my tragic 510 story

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my tragic 510 story

Postby brad-evans95 » 21 May 2013 17:39

as you all might have heard my orange 510 got into an accident. im making this post to let everyone know what really happened and to keep everyone up to date on the repair status. so what happened to it was that i was at my girlfriends house one night watching a movie, and i had my 510 parked on the street for no more then 5 mins (i guess thats all it takes....) when i heard a really loud BANG and ran outside to see a black minivan take off and my beloved 510 hit and moved down the street about 2 meters. at first i didnt even look at my car because i was chasing after this guy on foot, which luckily we got his licence plate number before he took off. when i went back to see at my car i couldnt even look at it, he managed to clip the back left corner of my 510, and he hit it really good too. the rcmp showed up soon after and the cop was a very big car guy, who himself restored about 3 cars, and went out of his way to find the driver after he saw how much this car meant to me. we then took it to ICBC the next day (who where also devastated to see such a beautiful car off the road) and we agreed to attempt to fix it, if we can keep the cost low and find parts. Tyson out at Big Time Motors was my first reaction to send the car too, and he is now looking after the repair. we need a drivers side quarter panel (left rear) a rear bumper and a tail light panel. i know my car is in good hands with Tyson out at big time motors, and i will be posting pictures as soon as i get them off my phone, and i will keep the realm informed on the repair status of my car.

and i will be posting pictures later tonight
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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby jason » 21 May 2013 17:54

That truly blows, I've cruised together with many years with it's previous owner, Uncle Gordon at the wheel. He always stayed with me too, no matter how slow I was. I have great memories of this car ..... Glad you're getting it repaired right though!
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Postby brad-evans95 » 21 May 2013 18:17

and here are the photos...
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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby brad-evans95 » 21 May 2013 18:21

im looking forward to getting it back on the road, and i know Tyson is gonna do a great job

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Postby bertvorgon » 21 May 2013 19:38

Sure sorry that happened, at least in Tyson's hands you know it will be done right. He is likely the only one left on the lower mainland that has a full knowledge of how they are put together and can source some parts.
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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby Byron510 » 21 May 2013 20:41

It was mentioned that the guy was drunk...can we do an old fashioned stoning or something? I'm hate this, and I'm generally a pretty fair guy, but I have no tolerance for people who put themselves ahead of everyone else is this fashion. What if my 3 year old son was on that nice quiet street. What if my 6 year old daughter was crossing that same quite street to visit her friend two door down...

I'm glad you are physically ok, but if this jack off has a court date, I'd be more than happy to hackle from the bench. You have the right to get up and say something to the judge before sentencing, I'd be fully there to support you as many of us local 510 guys would.


Man my heart goes out to you. Keep us posted on the parts sourcing, I hope you can find what you need. I know the insurance company didn't give you much to play with.

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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby brad-evans95 » 21 May 2013 21:00

I don't wanna comment on that on a public forum, the owner of the van wasn't charged because we Couldn't put him behind the wheel, but when the cop did talk to him, he was drunk.

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Postby McShagger510 » 24 May 2013 18:07

Meanwhile, in happier times .......... :) :|

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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby Ash510 » 25 May 2013 08:50

Brad I was so happy to here that they are going to fix the car. It is one of the cleanest 2 doors around and it will live again, I have no dought . Tyson does some great work and I'm sure you will be driving it soon.

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Postby andrew.lori » 25 May 2013 10:14

I have a NOS Left rear Quarter panel ... let me know if you are interested I would part with it for a fair price under these circumstances.

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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby Ash510 » 29 May 2013 19:28

any updates on the car? it would be nice to see how things are coming.

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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby brad-evans95 » 04 Sep 2013 23:49

sorry i havent posted an update in quite some time, but im happy to inform everyone that my 510 has survived and is back on the road! tyson did an amazing job and i cant thank him enough. i will be posting the repair photos later tonight

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Re: my tragic 510 story

Postby KoHeartsGPA » 01 Nov 2013 15:54

I despise people that drive under any imparting influence, as a 16 year vet behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler I've seen tragic TRAGIC deaths, most of witch is never the intoxicated piece of shit, thank god he didn't kill anyone and that your baby is back on the road!
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Postby tycot1 » 03 Nov 2013 10:13

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http://bigtimemotors.ca 1972 datsun 510 220 hp ka "couped", 1971 510 westwood champ gt4 '81& "83, 1979 550 hp trans am, 1962 cadillac hrdtp, 2005 subaru sti, 1999 triumph daytona 955i.

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Postby tycot1 » 03 Nov 2013 10:15

ImageImageImage crappy colour match led to painting the front end too.
http://bigtimemotors.ca 1972 datsun 510 220 hp ka "couped", 1971 510 westwood champ gt4 '81& "83, 1979 550 hp trans am, 1962 cadillac hrdtp, 2005 subaru sti, 1999 triumph daytona 955i.


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