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Unread 08-29-2013, 01:00 PM   #31
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Just silicone the gaps around the rear doors and keep driving it. j/k
Amazing how the lift gate, glass, tail lights and everything look unharmed. Shoot I dont even see the standard WJ dent by the lift gate handle!

I'd have expected a lot more damage other than a scratched bumper for the impact to have bent the unibody like it did.
Well for one, the vehicle that hit him has a very low front end and it was even lower due to the extreme brake dive from slamming on the brakes.

And his Jeep seems to have suffered the same fate as mine. The hitch probably took the brunt of the impact, which transfers the force to the unibody frame. The 'crumple zone' of the Jeep is most likely designed to do exactly what it did and bend downward. I was rear ended on tuesday by an F150, so I have a crumpled hatch and rear bumper, but my rear door gaps don't line up and there is a stress crack in the c-pillar paint.

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Unread 08-29-2013, 01:27 PM   #32
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^^^Sorry to hear about That, with the unibody bent, it will not be repairable

And some more wrecked pics + pics of F.....
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Unread 08-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #33
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Sad pics dude.

Good news: your Jeep appears to have beaucoup salvageable parts so let's drikk opp! for the re-build!
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Unread 08-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #34
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Did your hitch get pushed into your gas tank?
If not..roughly what was the clearance pre-accident?
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Unread 08-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #35
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Noooo...

Im glad you're ok though.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #36
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So sorry Thomas

I sent you an email last night - I think you will like the incentive I'm giving you to get a new WJ.

Please let us know what the doctor says - hope you feel OK. You got hit very hard.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #37
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So sorry Thomas

I sent you an email last night - I think you will like the incentive I'm giving you to get a new WJ.

Please let us know what the doctor says - hope you feel OK. You got hit very hard.
Thx, i read That one, thx,
I highly appriciated your incentive
, i might end up down the Jeep Road again.
My Jeep bug is down right now, but i bet it will bite back hard again.

Thx a ton for all your suport and Nice part prices threw the years Nick, without you it wouldnt be possible for me to buildt That Nice Jeep here in Norway due to costs.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #38
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I'm glad you are okay. As much as it sucks to lose a vehicle, I am glad it bend the way it did and prevented injury.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 08:05 PM   #39
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Ya it really seemed to absorb the impact well. Such a sad end for a pretty WJ. The green is beautiful.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 12:46 AM   #40
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Sorry buddy. You were always enthusiastic about your build. Hopefully you catch the bug again and can reign supreme with Norway's nicest WJ!
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Unread 08-30-2013, 03:29 AM   #41
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I'm glad you are okay. As much as it sucks to lose a vehicle, I am glad it bend the way it did and prevented injury.
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Ya it really seemed to absorb the impact well. Such a sad end for a pretty WJ. The green is beautiful.
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Sorry buddy. You were always enthusiastic about your build. Hopefully you catch the bug again and can reign supreme with Norway's nicest WJ!
Thx guys, positive thing,,,
Guy That put value on car for insurance company totalt understood my situation and they will offer me an amount for my Jeep, then another amount for all parts and upgrades put onto it, we will see how That ends.

Now off to pull stereo, floor Mats, tuner,,,
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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:27 AM   #42
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Oh no..
R.I.P. Tomahawk WJ
I hope youre O.K. ??

Good Luck to find fast a new WJ
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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:45 AM   #43
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Got some pulled out of the wreck today,
Alpine HU,
Rockford Fosgate Amp's,
Sub woofer,
Rugged Ridge floor liners,
Superchip tuner,
All my Jeep and personal stuff,

Feels a little better now,

Thx for all the support from all you great JF members.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #44
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I also feel sorry for you, Thomas.

If you need assistance from Germany for research to get a Jeep from here, then contact me.

We have a lot GC here for sale, I´m not sure if it makes sense to import one from Germany, but it´s worth an attempt.

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Unread 08-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #45
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Wow that sucks. You put a lot of time and effort and $$$ into that Jeep, it was really beautiful. With all your experience, just think of how much easier it will be to hop up your next WJ
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