So near the end of last year, I was in an accident in my 2004 SRT-4. I had purchased the car new when I was 19 and drove it all of its 78,218 mile life up until that point. The damage was enough that my insurance company decided to total it, and made me a generous offer. I was pretty upset about it, but I'm alive and cars can be replaced. Here are some of the last pictures of the car before the wreck.
I didn't really go public with this right away, but now I'm ready to move on and get to work on my next project. I bought my wrecked SRT-4 back from the insurance company for $750 and began to disassemble it. I searched around for a replacement and found one for sale on this forum for $8300 by jhn272. Totally bone stock, 2004 EBlue Neon SRT-4 with a sunroof and vipers...sounds familiar, huh?
Now, this new car was for sale in West Virgina and I live in Las Vegas. I am originally from Ohio so I asked my Dad to drive and meet the seller, look over the car, and make the purchase. Once the deal was done, he took the car to the body shop where he works for some minor bumper repair to damage the previous owner told me about.
I then paid a transport company to deliver the car to me in Las Vegas. It cost about $650 bucks and took about a week.
And this is how "2NDTRY" was born...
I will continue to update this thread with my build progress. I'm transferring most everything over from my old car, in addition to some new goodies. Its going to be fun doing this knowing what I do now about the car.
I want to take a second to thank all my friends at LVSRT that have helped me through this and turned wrenches late into the evening getting the old car ready for the scrap yard and will be turning future wrenches getting this car to a higher lever than my last.