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Customs My 36 Ford in the calm after the storm

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 36cab, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 791


    On August 10th a Derecho wind storm came through Eastern Iowa with winds clocked between 100 and 140 mph. We had an oak tree fall on our 4-stall garage where I keep the 1936 Ford Cabriolet, a 1948 Austin A40 parts car, a 1963 Falcon sedan and a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger. The garage roof shifted and moved but luckily it held. But two large oak limbs pierced the garage roof and missed both the Falcon and the Tiger by about a foot. After going without electricity for 12 days and nonstop chain sawing since the storm, I was finally able to relax this weekend. I decided to take the 36 and get some photos next to the trees that came down next to my mom’s house. 6.jpg
  2. that give me the creeps looking at that tree over that beautiful car. glad it made it through the storm.
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  3. justabeater37
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,522


    I keep wondering how many months the clean up and rebuilding will take.
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  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,812


    What a beautiful 36 ford!

  5. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 791


    The clean up is going to take a long time. There are tree debris piles along almost every street in town. They estimated that the city lost 50% of its tree canopy.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2020
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  6. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,471

    from Berry, AL

    Bad thing about those derecho storms is they blow up without any advance warning, then proceed to move so fast about all you can do is take cover and hope for the best. We had one come through here a few years ago, first time I had ever heard of them. We got lucky, lots of wind, but little damage. Good to hear you made out well. Between that storm and the hurricane that just blew through LA and AR, there will be lots of clean up for sure. Good luck to all....
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  7. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,968


    Good save. Beautiful cabriolet.
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  8. trey32
    Joined: Jul 27, 2014
    Posts: 297


    Buy a stump grinder, you'll make a killing...
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  9. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,907



    They didn't all make it. I don't know this fella, but he's near you.

    One vintage car in my family got hit too.
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  10. I really feel for the owner...Damn :(
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  11. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,482

    lumpy 63

    I am kinda stumped...I live on the west coast but have never heard the term Derecho storm until very recently . Is it a new type of storm?
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,225

    from California

    eventually nature will kill us all. then rebuild without us.
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  14. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,557


    Lived thru a tornado when we first moved to Tenn., saw the pictures on the news and worked for months on the clean up. The devastation is real and the force of nature is unforgiving. You came thru it, but you know what it's like to be kind of helpless and pray for all things around you. Someone must have build a pretty stout garage to withstand this storm, be Thankful for that.
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  16. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,557


    Hopefully that coupe can be saved!
  17. A bad one (derecho) come through about 8 years ago. We worked for three weeks nonstop just to restore everyone’s power. Longest 16 hour shift I have ever been on. I’m sure the clean up took many more weeks.
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  18. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 3,099

    Corn Fed

    My Dad's 55 Ranch Wagon took a tree branch to the rear roof in the storm. Too bad because it was a pretty solid old car. Anyone want to build a custom Ranchero? He'll sell it very reasonably...but ya gotta bring your own chainsaw.

  19. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,540

    rusty rocket

    Damn I feel for you guys.
  20. to hate the wind - floods and fires that destroy our loves..........
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