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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019 - 11:25:42 PM »
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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019 - 12:25:10 PM »
Wow, as all have stated we are sorry to hear and see.
Glad to hear no significant injuries  as well.

Good luck on insurance claim. Also hope it works out ok for you to at least control its ultimate fate.

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019 - 03:18:24 PM »
It's just a car and, as mentioned, the important part here is that you both- amazingly- walked away from it. Having said all that, don't be in a hurry to part it out, if I may be so bold to say. It needs a rear clip and a bunch of time on a good frame rack, but as has also been said, we've all seen worse ones brought back from the dead. With the proliferation of replacement parts now out there for these cars, it's do-able. I get that it's been wounded unto death in your eyes, but perhaps it's someone's new project. Please keep us posted on how Hagerty handles this for you, and see the bright- and living- side of it all.  :cheers:

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2019 - 06:10:47 PM »
It's just a car and, as mentioned, the important part here is that you both- amazingly- walked away from it. Having said all that, don't be in a hurry to part it out, if I may be so bold to say. It needs a rear clip and a bunch of time on a good frame rack, but as has also been said, we've all seen worse ones brought back from the dead. With the proliferation of replacement parts now out there for these cars, it's do-able. I get that it's been wounded unto death in your eyes, but perhaps it's someone's new project. Please keep us posted on how Hagerty handles this for you, and see the bright- and living- side of it all.  :cheers:

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2019 - 03:55:48 AM »
I fully agree. That's why I posted here first. I know it can be fixed. I'm just not sure I want to do it. I would much rather see it fixed than parted out. All gonna depend on the salvage value hagerty comes up with.

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2019 - 11:30:28 AM »
OMG that's brutal!  Certainly happy to hear no one was hurt to bad . . . sad situation!   :eek4:

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2019 - 11:58:08 AM »
Sorry for your loss, and glad nobody was hurt.
While it must really suck for that to happen, after you invested a lot of time money and sweat, you can buy another one. I wouldn't want to tackle that much work to fix up that car either.
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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2019 - 02:19:32 PM »
Wow glad no one was hurt.....

Sorry that happened....after all the work you have done

I am in Athens Ga and I have 73 Cuda with a 340

If you want to sell any parts let me know

Or what the salvage value is may buy entire car for parts

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2019 - 02:38:03 PM »
Thanks everyone for the sentiments. The appraiser came by Tuesday. I had already made up a list of parts I could tell were damaged, I went thru the AMD website and priced everything in the rear plus anything else I could think of. I came up to 16k in parts alone. I also have my original list of parts I have in it already and that one is about 12k. Hopefully early next week I will hear the final word from Hagerty and can find out about the salvage value.

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2019 - 08:24:44 PM »
So sad to see but glad you are okay.

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2019 - 12:51:15 AM »
Well no news yet from Hagerty. As I mentioned I made a cursory list of damage so to give anyone here considering it here is that list. Also anyone have any ideas of what salvage value might be or what it may be worth as it sits? prices are mainly from AMD website, firm feel and TTI. To keep posts shorter I am going to post another with my list I have been compiling since I started on the car.

Left Quarter Panel    $599.99
Right Quarter Panel    $599.99
Left Inner Wheelhouse    $169.99
Left outer wheelhouse    $159.99
Right Inner Wheelhouse    $169.99
Right Outer wheelhouse    $159.99
tail panel    $459.99
tail panel brackets    $99.99
deck lid    $499.99
deck filler panel    $144.99
deck filler panel support    $35.99
full floor pan    $499.99
rear seat/floor pan    $429.99
Rear floor pans    $269.99
floor pan supports    $144.99
Rear floor pan reinforcement    $59.99
Package tray    $399.99
trunk floor    $389.99
trunk floor braces    $129.99
trunk floor extension    $144.99
trunk floor extension    $144.99
Trunk Gutters    $139.99
trunk floor bolt kit    $49.99
trunk lock    $21.99
trunk lock support    $79.99
trunk weatherstrip    $21.50
rear bumper    $229.99
bumper brackets    $134.99
rear bumper guards    $159.99
rear bumper guard brackets    $43.99
Driver Rear Framerail    $379.99
passenger Rear framerail    $379.99
fuel tank    $149.99
fuel filler neck    $49.99
fuel tank straps    $39.99
fuel sending unit    $57.99
passenger rear door panel    $499.99
Door Jamb Lock Pillar    $159.99
Door Jamb Lock Pillar    $159.99
Lock Pillar Seals    $34.99
Upper Rear Crossmember    $239.99
Rear Crossmember    $229.99
Rear Crossmember Extension    $22.99
Rear Crossmember Extension    $22.99
Rear Valance & Brackets    $279.99
Rear Valance Bolt kit    $21.99
rocker splash shields    $109.99
Right Inner Rocker    $114.99
Right Outer Rocker    $299.99
Left Inner Rocker    $114.99
Left Outer Rocker    $299.99
Left Rocker Fr End Cap    $25.99
Right Rocker Fr End Cap    $25.99
Roof Skin    $599.99
drip rails    $199.99
Rear Sway bar    $375.00
Rear shocks    $220.00
Rear shock plates    $155.00
leaf springs    $495.00
leaf spring shackle kit    $120.00
tag light   
transmission   $2,395.00
fan shroud    $140.00
fan      $149.00
fan clutch    $213.99
motor mounts    $22.00
taillights    $239.99
backup lights    $299.99
exh tips    $276.99
exhaust system    $770.99
   
Sub-Total   $16,993.91
Tax   $1,019.63
Total   $18,013.54

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2019 - 12:53:05 AM »
Here is a list of parts I have replaced since I have had the car. I couldn't get the whole spreadsheet to work on here so if interested I can send it to you. It includes where purchased price and date.

