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ok so apparently i had an account and just never posted up? anyways, some of you will probably recognize me from "ERDTonline" i figured i'd finally post up over here. for those that don't know me or my car, names Tom and i'm from connecticut, maybe theres some others from CT on here? i work in an auto and body shop doing everything from mechanical work to body work. my car isn't crazily done up but its come along way in the 4 years of ownership. it started out bone stock with only 28k on it, pic below for good measure.


the biggest thing done to it is i completed a 5 speed swap last spring before carlisle 09. it's lowered on dropzone springs and s/r struts, an mx3 strut tower bar, and 19mm RSB. 16" nex-o wheels were recently added with nexen n300 205/40/16 tires, i've got black housing headlights, tinted tails with a painted/tinted reflector off an escort and i also added crystal clear fogs i found on ebay made for a mustang (the escort/tracers just use a different bracket). EGT sideskirts and a full leather interior that i found in a local yard, a black mx3 carpet, and zxtuner short throw with a leather boot and s/r knob. i'm sure theres other little odds and ends but i feel like i've done enough talking and time for some pictures!









and then this happened a couple of months ago, haven't driven the car since then, but i have been slowly fixing it at work after customer cars get done. wasn't able to start it until about 2.5 weeks after the crash, but it will be back on the road next week finally with a couple new things done as well.





frame was all jacked up!

this was taken a couple of days ago, i got the car painted today so expect some new pics soon!
 

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I don't see how the frame got tweaked like that from the outside damage.
 

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I was following your thread on ERDT - can't wait to see the pics once painted. Definitely sucks about the accident though.
 

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thanks guys! i can't wait to get the car back, i pretty bummed out about it the weekend it happened. once i started working on it though i just couldn't wait to get it done. i painted it friday and i should be driving it again by tuesday or wednesday in which i'll post up some new pics.

and madmatt, alot of my friends kept saying "it doesn't look that bad" but i knew just the way my car nose dived from hitting the brakes when i hit the other guy it was just right and tweeked the frame. it was pretty bad, the right side frame rail horn was bent up and down (hard to explain), and the whole nose was swayed to the right. also the frame rail by the strut tower next to the crank pulley bent so bad it was rubbing on the crank and i had to replace the pulley.
 

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therieldeal said:
needs moar turbo! :D
hahah that is ultimately my goal! we'll see what happens in the next couple of years, i would have liked to start saving up this summer/winter and try for next summer. unfortunately the accident set me back a bit.

and thanks to the rest of you who have liked my car! it means alot, its nothing crazy but i love it. like i said its come along way considering i'm just turning 21 friday and most of what i've done was on a part time salary until september 08. i can't wait to drive it again! lol
 

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new headlights?

and is that Mike (AOD)'s old hood?
 

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:eek: :notworthy: :notworthy:

This is exactly how I was planning on doing up my Escort, aside from the rims. Can't wait to see more pix with the hood :D
 
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