V8 Ranger 


The Crash

Well, today is Wednesday, December 4, 2002 and it was lightly snowing and wet out as I drive home from school at 2:50 pm. I am sitting dead stop on a road waiting for a person to turn left in traffic. Anyway, I see a car coming up fast from behind and "OH SHIT!!!!!" They aren't stopping, they didn't just slide into me, they just weren't paying attention and BAM!!. There goes my ashtray, my glove box flies open and my sub box goes flying up and wedges itself between the front seats. I look behind in the mirror and GEE it is some POS Jeep Grand Cherokee with a cute chick talking on her cell phone that just rear ended me. So we pull into a near by parking lot and I get out and see what the F. just happened to my baby and notice my rear bumper is turned up and pushed into the fenders, my stainless steal strip on the tail gate is dented in from her fog lights and the actual tail gate it self is dented in so it hits the box bottom when you open it and it also scratched the fuck out of it. Also both my fenders have good size kinks in them from the chrome bumper being pushed up into them so those are F't up to. Oh well my baby and I are weeping together and praying that it won't total her. So I got 2 quotes from the dealer and from a local body shop and the totals where $2687.95 and $2681.80 whell here are some pictures of her and a map of where the accident happened.

Well, Today is Thursday, December 5, 2002 the girl's insurance company contacted me today and told me that my truck will not be totaled if the repair cost is of that on the quote i have a $600 leway that the damage cost can go up to before they would even consider totaling so that brought a smile to me and dried up the tear in my eyes and my baby's headlights. Notice what living in Minnesota does to your car. "The salt is what I am talking about."
Today is Wednesday, December 11, 2002 today after school I took the bumper, mud flaps and bed liner out so I could save the body shop some time and I can pocket a little money my self. Also I took some pictures of her so here are some of them

Today is Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 8:30 am I took her over to harrold chevrolet ya I know it is a chevy delar but my dad went to school with a guy that works there that does the best body work any body can do so that is why I am going there.
Today is Monday, December 16, 2002 Today I find out that harrold chevrolet can not get the stripes because they are obsolite so i give my buddy IAN a call and he is going to look at his delar ship that he works at. "by the way Thanks IAN"
Today is Tuesday, December 17, 2002 after I got home from school I caled a bunch of ford delar ships and different body shops and after about an hour of F***ing arround I think I found some stripes that are the OEM stuff.