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Old 06-06-2013, 11:50 AM   #2801
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Wow.. I always wanted to see this Camaro in person too..

I'm very sorry that this happened Stig.

This may sound stupid, but if I were you I'd try to take something off of Kaylee, like an emblem, or a mirror, etc. before they haul her away. Just to have something to remember her by.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #2802
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Wow.. I always wanted to see this Camaro in person too..

I'm very sorry that this happened Stig.

This may sound stupid, but if I were you I'd try to take something off of Kaylee, like an emblem, or a mirror, etc. before they haul her away. Just to have something to remember her by.
That is a nice idea and put it on the new car.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #2803
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Insanity. I'm sure you'll end up fine with money. I don't know what I'd do if I lost all those hours I spent on my car in a flash. Depressing to think about. Start shopping for mods... that'll make you feel better.
I've been window shopping camaros - not really ready to shop for mods yet. I had some carbon fiber parts from Alan (G3 Composites) the other day, nearly lost it when I opened the box.

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Wow.. I always wanted to see this Camaro in person too..

I'm very sorry that this happened Stig.

This may sound stupid, but if I were you I'd try to take something off of Kaylee, like an emblem, or a mirror, etc. before they haul her away. Just to have something to remember her by.
Thanks man - I would have taken the rear bowtie, but the fire department jacked it up when they used a TNT tool to force open the trunk.

Have I ever mentioned that it's stupid how our trunks don't have a manual release?
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #2804
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Stig,

I really am at a loss for words here. I do not seem to be able to put into words how sorry I am. I know how much you loved your car and how much blood, sweat and tears you put into her.

What does not kill you makes you stronger is about the only thing I can really think of. So come back bigger, badder and stronger with what you have learned by building your first and put all of that knowledge into your next one.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #2805
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No words I can say STIG!!!

But I'm down for whatever you need man!

The most important thing is that you are ok brotha!
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #2806
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Wow this is horrible! Those pictures made me cringe! I hope it all turns out for the best for you Stig! You have a lot of friends on this forum rooting for you that's for sure! Glad you are OK and were able to get out of the car quick! Good luck!
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #2807
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wow, sorry man, glad you are ok, those pics are scary.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:02 PM   #2808
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Dude those pic's are brutal. Glad everything is okay man keep us all updated
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #2809
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Holy crap man. Know youve heard it a thousand times, but im sorry this happened. Glad your ok, thats the important thing here even though I know you loved that car! Im about to invest in a fire extinguisher too!

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #2810
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Wow, so sorry Stig!

Any chance of getting a halon system on the next car? That would give you peace of mind.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #2811
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #2812
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Stig,

I really am at a loss for words here. I do not seem to be able to put into words how sorry I am. I know how much you loved your car and how much blood, sweat and tears you put into her.

What does not kill you makes you stronger is about the only thing I can really think of. So come back bigger, badder and stronger with what you have learned by building your first and put all of that knowledge into your next one.

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No words I can say STIG!!!

But I'm down for whatever you need man!

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Wow this is horrible! Those pictures made me cringe! I hope it all turns out for the best for you Stig! You have a lot of friends on this forum rooting for you that's for sure! Glad you are OK and were able to get out of the car quick! Good luck!
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wow, sorry man, glad you are ok, those pics are scary.
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Holy crap man. Know youve heard it a thousand times, but im sorry this happened. Glad your ok, thats the important thing here even though I know you loved that car! Im about to invest in a fire extinguisher too!

Donations your way buddy!
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Wow, so sorry Stig!

Any chance of getting a halon system on the next car? That would give you peace of mind.
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We dont get a cent it goes to RJ.
Thanks everyone - it really means a lot knowing that Camaro5 is here to help me get through all of this.

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #2813
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Wow is all I can say. I'm glad nobody was hurt though. I don't own a camaro, but I can see how much cars mean to their owners on this site and it's heartwarming. I'm so sorry to see what happened to Kaylee. I sincerely hope you get what you deserve from your insurance company. Maybe the other Mods can set something up at the Fest this year and take in donations! I'm sure every member on here is willing to help out as much as they can.

R.I.P Kaylee, a BEAUTIFUL camaro
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #2814
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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 06-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #2815
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Sorry Brother.. You've probably heard it enough so I will leave it at that.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #2816
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OH. MY. GOD.

I haven't read too many V8 build threads, but I've always kept an eye on this one. It's been a while since I've checked in here. It's a slow day at work so I started to go through the build thread and just read the last 4-5 pages. This is absolutely horrible and from one car enthusiast to another I am truly sorry for what has happened. I pray that everything works out with your insurance company and that things will be made right.

