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Post by MoparJ on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:19 pm

So I was in a rush to make an 'appearance' at my wife's baby shower yesterday and ended up clipping my right front fender/bumper on the way out of my garage! Mad There's a sweet dent/scrape in the fender where it meets the bumper and the bumper pulled away from its mounts to the fender. It's not horrible, but definitely sucks. The bumper is only out of place by maybe a 1/4" and I shouldn't have any major issues securing it back to the fender. But the dent and scrape will be harder to get rid of. I'll post up a picture after lunch when I can get a chance to snap a pic of it.

I'm just pissed at myself for rushing, but what can you do? Question

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Post by Sublime1304 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:23 pm

it sucks. I was rushing out a school last year and ran up the side of a dirt wall and scraped underneath my old car. It was actually kinda the other guys fault because he ran me off the road.

Another instance was when i was rushing to leave my house and backed out of the garage and backed into my dads truck. This was with my old car. No damage to mine though
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Post by Series 5 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:34 am

Hate when that happens! I hope you can get it fixed without costing a bunch of dough. You have a little time before show season starts to get her looking good again.

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Post by MoparJ on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:06 pm

I don't think my car is show worthy since I don't have the patience to clean and wax all the time! I'll do my best to get it looking good, but don't plan on spending any $$ on it. I've got a pic on my phone, so I'll try to load it up today.

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Post by sinistr on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:36 pm

That's usually how is goes. Every time I'm rushing to get something done it either gets scratched or a break something. The worst is when your painting something and your short on time, it never seems to dry fast enough and if you try and rush you will screw it up . Happens everytime.
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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:28 am

Claude Killed a Bucket with his maggy.
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Post by Sublime1304 on Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:09 pm

When i was painting my corner lights, i let them sit forever til i went to install them. Well dont you know as im walking in the garage i drop one. That little bastard got a chip in it and i had to touch it up and let it sit again lol
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Post by sgt tunez on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:13 am

I was rushing to get back to work from a lunch break and I hit a curb when turning. Nice little scratch on my passenger door. Nothing too big but it is noticeable to be at least.
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Post by moddog on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:50 pm

Sgt tunes wrote:I was rushing to get back to work from a lunch break and I hit a curb when turning. Nice little scratch on my passenger door. Nothing too big but it is noticeable to be at least.
Sgt you just gotta stop rushing so much it's coasting $.
Back in FEB. I had a shopping cart hit my right fender it's $1200 to get fixed ouch, but only $50 out of pocket.
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Post by sgt tunez on Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:11 pm

moddog wrote:
Sgt tunes wrote:I was rushing to get back to work from a lunch break and I hit a curb when turning. Nice little scratch on my passenger door. Nothing too big but it is noticeable to be at least.
Sgt you just gotta stop rushing so much it's coasting $.
Back in FEB. I had a shopping cart hit my right fender it's $1200 to get fixed ouch, but only $50 out of pocket.

A little off topic, but I parked my car far away from everyone else in the parking lot at work this morning. Everyone knows how anal I am about my car and usually stay away from it. Well, this morning, some reservist was using my car as a leaning post while stretching for PT!!!! WTF!!!!!! Needless to say, he'll never do it again. And now I have to find a new parking spot since that's the new meeting spot for PT.
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Post by Orangepeel815 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:51 pm

Rushing does suck I forgot to tighten two caliper bolts
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Post by Series 5 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:13 pm

Orangepeel815 wrote:Rushing does suck I forgot to tighten two caliper bolts

Forgot to tighten them? You first have to install the bolts before you can tightening them. affraid lol!


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Post by MoparJ on Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:30 pm

LoL

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Post by Orangepeel815 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:46 pm

Series 5 wrote:
Orangepeel815 wrote:Rushing does suck I forgot to tighten two caliper bolts

Forgot to tighten them? You first have to install the bolts before tightening them. affraid lol!
I put them in I just didn't tighten them
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Post by Series 5 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:06 pm

I'm just glad everything worked out and you got the new discs installed. Since you installed them have you noticed any better stopping ability?

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Post by RTCHAS on Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:36 am

Series 5 wrote:I'm just glad everything worked out and you got the new discs installed. Since you installed them have you noticed any better stopping ability?
More importantly did you get the Right graded bolts back in there?
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Post by Orangepeel815 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:59 pm

I have to get them at the dealership I haven't driven the car since the new discs were put on although I did try them out on the way home and there is a big difference with stopping .
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Post by TrueBlue on Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:02 pm

Orangepeel815 wrote:Rushing does suck I forgot to tighten two caliper bolts


Now that could have turned out very costly! Thankfully you noticed soon enough.

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Post by Daxter404 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Well last week this lady was rushing and rear ended me, my bump has no structural damage it al bent back out. but i need to get it re-painted. Atleast it will fix the other scratches i already had near the wheel wells.
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Post by TrueBlue on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:19 pm

^^^ Those are the kind of people that should be required to retake their test!
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Post by claude9039u on Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:26 pm

Yes after I hit the bucket and it scratched the car I killed it!
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Post by TrueBlue on Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:14 pm

LOL!!! That stinkin' bucket!
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Post by moddog on Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:41 pm

I take mine in Monday to get the right fender replaced and the fascia repainted
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Post by 345PAHemi on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:44 pm

i was rushing once out of my driveway which is long and narrow and hit the back quarter panel and put sligth den over wheel well....still havent fixed completely...so i hear ya it sux
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