yeah the fairlanes have about 4 metres of boot anyway, so its not gonna do that much damage. its still drivable. and yeah, that merc dropped its coolant on the road and had to be towed away, while i bent my exhaust back down (it had been jammed up under the rear wheel), and drove away.
i actually hardly felt the hit. i think the fords can take a pretty hard hit in the back without too much injury--its side impacts you have to worry about.
now i just have to see how much the insurance is gonna pay--ideally i would like to get about $4000, pay off my loan and buy an old school fairlane, v8 of course. my younger bro just got a 78 302 fairlane, so hes gonna give me crap until i get an 8 as well.
you can't have younger brothers showing you up now, can you?