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

  1. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 754

    ken bogren

    When looking at cars in the no/low rust zone it'sworth considering the location history of the car. A Falcon that just arrived in AZ from MN last might not be rust free.
  2. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,896


    I bought my '60 21-miles from the dealership location where it was first sold, and 42-miles from where it was built.
  3. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,896


    Should be plenty to find in that swath.

    Lately we are soaked with Rancheros out here. I was looking over my leftover parts pile, thinking that I could probably put together a whole one, from a roller.
  4. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,525


    Sorry to see that. Although it could have been worse. You or a family member could have been it it. Good luck with the insurance co. Hopefully all will be fine.
  5. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
    Posts: 106


    Just to update this thread.....

    Hagerty took good care of me and sent out an appraiser right away. They paid me the agreed upon value. The only thing that came up was if I wanted to keep the car or not-no issues at all.

    It took this long because some idiot misplaced the title and had to get a replacement.

    I kept the car and bought another. This one is (believe it or not) a California car, and the visible rust in the picture is the worst of it. The other quarter is intact and there's no rust under it.


    My shop is unheated so I can prep it, but not paint it until the spring, and then I can move all the fun bits from the smushed one over.

    I really appreciate all the support.
  6. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,979


    So glad to see your moving forward, make the best of the journey, your smiles are in your control.
    God Bless your family.
  7. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,593

    from Berry, AL

    Good deal! Looks like the replacement is in pretty good shape, so it should be pretty easy to swap the goodies over to it.
  8. Jack E/NJ
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 603

    Jack E/NJ
    from NJ

  9. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,549


    So swap all the good stuff over to ncluding the left quarter panel and you should be golden. Spring and paint won’t. be long after all the transplanting!

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