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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by hotrodderhaag, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. 34ford5w
    Joined: Mar 18, 2014
    Posts: 190

    from Colorado

    Ben glad to see you're in such good spirits! You're car was and is always a badass car! Weather you decide to rebuild or build another I know it will be just as badass!! But!! When your ready for a 34 3w!! Give me a call!! I'll hook you up!!! I know it's to soon but from your post I hope you won't take offence! We are all here for you brother and all fell the pain get back on that horse!!!

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  2. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    Maybe your coupe can live on as a vintage stock car. Then it doesn't matter if it's all dented and twisted.

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  3. I really appreciate your telling us what really happened. The car can be replaced but you can't . That's the really important part. Looking foreward to your next build. Frank
  4. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,899

    sloppy jalopies

    A story, with pix, for the grandkids... glad you are still with us...
    in ME. the muscle car crowd wanted the state to combine them and street rods into the same category for insurance purposes.. .
    we declined as we did not have but a handful of crashes that were the rodder's fault... the muscle car group had a "ship load" that were their fault... they wanted to average out the 2... no !
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  5. figure8
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
    Posts: 84


    Can you post a picture of the broken spring hanger? Who made it? Hope the car was insured. Did you have belts and were you wearing them? I know lots of qq's. Wonder if this has happened to others.
  6. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,709

    from Locust NC

    All that matters is that you are here to tell the story. The rebuild will be tough but those of us that know you know that you can do it.
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  7. No doubt, the "Pale Rider" will live on.
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  8. Ben. Of course, you have seen that barely there, '32 three window that Flop has recently acquired. Or really what is left of, barely there. Your car STILL looks ten times better than his start. Of course it will be brilliant, when he finishes. What does Flop say about the "Palerider" Haag coupe ?
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    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
    Posts: 101


    I have followed your build thread since day one and have enjoyed watching your fabrication and machining skills. Driving your car 10,000 miles since the end of June is proof of your skill set. I would not pay any attention to those who say different. I am glad that you are safe and not in some hospital with real health issues from this accident. Looking forward to your next build!!!
  10. Ben I follow you on FB and intagram and I can say that car was built super tuff and I agree the part failed. I think you could rebuild the car with Flop help. I really hope you consider rebuilding the same car. It has a lot of history now and deserves to be back on the street. Glad you are ok and if you need some parts let us know and maybe we can all help get the car back up and scaring little children.
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  11. 3blapcam
    Joined: Jul 15, 2004
    Posts: 526

    from Austin, TX

    I agree here... I think it'd be better to resurrect (if affordable) this car just because you survived it (possibly the worst accident you'll ever have) once already... and in THIS car! I think the key word is "affordable" though... not all wallets are created equal.

    You have great taste, vision and determination... I know you'll make the right decision.

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  12. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,061


    Oh man. No words. Glad you are okay but it sucks about the car. From reading your build thread it is apparent how much thought, hard work and heart went into this car.

  13. 33pickemup
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 44


    Amazing your ok! Can't wait to see the pale rider re-born.

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  14. Hot Rod 50
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 498

    Hot Rod 50

    Damn that is awful, but glad you were able to keep yourself alive. It definitely has me adding some safety features to my car. Such as a roll bar maybe and harness. What's the worst is that it was a $25 part that destroyed a really nice car. Good luck on the rebuild.

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  15. Damn. I saw the pictures on Facebook last week, but I didn't put two and two together on who the car and owner was. Really sorry to see this, but glad you're around to tell the tale. Take some time to get back on your feet, there's no rush to make decisions on anything.
    Take care.
  16. jackalope
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
    Posts: 687


    I am glad you are okay.
    This would make for one helluva piece of "wall art" though!
    Bitchin car in every respect. Sorry this happened.

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  17. Just read your entire build thread and am impressed with your attention to detail, your ability, and sticking to your guns about how the car should be built. Got to the Bonneville an El Mirage pictures and thought, wow, that's a heck of a maiden voyage, then got to the crash pictures and my heart dropped. So glad to hear you are ok and hope you will be able to fix the car and continue to enjoy it.

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  18. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,124


    So here is a small update on the rebuilt . A good friend hooked me up with a pristine Henry Ford 3w body and chassis ... some really good people have stood up and offered to help get this car back on the road !
    I'm Getting excited to start the rebuild of this car . Unfortunately the original body of the pale rider is just beyond repair for me . 45208F25-D899-488E-8623-D2EFDCFC1FA7.jpeg BD7BDD9B-0552-4628-8207-8BF60F8B3375.jpeg 51737C08-8A32-4911-B9E7-6647FA69516D.jpeg 484B3E41-70E8-41F5-A0DA-A4F164C95E6C.jpeg 49A92A49-CB0A-4868-968D-A01FDC11104C.jpeg 02C1FA66-AB11-4351-8002-F9A3965A4DDD.jpeg
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  19. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,178


    Merry Christmas @hotrodderhaag may 2018 bring a big revival of the good times you were enjoying and that is obviously where your headed.

    Looks like a great start on an exciting build and we look forward to the journey with you.

    Happy New Year
  20. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,658

    uncle buck

    Great news and kudos to your friend!

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  21. IronFord
    Joined: Jul 13, 2007
    Posts: 357

    from NoDak

    Looking forward to the rebuild it will be awesome.
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  22. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,452

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    What a build and story. Looking forward to what's coming.
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  23. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,316

    Runnin shine

    Have you put any thoughts to continuing this thread as you progress or will it be a completely different vision and thread with this body and chassis?

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  24. Xman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 455


    Looking forward to see where this goes, I'm sure you'll make us all jealous!
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  25. Ben,
    So glad you have this great body and frame to start your rebuild with. This new ride will have the heart and sole of the first Pale rider and even be better I am sure.
    I can't wait for the show to start....I better stock up on popcorn though.
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  26. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,675


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  27. This is going to be awesome. Keep the updates coming. What are you going to do with the crashed body?
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  28. Glad to hear everything seems to be falling into place for the rebuild.
    What's the story on the Stude in the pictures?
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  29. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,316

    Runnin shine

    Is this a body that you will be able to get @Flop s hands on?
    Pale Rider
    His latest work
    Most certainly couldn’t afford two works of art so close together.
    Good luck with this all Ben you deserve it.

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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
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  30. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,457


    Sorry for the loss of a neat looking car.
    Glad that you walked away from it.
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