View Full Version : Wrecked my 240SX last week.Totalled Pictures here

07-21-2005, 07:29 PM
As usual I try to post the good, the bad, and the ugly, no matter what, so that others can learn from my mistakes and my experiences.
This is one of those ugly experiences...

The car I wrecked was a 1995 SE 240SX with 203k miles and a low-mileage SR20DET blacktop that I installed myself at a friends house with his help. I owned it for a total of 4 days, 2 of which were spent doing the swap. Driving south on US-1 after heavy rain, the ground was both wet and dry in places... We were coming away from a light and I had just shifted 5th, the pedal was wet and my foot slipped off popping the clutch and causing the rear tire to spin, and the car floated to the left while the rear tires lost traction. A combination of bad tires, and over-correction on my behalf to avoid hitting the car next to me, well, I put the car over a curb, into a ditch, and into a tree. I was going 40-50MPH believe it or not, and there were cars to the left and in front of me I was attempting to avoid.

I was air-lifted to Jackson memorial where they poked me with all sorts of needles and decided I was O.K. besides a bunch of bruises and cuts, I got a bunch of stitches in my arm, but I didn't break anything. The hospital bill was about $28,000 which my insurance covered completely. The tree, however, appears undamaged and still stands today, although a bit bent over. I was un-lucky enough to hit a lycaloma tree, a member of the oak family... A very slow growing but very sturdy tree, like hitting a concrete wall it felt like. For those of you in south Florida, head south on US-1 (after 826 ends) right before 152nd Street (cutler ridge) on the right hand side... yeah that's the one.

And now the ugly, pictures. Ill post some, but link others, there are far too many to post all at once.
here are the wreck pictures, and initial salvage expedition. It was quite an expedition...
Then we moved the car to the back, where final teardown was done. Basically we just cut the chassis into 60lb. pieces and hauled it away. Not much to these cars, really.



In case you've never seen an S14 fuel tank, this is what it looks like:

The rest of the pictures are here:[b]

I was able to salvage some un-touched pieces of the car, there isn't much but I have it here for sale/trade if anyone can use it, I certainly can't.
there are 2 pages there. It will all be going on ebay in 2 days, so email me if you see anything you want to grab before hand. [b]Kingtal0n@aol.com
Yes those are aluminum R33 skyline brakes.

I've also pulled the head off the motor, with step-by-step pictures of how it was done. for anyone who hasn't seen or would like to see more of the insides of the SR20 here are the pictures:
If you want I can do another post in advanced detailing how I went about it, just a thought I am willing to spend the time/energy to contribute to the site.
And here is a list of things I need to get back on the road, in case any of you have these lying around, and want to help out. All parts are S13 SR20DET RWD unless specified.

Edit: Updated list of what I need
Alternator & bracket
Both coolant necks
coolant temp sensor housing (bolts to block above coolant neck)
Fuel Rail
Throttle body
Front half of driveshaft- manual trans
transmission mount w/ crossmember
clean undented oil pan
ECU J4 or #62 if you have the matching harness
S14 KA24DE wiring harness or just the F3 / wiper plugs

and a car, please look here for what I'm looking for / where I am:
http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=buy&Number=67989663&page=0 &view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1
Any/All inquires involving $$ and parts should be directed to my email address, Kingtal0n@aol.com, I dont want to clutter this post up with part for sale junk thats not what its about.

07-21-2005, 08:13 PM
Ouch - sorry to hear that. But at least you didn't get seriously injured.

Do you have an LSD? I still can't imagine being able to really spin the wheels by popping the clutch into 5th, but I suppose anything can happen. I hit a chainlink fence in an industrial part of town I didn't know very well one time because the pavement was so wavy due to all the big trucks going through there. Came up to a stopsign and hit the brakes and it was ABS right through the intersection with the car basically skipping across the bumps and tapping into a fence. That day really sucked so I know how bad those freak occurances can really hurt... http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

07-21-2005, 08:19 PM
its a small world Jordan. A buddy of mine towed your car home. I remember him calling me up but i didn't match the description. Then he mention the location it happen and i matched you. It was a nasty total and good thing your still in one piece.

07-21-2005, 08:28 PM
I've always been impressed with how much damage these cars take while leaving the drivers in pretty good shape. That looks like some nasty mess to be capable of walking away from.

07-21-2005, 08:29 PM
Crappy good luck.

07-22-2005, 12:13 AM
I'm just glad you're not hurt http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif

07-22-2005, 12:29 AM
Man that looks like a terrible wreck. Glad to know you came out 100 times better than the car.

07-22-2005, 01:11 AM
Wow, like everyone else has said, good to hear you made it out alive. And with both legs. That's a *thrashed* car to have relatively minor injuries.

