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« on: April 16, 2018, 12:29:51 AM »

Well it has been a while since I have had anything new to post here. Though I do enjoy reading what everyone else is up to as often as I can.

The Saturday before Easter since our kids were about to head back to college after their Spring Break at home we decided to go to the next town over for lunch. Since it was a nice day, I decided we'd head over in the Charger to make it an even more special occasion.

After lunch we stopped off at the store where I carefully chose a parking spot at the end of a row figuring that with nobody parking next to us the car would be a bit safer.

After we came out of the store I was putting a couple of things in the trunk and I heard a "THUNK" sort of noise. I also immediately heard my daughter totally losing it on somebody. I shut the trunk and came around to the passenger side where people were starting to gather. What greeted me was a pretty large dent in my passenger door.

When I got everyone calmed down (I was in shock and disbelief myself), I got the older guys information and found out that he had just helped his wife into his vehicle, loaded her walker, and when he turned around to grab his groceries, his loaded shopping cart had rolled downhill into the side of my Charger.

The dent is uglier than this picture makes it look. It is pushed in far enough that my door gap is noticeably off in the rear although it opens and shuts fine.

Charger door dent by Tolley's Charger, on Flickr

So far my collector car insurance company has been very helpful. The adjuster who came out a couple days after the incident to document everything at my house was very complimentary. He sees a lot of cool cars and he thought he had not encountered one as nice as mine in a long time.

I talked to "Mopar Ed" http://www.themoparshop.com/shop/ (the gentleman who painted my Charger) a week ago Friday and he will be making an opening in his schedule for me in early May after he is done with Spring Fling in Van Nuys, and Mopars at the Strip in Las Vegas.

I think the door will survive and not need replacement or an excessive amount of filler. But we'll see. I will update this thread as repairs are underway and completed.

Keep an eye on your beauties when you take them out men!

 

Tolley
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 07:18:44 AM »

So sorry, that SUCKS!! But you are handling it well...
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 08:30:16 AM »

Oh no Tolley! So sorry to hear about your baby.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 03:23:43 PM »

Same thing happened to me the first time I had my black car out.   Only it wasn't the elderly rather 2 kids playing around in their moms Vette.   I lost it too.
In the end as long as everyone is ok the Charger will be back to normal soon enough.   I know it doesn't make for an easy situation though.   If you need anything let us know.   Bill
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 06:18:19 PM »

Sorry to hear that. Better the door than the quarter 
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 07:20:42 PM »

Tolley, that's awful. But at least you're not going to be gathering parts for the job.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 07:26:53 PM »

Yeah Rich, I keep reminding myself that the quarter or fender would have been worse news. I could get a brand new door if it were needed. 😊👍🏻


Sorry to hear that. Better the door than the quarter  
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 09:13:42 PM »

Tolley, Sorry to hear about your car but no one was hurt that's was a good thing.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 11:35:37 PM »

 
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 04:58:40 PM »

OMG Tolley. Nooooooooooooooooooo!!

I would be beyond angry. Tell the insurance guys the dent ruined your 578 Hemi engine and you need a new one installed 
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 05:12:37 PM »

Tell the insurance guys the dent ruined your 578 Hemi engine and you need a new one installed 

 
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1970 Charger 500
1972 Dart Swinger
1963 W100
1997 Ram 2500 SLT Cummins
2008 Dodge Caliber
See my Charger restoration on this forum at:
http://www.1970chargerregistry.com/mboard/index.php?topic=26.0
And on the web at:
http://www.1970dodgecharger500.com/2004present/
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