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My car got wrecked.........

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasalley, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    That would be a fitting end to him---I live in the Dallas area. Folks around here think the daily commute is a Nascar race.
  2. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    from East Texas

    Thank you all for the comments. I am really glad my dad and i are both here to tell the story. My car will be fixed next week, and all will be good again.......

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,093


    I'd have it bumped and primed already. Looks like an easy fix. Most insurance companies will let you fix your own car. Last fix I did only cost me paint, but the repair bill written by them was $1700. I bought a Model A PU with the check, worked on for several nights and got it running. Count the positives, forget the negatives, AND it's black. Easy repair too. Is it done yet?
  4. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    Well it's bad but fixable. I hope it didn't spoil your entire day... did you and your dad make the rod run?
  5. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    from East Texas

    Yes we did and had a great time considering. Never surrender!

  6. jetmech69
    Joined: Oct 7, 2010
    Posts: 54


    Well, that sure would ruin my day. No doubt about it. As mentioned, glad your OK, get it fixed and keep driving the piss out it!

    FYI...I run my 54 at 65-70 without any hesitation. As a matter of fact I just ran it 600 miles round trip driving it that fast. It does have a three speed with a PG ring/pinion. Can't really say the gas mileage it respectable though...LOL!

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  7. I'm going to fall right in line here as well. My ol' '54 Pontiac (Cdn - with the flathead six) used to sing right along at about 63 m.p.h.. That sweet spot is really where you want to be with any vehicle if possible as it makes a real difference. That being said, I too am glad the accident(!) wasn't worse than it was, as there seems to be no end to rude, unthinking, dangerous drivers out there! That's a sweet Chebby and I'm glad you will be able to continue to drive and enjoy it!

  8. 54Buick48D
    Joined: Jan 25, 2013
    Posts: 208

    from Maryland

    That sucks. I recommend a dash cam. Record dopes like the Caddy driver making dumb ass aggressive maneuvers. Get his tag.
  9. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    from East Texas

    Man, i guess its just me. Its seems like when i get my car around 55 i sounds like i'm floating all the valves and its trying to nose over!

  10. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    Maybe you need more carbs.
  11. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Man, that's a sweet looking ride. Glad you both are safe and best of luck getting it back in shape.
  12. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,457


    That is a BRILLIANT quote!

    Glad that only a bit of pride & tin got bent.
  13. benchseat4speed
    Joined: Feb 11, 2008
    Posts: 381

    from Golden, CO

    Sorry to hear about the douchebag, he'll get his, but damn that's the coolest '54 Chevy I've ever seen.:cool: Never seen one that original and clean, and a black utility at that. Kev
  14. old flathead 6 Plymouth only likes to go about 55 or so.

    If I try to run it much faster with the bias ply tires (the steering is a
    little loose) it makes me kinda nervous. To hold the rear end down
    where it doesn't feel so light and skittery, I put two 60 pound tubes
    of sand in the trunk---right behind the rear seat, Gives a little
    heavier feel, but doesn't affect speed or anything else.

    I had radial tires for a while and they made it handle better....
    thinking of getting another set.

    On two lane roads, I watch in the rear view mirror to see how many cars
    are lined up behind me. Then from time to time I pull onto the shoulder
    to let them pass.

    Glad your mishap wasn't any worse.
  15. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    Yeah this is all good but I still don't understand why your dad moved up on your right when all this other shit was going on, he should have been backing off not passing IMO but then maybe he was being crowded from behind, I don't know, I wasn't there. Just glad that the end result was just a few minor scrapes and dents rather than a possible much worse outcome.
  16. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,097


    Looking at that quarter again, A rubber mallet would pop out most of those two bigger dents. Work out the wrinkles with a body hammer and or slapping file. The dent up top has a good crease, but will come out easy enough.
    Geese! gets the old juice flowing again, it's a sickness!
  17. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,774

    from Omaha, NE

    Same final drive ratio... Top gear is top gear...

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  18. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
    Posts: 116

    from East Texas

    Well, I put my old wheels and tires back on yesterday. She is headed to the body shop in the morning.......



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