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|Wangan Midnight Expressway Forums > Automotive > RIP Nyx, 06/1973 to 05/2012|
|Posted by: PanzerAce May 16 2012, 05:39 PM|
| Figured I'd post about it here, even though I haven't given you guys much info about my Z. My mechanic was bringing it back to his shop today from the exhaust shop to do the tune up and dyno on my new Rebello built engine, and a lady in an SUV ran a red light and totaled my baby.
The good news is that nobody was hurt, there's a police report, and her insurance is covering EVERYTHING, and the engine survived, so atleast the heart of the beast that I spent way too much money on is going to find a new home. No pictures right now, but I'll post them up when I get them tomorrow.
|Posted by: Lorenzo* May 16 2012, 05:47 PM|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 16 2012, 09:24 PM|
| Man what the f**k is it with women in SUVs hitting these cars!? My 240Z got hit twice and both times it was some dumb woman in an SUV not paying any f**king attention.
There should be an extra, more rigorous driving test required to license anyone to drive an SUV. Because straight-up making it only female would be sexist or something, but the point is, women don't belong anywhere near an SUV. In my personal experience they just cause damage.
And it's not like they're safer, either! It's just ridiculous. Sorry for your loss but glad that insurance is fully covering the accident. So hopefully you'll find yourself another even better Z body and drop that delicious motor into it. This doesn't have to be a bad thing!
I mean hell, the two ladies who hit my 240Z paid for all the body work I was going to have done anyway.
|Posted by: Benovelence May 16 2012, 09:45 PM|
|man...now thats unlucky for you panzer....women should've stick with MPV's,small K-Car and Hatchbacks and such..Just saying..|
|Posted by: The J May 16 2012, 10:32 PM|
| Uncanny. There was a yellow 240Z that got partly run over by a semi that the mechanic at Sunrise Z was driving to the paint place just a few months ago. There's something in the air man...
At least you have the engine.
|Posted by: Wanderer May 16 2012, 10:50 PM|
|Why not go the Devil Z route and bring her back from her coma? Would the insurance money be enough for that?|
|Posted by: PanzerAce May 16 2012, 11:09 PM|
| Because contrary to what the anime/manga would have you believe, once the body/frame is out of true, you're basically never going to get it to go right anymore.
I've got a '78 shell that I might swap parts into, I just need to figure a way to make a Rebello L30 pass smog first....
Though, TBH, depending on how much insurance pays out, I *might* be ditching the Z path for awhile and instead build a factory five Daytona replica.....
|Posted by: Wanderer May 16 2012, 11:15 PM|
Oooooh Daytona! If you do go that route, I'll be eagerly waiting you're build thread.
|Posted by: N643 May 17 2012, 12:00 AM|
| cuz u have no idea how shell & body works on a car, once they frame is damage u can never get it back to original form
so the car is goner & garages like to buy these cars & fix them up then sell so small town folks cuz they can make a quick buck off of it
|Posted by: Wanderer May 17 2012, 12:14 AM|
I know how it works, it was simply the lack of details that gave me hope it'd be salvageable.
|Posted by: Rotary Tuner May 17 2012, 05:11 AM|
| Man, what a way to go for such a Z. Not being sexist, but what's up with women and their SUVs these days? RIP to your Z.
Then again, you still have the engine. You still have that '78 shell to inherit the power... Good luck with your rebuilding, man.
|Posted by: PanzerAce May 17 2012, 11:47 AM|
You can't really tell in the last picture, but that tower is all kinds of bulged out from when the suspension tried to escape towards the engine.
|Posted by: the unknown May 17 2012, 04:09 PM|
| That sucks man, im sorry to hear that...
I got my old legacy totaled by a kid in a Tahoe, SUV's can cause alot of damages...
Its good the the engine and everyone is safe...
These kind of idiots are the main reason i fitted metal bumpers, as people in Saudi tend to fully brake when they see a car accident 2km Away and decide to tweet and stare at it ...
