plow for my chevy if u wanna take that and get some revenge :-) Sorry bout the hood man... I just had a recent accident with my 87 bmw, freakin red mustang cut me off taking a left turn and i slammed into him goin 40... and about a week after i was sittin at a red light in my replacement 90 accord and someone rear ended me... ohh the fun...

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That really sucks the hood and don't mean to thread jack but I have the same air dam and just curious what driving lights you put in it.

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aawww man. I can't even imagine what went through your mind when you felt and heard that a$$hole hit your front end. That stupid kid deserves a steel toe boot in the arse.

The yung generation scares me sometimes :rolleyes:

From now on i'd keep her safe in the garage when it's dark and rainy out. :)

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aawww man. I can't even imagine what went through your mind when you felt and heard that a$$hole hit your front end. That stupid kid deserves a steel toe boot in the arse.

The yung generation scares me sometimes :rolleyes:

From now on i'd keep her safe in the garage when it's dark and rainy out. :)

But that would totally kill the point of my Headlight upgrade harness and rebuilt wiper motor. But I totally agree with the boot in the arse statement.

MAT M,

That would be awesome, you're the only one who has even had a possible bar. Let me know if you find it and how much you could let it go for. Mine looks like a retarded banana

Sublime,

The air damn is a XENON Urethane and the lights in it are from Schucks Auto Supply. Can't remember the brand name but they were only $25 I think. They definately help the headlights with a yellowish light but they are bright and fill in the gaps that the headlights miss.

ZMAN525,

I appreciate the offer but I'd rather hit him in the wallet and get "The Mistress" fixed and have her NOT look like she got a botched nose job.

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