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Hurricane IKE finds! Few photos of wet cars

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nowmds, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. nowmds
    Joined: Jul 2, 2008
    Posts: 10

    from Owings, Md

    Hi Guys, have been in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG]<ST1:pGalveston </ST1:p</st1:City>for the last couple of days working and saw a few wet cool cars. All of the cars were completely sumerged for at least a few hours. The Mercury was inside a metal building and floated and was pushed thru the door. They banged the door closed before I took the picture. The 66 Corvette was in the same building but on the other end of the building. A guy told me it was up on its side when the water was high. There was a big Mardi Gra float and that pushed the Mercury through the door the guy told me.
  2. RoadsterRod1930
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 415

    from NEPA

    thats a sickening thought:(:(
  3. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    from Austin, TX

    sad,,,,,,,,,,,except for that last picture (just kidding)...
    i can't imagine what the owners of those cars must feel like,,,
  4. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

    from OKC, OK

    Submergered in saltwater has to be the kiss of death.

  5. GRADY
    Joined: Jun 23, 2002
    Posts: 442


    even for a fiberglass car like that vette
  6. Eh, it can't be worse than driving through 10 winters of road salt. Thorough cleaning, new wiring, new interior, change the motor, trans, rearend out, it's still better than half the cars I could go out and get within a stones throw from my door.
  7. Paul2748
    Joined: Jan 8, 2003
    Posts: 2,200


    If its salt water, kiss them good bye unless they strip them right away.
  8. Sutton
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 699

    from BTR

    What a fucking lame response.

    People have lost a lot due to mother nature lately, and all you can do, is compare it to what you have in the north? Don't fucking respond if you are going to say dumb shit like that, Geez. And yes, I understand, you won't understand.

  9. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    Are you an insurance agent??
    I don't think the owners would take kindly to you posting pics of their cars and opening them up to discussion.
  10. 4tl8ford
    Joined: Sep 1, 2004
    Posts: 1,087

    from Erie, Pa

    The Elements Mother Nature Throws win - Wind, Water, Fire.
  11. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    Do you live in Galveston ?Are you down to help? Just wondering what you are doing after a hurricane ripped threw the area?
  12. SlamCouver
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 2,002

    from Brazil, IL

    "Do you live in Galveston ?Are you down to help? Just wondering what you are doing after a hurricane ripped threw the area?"

    Its called Carpet bagging...
  13. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    If so should be shot .
  14. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    That's some sad sheit, but only the tip of the iceburg I'm sure.
  15. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,511

    from California

    Amazing how God works, all the old cars look saved and the new Vette a gonner. I hope everyone is going to be safe.
  16. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,240

    from nor cal

    No, I think it's called working. He is a news photographer.
  17. BigVinDaddyMac
    Joined: Feb 17, 2008
    Posts: 195


  18. Just depressing...just another sad reminder of what these people are in for in the coming months...hope things get back to normal soon even though normal will never be the same...good luck to everybody
  19. 4tl8ford
    Joined: Sep 1, 2004
    Posts: 1,087

    from Erie, Pa

    Then the first statement stands.

    I was a First Responder for 36 years, found it worked better to arrest the looters and shoot the media.
    You could always put the looters out workin' for you.
    The media picks their noses and ask's really dumb questions.
  20. 4tl8ford
    Joined: Sep 1, 2004
    Posts: 1,087

    from Erie, Pa

    I just got a PM from this Dickweed.
    Looks like I hit too close to Home about Shooting the Media, if you've been watching and TV coverage of these walking Bobbleheads you know what I'm talking about.

    Oh and I forgot, You got no right what-so-ever to enter private property, so hopefully some local will pepper your ass too.
  21. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    I agree w/4tl8,he is making money off someone else`s misery,or lose of everything including their life.
  22. Topless Ford
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 560

    Topless Ford

    With any luck the owners will be able to get a fresh water washdown and pickle the motors and trannys. They can be saved fairly easily if steps are taken. Lets hope the owners realize this and save them right quick. Seawater dicks up electronics but as most classics are hardwired a solid cleaning would go a long way towards preservation.
  23. PollockzRodz
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 362


    Wow sad but not yet a total loss for the cars since they could be saved. Im more concerned about those people and the houses that are ripped apart than a couple of played out old cars!!
  24. NotStockPhoto
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,322


    I have all kinds of people offering me work to go take pictures of the devastation saying its easy money that will keep me for the rest of the year ........I passed. I will set here work on the van, and look forward to shooting some texas rides in the near future. After seeing some of the pics from galveston I dont bitch about no water or power anymore either
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,029


    You could have at least opened the doors and let them air out.
  26. fifTsix
    Joined: Jul 26, 2008
    Posts: 486

    from TEXAS

    Much respect for you Acrochicken!
  27. Actually, you don't seem to understand. My post refers to the one time saltwater flooding of a vehicle, not to the destruction and loss of homes, businesses, entire lifetimes of property, or injuries and loss of life. I don't know about you, but if something like that happened to me, I'd prefer to hear an optomistic point of view that maybe something I own is at least salvageable when it's all said and done, that everything is not a total loss. Apparently you'd rather be a fucktard... well, to each their own I guess.
  28. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,078

    from Zoar, Ohio

    We all make our own choices of where we live due to.. economics, family and simply the love of community and the land.
    To make a statement based on, "your choice and your cross", is narrowminded.
    Life is tough as it is. We all struggle everyday. To have something like that happen is horrible. There's absolutely no safe place that I know of on this planet. If you've never be in this dire situation be sure to say a prayer of thanks tonight.
    (Flame on??? how immature.....)
  29. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    this is really sad to see, and than to read all this after the fact is even more disturbing.
    im thinking this thread will get closed..and rightfully so. But if not, maybe it will have a way of seperating the truely grateful from the piss ants of society.
    Hope all you folks down there make it thru this ok. Very sorry about your loss.
  30. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824


    I can't believe what a judgemental thread this became. A lot of good talented people avoid this site because of the bullshit and drama. What became of this thread because people have to look down their noses at others on the internet is a shining example of it. THAT is a fucking shame.

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