Stay safe man, and im sorry about ur loss ..
|Posted by: Benovelence May 17 2012, 09:21 PM|
i loled at this...but all seriousness here..hope you can find a new shell.Good luck panzer..
|Posted by: Rotary Tuner May 17 2012, 09:34 PM|
|Oh man, looking at the damage to your Z was quite painful... good luck again to your Z rebuilding.|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 17 2012, 10:00 PM|
| Yep, that would be a total loss right there. That body'll never be the same.
Let us know when you've jumped into a new one!
|Posted by: PanzerAce May 17 2012, 10:34 PM|
That's the good news of this whole thing, we're going to be looking for a car that's MINT interior and exterior with a bad/stock/whatever engine.
The other good news is that my mechanic is THE guy for old nissans/datsuns/Zs specifically. He has customers driving in from Wisconsin to have him do work on their stuff. I know he'll help me get as much as possible out of the insurance company, and help me track down a new car. The Z forums and a bunch of my Z bros in other states have been really helpful as well.
We'll find a new car, we'll make it better, we have the technology.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan May 18 2012, 12:18 AM|
|Sweet! When you do find it lemme know so I can drop by the shop for giggles. I'm living in Concord now which isn't that far away from ya. Even if it's just to oogle the Zs that would be worth it.|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Jun 5 2012, 06:01 PM|
|Insurance is giving me just over 12k after I buy back the car. Already got a '72 in white with red interior in line for when I get the check.|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Jun 8 2012, 07:33 PM|
Holy crap, 12k!? And here I was happy about getting 2k out of mine. Damn sweet deal! 12k buys a hell of a lot of Z these days!!
|Posted by: PanzerAce Jun 8 2012, 09:20 PM|
| White one's a no go, decent amount of rot on the lower quarters.
I do have a line on a grandma-driven, one owner, 77k mile car....
|Posted by: Benovelence Jun 8 2012, 11:04 PM|
hmmm...interesting...do tell Panzer..
|Posted by: Kenzz Jun 10 2012, 07:39 AM|
| I wonder even how much Devil Z's costs in Australia these days, considering we have this bullshit carbon tax and some anti-old-car-laws...
I wouldn't mind getting/salvage one and get my dad and his tuning mechanical friends and help me build a z... for general use..
But that means no mt for me, doing my L's. saving up money...
Probs $5-6k if i save a shit load and mt about 10 games.. a month. lol
sorry to hear about your Z man,
either that or i go for an 86/SkylineR32 or Hakosuka..
|Posted by: N643 Jun 10 2012, 09:11 AM|
|u have no idea how much a Hakosuka cost or how many of them are left do u lol|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Jun 11 2012, 11:25 PM|
|If you're going to post a FS ad for a car, ANSWER THE DAMN PHONE OR EMAILS.|
|Posted by: Kenzz Jun 12 2012, 04:44 AM|
| That sucks, well, I guess you have to keep trying...
|Posted by: PanzerAce Jun 15 2012, 10:41 PM|
|Yah, got lines on some other cars.|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Jul 7 2012, 09:10 PM|
|Potential white/black one in the works to stormtrooper out *crosses fingers*|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Jul 19 2012, 01:04 PM|
| Hmmmm....what do we have here?
Wonder what it looks like if we clean it up a bit:
Hmmmm....a 1972 240Z that was only driven till '82, then put into an airplane hanger....and it's a one owner car.....with less than 100k miles on it? Why yes, I am interested....
|Posted by: Benovelence Jul 19 2012, 06:59 PM|
cross your fingers that the rust is not that bad altogether....and what a nice f**king S30...somehow if it was clean and not dust-ridden it looks pretty damn awesome...and its stock ffs..
