Got a call from the wifey-poo yesterday about 11am... "There's been an accident with the Land Cruiser in the parking lot, someone hit it while it was parked and..." DAMNIT! I just got the last two 'someone backed into it while parking' dents fixed (and an ARB out of one of them). My rig is gonna look like Junk's soon... "No no honey, the little one, not MINE" (Notice how after 4 months of official marriage it's now 'hers'). So the net result is that the 1970 FJ40 all original never wrecked very little rust but blown engine project car was smacked into by a 16.5 year old girl in a 1992 Honda Accord. In the parking lot. Where it was parked. In the same space for like 6 months. At some 20-30 MPH, sending it from it's resting place to a BRAND NEW resting place some significant distance from whence it came. And with modified bodywork to boot. And a new set of problems... She hit square on the right rear wheel, which is great for the frame as the rear springs absorbed a fair amount of the impact. The rear axle is screwy, and it don't shift right no more and there's the body damage... The rub here is that with said blown engine (and this ain't a supercharger were talking about here kids, more like ventilated block)...well let's just say it presents some problems with a) getting the quote from a LC friendly place b) convincing the insurance company of actual damage and value c) keeping it from being declared 'totaled' by said ins. company! Well, the 16.5 year old has insurance. I don't (on that car, it's got a Non-Op registration so it's as it should be) but it doesn't matter so it's off to deal with State Farm. I think something along the lines of "yeah I KNOW it wasn't running, yeah I KNOW it looks kinda junky, yeah I KNOW it has a non-op registration but it REALLY WAS a perfect drivetrain minus the engine and the bodywork REALLY WAS in pristine shape under the house paint and IT REALLY WAS worth a fair amount of money and I REALLY WAS going to restore it and a lot of that potential value is lost!" I'm sure they'll understand and write the check. I'm off to go shoot myself in the leg a few times to prepare me for the pain.