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Re: [T3] Wrecked '66-'67 Squareback

<x-charset iso-8859-1>Yep. I was thinking the nose was a thin barrier for protection, but then I
found my $200 donor 67 square.

No kidding, the t-bone the PO drove into wrapped around the spare, caved in
the nose, but left the gas tank, or basically everything behind the spare in
perfect condition. A few busted bolts, a front clip, some fenders, trunklid.

He (po) said he wrapped a chain around the nose section, tied it to a tree,
backed up to pull it out, and it drove away. The Monte Carlo he lanced was
totaled (Both drivers walked away shaking their heads).

Also, as much as I appreciate the safety of the breakaway motor mounts in my
crappy pickup (nissan el cheapo), one front-ender in that thing and the car,
my feet, and knees -- gone.

Agreed -- seatbelts, defensive driving, spare tire, good karma.

Interesting topic. Thanks all.

> Honestly, I wouldn't sweat it too much -- I rear-ended a mid-70's Caddy
> (tank!) about 1 1/2 years ago in my '65 bug going about 25mph.  It messed
> up the apron, hood, fenders and spare, but I was fine and the car still
> gets around (new hood/fenders, still need to do the clip).  A buddy of
> totalled a Lexus on the freeway in his '72 bug, pulled out the fenders for
> tire clearance and drove away.  I guess these cars are more solid than
> of the new cars on the road.
> Make *sure* you have a spare in the trunk, the spare is a good-sized bit
> your crash protection.  And (do I need to say this?) make sure everyone's
> wearing their seatbelts.

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