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My Jalopy Showdown adventure

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LOWDUG37, May 21, 2012.

  1. Heartbreaking. Love those '37 Flatbacks and I especially admired yours. Hope you can restore it to it's glory. Glad you survived. A friend of mine almost got nailed by a tractor-trailer in his '34 pick-up as he was getting out onto Pa. Rt. 15. Be careful everyone, there are idiots out there. Good luck with the rebuild.
  2. BIG JOHN 37
    Joined: May 21, 2007
    Posts: 318

    BIG JOHN 37
    from central NJ

    Hope you're OK? And, hope that it's repairable, a Great Car! I worry every time I go out for a drive in the "Garden State" .
  3. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    WTF, glad your not hurt, frame machine is yours whenever you wanna pull that pillar, good thing it's rust free, don't have to worry about ripping it apart. grab a good door and running board and call me, we'll tighten 'ya right up!
  4. Manson
    Joined: Nov 7, 2007
    Posts: 160

    from Baden, MD
    1. Maryland HAMBers

    Glad to see you're ok... like most everyone else here I was drooling over your car at the Showdown. I'm so sorry to see that happen, but in the end it's just a car and it can be repaired/replaced. Hopefully it can be saved.
  5. This is sad indeed but at least you are OK - I do hope the car can be fixed and still have the look - bitchin car ....
  6. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,017

    from Tampa, FL

    Glad everyone is ok. All of us 37 lovers are teared up a little on the damage. Did the driver of the truck survive the day? Gary
  7. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,302

    general gow
    Staff Member

    aw jeez, Doug. glad you're alright. i hope you can give the car a comeback.
  8. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,000


    Hoooooly chit man... Sorry to see that, glad you're ok!
  9. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,547


    Sorry to see this, glad you are O.K. How do you crush a fender flat on top of a tire & the tire not go flat?! Shit, that must have been a giant pucker moment!
  10. Damn sorry to hear about that... I thought I had bad luck at the Showdown this year when arriving on the fairgrounds Friday afternoon I put a hole in my oil pan crossing the grated bridge!
  11. farmboyhotrodder
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 66

    from PA

    Sue the truck driver and the trucking company. I'm sure this will be allowable because you have a "special interest car."
    Joined: Mar 13, 2012
    Posts: 6

  13. superchargednailhead
    Joined: Jul 20, 2004
    Posts: 245


    Believe me it was awful how Doug is not hurt is beyond me.
  14. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 2,142

    from West TN

    Dude...I just moved out of NJ after living there for 6 years. Those folks have NO idea how to drive. They're not like CA drivers who don't think, NJ drivers are malicious. Take that guy to court and make him rue the day he was born, then thank him for rebuilding your car and your new Spanish Villa.
  15. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,472

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Oh man!! I always did a double take when I saw it in pics. Hope you are able to get it back together in a way that suits you.
  16. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    from somewhere

    wow; glad you're okay and sorry about the car :(. Most important thing is you're ok! jersey drivers are lunatics. Im sure youll have it back on the road in no time!
  17. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 945


    wanna sell it? Just kidding,good luck with it.
  18. 53 Kaiser
    Joined: Jun 1, 2003
    Posts: 40

    53 Kaiser
    from York, Pa.

    Man that sucks, When you guys rolled in on Friday I walked right over to your car. Loved it! Glad your ok and hope you can fix it.
  19. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 623


    So glad your OK Doug. Hope the car can be fixed.
  20. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 945


    Thanks to everyone for your concern,goes to show that you never know.
  21. Angry Frenchman
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,758

    Angry Frenchman

    I'm sorry for you Doug and glad your ok . and your right you never know. Jared

  22. dugbred
    Joined: Jul 29, 2005
    Posts: 124


    I just saw this post. So sorry to hear about this, but glad you are okay. If there is anything I could do to help, just say so. Doug.
  23. ArtofHotRod
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 467


    Sorry to hear about your accident. Did the truck driver at least stop to assist .
  24. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,418

    from Mass

    Holy Crap Doug! I opened this thinking it was going to be a good pics thread. Damn that sucks big time! How did you not kill the guy?
  25. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 945


    Hey Doug,I may take you up on your offer,I think I may have found another body.
  26. I had the same thought, about some of the parts from yours.:D Good luck getting it back in action.
  27. six pack to go
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,938

    six pack to go
    from new jersey

    I fucking hate the way people drive here in NJ.. glad you are ok, it shows that these old clunkers are built to last. If you were in a Honda Civic you would have been dead!! Really sucks man, hope it all works out! -E
  28. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,106


    Holy $hit,Doug...after everything you went through to get that car, then this. That is a shame, but as others have said, thank God you're OK!
  29. Cheer up Doug your damage can be repaired and your ok buy the grace of God . Doug, don't think that all truck drivers are like the one who took your 37 out. Back in 85 i was on my motorcycle turning unto a ramp to get on the turnpike in Conn. and a guy in a Toyota pickup pushed me toward the guard rail until I had to stop. I get down toward the bottom of the ramp and a tractor trailer puts the Toyota into the guard rail and runs over his fender and hood. As i get down the road I get next to the trucker , he said he saw what the Toyota did to me and he took care of that guy. with a smile on his face he gave me a thumbs up.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
  30. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,202


    Thank God your O.K. see you @ The Silver City Shakedown.

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