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Old 06-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #2738
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OMG RJ!!! I really don't know what to say........





From reading your post about insurance reimbursement on mods, you've probably been told that unless the car was insured to cover the additional value of the mods, your probably not going to get reimbursed for anything other than the value of the car, which they will depreciate.

Which sucks because I know how hard you've worked scrimping and saving for every modification you have done. This really sucks!!!!

RJ, I want to see you be able to replace Kaylee but the reality is that it isn't going to happen with the insurance company!!!

You are definitely one of the nicest guys on this forum and are always looking to help anybody out. As a member of this Camaro5 community, we should help each other out when crap happens.

To the moderators, maybe you can create a thread and a dedicated Paypal account where we can each throw in whatever to help RJ out for his loss and put me in for $200.

And to the site vendors
, Please lets pull together and help RJ keep the spirit alive of Kaylee and help him piece back together a KILLER Camaro.

RJ, we won't be able to replace Kaylee and everything that she meant to you, but hopefully the Camaro5 family can pull together and help soften the loss somewhat.









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Just PM'd Tran. I'm thinking I could call the editors of Camaro Performer and see if they can help in someway also. There was an article on Camaro Performer where a forum member from Lateral-g.net (site is dedicated mostly to first gen Camaros) was bamboozled by an unscrupulous builder who took all of his money and left him with a pile of $h!t. The community pulled together as a family and had the car transported from Washington to NY where another builder redid the car for him and the members contributed what ever they could to help out. A bunch of vendors also joined in.

Unfortunately, RJ could end up owing money to the bank by the time the insurance company does the pay out. I have seen this happen before. Never mind the idea of recouping any money for all the mods he did. So if we can all pull together and do a small part, hopefully we can help get him behind the wheels of another Camaro.






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Nathan - I honestly don't know what to say besides thank you. Seriously, first you put up with all my questions on how to clean up my engine bay and now this. Nathan, you're seriously going above and beyond. Thank you.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:35 AM   #2739
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Stopped by the junk yard this morning to sign a vehicle release form so that GEICO can take the car when they are finished looking at her. Snapped some photos (caution: not for the faint of heart).







Thought this was kind of funny. The whole front end of the car is completely burned, but my Plasti-Dipped wheels don't have more than a few scuffs on them. So in case anyone was still wondering if Plasti-Dip was safe to use on your engine cove, I'm going to go with "Yes."












Apparently the towing company doesn't feel comfortable not having a fire extinguisher in my car either.








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Old 06-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #2740
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That's brutal man. I feel so bad for you.

I got the run around when I totaled my Blazer X. I held strong and was able to come out okay but definitely didn't make money.

I had put about $20K in parts plus my labor over the years. She was a built motor away from being a total bad ass. I still have the spare engine and all kinds of parts. I was going to build the motor this summer.

I ended up with Roxy my '13 1LE. Hold strong and fight for what you deserve.

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #2741
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OMG RJ!!! I really don't know what to say........





From reading your post about insurance reimbursement on mods, you've probably been told that unless the car was insured to cover the additional value of the mods, your probably not going to get reimbursed for anything other than the value of the car, which they will depreciate.

Which sucks because I know how hard you've worked scrimping and saving for every modification you have done. This really sucks!!!!

RJ, I want to see you be able to replace Kaylee but the reality is that it isn't going to happen with the insurance company!!!

You are definitely one of the nicest guys on this forum and are always looking to help anybody out. As a member of this Camaro5 community, we should help each other out when crap happens.

To the moderators, maybe you can create a thread and a dedicated Paypal account where we can each throw in whatever to help RJ out for his loss and put me in for $200.

And to the site vendors
, Please lets pull together and help RJ keep the spirit alive of Kaylee and help him piece back together a KILLER Camaro.

RJ, we won't be able to replace Kaylee and everything that she meant to you, but hopefully the Camaro5 family can pull together and help soften the loss somewhat.









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Great idea I'm in.... not sure of the tax implications... probably have to 1099 the amount collected as income.

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:37 PM   #2742
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Im Sick to my stomach and a loss for words.

Reading the responses and looking at pictures now has my mind wondering on how something like this could very well happen.

I'm very very sorry for you loss. Glad youre ok!!!!!!

I hope everything works out for the best in your favor.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #2743
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Nathan - I honestly don't know what to say besides thank you. Seriously, first you put up with all my questions on how to clean up my engine bay and now this. Nathan, you're seriously going above and beyond. Thank you.
Seriously RJ?.............. thats the least I can do. The only reason this forum is so great is because of guys like you who are always willing to help out.

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That's brutal man. I feel so bad for you.

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Great idea I'm in....
Case in point! That's why I love this forum! Thanks guys!!!!

He is going to get Jacked by the insurance company as I've seen it happen many of times before. Justin and I have are insurance license and there's no way to win. RJ has a longer road ahead of him than he probably even realizes. If we each do a little, we can perhaps help him bridge the gap and get him back on the road to modding and posting DIY's on how to mod our Camaros.

