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Old 08/30/2006, 03:37 PM   #1
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Angry My GT/CS was in a Hit and Run!!!!!

I had my car sitting at the gas pumps at a local gas station the other day. My husband and I were in the store and we heard a loud crack outside and only briefly thought about what it could be. Brushing it off that it was some vehicle out on the highway making a weird noise. We left and went about our day and later come to find that someone had hit the front bumper on my GT/CS!!!!!!!!!! It was bent down badly and the skirt underneath was pushed in. It was hit very low so there was no damage to the grill, fog lights or hood, thank goodness. There was a trace of maroon and white paint right square in the middle of the bumper on the point. Um, but theres no point there anymore, .
Nobody saw or heard a thing and the videotape had already been taped over by the time I contacted the store. The damage is minimal and probably not enough to even make an insurance claim, (less then $500.00?)but I`d sure like to get my hands on the creep that did it!!!!!!!!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks everybody for letting me vent. I feel better now.

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Old 08/30/2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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...Very very sorry Rhonda :-( Only glad the damage wasn't alot worse, tho I know that doesn't make you feel any better.... A simple door ding would likely set me off. Very sorry for you :-(

P.S. Depending on how big your town is - you may watch the body shops for awhile... My neighbor had a drunk driver take out a large portion of their fence (hit & run) leaving paint chips et-al... We found the suspect car at a body shop a few days later & got a confession.

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Old 08/30/2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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That really stinks! To bad you can't find the jerk and bend the point of his nose down into where his teeth used to be.

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Old 08/30/2006, 05:11 PM   #4
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Talk about a bad day. Sorry for your loss.

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Old 08/30/2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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bummer

look on the bright side, it could have been worse.

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Old 08/30/2006, 10:40 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I knew I could count on you all to make me feel better.

I definitely would like to do that to the person that did it Steve.

Thank you Jason, I am very grateful that it was`nt any worse. Somebody certainly was looking out for my car that day.

I`m going to check on the body shops around town. That is a very good idea Tim!
Its been a rough couple of weeks in my life lately and I really did`nt need this too, but I can get through this. You guys are great!

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Old 08/31/2006, 05:32 AM   #7
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Rhonda, just read about the unfortunate mis-hap on your CalSpec. Really sorry, and sure glad it didn't happen to me. Hope you can get it repaired to your original condition. Hav e a nice day.

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Old 08/31/2006, 07:35 AM   #8
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Rhonda, I'm bummed to hear about your little mishap ... it's sad that the person who did this didn't leave you a note to contact him - that would've been the right thing to do ... oh well, at least no one got hurt, and it sounds like the damage wasn't too major ...

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Old 08/31/2006, 09:02 AM   #9
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Wow, talk about ruining your day. Sorry to hear about that Rhonda. I feel your pain.

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Old 08/31/2006, 11:19 AM   #10
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Old 08/31/2006, 01:28 PM   #11
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What a bummer!!! When my '70 Challenger was hit and run I was furious. Cratered my right rear quarter panel. If I could have found out who did it, I would have sent some friends go visit him/her with a blow torch and vise grips.
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Old 08/31/2006, 02:43 PM   #12
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I'm really sorry for what happened to you, Rhonda. I had someone torch a 72 Chevelle I owned when I was 19. I was livid. Every spare moment was used hunting the guy down for a couple of months. Luckily for both of us, I never found him.

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Old 08/31/2006, 03:55 PM   #13
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Rhonda,

Sorry about your hit and run. Like the others have said, it really could have been worse. I think the front is the best place and if they didn't get your grille, the other parts are regular Mustang parts. My fear is to get hit in the rear, and damage my original fiberglas. Then the sides would be bad if they caught your scoops. When I'm stopped at a light and no one is behind me yet, I'm checking my mirrors to see that the next guy behind me is stopping. I also do this on the motorcycle, don't want to get rear ended. I leave the bike in gear until I have a stopped car behind me. That way, if I need to take off to prevent being rear ended, I'm ready to go.

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Rhonda,

Sorry about your hit and run. Like the others have said, it really could have been worse. I think the front is the best place and if they didn't get your grille, the other parts are regular Mustang parts. My fear is to get hit in the rear, and damage my original fiberglas. Then the sides would be bad if they caught your scoops. When I'm stopped at a light and no one is behind me yet, I'm checking my mirrors to see that the next guy behind me is stopping. I also do this on the motorcycle, don't want to get rear ended. I leave the bike in gear until I have a stopped car behind me. That way, if I need to take off to prevent being rear ended, I'm ready to go.

Indeed, that's probably why there aren't many Shelbys on the road anymore. As much as we enjoy driving, ...and as GT/CScarsity increases - I don't look forward to that day when paranoia out-weighs pleasure! Let's keep up support of our unfortunate towards rapid recovery...

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Old 09/01/2006, 08:44 PM   #15
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Hey Rhonda,

Sorry to hear of your mishap. As everyone said it could've been worse. Hopefully the damage won't to bad (re: $$)

I had the same thought on the grill. I was think to myself if I'm in a situation that something is going to hit the front I'll try to turn so the fender takes the brunt of it . Like I'll have a choice.

Seriously though I know it must be tough to go through. It's tough when it's a new car I can't imagine when it's a classic.

Good Luck!

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