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Dial Up Warning! Lots of Carnage Pics! Wife Rolled my '95 Z28

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by 350350, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. 350350

    350350 1/2 ton status

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    Long Story Short, The Wife totaled my car when an old man cut her off on the interstate and when she tried to regain control, she lost it and rolled several times. My kids were with her too, and thanks to them being buckled in tight, they were fine. The Wife, on the other hand, was NOT buckled in, as she refuses to wear her seatbelt, and is still pretty bruised up 2 weeks later! You'd think she would learn her lesson, but notta.

    So in summary, after long debate with the insurance company, I got a reasonable amount of money for my car, and I bought back the wreck for $900. It's got a strong LT1/6spd with 90,000 miles on the clock, and the rear end is good. The interior is mint (as was the rest of the car before the wreck) so I'm going to use the powertrain and interior for my '78 Malibu.

    Here are the pictures of the care before the wreck, then the wreck... Read below for the story and pictures of the replacement car that I'm picking up this weekend...

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    This is the first nice car I'd ever bought, and I always thought I'd be upset if anything happened to it. It had some modifications, so of course insurance doesn't pay for blood, sweat, tears, and being on fire... But let me tell you that when I got the call that said my Wife and Kids were in an accident, the last thing I even thought about was the car... That trip to the hospital was the loneliest 20 minutes of my life, all I could think about was the kids. The car never entered my mind, and I even drove through the accident scene and saw the car on my way to the hospital.

    Anyway, the pictures below are of the replacement car... It just happened that I got lucky and found a '97 SS that is nearly a twin to my car and I always wanted an SS. My car was so clean that I got enough out of it to buy this SS. This SS is also very clean, and untouched, completely stock with the one exception of 4.10 gears that the guy put in when he had the rear end replaced under warranty. I'm flying from North Carolina to New Jersey and driving the car 10 hours back on Saturday, so I'm really excited. I can't believe I'm actually going to have a real SS car. I'm not usually one for flash and hood scoops and tall spoilers, but hell you only live once. I'm generally more of a sleeper kind of guy, so the hood scoop will have to grow on me a little.

    With the Ram Air and other SS modifications, this car should run about as good as my old one did. I was running high 13's before, and I think that's what the LT1 SS's ran as well. Time will tell!

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  2. 350350

    350350 1/2 ton status

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    What happened to the function???[/b]

    OK, until I have a chance to read up on why you can't put images in the body of a post anymore, you have to just cut and paste the url into your browser's address window. The addresses are valid for the pictures.

    Sorry for the PITA, but the pictures are worth it.

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  3. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    There ya go man, its not all of em cause it wont let me do that many at one time....Just make sure you have all the options turned on for replying and when you do its just like using Word or something, theres the icon for inserting a picture. Nice new Z28
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  4. JDBlazer454

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    Wow that brings back memories of a 95 T/A I bought that had been rolled, same color, was going to do the Lt1 swap also but times got tough and I sold the set up to someone who is putting it into a 79 El Camino. Since your salvaging the Lt1 for a swap grab the rear disc brake set up (don't forget to grab the e brake stuff also), that is what I am doing with the rear disc's off the 95 putting them under my 70 Camaro. They use the same rear end under a Malibu and 2nd gen all the same idea's will apply.


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  5. Thunder

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    Ouch! I,m gald everybody is OK and there were no serious injuries. Too bad about your Z-28. That was a pretty car. I have seen pics you have posted of it before. Aways liked it. Good Luck on your Malibu
     

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