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History Rod Palmer's Arizona Street Rods on fire

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by spikeshotrods, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Jbrd403
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
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    Sorry to see this happen.... I worked for Rod a few years back and the place is just a part of Rodding history. Is there info in Bob's place? This is just devastating to so many people. Cars and tools can be replaced, but sometimes it's just not the same...
     
  2. Kustom Komet
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    I've been in there many times, what a heart breaker. All the best to you guys, I know things will get back to the way they were but it'll try your character big time. Important to remember that despite the crushing enormity of the loss, it will be made right again.

    -KK
     
  3. need louvers ?
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    Guys, I just don't know what to say. I'm so sorry. I'm not a praying person but know that you all are in my thoughts today. Rod, You have always been good to me, as a matter of fact, the job that is currently on my bench is there because of your recommendation. I know no one or anything can solve this for you right now, but if I can be of ANY help in the coming days or weeks, let me know... Chip
     
  4. craftscustoms
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    A friend of mine and Rod's just went over there. It appears that B & R is okay.
     
  5. lucky53
    Joined: Apr 10, 2009
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    B&R shut down a few months ago.

    The building that B&R used to be in is now Arizona Differential. They have been open only Two weeks at that location.

    The differentail shop had a Fire wall between it and the building Az. Street Rods was in.

    No fire damage to Arizona Differential shop. Only a big puddle of water on the floor of their shop.

    Now Arizona Street Rods shop that's a whole diffrent story...:(
     
  6. sorry to hear about this, my thoughts and prayers go out to guys.
     
  7. MilesM
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    Wow, real tuff watching that live on TV news.

    Glad no one was hurt.
     
  8. hotrodladycrusr
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    Any word yet how it started?
     
  9. lorodz
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    wow what a loss ..hope everyone makes out ok ....
     
  10. brady1929
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    sorry to hear about your loss
     
  11. kbuhagiar
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    Unbelievable - my wife and I just got back today from a vacation in Scottsdale, and while we were there, we stopped by at Arizona Street Rods to check the place out.

    Does anyone know how it happened? Were any cars damaged?

    Our hearts go out to Mr. Rod Palmer and all his family and employees.
     
  12. Brian W
    Joined: Mar 13, 2007
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    Hey everyone,
    Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts. I went down to the shop yesterday and it was totally devistating to see it. It is a difficult thing to watch your place of employment going up in flames on the news just a few hours after leaving for the weekend. I can't even imagine what is going through Rod's head right now. He has been in that location for over 30 years. We had quite a few cars in there and most of them are irreplaceable. I feel terrible for our customers who also lost a part of themselves Friday night. This is just a terrible situation for everyone involved as well as the hot rodding community in Phoenix.
    Thanks again,
    -Brian W (BJ)
     
  13. Bloodandmotoroil
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    that fucking sucks.. i don't have enought 4 letter words for how much that fucking sucks.
     
  14. GaryB
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    what a shame.glad no one was hurt, do they know the cause?
     
  15. Brian W
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    As of yesterday afternoon, the cause has yet to be determined.
     
  16. Kustom Komet
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    It was revisited last night on Fox 10 news, they interviewed a customer that had a '50 Lincoln Cosmopolitan in there. He was very cool about it, stating that the car could be replaced; but he was more concerned about Rod and the guys and what they were going to do until the shop could reopen. A class guy.

    -KK
     
  17. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

  18. panhead_pete
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    All the best boys.
     
  19. A friend just sent these to me...makes ya sick to see the carnage.
     

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  20. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    makes ya sick to your stomach ,what a shame
     
  21. redlinetoys
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    Sorry to hear about this news...
     
  22. davis574ord
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    Oh my god dude very sorry to see that, i would rather see a church burn on easter sunday! Do you know what started it? Hopefully the insurance company doesnt screw with you, you know how they are, they want their premiums, but try every way in the world not to pay out the claims! Hope all goes well, my prayers go out to all involved!
     
  23. lucky53
    Joined: Apr 10, 2009
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    I was not on duty the night of the fire. My crew & Randy from Allways Hot Rods went over there 1st thing Saturday morning to check it out. It is a very sad time for all the Hot Rodding Community in the valley of the sun right now.

    Here are a few pictures from the morning after the fire.
     

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  24. cool37
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    Man...that is sad news...there are some nice cars that come out of that shop...glad to hear nobody was hurt.
     
  25. publicenemy1925
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    Man that makes me ill. Very sorry for your loss.
     
  26. Mike
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    Man, bad news all around.
     
  27. That's heartbreaking......
     
  28. That just sucks!!
     
  29. lucky53
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    A few more pictures...
     

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  30. Fatbob309
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    Oh wow.... Im so sorry.
     

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