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Old 01-08-2013, 06:03 PM
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Hi All,
Thank you again for all the input. Car just delivered to my house so I got a few pics, post partial parts removal. Thought some of you may be interested in add'l pictures.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:20 PM
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I probably have most of the parts you need lying around my shop.
I've got a completely parted 01 S and a 00 Boxster forsale just for parts.

Remember the Boxster fronts are the same as the 996


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Old 01-08-2013, 07:39 PM
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That looks to be over $20K damage more if the passenger side airbag went off. (I'm told if this goes off it destroys the dash.)

My Turbo needed front bumper cover, passenger side fender, front trunk, passenger side headlight and radiator and A/C condensor, vapor recovery system, tire, wheel, the fender shelf straightened and paint for the replaced panels and took over 60 days and $25K to put right.

Except for the Celette Bench being needed to reposition the fender shelf no other chassis/tube damage found.

My Cayman S received a side impact on its driver's side front wheel and the adjuster stopped counting at $43K.

Forgot to mention: Open the front trunk lid and take a straight ahead shot of the trunk. If the passenger side caved in any or the trunk is otherwise not symmetrical that's going to take some serious Celette Bench time to put right.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:47 PM
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Take the money and leave the car. It's toast.

The wheel did not take the force of the impact the chassis did that is where the front wheel/suspension and fender attaches. The tub has suffered damage. The front cross member is bent.

One or more suspension and steering components is bent and where they attach/bolt up have been pushed out of position.

The proper position of these suspension attachment points is hard to restore.

As for keeping the car and parting it out... Yuck. Who wants some old rotting carcass of a smashed car even a Porsche taking up space in his driveway, garage or yard so he can be at the mercy of some greasy low life parts pickers coming around on weekends to try to get you to let a $1000 part go for $10 and probably destroying that much in hardware taking it off.

Let some business that deals in salvage have the car.

Take the money and leave the car. It's toast.
Look where the fender is crumpled in the most - it's the ahead of the axle. The energy was absorbed the body work rather than the suspension, since the wheel just pushed in the rack and turned left, leaving the sheet metal to crumple. Also the aluminum bits will yield before the chassis.

Hard to say, though, without seeing the underside. AronG, can you snap some pics with the wheel off?

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:15 AM
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sorry to see what happened to you. Everybody gripes about guns so maybe I'll buy a bull whip for any lame fool playing that sort of accident on the little porsche.

Pray for snow and mount skis on the front?
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You can get a salvage title for your car, and get the car sold for the parts which may be a great deal for you.

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