07-22-2005, 05:49 AM
dang thats very unfortunate for ur car but good thing u made it out in one piece. Good luck on ur future car/project. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

07-22-2005, 07:31 AM
I don't think that one will buff out.

It truly is crazy how the most serious accidents leave the least damage on the drivers, I've seen three S14s wrecked beyond belief with no injuries, yet the light taps always leave airbag burns and and at least a broken bone somewhere.

07-22-2005, 07:40 AM
I was going 40-50MPH

I find it hard to believe such carnage is the result of a 50 mph crash. Looks more like a 150 mph wad.

Glad you're OK.

07-22-2005, 08:47 AM
I was going 40-50MPH

I find it hard to believe such carnage is the result of a 50 mph crash. Looks more like a 150 mph wad.

Glad you're OK.

agreed, ive never seen damage that severe from such a "low" speed crash. I was hit head on with both vehicles doing ~45mph, and the damage wasnt that bad.........granted i didnt go sideways into a tree.

glad you walked away

07-22-2005, 12:23 PM
Damn, those pictures sent shivers down my spine. Glad to hear that you didn't sustain severe injuries. It sucks seeing the hard work you put into the car now lie in heaps of twisted metal. But at least you came out a live.

07-22-2005, 12:30 PM
sorry to hear that man...but the good thing is that you're alright.

07-22-2005, 12:39 PM
Yeah it sucks. i wrecked my first 240 a s14 at about 50 mph into a cement wall on a bridge. Not near that damage but I did walk away. Glad you are okay.

The seats are too messed up?

07-22-2005, 12:53 PM
Glad your ok, pictures will help remind me to be more careful and responsible.

07-22-2005, 01:08 PM
Glad that you made it through the experience. Sorry that you had to learn the bald tires experience the hard way. I did too. I wrapped a Datsun 510 around a light pole because I couldn't find or afford an 235x35x13 tires to replace the ones that were on there.

07-22-2005, 01:13 PM
The seats look like they broke in the crash (among many other things). I read an article about a totalled skyline that got rear ended and pushed into another car, and it's seats broke similar to that(it's wreck wasn't near as bad as yours). Supposedly they're pretty weak seats. I wonder if s14 seats are of similar integrity.

I'm just glad you didn't break http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

07-27-2005, 06:46 AM
wow...yeah, wow.

...and I thought my car was bad after I wrecked it. You just set the bar with that one.
my condolences http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

I lost my baby to very similar circumstances. A combination of bad tires in the rear, a wet road and over correction on the counter-steer due to the suprise of the sudden lack of traction caused me to plant my front end into a telephone pole. I salvaged pretty much everything. It was about a year and a half ago and I still get depressed sometimes, haha. The E-room doctor came in and examined me, said that from what the medics and cops told him I should be dead, then I got up and walked away.

I wish I could tell you that things will get better and it will hurt less, but I would be lying.

07-28-2005, 04:06 AM
I just can't believe you lived from that wreckage....Yeah I hydroplaned a 98 s14 into a tree at about 40 and totaled it, not nearly as bad as that, I had the sense to wrap the passenger side around the tree, damn thing was only 5 inches wide but almost flipped me! How is you insurance gonna look? My accidnet was because of a random lake in the middle of a turn because of a broken sprinkler main, but geico doesn't care about that...

Glad you're alright...

07-28-2005, 07:28 AM
I was going 40-50MPH

I find it hard to believe such carnage is the result of a 50 mph crash. Looks more like a 150 mph wad.

Glad you're OK.

agreed, ive never seen damage that severe from such a "low" speed crash. I was hit head on with both vehicles doing ~45mph, and the damage wasnt that bad.........granted i didnt go sideways into a tree.

glad you walked away

i have........ and each and every one removed their front bumper support. every time i see pictures like these it reminds me that i really should put it back on....

07-28-2005, 10:20 PM

07-29-2005, 02:21 AM
my crash was bad... www.cardomain.com/id/born2drift240.... (http://www.cardomain.com/id/born2drift240....) but not as bad as yours... then again my friends and i walked away with nothing... i got resprained my ankle but thats about it... goood thing you re alright. you can always get another car. oh and my air bags werent the only airbags that were pink.

07-29-2005, 08:42 AM
good to see you're ok. Good luck with everything, and its good to see you're already putting together another one.

07-29-2005, 08:39 PM
king just told me bumper support was on. that is pure crazy... glad you guys walked away from all that.

07-30-2005, 12:16 PM
And heres the proof:

Not much of a support left, though. Really those things I have never seen one live after 5MPH worth of wreck, they tend to grab the frame they are bolted to and twist it.