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silet
post Mar 4 2005, 10:30 PM
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The trunk floor needs more support, because just having flat sheetmetal has totaled sedans also. Then again you don't know if it's really better or worse in a similar rear end collision. My truck, 1990 Mazda B2600 has a boxed frame. The original owner was rear ended and the frame held up, but the bed had to be replaced.


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post Mar 4 2005, 11:23 PM
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post Mar 5 2005, 12:54 AM
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QUOTE (silet @ Mar 4 2005, 07:30 PM)
The trunk floor needs more support, because just having flat sheetmetal has totaled sedans also. Then again you don't know if it's really better or worse in a similar rear end collision. My truck, 1990 Mazda B2600 has a boxed frame. The original owner was rear ended and the frame held up, but the bed had to be replaced.
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Actually, if you look at the trunk floor, there is the recessed "box" where the spare tire and jack are located, which gives some support, and the center tow hook is welded to that. If there is the center tow hook there, that does have some structure in order to support any stress by using the tow hook. However, what I see is the individual side framerails can easily be misaligned with each other (not parallel to each other) by not having a crossmember to prevent one side from being pushed forward. The problem I do see is this "box" is in the way; too close to the bumper, to put a cross member where it should be at the end of the frame rail. The hitch does tie both rails together and also connecting the center tow hook to it which prevents 1 side rail from being pushed forward.

What I would like to see is some pics of the undercarriage to see what happened, and try to explain to members not only what happened, but to show possible mods that can be done to keep the car intact in an accident (probably best left to the pro).

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post Mar 6 2005, 09:59 AM
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Passenger Front
Driver Front

Probably the worst damage done to the car :-\

A few others to note though :

1. While putting on the spare tire. In the snow, rain and mud. After having DESTROYED my front drivers rim on a curb...still don't know how, I put a rather large dent above the tire from leaning into the car not thinking. Just a little more aggrivation to add to that day.

2. Still in school, and parking lots are hell with 300 teenagers so ive gotten a few dents and dings from there.

Probably the extent of the damage for me...nothing bad yet smile.gif

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post Mar 6 2005, 05:08 PM
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Just got this yesterday.



Check this thread for more details.


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post Mar 21 2005, 08:17 PM
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well today, actually only about 2 hours ago, my girlfriend was backing out of the driveway and scraped the back bumper and rear drivers side panel on the fence. I was very surprised that I was able to stay some-what calm, used no swear words and overall did very good.

I'm guessing it will probably be like $1000 to fix it, I highly doubt it can be buffed out. It looks like it's all the way down to the metal. And I'm definitly not going to claim it on my car insurance because I started this policy just 5 months ago, so the rates will sky rocket.

Man this really sucks, I don't even have 10,000 miles on it yet!!!!!!!!!!! angry-hitselfonhead.gif


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Got you beat, this happend today, with only 6500 miles on it




Man this sucks,, sorry to hear about all your guy's bangs and bumps..

I guess im part of the club now


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post Mar 26 2005, 10:42 AM
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Natef53, what the hell happened to the interior?

do you own a RD Elantra?


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While I was driving to work, on Wednesday 23 March 2005, it was raining really hard. I was going about 10MPH under the speed limit. A car cut into my lane on I-95. I tapped the brakes and did a 450 degree spin. I slid sideways while looking at the guard rail for about 200 feet. Then it happened. My front tires went down the incline of the median and directly into the guard rail. SMASH!!!

24 March I got the estimate done. $3500.00 so far. There might be some hidden damage by the radiator support. I drop it off on the 31st to get fixed. They said it should only take 10 days to fix.

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post Mar 26 2005, 06:21 PM
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Bugs, wow thats a lot of damage, glad that you are OK. Did the airbag deploy, if not, should it have?


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QUOTE (gpagpa @ Mar 26 2005, 06:21 PM)
Did the airbag deploy, if not, should it have?
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No and No. I hit the guardrail with the right front sorta going backwards. It actually pulled the bumper support away from the car. See pic below.

This is a pic showing how the bumper was pulled away from the mounting bracket.


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