Saying farewell to a gallant steed!

More than 5 years ago, i bought this car after its kin had served me well.  This one did me proper as well, not one major problem. . .

goodbye elantra - 1 - Hello Elantra

Until two weeks ago, this happened on the 101.

The damage didn’t seem that bad.  i tied my bumper up and drove it away. my neck was a bit stiff.

Battle Damage

After some work, the true extent of the damage was revealed.

Battle Damage CloseBattle Damage BareFinal GoodbyeI hope you live again in salvage
I didn’t expect my car to be totaled so i had left quite a bit of stuff inside.  I made short work clearing it out.  (made shorter by this timelapse)

Lamenting the lost ride. . .

Hyundai Crash Airbag DeployedYesterday I was in a collision that destroyed my Hyundai Elantra of nearly a decade!  It was a car i never planned on owning, but without which i cannot have imagined my life these past years.  It is important to say at this time that i escaped relatively uninjured.  I put a great deal of effort into this car.  Shortly after i purchased it, i installed my first carputer.  With the incredible help of BJ and his father Bill and a headless G4 laptop.  I wanted to finally post these pictures now that it is all over and done.  From prototype and preparation to wiring and construction.  It was amazing and it was done years before the iPhone.  Bill even welded me a custom bracket to make it all fit together securely.

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