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Old 01-07-2013, 01:00 PM
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Christmas Crash

First off Roxy was not injured but Minirox was. Second do not take your Mini to Parkland Car Star for anything. I would not let them work on a bicycle more less my car.

Well just before Christmas on her way to our daughter's house. Roxy spun the mini out on some Ice and smacked the center curb at about 35 to 40mph. Planter strip in the middle of the road. She was about 3/4 of a mile from her destination.
Minirox took full impact on passenger side front. The air conditioner compressor took the major impact. It hit so hard it shattered the lower rear motor mount snapped the exhaust at the cat,dented the compressor pulley. Took out the radiator,condensor and the steel skid plate bent up and took out the power steering fan.(Love that steel skid plate it absorbed a lot of the impact) And the whole front clip also know as the modular front end. Also blew a rear tire. Yet Minirox was still able to get Roxy to her destination.
To make a long story shorter. My insurance adjuster screwed up numerous times. 1)started taking it apart to fix the car, without my consent. 2) Had ordered numerous wrong parts, without my consent. After my reveiw and corrections he finally did a true evaluation and ended up totaling the car. I bought it back. He had it towed back to my house and the tow company lost my key.
Not to worry Minirox will be back on the road soon and all my spare parts I have collected over the last 9yrs has saved a ton.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:11 PM
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First, I'm glad Roxy is ok. Second, I'm sure sorry to hear about the MINI. (Was it a planter strip in UP somewhere, by any chance? - I hate those)
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:24 PM
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I may have some parts for you
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:09 PM
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I may have some parts for you
I thought I got most of them already, last time I saw you. Also I need to get a new lic bracket from you also. I'll have my people call your people and we can set something up :-) :-)

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:02 PM
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So sorry to hear! I'm glad everyone was okay and I'm sure you get the ol' car back and running very soon.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:57 PM
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Oh, jeez! Very glad to hear that Roxy is OK. Second, very sorry to hear about the fiasco that ended up being the insurance.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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I'm glad Roxy is ok. A real shame about the issues you've had with the car.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:27 PM
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So glad to hear Roxy is OK. Very sorry to hear about Minirox
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:58 AM
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We are glad that Roxy is OK but sad to hear about the MINI!

Amazing with all that damage that it made it to the destination

I hope your new year goes better for you all.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:06 AM
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We are glad that Roxy is OK but sad to hear about the MINI!

Amazing with all that damage that it made it to the destination

I hope your new year goes better for you all.

Stephen
The Mini will be back on the road by the end of the month. The Mini has been a trooper. She takes a licking but keeps on ticking. I was thinking the only thing I have not repaired replaced or upgraded is the main shell of the car and the carpet.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:19 AM
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Mike:

Here is a photo of "Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking" that I took in Vietnam. A Timex strapped to the handles of a 50cal machine gun.

http://mini4fun.info/Indestructible/..._Go_Wrong.html

Look at the last photo in the series. The photo was taken in 1967.
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