How much of the back is structurally damaged? Pictures? Could always find a Caddy parts car and turn it into a truck...
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.
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.
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!
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.
Of course this all depends on how bad your damage is.