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#1 potter260

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:48 PM

After 13 years of slowly restoring my car, and really been getting into it lately as I was to drive it to my wedding in 5 months. I only had door cards, seat belts, radio, mirrors and rear bumper to go.... Flood got the better of her. Moved it to higher ground obviously not high enough, went through my parents garage 3m short 200mm of there main house.

 

2+2 I only picked up from Alan 2 weeks ago got hit as well

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#2 Riceburner

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:04 PM

Oh no  :

 

Will insurance cover anything?



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:06 PM

Sorry to see this. I'd imagine gutted would only go halfway to describe how you'd be feeling. :(

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:47 PM

Is the carpet and interior still damp ? If so , grab a 2400 watt small electric heater, leave the door open, sit the heater on a milk crate and let it run overnight... My biggest worry would be the under dash wiring and concealed wiring, the engine bay is priority 3 or 4.. Humidity is the concern.
Love the headlight ! Hope it goes well.

#5 potter260

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:47 PM

Won't know about any insurance until this week

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

Man that sucks. Don't really know what to say.
Just hope all your family friends are OK ?

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:33 PM

Gutted for you mate, wouldn't blame you for wanting to throw the towel in after all that effort.

Hope you don't though and still get to the wedding in it.

Life has a way of throwing us curveballs like this.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:26 AM

Oh man I'm feeling for you, at least only fresh water. Lots of work but you might be surprised at how little damage apart from the mud it's done, well let's hope.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:28 AM

So sorry mate.  I hope she can be resurrected.

As long as you (and family) are OK, then Z's can be rebuilt.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:56 AM

That's terrible, after all your work and dreams  :(  Fingers crossed that insurance will come good.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

I can't even imagine how this feels. Tough luck.



#12 CBR Jeff

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:53 AM

So sad. I'm feeling for you but don't give up it's just a set back!

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:40 AM

'Gutted' would be an understatement I suspect... fingers crossed for you most is salvageable.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:21 PM

So sorry to see what happened. Fingers crossed insurance will cover it.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:07 PM

If you need bits to get you going again I am sure forum members are only to0 happy to help out, myself included.
Mention flood damage when asking for bits.  
A set back for sure!


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#16 potter260

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

Thanks very much everyone,

So luckily or unluckily, I had shannons Laid Up Cover. It will cover approximately half of what I've spent not including man hours. But because it's older than 35 years I get the salvage rights and don't have to buy wreck back. But because of location of car, the water might be classed as salt water, which would mean a NON repairable right off, so no rego ever.....

Someone's rx7 about 100m from where mine was parked was classed salt water. So just waiting for an assessor to view car and make the decision, hopefully a freshwater decision.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

Still fingers crossed and hoping for good news potter260.....



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:47 PM

Sent photos to insurance so just waiting to here back, still hope but I don't even want to look at it... was so close to rego, I really don't want to start again

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:14 PM

mate i know the feeling, its happened 6 years ago, and it still pisses me of when i see the pics... just finished my restoration and first day on the rd, an idiot hit me from behind and pushed me into 4 cars...the car was  a banana... i hope u get to fix it....



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:24 PM

mate i know the feeling, its happened 6 years ago, and it still pisses me of when i see the pics... just finished my restoration and first day on the rd, an idiot hit me from behind and pushed me into 4 cars...the car was  a banana... i hope u get to fix it....

 

I know the feeling, I still get upset looking at photos of my RX-7 after it was stolen.






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