So the title says it. I let a friend drive it and he ended up using it to uproot a mesquite tree. Needless to say he won't be driving any of my vehicles again.
Bent radiator support (may be able to be straightened)
Broken hood latch cable
Destroyed Grill (Painted a week ago . It looked good)
Bent driver side door (can be straightened)
Destroyed bumper cover
Bent tire well (may be able to be straightened)
Destroyed radiator fans
Destroyed headlight housing
Destroyed corner light housing
That is all I can come up with off the top of my head. Some see this as a huge disappointment and I agree though it is just that much more motivation to get a transmission for my '95. As for the '92 though, the frame is still straight and nothing serious is broken. Even the radiator and condensor is still good (I have no idea how they survived). In fact the car still starts and drives but due to the fact the hood will no longer close and I have no radiator fans it will have to be towed around a bit. My plans for it is I'm going to go to my local wrecking yard and try to buy one of the cars down there that has had the rear end cut off. Hopefully I can get it for only a few hundred. This obviously may take a while as I'm in the middle of a job change, have no vehicle to drive, and still recovering from the holidays, but one thing is for sure. I'm not going to be like most people and just junk it. It has too much sentimental value to just be junked. It also makes for a really good project and a car to learn on. On that point, expect updates and also, more pics to come.
For some reason the airbag didn't deploy but the light did come on. If i'm not mistaken the sensor is suppose to be mounted underneath the spot the hood spring rest on. For some reason mine doesn't have this sensor there and I can't even find any wires that might have gone to it. Is this maybe something that could have been removed by the factory as it was originally owned by a school district?
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