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Old 08-06-2011, 10:45 PM
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I got into a car accident today going to a carshow and the el camino didn't make it out so well. I on the other hand came out with a few bumps,and scratches!!! So i guess its on to building another el camino!! My engine may be completely destroyed its going to atleast need a passenger side head!















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Old 08-06-2011, 10:49 PM
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Oh man are lucky to be alive!!!!!!! Most people wouldn't live through a crash like that. Sorry to see your ride crushed but dang glad to see your O.K.!!!
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:50 PM
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Just so we know, what happened????
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:51 PM
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glad you will be ok
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next one will be better im sure
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:55 PM
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Sorry to see what is left of your elky, but you are so very lucky to have survived with your life !
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:04 PM
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This was the engine compartment right after i put the crate 350 in it, the engine and trans had about 3000 miles. I also just put a/c on the car i probably didn't go 500 miles with a/c before this happened!

Heres a pic i had taken on the power tour and the pic of the engine before the wreck!!!


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Old 08-06-2011, 11:14 PM
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That's incredible! Glad to find out you're OK.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:18 PM
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dude what the hell happend? its been awhile since i got out to anything but i believe weve met in the past at old town. hopfully im correct in saying some jackass pulled out in front of you in full speed traffic again. sorry man, it was a nice one. you worked hard on it. that being said, as bad it looks, and it is a real shame, being that bad half way across to your seat, the camino is good to you. had you been driving any of these new plastic cars you very well would not have been around to share the pictures or what happened. so for what its worth, we're all feeling extremely bad for you and the camino. i know the old line is that as long as you are ok,.......... but i dont believe that. something is lost that cant be replaced. good luck man. ive seen a few for sale on various websites lately, so get back in it soon if you can. take care.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:24 PM
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Sorry to hear about your el camino , that really sucks ,glad you are ok .
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:11 AM
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Very glad that you are OK after that wreck, Steve! Good luck in dealing with your insurance company. Let us know how you make out.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:20 AM
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Glad to hear that you're ok. Hate to see an elky looking like that, but I know that it was tough enough to save you.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:36 AM
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Ditto to all the above.Glad you're O.K.Sad ending for a nice ride.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:48 AM
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So sorry your truck is trashed but glad you made it out unharmed.Good luck on your replacement el camino shopping. May I recommend a 1979 this time?
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Steve, So sorry but sure glad that you are OK. It really took a lick. You are going to be sore for a few days I bet.
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Steven , After seeing your great looking
83 in Daytona and knowing all the pride , time , effort and $ you put in your ride , it hurts to see what happened to it . Good to see your injuries were not more serious and must say I`m happily surprised , considering the photos . Take a little time and rest up and as 464elky said you may feel it in the next few days . I hope you plan make some follow up medical visits to check for a concussion or other effects . Please let us know more later . All our best wishes .
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