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Hot Rods Wrecked my coupe today.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NoSurf, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. glad your ok,sucks to see you car all mangled up
  2. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    Dang, I am sure sorry to see this. I'll do what I can to help you.
  3. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378


    I feel your pain, recently had a political sign supported by 2x4's fall on my Riv. I parked in the grass to avoid dents and dings and the wind blew the sign! Small dent and scratched paint on a perfect body w/ a 5k paint job. Broke my heart, but the best advice I can give you is, "it CAN be fixed." At least it wasn't someone running a red light and destroying the car. I always try to find the positive! Good luck to you!
  4. RPU Rick
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 164

    RPU Rick

    That sucks, glad YOU are not broken. Two things: if the power co. will let you have the pole...make a Tiki out of it. Two, Your ride can be rebuilt...take care.
  5. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,564

    from Garner, NC

    damn that sucks... glad you're ok, now fix it!
  6. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,391

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Know how you feel. That really sucks.:(

    Best therapy in the world is get out to the garage and start the rebuild.
  7. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,134

    from SoCal

    Wow glad you are OK, but that's a bummer.
  8. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    Looks like that power pole was old and brittle anyway. they should give you a half price discount on that thing.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  9. eliguzman
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
    Posts: 304


    whoa...glad you are ok, that had to be some scary shit! i like what you said though: better, stronger, faster.
  10. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    That sux ! Glad you ok and the car will be repaired .
  11. srosa707
    Joined: Jun 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,567

    from Sacramento

    Dude, i hate to hear about this kind of stuff. Its cliche, but at least no one was seriously hurt. At least the body and motor are still good to go. Youll get her back on the road, good luck man.
  12. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,521


    Shit jay! Good to say you made it with only cuts and bruises.

    Wow, those are some pics!

  13. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,938


    Glad you're all right! You got frame parts?
  14. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,774

    from Omaha, NE

    I am with Mark, didnt look as bad on a cell phone pic. Damn.... She is repairable.

    So does this mean we wont be meeting up next weekend?

    How bad is the frame? HOpefully we can fix the frame then just replace the parts as needed. Were your steering arms dropped? could you use a bolt on steering? I have a 41-48 spindle that doesnt have a steering arm. If you can use it, then it is on it's way.

    Good luck bro.

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,189


    Jay ...Glad your ok, sucks to see you coupe all messed up
  16. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,946

    from Kansas

    Damn.........but glad to hear that you are ok.

  17. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    Well at least you can say you have a flatty that will snap a telephone pole in second gear!!! Next time when ya get squirrelly lift a little!! :D Good luck on the rebuild
  18. CadillacKid
    Joined: Oct 15, 2002
    Posts: 1,507


    Glad you're okay man...coulda been alot worse...passenger side front spindle broke at speed on my coupe a couple years back...losing control of a car is no fun...good luck with the rebuild and keep up the great attitude!
  19. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,919

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Jay.....sorry to hear about the crack up..... Glad your good and yea... the car will get fixed.
  20. BUICKS38
    Joined: Sep 2, 2002
    Posts: 296


    Jay, Sorry to see your car that way. But I remember what you started with and know you can put it back together as good as new. What about insurance Jay ? Can you get any help from them ? Glad to hear that your ok. Keep up the good adittude and it will be on the road in no time. Good luck Jay. Jerry
  21. perrysmith
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 257

    from Idaho, USA

    I know you dont want pity, but I feel for you. The ball pein hammer thing works for me. I have used it on cell phones to good effect.
  22. spence-d
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 216


    Great attitude!
    I am sure You & the car will be back better than before.

    I got very lucky some years back in a similar situation - It Gave me a new perspective on things for sure.

    The saving grace in my situation was that I had been given one of the work cars temporarily ( it was a complete write off ) - had it been my 64 Falcon that I had at the time I may not be here today ( it didn't have seat belts )

    Best of luck for the rebuild!
  23. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,788


    Damn man, glad your OK, and are ready to get wrenchin' again. Keep us posted on the prorgess...........
  24. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,629

    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    time to upgrade parts...
    man I hope we can get a short list of shit you need... I'll pitch in whatever I can!
    I'll even pick up those deuce rails in milwaukee...

    I already told you... but sorry man... this fuckin sucks. Glad you're still in one piece.

  25. HellRaiser
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,240

    from Podunk, NE

    Hmmmm...Jay, at least you weren't on some cell phone yapping when you did this, WERE YOU?

    I'll go through my shop stuff to see what I have, that you can have, that you'll need for parts. Paul will probably have a bigger stash than I do.

    But you're ok from the sounds of it, which is the best thing. Sorry to hear that your maiden voyage after rebuild didn't quite work out like you planned.

    Be sure to P.M. me, or get in touch if you need this old man to come down and help you out putting her back together again.


    let us know what you need, I have a couple extra things too.
  27. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Oh dude so sorry..that sucks
    glad you came out of it ok..wonder why it was so squirrly?
  28. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,445

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Glad to hear your not badly hurt. Looks like a winter project. Thats awful.
    I hope insurance was on it. I didn't read the whole thread.
  29. First, glad you're alright.
    Now, I think you should convert the pix to black and white... old timey!
    It musta been an eerie sight for anyone driving down that road. I can just picture it, like a time warp to 1955.

    Keep your chin up!
  30. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,746


    Cuz he was on gravel :rolleyes:

    Jay, glad to hear you didn't get hurt. Scary stuff but if you're not hurt that's all that matters. Insurance will not only take care of the car but the cost of any property damage including that pole. Good luck with the repairs, I know it will be better then before. xoxox

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