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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by safetythird, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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    Just finished it about a month ago. :mad:

    IMG_20201007_174857017.jpg IMG_20201007_174836072.jpg

    Best I can do for photos right now.

    How hard is it to swap a roof?
     
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  2. reagen
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
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    Dam no words but sorry
     
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  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    09969795-6006-4470-9905-0BE176667252.jpeg Been there...Setp '10 a big storm came through and landed a tree right dead-center of my '51 Ford. Hopefully you have good insurance. Hagerty took care of mine.
     
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  4. Fuck...


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  5. With a roof, find a good donor from the southwest, get ahold of a very good welder, and let them do what they need to do at their pace. Also a cage wouldn't hurt.

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  6. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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    I have Hagerty due to all the fine things I've heard about them.
     
  7. sidewayzz69
    Joined: Aug 9, 2020
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    from Western,ky

    Man,that sucks
     
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  8. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Holy Cow! That's enough to make a man sick, I'm so sorry for you brother. I hope you had it insured.
    Glenn
     
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  9. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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    So sorry to hear of yer loss


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  10. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    Damn, that ain’t right. Way back when my buddy had a haystack fall over on his car. His parents homeowners insurance took care of it.
     
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  12. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    Get a new roof section and might as well chop it. Good luck!
     
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  13. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Damn....good luck on the repair.
     
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  14. adam401
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    I come across falcon s here and there. Ill ask around and see if I can find you a parts car.
     
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  15. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    Wow, hope you are okay. Sorry about your car, but it can be repaired.
     
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  16. Those dang trees can be real trouble. Friend bought a '58 Ford 2 door HT about 40 years ago. Tree laid right down the middle. Got the front and rear glass along with the top. No other damage. Sat in a garage for quite awhile....no-one would fix it. He found a donor car and asked asked me to do the swap....it was almost too easy for words. Took particular care to not have any burrs in the window pinch welds. Painted, together, driven for a few months, came out in the garage one morning and found the back glass shattered. Never found a burr or any other reason...guess it's time had just come.
     
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  17. Hagerty is a good company, they will take care of you but I hate it for you, back in March we had a sever storm roll through our area and my daughters OT car was destroyed. HRP
     
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  18. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
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    from MO

    Man that's tough to look at.... Hopefully you and the insurance company will work things out....
     
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  19. wheeldog57
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    DUDE!!! Hope you get it fixed up post haste. Good luck bro. Lots of us car guys locally willing to help out, just say the word
     
  20. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
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    Or roadster time!
     
  21. papajohn
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    Ouch. Sorry.
     
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  22. Jalopy Joker
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    see, that is why you should never finish a car - just kidding - let us know what you end up doing with it - attached photo shows an option to just junking it 20201008_091056.jpg
     
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  23. 56sedandelivery
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    WOW! It ain't the trees however; it's this thing called gravity that wrecks havoc on a lot of things.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  24. 41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    Sorry to see that. Convertible time.
     
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  25. white pine trees should never be allowed to grow taller than 15'. nothing but trouble.
    sorry to see it happen, hope the insurance company treats you well
     
  26. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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    Oh look, the local roof repair expert :D
     
  27. Bandit Billy
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    I've chopped off a few but they weren't all smashed, made it a lot easier in retrospect.
     
  28. jim snow
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    Major suck fest. Snowman.
     
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  29. GordonC
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    Wow! That's a damn shame!
     
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  30. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
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    Straight up bummer. Anything can be fixed with time and dollars.
     
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