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post #1 of 73 Old 08-28-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 73 Old 08-28-2013, 05:09 PM
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Man, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you have put a lot of effort into that Jeep and I personally thought it was one of the nicest on the forum. I hope you are ok and do hope you decide to get another WJ. You are an asset to this forum.
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post #3 of 73 Old 08-28-2013, 05:09 PM
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Damn...glad you're able to walk away.

Happy to see your Jeep did not burst into flames and I'll be the first to say that'll buff out! Get checked out by the docs and start planning for the re-build.

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post #4 of 73 Old 08-28-2013, 05:30 PM
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That sucks, Lost my 2000 XJ that way, rear ended by a semi. Second to say "that'll buff out".

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post #5 of 73 Old 08-28-2013, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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I am ok, got rear ended after hard break down, from 70mph to 0, cause of trafic jam infront of me in my lane,,,
I hardly stopped by a couple feet (thx Stillen).
Next i hear screaming tires, and BANG!
He hit me doing about 55mph,
It was a really hard impact.

We will see what happens now Jeep wise,
i have been deep into this project now for 4 years, Cost me both an arm and a leg (and a relationship),
I might not have the motivation or $ to do it over again, insurance wil deff only pay list price by book, not cover all the upgrades and maintance done, which make me cry deep within my
Just
Every
Empty
Pocket

But it have saved me twice (last time, moosse accident)
So no Wonder why i truly loved my one off Jeep.
Now after the lift and audio upgrades,
it finally had become the Jeep of my dreams.
I might Kept it for the rest of my or its life, if this accident didnt happened today.

T

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post #6 of 73 Old 08-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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Recover from the shock first but I would strip it down. Take everything you can off of it and get another one. I don't know what the availability is there but there are a ton of nice ones here in the Northeast, U.S. If shipping costs aren't prohibitive, I would be more than glad to help you source a new one and do some of the ground work for you locally. I'm sure some of the other forum members will keep an eye out for a nice WJ for you too. You have been such a valuable member that it would be a pity to lose you. Let me know when/if the time is right and I will keep an eye out for you. I pass 20 WJ's on the road here everyday on my 30 mile commute. It was very popular here in NJ. and in the Northeastern US.
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post #7 of 73 Old 08-28-2013, 08:35 PM
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Recover from the shock first but I would strip it down. Take everything you can off of it and get another one. I don't know what the availability is there but there are a ton of nice ones here in the Northeast, U.S. If shipping costs aren't prohibitive, I would be more than glad to help you source a new one and do some of the ground work for you locally. I'm sure some of the other forum members will keep an eye out for a nice WJ for you too. You have been such a valuable member that it would be a pity to lose you. Let me know when/if the time is right and I will keep an eye out for you. I pass 20 WJ's on the road here everyday on my 30 mile commute. It was very popular here in NJ. and in the Northeastern US.
Second this. Strip the stuff you want off of it. It's still your Jeep...might as well get what you want from it.

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post #8 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 12:15 AM
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Really unfortunate to see, my friend but I am glad to see that you are ok! Your Jeep was exceptionally nice and your build was done with the utmost quality in mind. I, too, hope you wind up with another one so you can stay with us on the forum.

So much for bursting into flames in rear-end collisions, eh!


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post #9 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 01:24 AM
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So much for bursting into flames in rear-end collisions, eh!
Had he got hit by even a lower riding vehicle....Civic, Kia...etc...could've been different outcome....and by looking at his bumper cover the actually impact speed was probably around 35-40...

That hitch definitely helped....and messed that van up pretty much..

I know..here come the attacks...

Anyhow...glad your okay... and sorry about your loss.
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post #10 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 03:19 AM
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Glad you're okay, shame some are using your accident as a vehicle to drag up the very topics they block.

Certainly take some time to reflect on the issue and don't do anything reactionary. You have to keep in mind you were going through a learning process with this Jeep and repeating the same mods on another blank slate should be a lot easier
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post #11 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 05:14 AM
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I've lost two jeeps to accidents so I know what it's like putting so much into one to make it yours and have this happens. So totally blows. Reallly hope you get another one and can move your stuff over to it, tweak or change what you want to do differently and keep on moving forward.

Not sure how differently insurance companies work there. My adjuster was really good, especially me with my anxiety, but the guy who went out to look at the jeep. What an ***. Kept indirectly calling me a liar and said he didn't care a bit about anything I had done to it and was worthless. Nice. So I'm the victim, get called a liar several times and treated like garbage. Yep! I complained loud and clear this was TOTALLY unacceptable. I of course first thing, ripped off my roof rack, scanner, stereo, amps, and all other electronics. Lost my rims unfortunarely but got a good payout and kept a lot of what I could. If it wasn't winter I'd have grabbed my rims as well! Well, he did tell me pull off whatever I put into it as he wasn't giving me a cent for it. LOL I would definitely put a list together as I did of all the work and upgrades you put in and flatly tell them, this was a vehicle you took care of and did this too as you were keeping it for a very long time, and if it wasn't for this guy that hit you, no way in hell you'd get rid of it. Insurance companies are out to make money at the end of the day, so push and don't just settle.

Pull and keep whatever you can and is important to you, like your entire stereo system, if you have your old rims, keep your new ones and through the old ones back on after they look at it. Not sure, but maybe you can buy it back really cheap to keep other parts you wish to keep, and then build another one bigger and better!!

Wish you the best of luck with all this, my friend, as I know the time and energy you've put into this making it truly YOUR jeep.

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

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post #12 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thx guys, you are absolutly right, i apriciate your understanding this is now just a sad day, but i bet my Jeep bug bites back again, hopefully,,,
And after a night sleep, i feel ok, little stiff, but no consern.

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post #13 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 06:09 AM
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That's terrible. I too have admired your Jeep over the years, hopefuly you can find another low mileage one. That bug never goes away..
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post #14 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 06:58 AM
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Bad luck mate......Im sure there another Jeep with your name on it around the corner! You're OK and thats the main thing.

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got yourself an electrical problem!
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post #15 of 73 Old 08-29-2013, 07:12 AM
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Wow. Terrible. Like others have said, harvest all the aftermarket parts, find another clean one, and start over. And most importantly, glad you're OK physically.

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