Kaylee will be missed.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #2744
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #2745
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I was in shock when i heard about this this morning. My heart sank seeing those pictures bro. Really sorry for the loss of the car. Thank God you got out safe and nobody was hurt.

I'm sure we all want to help out in whatever way we can, which makes the paypal idea a really good one. I'm in.

This thread was really great and fun to read about your adventures with Kaylee. On a positive note, I can't wait to follow you on your journey with your next Camaro.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #2746
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Looking at these pictures it just seems hard to believe something like this could happen like that. Although based on that one picture that shows an RB rotor, their rotors are designed to handle racing braking heat... try removing one and checking it out, they may still be good with some clean-up.

Do you know what actually caused it? Was it a fuel leak? Something get pulled up off the road and catch fire? I'm trying to figure out what could have happened to cause this. It actually hurts to look at those pictures. :(
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #2747
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sorry to hear that ur car got burnt up but glad u made it out alive
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #2748
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Very sorry. Horrible thing to have happen.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #2749
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That's brutal man. I feel so bad for you.

I got the run around when I totaled my Blazer X. I held strong and was able to come out okay but definitely didn't make money.

I had put about $20K in parts plus my labor over the years. She was a built motor away from being a total bad ass. I still have the spare engine and all kinds of parts. I was going to build the motor this summer.

I ended up with Roxy my '13 1LE. Hold strong and fight for what you deserve.

I'm in when a PayPal account get set up.

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Thank you. That's definitely good to know. Still have no idea how I would even go about setting up a PayPal for something like this

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Im Sick to my stomach and a loss for words.

Reading the responses and looking at pictures now has my mind wondering on how something like this could very well happen.

I'm very very sorry for you loss. Glad youre ok!!!!!!

I hope everything works out for the best in your favor.
Thank you much, I'm hoping for the same thing.

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Seriously RJ?.............. thats the least I can do. The only reason this forum is so great is because of guys like you who are always willing to help out.





Case in point! That's why I love this forum! Thanks guys!!!!

He is going to get Jacked by the insurance company as I've seen it happen many of times before. Justin and I have are insurance license and there's no way to win. RJ has a longer road ahead of him than he probably even realizes. If we each do a little, we can perhaps help him bridge the gap and get him back on the road to modding and posting DIY's on how to mod our Camaros.

Kaylee will be missed.
Thank you Nathan.

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Thank you much man

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I was in shock when i heard about this this morning. My heart sank seeing those pictures bro. Really sorry for the loss of the car. Thank God you got out safe and nobody was hurt.

I'm sure we all want to help out in whatever way we can, which makes the paypal idea a really good one. I'm in.

This thread was really great and fun to read about your adventures with Kaylee. On a positive note, I can't wait to follow you on your journey with your next Camaro.
Thank you Justin

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sorry to hear that ur car got burnt up but glad u made it out alive
As am I, don't want to imagine how much worse it could have been.
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Very sorry. Horrible thing to have happen.
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Looking at these pictures it just seems hard to believe something like this could happen like that. Although based on that one picture that shows an RB rotor, their rotors are designed to handle racing braking heat... try removing one and checking it out, they may still be good with some clean-up.

Do you know what actually caused it? Was it a fuel leak? Something get pulled up off the road and catch fire? I'm trying to figure out what could have happened to cause this. It actually hurts to look at those pictures. :(
Still no idea, and I'm guessing insurance probably won't care enough to figure out the cause - they probably only care enough to figure out how much they need to pay me.

As for the Racing Brake rotors, this is the response I got from Warren:

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Without knowing how high the temp and how long the rotor was subject to which can affect the rotor shape / structure, I am sure you should understand why I can't give you a definite answer. The best practice is to visually examine them if any warpage and put them on the car again and drive around.
So basically the only way to tell would be to pull off all 4 rotors and inspect them one by one, then if they look "OK" I would have to put them on a car to see if they're still OK to drive.

I love Racing Brake don't get me wrong, they easily make the best rotor on the market for our cars - but I don't think I could in good conscience put these rotors on another camaro to "see" if they're still OK to use. It's just way too big of a gamble.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #2750
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #2751
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Start Here looks like you can just use your same account. Maybe the admin will let you put the donation button in your sig/ and or start a thread.

EDIT: I have web space if we need this hosted off site.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #2752
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RJ, about the rotors, you could bring them to a machine shop and have them checked for warpage or a brake shop that has the capacity to turn them straight again. It's worth the effort IMO.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #2753
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Man, I'm off the site for a week and find this. I'm sincerely sorry for the loss. The time you personally put into your mods and personalization of the car can never be recovered.

I hope that you at least get a fair shake from the insurance co. Best of luck to you.
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Post #2 "modding is an endless money pit" You should not take a dime from anyone as you recognize this as your own responsibility and liability. Sorry, but there are people in dire need all over this world, someone blows up their car and it shouldn't be a monetary priority for ANYONE. I am happy you have no injuries and have my sympathy for loosing an awesome car, but that's as far as it goes. You could afford all the mods, you can afford to replace it.
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