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Old 05-31-2013, 09:57 PM   #2717
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I am so very sorry my friend.

she'll be dearly missed.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:09 PM   #2718
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I think if you told most people here that someones car had burned like that they'd assume it was me.

RJ, man, I can't imagine. You are easily one of the most passionate guys on the forum about modding your car. Even Bonnie said she's sick over this.

With all you've been through with it. From the pricks who keyed it, to the pic in your sig with the cop situation. A storied car here.

I suck at knowing what to say. I'm sorry this happened. Glad you are ok though.



Side note ..... did they not unplug the battery? How the heck did it restart?
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:12 PM   #2719
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Holy shit, I feel so sorry for you. I never thought things like this just happen, but believe me, I am getting a fire extinguisher tomorrow.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:13 PM   #2720
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Holy shit, I feel so sorry for you. I never thought things like this just happen, but believe me, I am getting a fire extinguisher tomorrow.


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Old 06-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #2721
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So sorry RJ for your loss :( You have been through a lot with Kaylee and have shown a lot of members here on the what's and how's on modding the Camaro. Like someone else said, something good will come out of this and your passion will be reignited again. I look forward to seeing what you do with your next car. (I see a 1LE in your future )
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #2722
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I think if you told most people here that someones car had burned like that they'd assume it was me.

RJ, man, I can't imagine. You are easily one of the most passionate guys on the forum about modding your car. Even Bonnie said she's sick over this.

With all you've been through with it. From the pricks who keyed it, to the pic in your sig with the cop situation. A storied car here.

I suck at knowing what to say. I'm sorry this happened. Glad you are ok though.



Side note ..... did they not unplug the battery? How the heck did it restart?
Nope, they didn't unplug the battery. They did have to pry open the trunk though (yay for our cars not having a manual trunk trunk release - well one that you don't have to climb into the trunk to access).

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Get a nice bracket so you can mount it right under the driver's seat


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So sorry RJ for your loss :( You have been through a lot with Kaylee and have shown a lot of members here on the what's and how's on modding the Camaro. Like someone else said, something good will come out of this and your passion will be reignited again. I look forward to seeing what you do with your next car. (I see a 1LE in your future )
Possibly - all depends on how much insurance gives me.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:50 PM   #2723
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I'm so sorry for your loss. You're car was amazing! Hope everything goes well for you

I know this doesn't help but I kind of know what you're going through. My uncles Camaro caught on fire outside my house as well. It was a terrible day. Loved that car just as much as my own since I had helped him do a lot of work on it. Firefighters had to make a hole in the hood because the latch melted and couldn't be open. My uncle immediately unplugged the battery though. Don't know why the firefighters didn't on yours.

Any idea what happened?
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:21 PM   #2724
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Bro I hate to see that, she was a beautiful ride. I've been on many car fires and to be honest 99% of the time they will always be a total loss. I personally as a practice try to make sure the battery cables get cut. The Camaro will be a total PITA because the batt this in the trunk. I can also guarantee most people don't realize where it is either.

Again sorry for your loss and hope to see you come back strong with her replacement.

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Old 06-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #2725
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Dude I am SO SORRY to see this!!! Those pics are absolutely sickening. I can't even imagine how I'd feel if that happened to my car. Do you know what caused it? And yeah, installing a fire extinguisher is a seriously good idea. Gonna now look at doing that for mine.

The only good thing is no one got hurt physically. Hopefully your insurance company will give you enough to replace it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:46 AM   #2726
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Man I am so sorry for you but I can't fix that one
But for real that sucks what happens that car was very nice and well kept I know you are upset
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #2727
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Don't forget a fire resistant glove to pop the hood. Then run drills.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #2728
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I'm so sorry for your loss. You're car was amazing! Hope everything goes well for you

I know this doesn't help but I kind of know what you're going through. My uncles Camaro caught on fire outside my house as well. It was a terrible day. Loved that car just as much as my own since I had helped him do a lot of work on it. Firefighters had to make a hole in the hood because the latch melted and couldn't be open. My uncle immediately unplugged the battery though. Don't know why the firefighters didn't on yours.

Any idea what happened?
Still no idea, and honestly I'm trying to avoid obsessing over what the cause was because I figure that's probably not the healthiest thing for me (mentally speaking I mean) right now.

Which reminds me, my dad actually asked me about the hood and how the fire department got it off. Had to tell him that the hood was already gone by the time they got there - which means that it melted.

I had to look this next tid-bit up, but in order for my hood to have melted the fire had to exceed 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit (or 660.3 Celsius for you metric folks).

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Bro I hate to see that, she was a beautiful ride. I've been on many car fires and to be honest 99% of the time they will always be a total loss. I personally as a practice try to make sure the battery cables get cut. The Camaro will be a total PITA because the batt this in the trunk. I can also guarantee most people don't realize where it is either.

Again sorry for your loss and hope to see you come back strong with her replacement.

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Thank you much. Yea I'd be surprised if insurance didn't total her. I mean even if the frame isn't compromised, the amount of rewiring, etc. would be ridiculous.

I don't want to think of my next Camaro (yes I'm pretty much settled on getting another Camaro) as Kaylee's "replacement," because she can't be replaced. She was my first love, car love as it were, she will always have a place in my heart.

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Dude I am SO SORRY to see this!!! Those pics are absolutely sickening. I can't even imagine how I'd feel if that happened to my car. Do you know what caused it? And yeah, installing a fire extinguisher is a seriously good idea. Gonna now look at doing that for mine.

The only good thing is no one got hurt physically. Hopefully your insurance company will give you enough to replace it.
Thank you much Doc. I can't express how much your, and everyone else's condolences mean to me. I don't want to imagine what shape I'd be in if I didn't have Camaro5 to help me through this. Heck, I started tearing up when I passed a Camaro going the other way on the highway earlier this morning.

What's worse is I bought a couple things from Alan at G3 Composites earlier this week - and well they arrived yesterday. Needless to say that was rough coming home to that.

Ive been crunching numbers, and a lot of it is guesstimating because I don't know what insurance is going to give me, but I'm fairly certain "replacing" her is going to be tough. Let alone replacing all of her mods - heck I'd been saving for about a 8 months to buy those Racing Brake rotors and I know insurance isn't going to give me their full value.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #2729
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Man I am so sorry for you but I can't fix that one
But for real that sucks what happens that car was very nice and well kept I know you are upset
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Good point - didn't think about that. Last thing I'd want is 3rd degree burns on my shifting hand.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #2730
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I'm 99.9% sure it's going to be declared a total loss by your insurance. My uncles car wasn't nearly as bad and it was declared a total loss. His was only contained to the engine bay and they said the same thing. The amount they would spend in replacing the motor and the amount they'd have to spend in rewiring wasn't worth it at all.
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