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well.. i did her in tonight guys.. the whole steering is shot and so it the left front suspension..

i was coming home from my girls house tonight in the rain.. i was pulling out onto Park blvd (4-w intersection with a long sweeping turn to merge onto Park blvd) well the rears broke loose (note when im as tired as i was i tend to NOT drive stupid i was driving like any other person..) and swung around so i let off everything and counter-steered... wrong move.. she swung back around the other way and set my backwards facing oncoming traffic.. the front drivers wheel hit the curb ,shaving the bead off the rim, stripped the threads on my inner tie-rod.. (pushed the tie-rod end farther back on the inner tie-rod), the steering box gears skipped a few teeth.. and god knows what happened to the rack and pinion, and the LCA bolts are pushed backwards.... i actually managed to drive her home (40 miles mind you), the camber on the car is so bad its runnin on the outer edge of the tires (on both sides:confused:) and the tires scream the whole thime the car is moving..but i walked away without so much as smacking my head on the door frame.. oh and this is the third time ive wrecked this car and the airbags havent gone off once...
 

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Glad you weren't hurt. You may be a weenie sometimes, but none of us wish you harm. Say a little prayer of thanks if you haven't already. :D
 

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Glad you weren't hurt. You may be a weenie sometimes, but none of us wish you harm. Say a little prayer of thanks if you haven't already. :D
thanks Sir William, as for the prayer.. already done.. multiple times over :D
 

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got some pics of my EX front fanblade here.. (brings a certain monty python quote to mind lol)

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/?action=view&current=DSCF5618.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/DSCF5618.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/?action=view&current=DSCF5619.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/DSCF5619.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

lower control arm hit here..
<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/?action=view&current=DSCF5620.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/DSCF5620.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

and this is a nice lil rash (thin line around the edge of the rim..) from having to move the car into the parking lot of the gas-station.

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/?action=view&current=DSCF5621.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/DSCF5621.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
 

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to bad to hear a nice car gone like that... glad your alright though
 

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Wow. Never seen that happen to a tire. Glad you weren't hurt, and it sounds like no one else was either.
i was doing about 15-20 when i hit the curb.. and actually i was in the outside of the 2 turn lanes and when i over steered the ass end of the bird came about a foot from the car that was in the inside lane.. at least thats what he told me anyways..
 

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Lucky guy you are! The bird is a good car in safety, no doubt about it. Is this is the end of the bird?
 

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Lucky guy you are! The bird is a good car in safety, no doubt about it. Is this is the end of the bird?
the 95.. yes.. the 96 no im keeping the 96 and probably bringing it back to florida.. lol the 95 im just going to fix whats needed to get the damn thing to steer correctly and then sell it as it..
 

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glad you werent hurt dude. It was raining hard one day and I hit a big puddle in the middle of the interstate (3 lanes) and all these cars were behind me and I did 2 complete 360's and ended up straight again in the same lane mind you. I just pulled over until it stopped raining. I had bald rears so thats what probably caused it. Right after that i went out and bought a nice set of Aquathread 3's.
 

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glad you werent hurt dude. It was raining hard one day and I hit a big puddle in the middle of the interstate (3 lanes) and all these cars were behind me and I did 2 complete 360's and ended up straight again in the same lane mind you. I just pulled over until it stopped raining. I had bald rears so thats what probably caused it. Right after that i went out and bought a nice set of Aquathread 3's.
A very similar thing happened right before I committed autocide this past December. It was raining and a light turned yellow as I was approaching the intersection. I was sufficiently far enough away to merit my stopping, but it measured to be a quick stop by normal means. Anyway, I started braking and I saw I wasn't decellerating fast enough, so I applied the slightest bit of additional pressure to the pedal and the wheels locked and I started sliding. I backed off and stopped as quick as I could, and ended up in the middle of the intersection after the light had already turned red. At this point I had no choice but to continue forward. Luckily the people travelling perpendicular to myself didn't jump the gun on the light. The next day I had new rubbers put on. The old ones had a million cracks in the sidewall and virtually no tread, but on a college student's budget I didn't spring on getting tires at the earliest opportunity.
 

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If you gakked the wheel that hard....I am willing to place a bet that you aren't going to be just simply bolting on a few parts to make it good enough to drive....hope springs eternal, however.
 

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If you gakked the wheel that hard....I am willing to place a bet that you aren't going to be just simply bolting on a few parts to make it good enough to drive....hope springs eternal, however.
i need to replace my rack and pinion.. thats the only thing ive found to be in need of replacement so far.. besides the wheel beaing.. my steering wheel looks like im making a hard left but the cars going straight. im gonna be making plenty of trips to LKQ (my local junkyards..) for a while.. lol
 

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Man i know how you feel,put my bird in a ditch but i was lucky,i hate that it is done for,oh well,at least you have the red one
 

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i need to replace my rack and pinion.. thats the only thing Ive found to be in need of replacement so far.. besides the wheel bearing.. my steering wheel looks like I'm making a hard left but the cars going straight. I'm gonna be making plenty of trips to LKQ (my local junkyards..) for a while.. lol
So are you getting rid of it or fixing it? I'm :confused:

Sounds like you plan on replacing the busted rim and the rack and pinion? Throw in an alignment and I think she'll be back to her old self.

Glad you're ok. Hydroplaning sucks. That's how I wrecked mine a few years ago.
 

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well i got some more pics of the bird... is it just the way im seeing it or did i buckle the K member?

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/?action=view&current=DSCF5629.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/DSCF5629.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

heres how the front tires are sitting..

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/?action=view&current=DSCF5623.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/DSCF5623.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/?action=view&current=DSCF5624.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/DSCF5624.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/?action=view&current=DSCF5625.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/DSCF5625.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/?action=view&current=DSCF5626.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/DSCF5626.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/?action=view&current=DSCF5627.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/DSCF5627.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

and heres my steering problem .. notice the difference i the position of the steering-wheel and the front tires..

<a href="http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/?action=view&current=DSCF5622.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/StickySilverTbird_95/car/DSCF5622.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
 

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There should only be one "dip" in the K member, in the middle, for a place for oil to drain out of.
 

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dont fix it and sell it, you dont even have a job. Just sell the thing off to the junkyard.
you know i dont really care what you have to say.. i didnt make this thread for you to come and start lecturing me on my life again.. right now im just happy to be alive. stay out of my thread if you dont have anything to say to me about anything other that my lack of a job and ****ty life.
 

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you know i dont really care what you have to say.. i didnt make this thread for you to come and start lecturing me on my life again.. right now im just happy to be alive. stay out of my thread if you dont have anything to say to me about anything other that my lack of a job and ****ty life.
look bro, selling it off to the junkyard will give you enough money to pay the title and tax, including the notary for getting your '96 car. Since it is currently titled in another state, you will need to provide proof of title and a bill of sale along with documentation of the current owner and odometer reading. You will probably get enough to pay for the gas in it on the way home. So, instead of whining about my comments, actually read into what im saying, you need a vehicle, dont bother fixing that thing, the damage is quite severe, it will take you longer than you really want it to, and you need a car.
 
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