I'm lucky to be alive,unlucky that my new job is is 20 min away.

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  1. marlin795

    marlin795 New Member

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    I got in an accident today,my 68 ford falcon is crunched and un drivable. I hit a lady who slammed on her breaks for an accident around a corner and I got around the corner saw the brake lights slammed on mine and just slit all the way into her right rear corner. My left front end of my car is gone. I was doing about 45 when I hit her. My little brother was in the car but was un injured praise God. I smashed my head into my steering wheel and my nose bled really bad so the paramedics from across the road ran over and jumped all over me and it ended with me being in the ER for 3 hours on a backboard. I'm ok though and it was just cartilage damage. But it still acts up accessionally.
    I'll post a pic later.
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Glad you weren't hurt worse than you were.
  3. armedandsafe

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    Real bummer.

    I remember heading home one evening with all 4 kids in the car. Snowing heavily and still pretty warm. I started around a corner at an intersection after a full stop. The car took aim at a nearby light pole and hit it head on. Not fun.

    Pops
  4. jack404

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    Glad your sorta OK , prayers for a speedy recovery
  5. marlin795

    marlin795 New Member

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    ^ thanks. Bummed about my car being smashed now though.
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    yeah thats sucks , BTDT not a good time ..
  7. marlin795

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    This is my car after the accident. Really not happy.

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  8. gun-nut

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    She dont look to bad. I would say you could get her fixed. I have seen worse. Glad you both are ok!
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    Oh wow, a carburetor ! Havent seen one in awhile !!
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    Glad you're mostly OK, and that your little brother is fine. Rejoicing that it wasn't worse. I know you must be feeling kind of sick about your car...'68 falcon is kind of a classic. Hope you can find parts to get it repaired. Your nose hurts, I know, and we'll be praying for good and quick healing on that, but the car may be a little harder to mend.
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    u can replace a car not your life
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    Glad to hear your ok. I bet your poor eyes are looking pretty black and blue about now. If the frame is not bent on the car and you are mechanical maybe when you have time you can repair it. Sorry to hear this especially during the holidays. I am sure you will figure something out.
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    Yes, the most important thing is that you're both OK! I hope you have luck finding some alternative transportation until the Falcon can be fixed!
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    No frames on the Falcons, they were unitized. From my many years of experience in the auto body industry, I can tell that one can be fixed but whether or not you can find the replacement sheetmetal will be the kicker. The fender well can, if needed, be cut out and the front stop of the underframe straightened, the radiator support cut out and patched in as well. That year of Falcon didn't get a lot of attention, and therefore restoration parts are minimal. Might have some time perusing craigslist and ebay in the near future for you. Glad you are all ok though, that's the biggest thing.
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    Not able to pick yer nose for a while...? Just imagine the booger yer gonna pull out of there when you regain access to your nasal passages....

    mike
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    Thanks for the simpanthy. Now just need a beater to gt me to. Work till I can fix my car.
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    Now that I think about I believe you are right and the mustangs were the same way.
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    First I hope your feeling better, second is your 1968 Ford Falcon kind of a collector, fun or hobby car?

    If so and you're handy plus good at going through junk yards or online searches it looks quite fixable.....if you have the budget and time for it.

    When you're done give it a good paint job and some wheels and you're all set. (I used to work on my old 1960s-1980s cars, not so much the new ones!)
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    ^ It's been in slow restoration for the last 2 years. Now two years of money and time is down the drain. I just got a new carb for the motor 2 weeks ago when I got back from the army. :(
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    wow! flashback to Nov. 2004 for me. I was coming home in my 68 GMC (hence my username) when a guy passed me on the right doing 35 while I made a legal right turn. he hit me hard enough to make the whole complete front end move 3" to the left of normal. it even bent the frame and impossible to find 68 only GMC only grille.

    I feel for you, honestly I do.



    this reminds me of a line I heard once.
    what's the worst part of having ABS? the concept that the guy behind you probably doesn't.
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