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My boy lost his '53 to a fire!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Westside Lefty, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. sixfink
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 87

    from Germany

    drunk drivers causing accidents suck big time.

    slightly off topic: I have seen so many rusted shells built up again, despite all of the trim parts, interior and glass missing and lots of holes puncutred in by .22 to .308.

    Strangely, I have never seen anyone even attempting at restoring a burned up car. Sure, getting the waves and wrinkles out of the thermally stressed and softened sheetmetal will be one helluva chore, but... I mean, slap in a subframe and a cage, and you're good to go.

    How's the frame looking?
  2. AA/Fuel34fordpu
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,266


    my eyes my eyes...... What a lose
  3. lakeroadster
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 604

    from *

    Damn, what a waste. Glad to hear your boy wasn't physically injured.

    Ever see a car fire in person? It's like the car is slowly dyeing. A high school buddy of mine had a nice '69 Chevelle that burned. Started as an under dash fire. During the fire the headlights came on, the wipers came on, the horn started blowing, and then nothing but the sound of the fire. Eerie shit!
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,407

    Alliance Vendor
    from AUSTIN,TX

    I have a car that was a "baked beauty".

    54 chevy. when it burned, it was a 4 door. now, it's a 2 door. I just found a donor body and we got to work.

    the chassis, motor, trans, all of it can be saved. rear end, etc,etc,etc.

    I even managed to save some of the original sheetmetal to make patches out of.

    the big issue on the 4 door was the roof. yikes...

    point being, it can live again.
  5. BlueOvalCertified
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
    Posts: 99

    from Minnesota

    Hopefully justice will be served, but I have to come to grips with the "real world". I hope he can rebuild or replace it. Damn!
  6. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,137

    from Central IL

    That really sucks ! Guys you gotta have Agreed value insurance on your rides. This shit happens way too often and if you leave it to chance that the other drivers insurance will cover it your gonna get burned (no pun intended)
  7. Westside Lefty
    Joined: Jul 25, 2007
    Posts: 332

    Westside Lefty
    from Venice

    Thanks for all the posts. I will definitely forward this to him. I happened right in front of Baja Cantina on Washington Blvd, about a block from the sand. Here's another pic that gives you a better idea of the damage. WARNING: For viewers w/ strong stomachs.

    UPDATE: I just found out he had a bunch of new parts for his 65 Malibu in the trunk!

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  8. chromedRAT
    Joined: Mar 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,714


    You sure you don't live around me? There's a guy in my area that is such a drunk that he is completely unintelligible when he's sober, and only lucid when he's bent. Damn shame. Wouldn't the world be a great place if they actually prosecuted people for their crimes?


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