Is it worth it? Damaged in accident.

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Is it worth it? Damaged in accident.

Post by nabeelr » Fri May 02, 2014 10:31 am

Hey all,

I'm in Ontario Canada.

The long and short of it is I bought this 88 cabby last year for $4200, put about $1500 in work into it recently, and crashed it yesterday.

Everything works, except the cruise control, and two dents in the floor when a previous owner jacked it up incorrectly, which has turned into a bit of rust damage on the undercarriage -- And now, obviously the crash damage that I just caused.

Body shop says it will be at least 6000 to get it fixed up.

Should I do it?

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Re: Is it worth it? Damaged in accident.

Post by Calimus » Sat May 03, 2014 11:01 pm

Hard to say without being able to see the damage. However, for 6k you can buy a damn nice replacement cabby. End of the day it boils down to how you want to spend your money.
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Re: Is it worth it? Damaged in accident.

Post by CalAltaDubber » Sun May 04, 2014 10:47 pm

I have to agree with Brian here. I'd really need to see the damage before making a comment.

But I was looking on Kijiji, and there are some fairly good looking Cabbys for $2,000 or so. You could pick up one of them, and use all the good parts on it. Then haul the dead one to the local wrecker.

Just my 2 cents.
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