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Old 05-27-2008, 04:41 PM
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RSX-S+un-latched hood+70mph=disaster

So last night Tom and I get a call about 10:30pm "Hey my hood came unlatched can you bring some tools so I can get this home?" SUUURE no problem! We get there while hes on the side of the road only to arrive to this....



whoops the hinge is a little bent


Just a small dent lol


Now the fun part!


yeah the roof has to be replaced


So he had to drive ALL the way home looking through this
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:46 PM
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damn....whats he gonna do about it tho?...its not like insurance will cover it will they...or is he going to have to contact honda and file a complaint saying the hood came up for no reason
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No insurance is covering it, he called at like 11:30 last night to make his claim.
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oh well thats a relief...good ol' insurance
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:55 PM
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It will buff right out not to bad lol
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Thats what I said yogi! If not just throw some filler in the holes and sand it down it would be like brand new. Maybe a little crack fixer in the windshield!
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:24 PM
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Who needs a windshield anyway it's dead weight and then u don't need the ac. Glade he got to the shoulder. Happen to me in my old doge going like 50 with a fully loaded trailer that was not fun at all.
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SO what happened, the hood just came unlatched at like 70? Man, that sucks!
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that happen to me when i had my Civic Si HB going on the on ramp cuz i forgot to closed the hood proper way, its is a scary moment. Glad no one was hurt on the road. Did he closed the hood all the way?
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that's great. gotta love dumbass moments lol
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well i dont think hoods are too hard to close...let go at like 4 inches from the closing point and ull have no problem:dot:
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If you look at the first pic it looks as if the latch thing that sits in front of the radiator was torn off.
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dude, thats why you buy insurance, they will pay for anything...as long as you don't mind you premiums going up.
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Yeah the latch was ripped off
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after my hood popped up on me when ever i get a new to me car when i do the oil plugs and tune up i wd40 the hood latch and check it to make sure. $20 bucks says he get hood pines now.
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roof needs to be replaced... sounds like time for a convertible conversion to me!!
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yeah that happened to my cousin RSX base last year. His hood came flying up on the freeway, tore up his windshield and dented his roof right in front of his moon roof. He replaced his hood w/ a CF and left his roof, it doesn't leak or anything just really annoying at freeway speeds
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LOL yeah the roof skin is def going ot be replaced along with the brace bar at the top possibly, or we might try and straighten it. We have to see how bad it is. Fun times for sure!
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lol ( sorry its kinda funny) my friend had this happen to his is300 because he for got to latch his hood pins
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