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    Thread: help: rear-ended 1987 refurb Volkswagen Cabriolet

    1. 04-30-2012 04:42 PM #1
      I have a mostly restored 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet. It has been my baby for the last 8 years. On March 6th my husband and I were rear ended by an Armored Vehicle. After 8 days in the hospital and numerous Dr's appointments I believe I (& we) are starting to recover.

      Our car was written off as totaled but we are not convinced. Our engine has now been completely overhauled. Have you seen any conversions people have done once the back side has been totaled? Do you have any suggestions?

      Thank you in advance for any input you may have.

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      04-30-2012 05:03 PM #2
      How much of the back is structurally damaged? Pictures? Could always find a Caddy parts car and turn it into a truck...
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      04-30-2012 06:02 PM #3
      i've seen cars with extensive damage being rebuilt, but its usually frowned upon.



      The way i see it you have 2 choices:

      1.- Get a cheap rolling shell and swap everything from yours to the shell.

      2.- Get a cheap rolling shell and cut it up and weld it to your 1987's butt.



      pics!

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      04-30-2012 06:15 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by MSTRBD View Post
      i've seen cars with extensive damage being rebuilt, but its usually frowned upon.



      The way i see it you have 2 choices:

      1.- Get a cheap rolling shell and swap everything from yours to the shell.

      2.- Get a cheap rolling shell and cut it up and weld it to your 1987's butt.



      pics!

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      04-30-2012 07:06 PM #5
      Sorry to hear that, cabbybaby, hope you recuperate fully, and glad it wasn't worse! Why is it always the people in the Urban Assault Vehicles that rear-end us, not the guy in the MG, Mini Cooper or Fiat 124?? Ah well. After seeing what some of the incredibly talented people on these forums have done with swap-overs, I vote you go that route. Get a good shell, (or make a bad one good!) and move parts over, one at a time. There's enough help here that you could do it easily yourself! You'll end up with a really sweet ride, you'll know every square inch of the car, and you'll have that "I did it myself!" pride thing going for you, too! Best of luck!

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      04-30-2012 08:01 PM #6
      I got hit too...and the insurance wanted to total the car but I refused.
      They can't actually total the car unless you agree to it.

      Got enough payout cash to fix the damage but not enough to record the car as totaled.

      before.


      After



      Of course this all depends on how bad your damage is.

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      04-30-2012 10:07 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by cabbybaby View Post
      I have a mostly restored 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet. It has been my baby for the last 8 years. On March 6th my husband and I were rear ended by an Armored Vehicle. After 8 days in the hospital and numerous Dr's appointments I believe I (& we) are starting to recover.

      Our car was written off as totaled but we are not convinced. Our engine has now been completely overhauled. Have you seen any conversions people have done once the back side has been totaled? Do you have any suggestions?

      Thank you in advance for any input you may have.
      Where are you located ?

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      05-01-2012 09:32 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      They can't actually total the car unless you agree to it.
      Hahahahahahahah, not in Canada eh!

      Insurance companies OWN us up here. If they want to write off the car, they write off the car. Sometimes you can buy it back but it'll be branded.

      Up here when you go to start a policy, you'd better bring a jar of vaseline...
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