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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mad mikey, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. I can't say how overwhelmed I am at all the kind responses to what has happened to me and the coupe. You guys are truly the best. I can't believe how beat up I am, bruised. Fell like I was given a beating with a base ball bat. But I am still pretty tough old guy. Dealing with insurance stuff, and it's hard right now. The coupe is bad but could be worse. Frame is fine. Front axle is bent and junk, steering arm on the right is bent, Eelco tank destroyed. Walker radiator destroyed, Supports ruined, Electric fan smashed. Right front shock mashed. Grill and grill shell mangled. I am trying to deal with this damage as well. Just hard to move around much right now. Thanks to all my HAMB brothers for your concern and offers to help, I sure can use it. I am not used to asking for help, It's a little hard for me. Around here I am mostly a one man band.
  2. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,740

    from oregon

    "You got this Mikey"
    We've seen what you can do, you can do it again!

    You just gotta get in the mood!
  3. Thanks for the post. Keep pushing forward, but continue taking care of yourself.
    loudbang, chevy57dude, Lil32 and 5 others like this.
  4. Don't get on here every day so I'm late as usual.
    Just glad that you were not hurt any worse. All prayers for you to get better quickly. Hope that you have good insurance on yourself & the rod.
    I carry a foldup cell phone with me when in the shop. Never know when it will come in handy.
    chevy57dude, loudbang, Thor1 and 4 others like this.
  5. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 554

    Joe Blow

    One day at a time man.
    chevy57dude, loudbang, Thor1 and 2 others like this.
  6. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 894

    from SoCal

    Take care of yourself and get better. When you are feeling better, the car and shop can be fixed.
    chevy57dude, loudbang, Thor1 and 3 others like this.
  7. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
    Posts: 960

    Aaron D.

    When I first read this I thought it was horrible. After thinking about it, thank God it didn't happen earlier on the road. If there was area for the car to get up to speed, it could have been much worse.
  8. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,396


    Thanks for the update Mikey. You got this. Please keep us up-to-speed on your progress when you have a chance to get to work on repairs.
  9. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,976

    from Michigan

    Sorry you're hurting right now... physically and emotionally.

    I can honestly say I feel a little of your pain. I did a header into the fridge a couple days ago. With my face. Total wipeout. Wrenched my neck and back real good. A love tap compared to you, though. And I didn't damage the fridge.

    But we're lucky, thank God.
    Could have been worse.
    Yours could have been way worse. Glad you're here to tell us about it.
    All the best, Mikey.
  10. We are glad that you are still kicking and able to fix it. OK, not fix it today but there is time and you will succeed. We are a rather small group when you look at the big picture of us (interested in old cars) and the rest of the worlds population. We have to stick together and care about our brother. Even though we might throw some punches from time to time against one another we are a tight knitted group. We genuinely care about one another even though alot of us have never met in person. Those that I have met are good people. Upstanding and honest to a fault because deep down we care about one another, the hobby, lifestyle, and broad areas we admire. The biggest thing for you right now is heal. Not just your body but your mind after this incident. The car. Yes it can be fixed and we understand all of the work, sweat, tears and blood that goes into building them and it hurts deep when they are damaged. Bottom line is you can fix it but you cannot get fixed if you were broken as bad as it is. So you are lucky. You will build it better and more beautiful than before. We will support you.
  11. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,883


    Thanks for the update you and the car will be better with time! Gary
    chevy57dude, loudbang, Stogy and 2 others like this.
  12. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 993

    Sting Ray

    Good to see you checking in.

    Now party on Garth!
    chevy57dude, loudbang, Stogy and 2 others like this.
  13. grumpy65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
    Posts: 929


    Great to hear from you @mad mikey . We have been a little worried about you. How embarrassing, hey........:confused:

    Why are you so surprised that she launched so hard when the throttle stuck ??? I always thought you built her that way, and would not be happy with anything less......:D:D:D She's no pussy, that's for sure.

    Rest up and recuperate. Soft tissue injuries (deep bruising) can take a long while to work their way out, but it will all come good with time. Work on that parts list and get it posted up here. You might be a 'pretty tough old guy' and 'mostly a one man band', but we are not through with giving you a hand yet............;)

    @warhorseracing 's post above says it all................
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2021
  14. tom brown
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 68

    tom brown

    you gave the coupe life once- and you will give it again. you took a big hit and your still standing. use your skills to create it better.
  15. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 1,922

    Nicholas Coe
    from Tontitown

    Glad to hear that you are hanging in there. You'll get back to normal soon. As for the car, please let us know how we can help! Please post a want list and maybe pictures. That way we can feel like we are right there with you! Stay strong brother.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  16. grumpy65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
    Posts: 929


    Yeah, we're gonna want pics Mikey................... Post 'em up like a 'badge of honour'.
  17. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,060


    I feel better now you’ve replied, heal the body then deal with the rest of it later.
    Looking forward to the rebuild/refurbishment thread!
  18. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,223

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Glad to hear you're not in worse shape. Same goes for the Hot Rod; good to hear the frame isn't bent or the crank snout took a hard shot and screwed up the engine. Sounds like the repair will be a lot of part replacements. Maybe you can get a settlement and do all/most of the work yourself?...
  19. Sorry to read this man, sure could've been worse, settle up with your insurance and see where you stand and where you need to be.
    I remember wrecking the Henry J and blowing up those two engines, it's a hard punch in the gut that's for sure, but I pulled through without insurance or help and I'm sure you have the will and fortitude to do the same.
  20. I started taking the front suspension, radiator and smashed stuff off the coupe. I am not able to move real good yet. Got some parts rounded up. I will try and post some pictures when I can. The I beam axle is tweaked and I may have found one. Waiting for some parts to arrive and the contractor to contact me to get the shop wall repaired. Also need a 16 inch electric fan, the one on the car is crushed.
  21. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 19,086


    You Know Mikey? I'm So Glad to hear You telling us that...THAT is Super Positive, Take Care and Speedy Recovery...The Beast will Ride Again!!!
  22. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,222


    Glad to hear. You set the pace, getting back into it will be its own kind of therapy. Talking to a friend who has a 'glass 32 grille to see if he'll part with it.
    loudbang, Thor1, Nicholas Coe and 4 others like this.
  23. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,222


    How about some details about that new transmission?
    loudbang, Thor1, mad mikey and 3 others like this.
  24. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,269


    Back in the saddle.... :)
    -Brent-, loudbang, grumpy65 and 8 others like this.
  25. Not in my saddle yet, or what I call my favorite place, but...:( The transmission is a full race, manual Rossler based on a TH 350. I got the rest of the damage removed and now I am, well have to rest a bit. I am lookin- need a 16 inch electric fan, 32 radiator shell, Radiator, and front shocks = 12 inch ride height . Trying to work with a broken shop and a injured coupe.;)
    bchctybob, Tim, impala4speed and 12 others like this.
  26. Dustyp489
    Joined: Feb 1, 2008
    Posts: 141


    Sorry to hear about this
    Chevy57dude contacted .me. for my "wall hanger" it's a steel repo from the Rod Shop,that I've had for over 10 years
    If this will work for you I'll send it with Steve
  27. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,916

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Has it been determined why the throttle stuck?
  28. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 4,165

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    I don't have any of that stuff brother :(
  29. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 19,086


    ...and a recovering Mikey...pace, rest, rest...and some Coupe/Garage...
    TFoch, loudbang, Nicholas Coe and 4 others like this.
  30. Best kind of therapy, gets the body moving and the mind on something other than aches and pains !

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