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FlyingTog
02-22-2008, 02:15 PM
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We'll get her going again. As soon as this ****ty weather goes away...


Pete.

Sp3aK
02-22-2008, 02:21 PM
Wow that sucks man... I miss the snow but when I see stuff like this I'm glad I don't have to bother with it.

It'll be better now anyways right!? Ecode stuff FTW

Chris_R
02-22-2008, 02:23 PM
Damn, you broke the purple. :-(

slammed145
02-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Bald tires + ice = Don't drive the car, you idiot!

You're lucky you didn't kill someone.

ShadowofBob
02-22-2008, 02:53 PM
Bummer about the car. New hood, outer fender, and bumper along with reshaping the inner fender and you'll be good to go. No offense, but those front tires(the ones that give you braking power) look practically bald! Was a dumb idea to even try to drive with them in the snow/slush. That combined with idiot SUV drivers who think 4wd = unstoppable in the snow are probably why there are 75% of accidents on the freeway/interstate out in Colorado. If you drive in the snow/ice use snow tires. I know I wouldn't go anywhere in the winter without them.

Fake-R
02-22-2008, 03:07 PM
dang. time for a new bumper though! staying stock?

the poi
02-22-2008, 03:08 PM
awww, poor purple car : (

NChoy
02-22-2008, 03:26 PM
Expensive lesson.

GSWAGON
02-22-2008, 05:20 PM
that car would probably be considered totaled.

I've always like the purple 960's

esunbaboon
02-22-2008, 06:19 PM
I had problem with bald tires and ice last year, I ended up with a broken rim, bent axle, and messed up caliper. Hope you get everything worked out.

volvo940tuner
02-22-2008, 06:37 PM
damn son. not too much work involved to fix it so it could have been worse, but it always sucks when teh carz hits stuffs

FlyingTog
02-22-2008, 06:47 PM
Damn, you broke the purple. :-(

Aaahh, you're making feel even worse...

Bald tires + ice = Don't drive the car, you idiot!

You're lucky you didn't kill someone.

I know. I didn't think they were as bad as they are... They're fine in the rain, and we rarely get assloads of snow here, so I deemed it not a problem... Obviously it was a problem...

Bummer about the car. New hood, outer fender, and bumper along with reshaping the inner fender and you'll be good to go. No offense, but those front tires(the ones that give you braking power) look practically bald! Was a dumb idea to even try to drive with them in the snow/slush. That combined with idiot SUV drivers who think 4wd = unstoppable in the snow are probably why there are 75% of accidents on the freeway/interstate out in Colorado. If you drive in the snow/ice use snow tires. I know I wouldn't go anywhere in the winter without them.

Totally agree, but they are fine in the wet, but clearly not in the ice/snow... I only got this car in October... I haven't had a chance to do much except chage it's oil twice and to general taking care stuff.

Not much snow to be gotten here, either, and it's about the flattest land you'll come across... Not many people have snow tires are here, and are total retard drivers in the snow because we don't get much. Show's you how much better I am in the snow than everyone else who lives here.... Ha.

I think some inner fender and radiator support straightening, new outter fender, headlight and fog light and a ziptied bumper until I can find a good one is gonna do it. I can fix the hood well enough to work and look good, too, until I can find a good one/have the money for a good one.

dang. time for a new bumper though! staying stock?

Probably, unless I find an 850R or V70R in and yards around here with a good bumper... I think for now I'm going to punch some holes and zip-tie the hell out of it until I can find a good one.

awww, poor purple car : (

Gaah! I know!! I'm sooo bummed that I did the Purple so wrongly. I feel really bad about it...

Expensive lesson.

Sound like my dad... But yes, it certainly is. Slow down when it's below freezing or there's snow/slush/ice out, and make sure your gear is up to snuff. And don't drive if you don't have to...

that car would probably be considered totaled.

I've always like the purple 960's

Maybe, maybe not. Apperently, Bluebook is around $5,000 for my car, and that was about $2,000-$3,000 of damage...

And, I really like my Purple! I don't think I could go to a different color 960. It's a great color because no one can guess what it is. It's dark and mysterious... lol. At least I can get some mixed and respray it... And I'll only need to do a few panels...

I had problem with bald tires and ice last year, I ended up with a broken rim, bent axle, and messed up caliper. Hope you get everything worked out.