Interior
drivers vent box
drivers vent cable
speedo cable
speedo cable grommet
seatbelts
AC
tach rebuild
floor insulation
Window stop bumper
window regulator stop bumper
Body
Taillight lens gasket kit
chrome paint
door jamb pillar seals
rear hood bumper
cowl/hood seal
grille trim
grille trim
Drivers mirror
right mirror
mirror gaskets
mirror mount kit
rocker panel end caps
radiator core support
drivers floor pan, AMD
mirror glass
tank filler seal
tank filler to trunk seal

Engine
Promax carbs jet plates
vacuum diaphragms
secondary spring kit
float
carb gasket set
pwr valve kit, backfire protection
carb rebuild kit
carb, on front
carb base plate, on rear
carb base gaskets
center carb
6 pack fuel line set
6 pack linkage kit
intake gasket
ARP intake bolt kit
196 degree tstat
degree tape for balancer
pulley set; crank, WP, P/S,

radiator
overflow tank
headers tti
tti x pipe 2.5"
center sump dipstick
upper gasket set
motor mounts
cloyes timing set
fuel pump eccentric
MP hi volume oil pump
intermediate oil pump shaft
water pump
oil pan gasket
header gaskets
collector gaskets
timing chain tensioner
timing cover gaskets

Transmission
zbar kit
Bellhousing dust cover
Shifter clip and washer set
80 90 w non synthetic trans oil
transmission mount
clutch fork
clutch rod boot
Clutch, McLeod Super Street Pro and bushing
Steering/Suspension
power steering pump adapter BPE9040
ps pump
power steering column
Steering column bearing
ER16 flange bearing for steer shaft
shaft coupling, Pot and Pot Kit
Fast ratio arms
steering box stage 3 rebuild
large sector shaft
inner tie rod ends 11/16
outer tie rod ends 11/16
11/16 adj sleeve
lca stiffening plates
adjustable strut rods
urethane strut rod bushings
Greasable Lower Control Arm Pivot Pins
Urethane Bushings for above
moog uca off set bushings
moog lower ball joint K783 (K781?)
moog lower ball joint left
moog upper ball joint K772
used right UCA
torsion Bars 1.06" - 225 in/lb
torsion bar boots
front sway bar tubular 1 1/4
uca bumper
lca bumper
leaf spring hangers
leaf spring eye bushing 1.5"
HD shackles and poly bushings
rear shocks kyb gas adjust
rear sway bar bushings, brackets & links
front tires

Brakes
master cylinder
master cylinder seal
front brake lines
viper calipers
viper brackets
rotors
ebc pads red stuff
rear brake line mc to axle
rr axle lines, hard, flex, tee, vent
rr wheel cylinders

Electrical
led brake/tail lights
engine harness terminal connector
tag light
door switches
O2 sensors
Mini starter
dash voltage regulator
ashtray light
glovebox light
clock kit
Ignition switch
turn signal switch
oil send unit
temp send unit
tach board
Reverse Light Switch
Reverse Light harness
optima battery
Voltage Regulator
2" Volt gauge, mount, wiring
super white h4 bulbs

These parts total up to just over $12k and most have less than 500 miles since I got car in 2011.
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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2019 - 01:14:24 AM »
That doesn't look good.   Sounds like your under water already. 
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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2019 - 01:19:20 AM »
Well I'm sure Hagerty will total it so I'm covered for money I have in it. I'm trying to figure out what I'm gonna do once I find out Hagertys salvage value. I would rather see it back on the road as opposed to parting it out. Since it is a numbers matching, 340, 4 speed Cuda. Plus I have some old documentation and history of ownership.

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David - In Georgia

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Re: Sad, Sad ending on my test drive
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2019 - 02:26:42 AM »
Well, I heard from Hagerty today. The estimate ended up at $32,500.00 and I have it value insured at $40k so they are totaling it. State Farm has already agreed to full responsibility so even though I filed it through Hagerty and let them deal with it I will not have to pay my deductible, which I shouldn't as it was his fault. Regarding the salvage value if I decide to keep the car. What they do is contact Copart and have them do some kind of online listing through their auctions and whatever someone bids based on their limited knowledge of the car is what they value it at. Then if I do not keep it Copart contacts the bidder and tells them they won. Seems kind of weird to me but hopefully it will come in low. Supposed to take 3 business days so I should know Monday or Tuesday.
David - In Georgia

1972 'Cuda In-Violet 340 6 Pack 4 Speed 3.91 Sure Grip - Finally, after 27 years of waiting and dreaming it is real. Now the fun begins!