08:25 pm - Well... the car is out of the tow-yard.
Currently, it's on a U-Haul car trailer. Tommorow morning, I take it to a... most likely a dismantler's shop, and get a little cash from them for the car, sadly. The frame is measured to be straight, and the engine still runs, but there's probably just too much body damage. The rear cargo hatch is nearly folded over, and likely would need to be cut out bodilly, and one rear wheel is bent over an inch out of true, but I can't tell if that's just the rim or something further up the line.
It's cost me $700 all said-and-told to get the car out, and by the time I'm done driving it around on the U-Haul trailer.
But I got the fucking plates off of it, and the inverter, and other save-able aftermarket crap like that. Unfortunately, I simply don't have access to a garage I can store it in while I disassemble it myself, so I can't part the car out, or even save major components for the next vehicle if I get another Civic.
At this point... I'm just hoping talesin
's idea works. As it's my best bet at getting a car again.
But all that is on hold until I get the police report back that says who's at fault for what in this accident. If I get handed the whole thing... I just don't know. I'll likely lose my job, as if the accident gets handed to me that'll trigger all sorts of legal lawsuits, and even if my insurance covers the costs I'll still get named the defendant, while can trigger all sorts of icky situations since I'm a security guard by trade... it's just a huge possible mess.
But damn-it-all, I have the car back. It's free again. Now to get a car-cover in case I need to leave it on the street for a while, and have Patrick attack it with his Saws-All to remove the roof for now.
So anyone have any ideas out there?
And regardless... keep me in your wishes/prayers/whatever, if you would.4 comments