Chevy Impala SS Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Well, my girlfriend parked in the wierdest spot( about 25 ft. behind me, down my driveway) which she NEVER does, and never has done. So we go to leave driving my car of course.Rain+tinted windows= cant see, so i put it in reverse like always. She doesnt tell me she parked there, and then SLAM.

Went to cadillac, heres the price list

Bumper(rear)- 560
Taillight housing- 370
Chrome panel(DS rq)-455
so thats $1385.00 in parts, not being looked at, just what i can tell from lookin at it, let alone, paint....
pics up later, im pissed..
 
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
PICS
her car, looks exactly the same, because the front was already smashed..
 
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #3




and yes, i know my car is absolutely filthy, but it rained/snowed all day yesterday
 
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
passenger side tweaked a little..ok, alot..also


here you can see the big dent in the bumper..



Of course this happens now, right as i start saving so i could have alot of mods done before Wagonfest..being a college student, i'll be lucky if it looks decent again by then, nevermind modified....
 
C

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
It's crazy how that's pretty much the only damage that ever happens to Fleetwoods. Bumper shock gets pushed in, side bulges, chrome panel won't fit. Welcome to the club.

It's great how they are so invincible, though. I actually ran right into the side of a parked pickup truck at like a 45 degree angle. The plastic piece on my front bumper cracked. That was it.
 
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
LOL Guys always slay me. And I'm probably the worst one there is when it comes to this stuff. Hahahaha

"parked in the wierdest spot" (a paved driveway on the property of whom's residing inhabitant she was visiting) "She doesnt tell me she parked there" (um, the presence of her car setting there would have provided the most incontraverible evidence without any other direct testimony, or even in the absence of a written authorization slip) hahahaha

Yank that bumper back out before the light moldings take a set. Frankly I don't see you're down by much except a trim clip or two and a bumper skin. Usually the 1/4 chromes will slide right past the bumper and just pop off clean - if you're lucky.

Don't worry, that ain't half as rotten as I felt 20 years ago backing OVER a 3-wheel antique pedal icecream truck I had just spent $150 and 2 months rebuilding for my daughter's X-mas present. The hollow feeling you get in your stomach when you realize she could have been riding it . . .

That's ok, 5 years ago she backed all the way over her brother's new 10-speed on X-mas day . . within hours of him getting it for a present. That's my girl!

I'd apply some of your good fortune back into cherrying up that little Saturn, if for no other reason than just to express in a gallant way to your gf once and for all she really isn't to blame for: 1.parking in a paved driveway, 2.your tint, or even 3.the rain. hahahaha

Sorry. Preaching
 
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
(dirt) driveway thats not lit + 15% tint + rain= couldnt see at all.
 
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
hey whats that 2nd antenna hole for on the driver side? on my R1P it is plugged up, is this for a cell phone? i did notice that there were two holes under the car when I took the tranny out, where the phone was mounted on the tranny hump.
 
C

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
that sucks, but that's not bad at all, pull or push out the bumper adn the rear quarter panel will go back on, adn the plastic will great straigth again, it's not bad, with almost no money it can be fix, good luck
 
E

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
I can't realy tel from the pic is the 1/4 hit too... If not then your okay... And don't worry about the grime my car is looking the same way too. If you pull the bumper im sure it will all fall back into place. Definately get new clips for the 1/4 panel molding. Everyhthing should fal back into place.

Edit: I got the antenna hole in the left side 1/4 too. It was for a cell phone...
 
9

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
yes, it is for the factory car phone. But speaking of those plugs, where could i get one??
 
T

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Damn man, that sucks. :(

Looks like what happened to mine when it was rear-ended. Easy fix.

Use a jack to spread the bumper sucks back out and then pop the quarter trim back on (unless your clips are broke).

All better.
 
M

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
did this to my fleetwood. Stuck a screw type jack from a pick-up between the bumper and the "brace", poped right back out. I never had the chrome bits on mine anyways. they kept falling off and I was too lazy to put them on.
 
C

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
That almost exactly what my car looks like right now. I tried fixing it with a jack out of my dads truck, and it just bent the jack. A bottle jack won't fit in there. I have a floor jack... I wonder if that will fit... hmm...
 
M

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
I had to use 2 wedge shaped blocks of wood to get it popped out far enough to fit the bottle jack. I stuck them between the 2 mounting points of the bumper shock. then hit one with a heavy hammer, then the other in the other direction. worked pretty good.
 
O

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
I had a guy rear-end me in the Fleetwood last year at a stop light. ( :rolleyes: )

Anyway, mine was damaged pretty similar. I bought a used bumper off of eBay for like $200, including the shocks. I just unbolted the squised in bumper, replaced it with the new bumper, and that part was fixed. It did knock off the right molding, but I bought a new clip from the Cadillac dealer, and that went on just fine, too. No damage. The urethane was sort of pushed in around the taillights, but it popped back out OK. I got the bumper off pretty fast, though, so it didn't get a chance for that to get too bad. There is a little spidering in that paint, but as time has passed,it is almost unnoticeable.

So to sum it up, a guy hit me, I collected $2,500 from his insurance company, I fixed it just fine for $200, and I went out for steak.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top