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High winds, dead tree, and the near death of my truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ThisIsMe, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. ThisIsMe
    Joined: Jul 9, 2009
    Posts: 18

    from Austin

    In Austin today it has been crazy windy. I heard a loud boom out back and saw my neighbor's tree straddling my truck. Fortunately it could have been much worse. I suppose it time to learn how to do some real body work.
    Everyone else in Austin that doesn't have a garage go check for giant dead trees.
  2. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,515

    from Diablo Ca.

    That sucks. Looks like you got lucky, all things considered
  3. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,325

    Okie Pete

    Wow that was close . It could have been worse. Glad you weren't behind it cleaning the rear glass.
    A guy I used to know had a mid 60's Olds wagon that had been crushed by a tree . Then it was converted into a El camino .
  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,984

    from California

    they should ban trees.

  5. cayager
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 293


    at least the high capacity ones like that one.:D
  6. Jimm56
    Joined: Aug 27, 2010
    Posts: 170


    Check with his homeowners insurance, too.
  7. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 664

    Dave Rondou

    Wow! Couple of more feet to the right, and you would have to think El Camino!
  8. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
    Posts: 1,914

    from Austin

    Yea I live in Austin Tx it's been super windy here
    My grill bought the farm I must say today

  9. Rogueman
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 290


    I know how you feel! Last year I had one fall a 55 two post I have had 30 years. I moved it up by the show,but the damage is done.
  10. GeezersP15
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 546

    from N.E. PA

    Had that happen to my father-in-law's early 60's Chevy PU. The roof of the cab was crushed right down to the floorboards.:eek:
  11. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Close call. It amazes me that home owners will spend major money fixing up a house, but never think to trim the trees.
  12. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Mayhem is everywhere.
  13. is that a black birch? they get to an age/size and then they seem to get real weak.
  14. Tin Indian
    Joined: Jul 8, 2007
    Posts: 207

    Tin Indian

    looks like it just added some more character to the back of it.
  15. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Be sure to tell us when you are going to be on Judge Judy. :) Sorry about your damage. Hope his homeowners insurance covers it. Take lots of pictures to prove the tree should have been removed, if that is the case.

  16. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,305

    from MB, SC

    Damn that could have been a lot worse. At least the truck was not finished.....Good luck.
  17. sorry to hear this....can't tell you how much I've spent trimming and cutting down trees from neighbors next door to my places....I knew it would be a bitch to collect from them so just paid it myself....lucky I have two buds in the tree business....

    and that's how I finally got my 50' club cpe shoebox...the neighbors tree fell across it and dented the roof and just behind the back window....only then did they want to sell it....
  18. cayager
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 293


    yup amazing they wont pay shit for tree removal till it lands on your house and costs them a fortune. you would think they would like to spend a couple grand instead of 50 grand.
  19. wow bummer, concedering the size of the tree a few feet over and it might have crused it completly ,.......... good luck with the repair's
  20. jtm_elcamino
    Joined: Feb 17, 2013
    Posts: 43

    from Uvalde Tx

    you got lucky there. Im down in Uvalde and it got pretty bad down here too.

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