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Old 11-22-2011, 11:15 PM
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Ouch!! Sorry to hear that Chris. What about all the bling that you have installed, can you buy it back from the insurance company?
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:27 PM
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when I was rear-ended a million years ago in my Flintstone-mobile I politely asked when the guys were going to tow away my car so I could get some "personal arifacts". .... like wheels, stereo, wiring, etc... the tow truck driver usually doesn't know the difference or care.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:04 AM
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I am going to remove my mods before it leaves the dealership.

I could buy it back but too many potential issues.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:16 AM
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Christo has a white 100 for you.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:44 AM
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This is craziness. It just wasn't that bad and if it were running with the new ECU . . . again, I just don't see how they could total it. It's not as though it was completely submerged in a bad-ass flood or something. Oh well, it is what it is I guess. Sorry that it turned out this way Chris.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:57 AM
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Insurance companies have learned their lesson with flood cars. They don't want this to become a money pit. I would check what the buyback would be and offer it to the someone in the club. However, they don't know the extend of the damage and they can not determine it. I would have said if it started right up, then ok, but they are already experiencing issues with ECU and other components. So where is it going to end. Not a gamble they are going to take.

Last thing they want is to have to strip it down and put a new harness in it due to corrosion. I think part of it is the issue with warrantee on the work already completed. Dealership could also be on the hook.

PS, we do have a white 100 you can buy.
See member for sale section for a link. We might even trade that 4Runner if you get it back from the insurance. We can use the drivetrain.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:43 AM
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Bummer Chris, That sucks!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:02 AM
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PS, we do have a white 100 you can buy.
See member for sale section for a link. We might even trade that 4Runner if you get it back from the insurance. We can use the drivetrain.
That's the amazing part of this with the ins company. I checked the intake and dipstick and saw zero water intrusion into the drivetrain. The instrument cluster was never underwater, and the majority of the elec components have already been changed out....only thing left is harness. Well, there could be sand in the muffler and cat, but that's not rocket science. For what the ins company wants for it, it would be an interesting project to take the body off and sell that back to the wrecker. Take the rolling frame with drivetrain, and put one of those FJ43 aluminum bodies on it. Might even do a SAS while you are at it.

Also, his truck was in the water for only a couple of minutes, whereas a "flood" car could be sitting for an hour in water. I just find it hard to believe it's toast....but if the ins company was offering me a way out of a commodity car for little loss, I would jump on the opp to get into a 100.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:07 AM
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Sorry to hear this Chris. I guess take the money and run. Good your wife seems to have a sense of humor regarding it. I doubt mine would.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:45 AM
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well, now you can make a serious offer on the AMC Eagle.
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