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« on: November 13, 2012, 10:25:12 AM »

It was almost a total loss.







































































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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 11:02:34 AM »

Dang!  What a loss.  Was everyone okay?
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 11:17:22 AM »

Dang!  What a loss.  Was everyone okay?

Yes Dave, that was the most important thing. The garage was detached and none of my family was home at the time. The neighbor saw smoke and called the fire department.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 11:24:09 AM »

That's a heartbreaking experience.  Glad to hear nobody was injured.  Am I seeing this right ?  It looks like the damage was limited to the exterior surfaces.  While it got the tool kit mounted to the trunk lid, it looks like the clothing in the trunk was not damaged.  Is the car still "operational ?"
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 12:20:48 PM »

That's a heartbreaking experience.  Glad to hear nobody was injured.  Am I seeing this right ?  It looks like the damage was limited to the exterior surfaces.  While it got the tool kit mounted to the trunk lid, it looks like the clothing in the trunk was not damaged.  Is the car still "operational ?"

I keep telling myself it is only "things" that were destroyed. However, that isnt working very well for me. As far as operational, I am not sure. I havent tried to start the car yet. The heat was so intense in the garage, it melted many things. What I am worried about is the fuel system may have been comprimised and I run the risk of the car starting fire if I try to start it.

I am going to have to move the car somewhere and store it. I may take it to a local indy shop look at it and see what they think. I'll let everyone know what happens when I get there. Thank you.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 12:39:01 PM »

Holy Shit, Six. That's a bummer and a half.

Glad you and yours are safe and sound, but I can imagine that this is tough for you. You'll get through it brother. Just keep telling yourself that there are lots and lots and lots of awesome cars to be had if the 6 isn't salvageable, and the world makes tons of replacements for everything else you lost. Like you said, it's just stuff, and it is.

Hearts out, man.

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 01:35:10 PM »

Holy Shit, Six. That's a bummer and a half.

Glad you and yours are safe and sound, but I can imagine that this is tough for you. You'll get through it brother. Just keep telling yourself that there are lots and lots and lots of awesome cars to be had if the 6 isn't salvageable, and the world makes tons of replacements for everything else you lost. Like you said, it's just stuff, and it is.

Hearts out, man.



Thanks brother. They make replacement parts, but, in my infinite wisdom, the six only carried liability insurance, so, no money to fix it.

What really bothered me more I suppose was losing my golfcart that I bought for my children.









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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 02:23:35 PM »

That sucks LSixer.

All I can say is, I've seen people bring much worse-off VWs back to show winning quality. Looks like it'd be a full on restoration (at least the entire rear) but you could do it. The hard part would be if the panels are warped. Everything else would just require sourcing all the parts and re-wiring the thing.
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 02:32:03 PM »

You said it only had liability, what about homeowner's since it was destroyed at the house and it was technically part of the contents of the house?
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 03:07:29 PM »

That sucks LSixer.

All I can say is, I've seen people bring much worse-off VWs back to show winning quality. Looks like it'd be a full on restoration (at least the entire rear) but you could do it. The hard part would be if the panels are warped. Everything else would just require sourcing all the parts and re-wiring the thing.

It would take years Tyler. The garage that burned up was where I did all my work. My tools went up in smoke too, or suffered significant water damage. I am not sure my ex-wife is going to get it rebuilt to the level it was before the fire. We'll see. Truthfully, I am not sure if I could even afford it, I would even want to. Time to march forward and part it out.

Lee, I was under the impression that it was covered that way as well. Turns out, State Farm doesnt do that. Guess who will never use State Farm for homeowners anymore. I insure all my cars with them, but, when Nancy and I purchase our home, I will be sure to check into another company.
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 09:43:20 PM »

car is repairable. I know I have built show quality rides from worse. . I wish you could have seen either my 55 chevy pickup or my 47 ford pickup when I started with them.  I had to rebuild the frame, fender wells and trunk floor on the healey I did last winter. it was far worse off then the 6

I would talk to a lawyer about the coverage before giving up. I know that in CA insurance companies have to cover legal outbuildings, but they will often try to weasel out of paying out on them.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2012, 04:33:20 AM »

Hopefully it's fixable as the others are saying, Adam. Sorry to hear, and good luck!
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012, 05:05:21 AM »

That sucks man. I've seen cars come back from worse, but I can't imagine work on a high option car like that would be cheap. I'd definately talk to a lawyer about State Farms refusal to pay.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2012, 11:19:22 AM »

It may be repairable, I am not sure I can, nor want to. Not sure I can because the garage it was in needs to be completely rebuilt, and I am not sure my ex is going to do that, and if so, when. Also, many of my tools were damaged in the fire. Strike two. Lastly, money is key. Not enough of that by a long shot.

Maybe I will send it out to northern california and let the master tinker on it.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2012, 02:37:05 PM »

sure...you did want it back with an injected 427 BBC, right?

Only a minor hood mod needed since it has dual throttle bodies on an old dual 4 bbl corvette intake...
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