Ouch. I'm really glad my car is 99% cosmetic. I think it's time for at least two new tires... Maybe I'll get lucky and find a Volvo with good wheels and tires in the junkyard...


Thanks for the words, guys.

I kinda wish I had thought to get on the throttle and spin the thing out. That may have saved my front and just slid the side of the car into the dirt on the side of the road... Or maybe just made my plow into the phone pole 5 feet past where I hit... Anyway, back to work!! Gotta straighten the hood the rest of the way... And take the fender off.

Thanks!


Pete.

Mr. Porter
02-22-2008, 06:50 PM
that is a pimp color!

sorry to hear about it tho.

FlyingTog
02-22-2008, 06:54 PM
damn son. not too much work involved to fix it so it could have been worse, but it always sucks when teh carz hits stuffs

Word.

I feel so bad.... I haven't apologized to my car yet, either. I think it needs some support. It looks so sad, rejected and hated sitting in my driveway sans headlight and bumper... Maybe I should roll her into my garage and get her out of the weather. She can chill with the Bugeye until I can get her the parts.

I just feel so bad about doing the Purple wrong... I need to get her fixed and better than before A.S.A.P.!


Pete.

FlyingTog
02-22-2008, 06:55 PM
that is a pimp color!

sorry to hear about it tho.

Yessir. I <3 teh Perpul.

And thanks.

speedn_j
02-22-2008, 07:02 PM
well that sucks..but i think buying a set of snow tires would have been cheaper.

FlyingTog
02-22-2008, 07:04 PM
well that sucks..but i think buying a set of snow tires would have been cheaper.

Not enough annual snow to constitute the purchase of snow tires... And no hills to worry about, being that Cape May County is one huge sandbar... But yeah, it would've been a cheaper to at least have gotten new tires... That's next on the list!

stylngle2003
02-22-2008, 09:41 PM
what kind of rack is that?

impulse922
02-22-2008, 10:38 PM
this reminds me of that clip they showed on the weather channel 50 million times today/yesterday of a ford contour spinning around on a highway/interstate.

stylngle2003
02-22-2008, 10:52 PM
this reminds me of that clip they showed on the weather channel 50 million times today/yesterday of a ford contour spinning around on a highway/interstate.
i saw that too. guy was lucky

buzz
02-22-2008, 11:01 PM
:grrr:

FlyingTog
02-22-2008, 11:55 PM
what kind of rack is that?

Thule of some sort. Had the setup for MANY years. It's been on many cars. From Jeeps, to Saabs, to Mercedes Benzs to Volvos....

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this reminds me of that clip they showed on the weather channel 50 million times today/yesterday of a ford contour spinning around on a highway/interstate.

Ha, you're right... It was not a fun feeling, not being able to control my car, and watching it hit a tree. Not in slow motion, either. It happened pretty fast...

:grrr:

Did I say I was sorry?? I feel really bad for hurting the Purple! Like, REALLY bad. I have good bodywork skills, as does my dad, and we have a "booth" of sorts and all the gear, so she'll be back to normal soon! I'm going part hunting tomorrow. Hopefully I can at least find a fender... You wouldn't happen to know of any Purple 960 parts around, would you?


Pete.

skld
02-23-2008, 12:10 AM
The plum has been injured! :grrr: I think plum is my 2nd favorite color (volvo red is #1) Well, hopefully it is reborn even better than before!

buzz
02-23-2008, 01:40 AM
You wouldn't happen to know of any Purple 960 parts around, would you?


No. But I happen to know of a purple S40 tucked away for the winter in my heated garage.

Lord Tentacle
02-23-2008, 02:09 AM
No. But I happen to know of a purple S40 tucked away for the winter in my heated garage.

except for when i come by to steel it and drive it to a salt encrusted chicago :lol:

if you need any 960 parts from the JY and cant find them localy LMK
i've had good luck of late tracking them down

dbh86
02-23-2008, 02:11 AM
except for when i come by to steel it and drive it to a salt encrusted chicago :lol:

And wash the body with a nice bath of brine?

Lord Tentacle
02-23-2008, 02:19 AM
And wash the body with a nice bath of brine?

the trucks on the highway do it for you;-)

dbh86
02-23-2008, 02:22 AM
the trucks on the highway do it for you;-)

but you need to grind it into the paint...

that's where the fun begins