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ModeratorVX100Feb-06-16 06:19 PM
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Yep, tree broke during the storm friday, crashed down on the power lines, dad's car, and the eclipse. I thought the car was totaled when I was told about it Friday night, considering the branch is at least 10 inches in diameter. Got to my parent's house today (that's where it was parked) and freed the car from the branch. I put a step ladder under it on the passenger side of the car, cut off some smaller branches from the big one until it was free, then backed it out. Should have taken a pic of that just to show off a creative solution to the problem.



Don't worry I stayed away from the power lines. If the power lines were on my car I wouldn't have touched it, but if you know me then you know as long as I wasn't going to get electrocuted there was no way I was going to wait to free it and get it to a shop. My dad's car is still trapped, probably no damage or superficial damage to his car but the power lines are stuck between his and the branch so I left it for the power company. The house still has power so they won't come until they deal with people who don't have power first. I wasn't willing to wait that long.

After freeing it and clearing the snow off, the primary damage as you can see below is the smashed sunroof and dented roof on the right front corner. I think the frame is ok from the looks of it, and besides that there were maybe one or two very minor dings in the hood and quarter panel, and for some reason the plastic trim under the wiper blades on the driver's side where the air intake is was broken, luckily I guess that one part hit here and not the windshield.

The owner of the body shop the family goes to picked it up and said it wasn't too bad at first look so hopefully it will be fine and not cost quite so much after insurance.

"Tutto fa brodo."

Todd Scungio
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15.173 @ 90.70 MPH

And also a 2011 Ralliart

  

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ModeratorxcasbonxFeb-09-16 02:08 PM
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Holy smokes! Hope it all works out, Todd.


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Doesn't look too bad! Hope insurance takes care of most of that.

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Update:

I have to wait until Tuesday to find out what I will get from insurance to cover repair costs. I missed the call from the total loss department person on Thursday, and he wasn't at work Friday. Car will cost more to fix than it is worth so it went to total loss department, but I should be able to avoid getting a salvage title.

According to the main insurance adjustor (if he is correct) a car over 10 years old in this state won't get a salvage title anyway. I can ask for a "owner retained title" instead, according to the person I have lined up doing the repairs. He recommended I ask that because the car is not in an undriveable state as there is no frame damage, just essentially a broken sunroof and dented roof panel. I intend to NOT get a salvage title.

I think what will happen is my title remains unchanged, I will get car value minus deductible, minus salvage value. If I don't like what I hear from insurance company (need to obtain a salvage title and will also get very little money for the car, or there will be a problem insuring it in the future) then I can cancel the claim. That means paying everything out of pocket, but price to fix seems ok if I have to, relatively speaking of course. Could have been much worse damage.

The person lined up to fix the car needs to look at it (he's seen photos so far) and pricing seems reasonable for a rough estimate, but we'll see what he says when he gets eyes on it. Repairs won't start for probably 3 weeks but that's no problem, not in the middle of the winter as I wouldn't drive it anyway.

I already have a whole sunroof assembly for it too Got it myself to keep costs down, didn't realize you can get them for not too much money.

"Tutto fa brodo."

Todd Scungio
98 RS
15.173 @ 90.70 MPH

And also a 2011 Ralliart

  

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