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Old 12-06-2018, 02:20 AM
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After waiting for the right C6 to come along, I found a 05 Z51 6sp manual with 54k on the clock. The previous owner completely upgraded the stereo, installed Z06 rear quarter panels, deck spoiler, Corsa catback, and ZR1 wheels. I had been enjoying driving my car for 12 days when I was T-Boned by a 29 year old driving a GMC Serra. I can only assume she was texting and driving in order to drive right thru a red light at 4:30 in the afternoon the day before Thanks Giving. The biggest thing I'm grateful for is that my grandson wasn't with me. Usually when I'm driving the "Vette"(my C4 or C6) my grandson with right along with me. The car is repairable and I should get is back a couple of days before Christmas.

Brought 9 Nov 2018

T-Boned 21 Nov 2018
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:24 AM
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Bummer.... good to hear you are OK and you machine can be repaired. ... good luck
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Happy to hear to hear it is repairable; even happier to hear you are OK.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:33 AM
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OUCH!! glad your ok
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:42 AM
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Good opportunity to widen the front end now. Glad you're okay.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:57 AM
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I feel your pain😫
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:07 AM
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Looking at your pics I'm also glad your grandson wasn't with you as well. Sorry to see what your going through. Hopefully she got a citation.

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:26 AM
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Glad to hear you are alright, and the car is repairable, and you want to sue her, get lawyer, and then go get her phone records. If she was texting, it will show the time she texted.

If you want to do some reading, here is your owners manual:

http://www.c6registry.com/Technical/manuals/2005OM.pdf

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:49 AM
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Happy to hear to hear it is repairable; even happier to hear you are OK.
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Typically a side-hit like that results in some kind of frame damage.

Getting rammed by an idiot texting = actively seeking serious compensation.

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Old 12-06-2018, 10:08 AM
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Sorry for your damage. Hope the repair doesn't take too long. It took GM about 6 weeks to get me a new door when I got hit in the door 2 years ago in my 012 coupe.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:20 AM
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looks totaled,

frame and ''a-piller'' damage,,

if being repaired,make sure its done right
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:24 AM
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Wow! Tough way to start the Holiday Season!
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dmaxx3500 View Post
looks totaled,

frame and ''a-piller'' damage,,

if being repaired,make sure its done right
Looks like the hit was high on the door. No damage to rocker panel so hopefully no frame damage.

OP glad your OK and hope they repair your car to your satisfaction.
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Originally Posted by dmaxx3500 View Post
looks totaled,

frame and ''a-piller'' damage,,

if being repaired,make sure its done right
I may be wrong but I don't see damage to either. It is hard to tell from the pic though.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:39 PM
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OH man I hate to see these...glad you are okay.
The side damage doesn't look to bad, but hitting that curb I would suspect some suspension damage and drivability issues down the road.
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Glad you are ok and good luck with repairs.
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Tough to look at that damage, hopefully you get her back soon, the big thing is that no one got hurt
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:53 PM
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Ouch, it hurts to see this! Go after her, make it HURT!
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