|Posted by: PanzerAce Jul 20 2012, 11:30 PM|
|Guaranteed it's going to need some work atleast on the interior, but yah, REALLY damn hopeful for this. Especially since I get the plates with it...|
|Posted by: Benovelence Jul 21 2012, 07:52 PM|
|lol i just noticed the license plate...i see what you did there..|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Aug 7 2012, 05:54 PM|
|Finally get to check out that 72 tomorrow. hopefully I'll be a few grand lighter|
|Posted by: dragoon20005 Aug 7 2012, 06:13 PM|
| i envy you guys can get such nice car in such good condition
sadly in my country any cars beyond 10 years are scrap metal
|Posted by: PanzerAce Aug 7 2012, 08:52 PM|
| We outlawed rust in 1953 in California
And don't worry, there are plenty of states where this'd be a pile of rust already.
|Posted by: dragoon20005 Aug 7 2012, 09:09 PM|
| i wonder if my country cant import old cars as a whole
can we import the old car in pieces?
|Posted by: PanzerAce Sep 22 2012, 11:50 PM|
| Replacement Z: Acquired.
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Sep 24 2012, 07:19 AM|
God DAMN that is pretty as hell. Can I come see it? Please?
|Posted by: Oddmanout84 Sep 24 2012, 03:22 PM|
|Sweet, looks like you found a NICE one!|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Sep 24 2012, 06:03 PM|
It's pretty much all sorted out already. Just need to raise it a bit, finish setting up the suspension, switch the axles to CVs and the rear brakes to disks, touch up some of the paint, paint the engine bay and spoilers, and get my L30 into there.
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Let me finish cleaning up the stuff that needs it first
|Posted by: PanzerAce Oct 10 2012, 03:51 PM|
| Swung by the shop today. This sight made me choke up more than when I first saw the car after it'd been hit. Maybe it's just finally sinking in that the first car I ever owned is really dead
|Posted by: Mr.K Z/28 Mar 4 2013, 05:16 PM|
| ow thats crappy, but the new one is gorgeous.
|Posted by: vash944 Mar 4 2013, 05:40 PM|
I ever wondered how a uber rich SG person ever maintains a 1955 300SL Gullwing based on a old Advertisment of Mercedes Benz (few years ago)
then again maybe a crapload of taxes and stuff just to let the rich guy keep it...
seen the White Z.... sweet body, but the blue... is mader<BLEEP!>ing gorgeous
|Posted by: S12 Drifter Mar 4 2013, 09:47 PM|
I dont believe it's dead thats a lie.
the REAL question is how much money DO YOU want to sink into it? that car can be brought back and out on the street, FOR SURE!
my last Z jane, you guys saw the thread, well she was totaled by insurance the frame bucked, BUT it could have been fixed if i really wanted to...
honestly i really did want to but the frame work alone was going to run 4k+
|Posted by: PanzerAce Mar 4 2013, 10:48 PM|
|Yeah, considering I bought the blue '72 for 9k, and just straightening the frame would have been 5k+....I ditched the '73. Not worth it to me.|
|Posted by: Nomake Wan Mar 5 2013, 12:26 AM|
Hahahaha. Sorry but when you can buy another one without frame damage for less than repairing frame damage, it's dead.
Still waiting on an invitation to stop by...I might end up checking out StraightAwayZ's latest project before this one...
|Posted by: PanzerAce Mar 5 2013, 10:00 AM|
|I've been busy working 7 day work weeks recently I'll let you know.|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Apr 25 2013, 05:51 PM|
| Holy shit balls batman. Got her back from the shop today all dyno tuned and sorted, paint all touched up, lines all zinced and nickled and shit. Engine bay seriously looks like it just came off the goddamn assembly line.
btw: fast as f**k as well.
|Posted by: Benovelence Apr 26 2013, 03:11 AM|
|woo dat Z is finally finished...i am proud...vids plox?|
|Posted by: fairladyzlover Apr 26 2013, 05:02 AM|
|You brought sexy back!|
|Posted by: PanzerAce Apr 27 2013, 04:56 PM|
Only video I have right now is a crappy one when it was on the dyno and pulled 235whp. I'll see if I can get a better video.