Unfortunately it looks like you might get hosed by insurance on all of the performance mods you have done, and that really is unfortunate. If it were me I think I'd honestly take the money insurance gave me, buy something that is good and reliable and invest the rest of the money. Then when the 6th gen comes out, which is JUST around the corner I'd trade in for one of those and really trick it out. Yes it would suck for the next couple of years without a Camaro BUT with patience comes great things. Like you said, you'll never be able to replace the awesome 5th gen you had. If you get another 5th gen, you MAY always have in the back of your mind, "this is good and all but my old 5th gen was sooo much more." But if you waited for a 6th gen it would be like a fresh new start -- a whole new car. Anyways just my thoughts.

Good luck with everything. Like everyone else, I too will do what I can to help. Keep your head up man, this is going to make for one hell of a story in ten years.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #2817
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So sorry man! i know you'll never replace her, but i hope you end up on top of all the insurance crap! Best of luck
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #2818
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so soorrry man for your lost just saw the picture and that sucks best of luck stig
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #2819
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #2820
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Wow is all I can say. I'm glad nobody was hurt though. I don't own a camaro, but I can see how much cars mean to their owners on this site and it's heartwarming. I'm so sorry to see what happened to Kaylee. I sincerely hope you get what you deserve from your insurance company. Maybe the other Mods can set something up at the Fest this year and take in donations! I'm sure every member on here is willing to help out as much as they can.

R.I.P Kaylee, a BEAUTIFUL camaro
I'm hoping to have this all behind me by then - besides I'd rather not have Fest weighed down by something like this. Thank you though.
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I have, but it's still nice to hear.
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OH. MY. GOD.

I haven't read too many V8 build threads, but I've always kept an eye on this one. It's been a while since I've checked in here. It's a slow day at work so I started to go through the build thread and just read the last 4-5 pages. This is absolutely horrible and from one car enthusiast to another I am truly sorry for what has happened. I pray that everything works out with your insurance company and that things will be made right.

Unfortunately it looks like you might get hosed by insurance on all of the performance mods you have done, and that really is unfortunate. If it were me I think I'd honestly take the money insurance gave me, buy something that is good and reliable and invest the rest of the money. Then when the 6th gen comes out, which is JUST around the corner I'd trade in for one of those and really trick it out. Yes it would suck for the next couple of years without a Camaro BUT with patience comes great things. Like you said, you'll never be able to replace the awesome 5th gen you had. If you get another 5th gen, you MAY always have in the back of your mind, "this is good and all but my old 5th gen was sooo much more." But if you waited for a 6th gen it would be like a fresh new start -- a whole new car. Anyways just my thoughts.

Good luck with everything. Like everyone else, I too will do what I can to help. Keep your head up man, this is going to make for one hell of a story in ten years.
You're pretty much spot on, which is one of the reasons why I probably won't own another black car for quite some time. Recently I've been thinking a refreshed Ashen Gray Metallic, but nothing's set in stone. The refresh rounds up to the 6th gen right?

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So sorry man! i know you'll never replace her, but i hope you end up on top of all the insurance crap! Best of luck
Thanks - I'm really hoping that insurance does the right thing.
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so soorrry man for your lost just saw the picture and that sucks best of luck stig
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Sorry to hear about your loss man!!
Thank you much, it really means a lot knowing I've got camaro5 to help me through this.


On a sort of comical note - got an email from Photobucket today. Apparently in the span of a week I reached my 10GB monthly bandwidth limit. 3 years I've had this build thread and that's never once happened lol. I upgraded to a pro account with unlimited bandwidth so no worries
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #2821
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There is nothing I can say that hasen't already been said. You have always been a great friend to me,and always answered my questions fast for me. If you couldn't answer you new someone who could or put me in the right direction to get the answer for my build. I will never for get you are the 1 who showed me how to post up 2 start a build. Just Sorry Thxs for being such a great friend.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:10 PM   #2822
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Stig, sorry for your loss, I can only imagine what you are feeling and going through. I hope it all works out in the end.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #2823
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I am so sorry that you have to go through this. It may not seem like it now but things will get better. Good luck with the settlement and I hope to see pictures of your new Camaro soon.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:40 PM   #2824
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #2825
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RJ, I just sent you a PM. I wanted to thank you. I didn't know about your car, and you've always been my go to. I asked you to sticky a thread yesterday and promptly got a reply "done". I appreciate all you do on the forums and for Camaros. Even going though all this, you helped me without hesitation for my stupid request.

Thank you. I hope you are back in the saddle soon. Caroline is not in the same league as kaylee was, but I've known since I got her that I would keep her forever. I can't imagine losing my "first love" to a fire. I'm praying for you.

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