Thanks for the sympathy...
I went to the shop at lunch, and it's looking like it will cost 1500-2000 to
fix. The body guy
pointed out alot of things that I didn't even see at first, including the fact
that the top of my
radiator tank had buckled upward, putting a dent in the bonnet from the inside.
also the top of the
inside rt fender had a buckle in it, as well as some damage below the grill.
What a day!
>To: Bryan Vandiver <Bryan.Vandiver@eng.sun.com>
>Subject: Re: One eyed sprite!
>Ouch, Sorry to hear that. Hope he had insurance. Most of the parts are
>available. Keep your
>up, at least you got to drive it for a couple of tanks full. Man that would
>burn me up, but I
>what can you say.
>Bryan Vandiver wrote:
>> Well, I decided to drive my freshly restored bugeye to work this morning.
>It's been really fun
>> drive, especially now that I've worked most the bugs out. So far I've only
>gone through two
>> of gas.
>> So I strap the child seat in the car to take my oldest son to daycare (Tyler
>- almost 3). He
>> riding in the car with me, and has a fit, unless he's with 'daddy'. In any
>case all goes well,
>> car is running and driving great, and Tyler's having a great morning. I take
>him into the
>> center, they have the Shania Twain CD on (Tyler's favorite) so we do some
>dancing (he loves to
>> dance to all music), and I leave with both of us in a great mood. I walk out
>to the parking lot,
>> and some guy in a large pickup has just finished backing into the front of
>my car!! Took out the
>> headlight assembly, and slightly buckled the bonnet around the headlamp :-(
>> Needless to say, I was less than thrilled.
>> So at lunch I'll be seeing the guy who originally did my body/paint for an
>> BTW - anyone out there have a orginal chrome inner and outer headlamp ring
>set for a bugeye in
>> excellent condition?? Hopefully it won't be necessary, but I may be in need
>of a nice straight
>> steel bonnet too.
>> Bryan Vandiver (59-bugeye)
>> San Jose, CA
>52 MGTD,Sparky 74 MGB, B-tris 76 XJ12 Coupe, Jacque
>60 Bugeye, Puddles 58 MGA Coupe, Ruby