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post #1 of 46 Old 01-12-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Got in an accident today, I may cry.......

I had an accident in my Camaro this afternoon. I had meetings all morning at work and was headed home for lunch before my next round of meetings at 15:00; what a way to soend my day off right? Well I pulled up to a stop light with a car and truck in fromt of me, the light turned green and they started to move. I glanced up at my reirview mirror and when I looked back they were on their brakes from other traffic ahead, needless to say I could not stop in time and BAM! The truck sustained almost no damage but my plastic car is broken up pretty good, you can see where his reciever hitch went through my bumper. Well at least I have good insurance and it is only going to cost me $250. Needless to say my day is now crap! The wife was pretty good about it and told me not to worry it will be as good as new again.




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That really sucks

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ouch!! They can fix that though. You will be getting a new front end and she will look good as new!


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Man that sucks! They will get it fixed up though No one hurt I hope.
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Man that sucks! They will get it fixed up though No one hurt I hope.
Nothing hurt but my pride, I have always prided myself on being a great driver with only one accident in my life and that was a little fender bender in a parking lot when I was 17 and no tickets since 1981. I guess this was a wake up call.


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post #6 of 46 Old 01-12-2012, 07:28 PM
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Totally sorry dude. Looks like your grille got it too. If you have to replace the grille anyway, may I suggest a new heritage grille replacement? If you like the look, it may bring a little happiness to your day. Insurance may not cover the entire cost, but it should cover most of it and make the upgrade affordable. Labor should be mostly covered as well! Absolutely love mine. Hope they can turn it around for you quickly!
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Not a bad idea, where did you get it?


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Ouch! I'm glad it wasn't worse.


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Sorry about that....We try to be perfect all the time...we expect to be.

But we can't all the time...stuff happens...

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post #10 of 46 Old 01-12-2012, 08:21 PM
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You can pick one up from any chevy Dealer. Picked mine up from Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan but I am sure any dealer can get one for you. I had mine painted to match the car. A couple of advantages for painting it, they look a lot better and if you use a paste wax, it won't get stuck in the plastic. Also the hot sun in Texas can fade the dark grey original plastic color in a hurry.

Paint options that Berger offered was a blacked out look for the grille (which I did), or the old RS look which is sort of a two tone with the interior portion of the grille black and the outside border color matched to the car body. Since the insurance should cover the cost of a stock grille replacement and the labor to install it, it would be a great time to upgrade. It will never be cheaper to do so if you like the look!

Best of luck,

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