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Help me save my bird!!!

This is a discussion on Help me save my bird!!! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Ramairgod84 UPDATE: So yesterday was the big battle. I finally got ahold of someone at the girl's ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod84 View Post
    UPDATE:
    So yesterday was the big battle. I finally got ahold of someone at the girl's insurance company, as I was finally going to pick up the rental car, and afterwards the lawyer's office o meet with the lawyer's rep. I get to the rental car place, and the woman from the girl's insurance calls me. We get talking and she says the car is most likely a total loss. As this is going on, this 6ft greasy overweight hunchback lookin dude is tryin to charge me a $50 hold in case i dont bring the car back. I didnt have enough in my account at the time, so my gf put it on her card. I went outside, and then the fight ensued. I explained my whole situation to the woman. How I owe 15,000 on the loan, yet its not connected to the car, how this could screw up the next few years of my life financially, every angle i could find. Yet all she said was well i sympathize with you. We have guidelines to follow bla bla. So i said ok they're guidelines, not rules. they're there to guide you along. So then she said well yea they are rules. All this going on at the rental car. So she said to me maybe i'd have better luck with my insurance company. So i told her fine, and that she'd be hearing from them and my lawyer. So i leavce with the rental car, and get to the insurance place. I start talkin to the kid, and explain whats going on with the car. All of this , during which the whole day my back had been hurting more. So the kid replies with how the lawyer wont be albe to do anything about the car. In the state of arizona bla bla you're sol kid. So im texting my mom to call the one shop who said they'd make sure the car wouldnt be totaled. I tell the kid im not ready to sign anything until i talk to her, because she's been through all this before and i havent. So i get outside and call her, and she says that the insurance company had called her, and was talking to her now saying that the car is repairable. So after me shouting "It lives!!", I tell her to ahve the woman call me back. So the woman calls me back saying she checked the value on my car, and that after the estimate they did, that right now they're at a 48% of the car's value in repairs. She said that the highest they go is 70% of the car's value, then they total the car after that. So she went in saying that the car could still be totaled if they get in there and need to do more repairs bla bla bla. So I apologize for my actions earlier, and she understood. She must have told me the car could still be totaled, about 20 effing times. Just out of no where going back into it. My mom told me the same thing. So after we hung up, i called the body shop to see what info they had, and they said this insurance co. doesnt have all their shit together. The shop hadnt recieved an estimate, and she said the woman gave her the same 48/70% speil as well, and told me that thats alot of room to work with. SOOO, the bird lives. for now. operation resurrection. The spirit and legen of the phoenix truely lie with this bird with them putting it back together. I'm proud to be the owner of a trans am. The rental car place gave me a pontiac G6, which, isnt a bad car. Its a dog, but comfortable. The interior feels a bit cheap, BUT, I like two things. First, the steering wheel. It's a 3 spoke, with a nice center piece with the pontiac logo. The wheel itself is thick. Does anyone know if we can put these on our cars? i think they'd look alot better. Second, they have a small design cue that i pointed out to my girlfriend. Inside the a/c vents, they have a honeycomb plastic piece, thats a really nice touch to the interior. I'd put it in my car if I could. anyone else seen this or know what im talking about? Anyway, I thought i'd let everyone know what happend. I go see my doctor again tomorrow about my back pain, which im sure some sort of xray or other test will follow after.
    congrats on some good news i really hope she will rise again!

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    Just keep fighting.

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    oh i plan to. When the girl hit me i noticed that my center console lid was twisted from my arm being right there during the 360 spin. I called up the shop because i didnt see it on the estimate, and the guy was kind of blunt with me. He told me " you're walking a fine line between them totaling the car, and they will". I didnt really think a console lid hinge/spring would determine the totaling of my car, but oh well. He said they have to get a supplement, and then after they take the car apart and get the supplement, whatevers left they can kind of use for the little stuff. I went to the doctors yesterday, and he sent me to get an x ray. the xray came back fine, they called me n said i have no breaks or fractures. He also said it would take about 2-3 weeks to fix the car. I'll have to take one of my rims that came with the car down to replace the rim they're gonna replace the broken one with, so i can get that powdercoated to match the others. So soon once i know the car wont be totaled, I can finally order my tires, pads, new shift knob, and shifter boot ring from farmer.

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    Good to hear your making some progress. Hope everything works out for you.

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    I also think im gonna take the car in a new direction. Im thinking of redoing my color schemes. Black/flat black. I'd get the hood bird again, but in flat black. Take off the side moldings or get them in a flat black. Same with the front bird/ rear pontiac. Then, black outs for the drl's, fog lights, and taillights. What do you guys think? or does anyone have pics of a flat black with a clear

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    sounds bad ass and some thing new. i dont know of a pic with black but in gm high tech a few mouths back there was a flat blue t/a that looked cool.

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    Sound interesting. I have seen the flat colors on street rods and a few 60's muscle cars, but never a late model. The bird shall rise again. Keep us posted.

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    Im gonna try some colors on some extra interior pieces I have and see how they come out. I hope it still looks matte with a coat of clear. New territory for me

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    it'll be a unique look, and i bet an awesome one too. when all is said and done, i can't wait to seesome pics

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    i have to call a few of the decal places. I had liked the black reflective from 3rdgen decals, where it goes from black to gold, but i like the flat black look. I wonder if anyone has done their interior in flat black? like a matte?

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    Well, Big Guns has matte stripes on his WS6 and they look sick. So matte should do your car justice once you decide on your ideas.

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    ive got some extra interior pieces ill mess with this weekend with a black matte color and see how they come out. i wish there was a way to protect the paint with matte without hurting the matteness

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    I have seen some pics on here of 4th gen cars flat black few and far between but it looks bad ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY JERZY View Post
    I have seen some pics on here of 4th gen cars flat black few and far between but it looks bad ass
    If you can find a pic, post it so we can all have a look.

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    I'm gonna talk to the shop about maybe just repainting the car completely. I know it would cost another 2G or so. Here's the pic of the matte black. Between here and tech, there's alot of people interested in the matte/flat black look. Ive heard names like john deere black, hot rod black, ect. I'd get matte black with a high sheen to it. anyway here's a pic of a trans maro


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    I'd want mine to look just like that. Then do the black hood bird outline, or maybe filled, in a flat black on top

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    Nice. It makes it look like a drag car.

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    Here's the list of what i'd like to do looks wise:

    -Flat black 4th gen hood bird ( debating on a gold outline with the flat black fill)
    - flat black / matterear pontiac
    - flat black/ matte side trans am emblems
    - flat black/ matte front plate bird
    - flat black /matte windshield banner?
    - matte black powdercoated rims
    - matte black interior a/c rings, speaker covers, radio bezel
    - matte black plastic door and window pieces ( the door pull area and control bezel)
    - black light led door lights
    - red dome and map light
    - matte black dome light bezel.

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    that maybe a little over kill.

    less is more sometimes.

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    Im still working on it. I might not put the side emblems back on . I'm debating on rear and front blackouts. I have everything blacked out except the rims on the vette, and it looks pretty good. I know less is more, and you can go overboard, So im just feeling things out for now

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