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Old 12-07-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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Yeah, mom and dad don't know anything. Their combined 65+ years of driving experience are nothing compared to my whopping two years experience. Two second rule? That's for old people. Nope! Shh! Zippit! You can't tell me anything. You can't teach me anything. I'm a know-it-all teenager.

He now officially drives a beater. Too much damage under the hood and behind the grill for me to fix. I attached the bumper cover with electric fence wire this morning. Tomorrow I'll secure the headlights with a nice duct tape wrap.

The van he rear-ended had little damage because his Civic basically went up under the rear bumper of the van. Worked out an off-the-books deal with the other driver's dad (other driver was also a student at GBHS).



This car was in almost immaculate shape when I bought it for him. Maybe when it's his dime, he'll care.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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Leave the damage but please make sure the headlights aren't blinding people. Nothing worse than a janky headlight blinding you at night. I learnt the same lesson years ago, drove a beater myself.
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Ahhh yes...the ole "it won't happen to me." Everyone needs to drive a beater!
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Great lesson Dad, Just Thankful he is OK!
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well yeah its because mom and dad don't know anything when it comes to texting and driving.

And i am sure that there was a its not my fault in there somewhere.
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Leave the damage but please make sure the headlights aren't blinding people. Nothing worse than a janky headlight blinding you at night. I learnt the same lesson years ago, drove a beater myself.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:40 PM   #7
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I'd give him a set of wrenches and the address to Butler's u-pull-it.

Glad he is ok.

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I'd give him a set of wrenches and the address to Butler's u-pull-it.

Glad he is ok.

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I think he would need an acetylene torch, too. The radiator support was really mangled, and I know of no other way to fix it other than cutting out the old one and installing a new one.
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Just found an aftermarket radiator support on Amazon for $80. Not bad. He'll need a used hood and used fenders. All of this is on his dime, so if he doesn't want to drive a beater, he'll need to put away a few acorns. Good thing he has a job.
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Nathar,

Don't be too rough on him, since according to stats he is almost destined to be in a wreck.
Let him drive a beater, it will be a daily reminder.
I still retain a mental picture of the brown left front fender that was fitted to my blue Mercury Comet following my brain fart in a parking lot.
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