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My 32 Ford coupe... VS woman with cell phone

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Standard32, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    Kenny, have you showed them the 'before' picture?
     

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  2. wisdonm
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
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    wisdonm
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    You guys aren't using your horns enough. If I'm anywhere near one of these inattentive bastards, I just steadily lay on the horn, even at a stop light. Most eventually figure out what I'm pissed about. Doesn't mean they stop, but at least it's harder for them to hear.
     
  3. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    I am also sorry this happened to your Deuce !!

    But in the overall picture ... it is not all that bad.

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    Afterall, it can be repaired. This is the same deck lid ... fixed by a expert metal man. Even with the BLACK paint, you cannot tell it was ever damaged. The repair is 7/8 years old and still looks as good as it did when freshly repaired.

    This on the hand ... will require a little more work and MONEY :eek:

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    The same guy is scheduled to fix ... once I got the insurance check.

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  4. el shad
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    Well put HRP!

    I also thought the pic would be far worse, but its shitty none the less. Nothing scares me more when i'm on my bike than texters.......

    Get your rig fixed and back on the road!
     
  5. Rpmrex
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 664

    Rpmrex
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    from Indiana

    Makes ya want to install a loud horn! I know most don't have any. It sucks when ya see it coming and can't move oor blow a horn!

    Sorry about your luck


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  6. Politically, I make Rush Limbaugh look like Karl Marx, but even I say it's time that all 50 states (not the Fed) outlaw everything except hands-free use of a cell phone.

    I'm on the road all day, every day, with my job and I see a ton of people either texting or talking on their phone while driving. With young women....it's nearly all of them.

    My 54 is VERY close to being on the road after a LONG, LONG frame-off build. It will just break my heart if some a**hole creams it.

    I'm thinking about rigging up a third brake light that I can suction-cup to the rear window and take down when I don't want it to show....something that blinks like a school bus light.
     
  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Is there an app for that???... I'm all for it!!!
     
  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Me to in rush hour traffic on the Southfield Freeway in Michigan.... :mad:
     
  9. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    F&J
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    Nice old time 5w, too.. sorry to see any old car get damage.

    Well, I am sure the fenders can be fixed...

    Aren't you the one who had the rough old 32 5w channeled yellow one?
     
  10. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    I think it's ok to call him an asshole... I see that shit in my shop also... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Simple.
    Joined: Dec 3, 2007
    Posts: 186

    Simple.
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    from Troy, MI

    Sucks about the coupe! Glad your ok.

    Southfield is Rough!!! I travel it everyday. Also, If you obey the law and go 55 mph like the signs say its a death wish. I quit riding my old harleys to work because of all the crazys in the good old motor city.

    Jon

     
  12. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    young'n'poor
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    from Anoka. MN

    That sucks to see I hope you let that woman know what that car means to you and laid enough guilt on her she thinks twice before pulling out that damn phone in the car again.

    Is it just cosmetic? I sure hope so tht is one sweet ride!
     
  13. redlinetoys
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    redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

  14. Stroker McGurk
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    Stroker McGurk
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    from Canada

    And she said...."Whats the big deal?..Its only an old car"
     
  15. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Man, that's a tough one. I'd vote for something like hands free mobile devices having a GPS speed trigger that would allow calls but no texting or games or whatever after say 5mph. Gary
     
  16. Kenny sorry to see this. A new fender will never replace the original patina on the old one. Looks like you did a lot of work on it since you got it .
     
  17. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
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    afaulk
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    Well, did she get the bitch slap she deserved.........
     
  18. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Sorry to hear! That sucks!
     
  19. the carnage , the total fucking horror , i just knew this thread would give me nightmares!
     
  20. Fortress
    Joined: Sep 8, 2009
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    It amazes me to see all the people calling for a ban on cell phones or government controlled apps on your phone. I hate crappy drivers as much as any one, but this is going too far. Do you want a black box in your car to be sure you never speed or break traffic laws? It would be safer for everyone. Also fast cars should be banned because they encourage reckless driving. Additionally I think no one should be able to work on or build their own car without a government issued license, only to make the streets safer.
     
  21. gnichols
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    gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    ^ On the other hand, we already have drunks, folks with guns, no licenses or insurance crashing, cutting corners, running red lights, making illegal moves, speeding, etc. etc. despite all the existing laws or training required. As they say, if you are a good person, the law is transparent, no worries. I just want to catch and punish the idiot 10 percenters who can do the real harm. Besides, just who authorized cell phones to work when moving? Or did the cell phone mfgs just make them that way and let us suffer the consequences? Gary
     
  22. That'll buff out..........
     


  23. Man ! I 've seen more intelligence in a retarded Goldfish!
     
  24. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    I bet her head is about the right radius for roughing out the fender...she can work off some of the damage that way.

    These people are TERRIFYING...
    one that hit us, fortunately during a low speed turn, would not take the phone out of her ear even after the accident, and showed visible annoyance every time the cop had the temerity to interrupt her conversation! It is an addiction like smoking...existence is intolerable for them without cellphone activity NOW.
     
  25. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    hombres ruin
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    I would have stuck that damn cell phone where she would find shitty reception
     
  26. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    and thats just the cops! :)
     
  27. khead47
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    khead47
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    ^^^^^^^^^^ Now that is FUNNY!
     
  28. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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    mikeallcars
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    Man that sucks . Hope you get the rod back in shape and on the road soon .
     
  29. LOW LID DUDE
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
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    LOW LID DUDE
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    from Colorado

    That sucks! looks like yours is fixable,Sorry man. We get a lot of work in the body shop from this shit happening. Here in downtown Denver they tried something new to get the attention of walkers while Texting and stepping out into traffic getting hit by cars and the light rail train.They painted big images of a dude walking texting with a X across it. Nobody cares or notices because there too busy texting.LOl I say run the basterds down ,that will teach them. We get a lot of work in the body shop fron
     
  30. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
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    bonesy
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    Ugh. I'm so sorry.
     

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