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Not Always A Good Day For A Buick

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I was wondering if this was the car from post #52 that the link no longer works.....

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fortunately this one got lucky and found me! (my wallet, not feeling so lucky)

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LOOK!! Somebody dropped a house on that Buick!! Lol. Tried to get my Wife to let me buy this one. It's a STEAL at $4000. I told her I'd have it on the road in time to travel to Portland. Think of all the hotel money we'd save!:rolleyes::P

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LOOK!! Somebody dropped a house on that Buick!! Lol. Tried to get my Wife to let me buy this one. It's a STEAL at $4000. I told her I'd have it on the road in time to travel to Portland. Think of all the hotel money we'd save!:rolleyes::P

Eat Spam and Vegemite and drink Koolaid...that will save you enough money to buy me a beer :D.

If you showed up in that 'thing' you would attract more attention than a 400 point car.

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Looks like someone took some rubber home BASE COVE and made the rocker.........

A few gallons of BONDO and it would look good for a few.

Dale Smith in Indy

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From personal experience:

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Ouch! That's gotta keep you up nights...

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That had to be a terrible experience Kris. I understand insurance covered it pretty well? Those trusses look pretty substantial. what was determined to be the weak point and cause of the cave in? Was that the most snow the roof had ever seen?

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Doug, it sure did. Those photos are about two weeks after the collapse. There's already two rows of cars removed and about 20 feet of roof removed. Pictured were rows three and behind those, four. With all the snow it was a wall of white for about 10 days. We didn't know how bad it might be or what cars were damaged or totaled.

Lamar, it was and yes, luckily the building was appropriately insured (pole building owners always a good idea to check your policy or ask your agent!) The gentlemen removing the roof and debris said it was held together with roofing nails. The barn was built in the late 60's and was definitely not up to code. There were multiple issues and ultimately the failure was poorly built structure. We did have a tough winter. It was cold and snowy so not much melt, although I was certain we had much more snow last year. All around a bad build and as Paul said to me the other day "Take the number for the house inspector you used, ball it up and throw it away". The construction company we are using now was surprised it stood long as it did.

So a few less cars, lots of minor damage to cars to fix, and a few more substantial projects. The rebuild is going forward quickly now.

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My motto is now "Could have been worse!"

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Kris,

Wow!! Seeing the pics of the damage is just plain heart breaking...

Out of curiosity, what cars got totaled? Did the '62 survive?

(Will be heading your way in August for the Regional)

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Got hit while parked

HOLY CRAP. How fast were they going when they hit it?

Here's another facebook find:

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My son's Lesabre......

He had been on the Expressway three hours earlier, was on his way to a friend's birthday party later that day when the girl friend states she had forgotten something, turned a corner to go back and totally looses all steering.........

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Car is now scrap (bad day for the Buick) but at least I'm not going to two funerals.......

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My son's Lesabre......

He had been on the Expressway three hours earlier, was on his way to a friend's birthday party later that day when the girl friend states she had forgotten something, turned a corner to go back and totally looses all steering.........

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Car is now scrap (bad day for the Buick) but at least I'm not going to two funerals.......

How did that pass inspection??

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How did that pass inspection??

Typical rust of the engine cradle. That's an owner's responsibility to check ( and not just when purchasing the car) it's not the state's or the fed's responsibility. It's your family whose lives are at stake, take the responsibility for them.

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Got hit while parked:

OMG! One of my favorite cars! How sad. But as bad as it is it looks like the cabin is unscathed?

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Typical rust of the engine cradle. That's an owner's responsibility to check ( and not just when purchasing the car) it's not the state's or the fed's responsibility. It's your family whose lives are at stake, take the responsibility for them.

PM Sent

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This is perhaps one of the most tragic and sad Buick crashes.

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. Is this the car that actress Jane Mansfield was killed in? As I recall, it was a mid sixties Buick 225.

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. Is this the car that actress Jane Mansfield was killed in? As I recall, it was a mid sixties Buick 225.

Yes it was according to the web site.

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Typical rust of the engine cradle. That's an owner's responsibility to check ( and not just when purchasing the car) it's not the state's or the fed's responsibility. It's your family whose lives are at stake, take the responsibility for them.

I'm responding to my own quote here. I looked back and re-read my post and as I re-read it it comes off sounding like I'm criticizing dei and/or his son. That was not my intent. My intent was for everyone to take the responsibility to ensure their car is safe to drive at all time and if it's part of your responsibility, pass that information on to other family members. It wasn't that dei's son was irresponsible that urged me to write, it was more that we're becoming a society that's expecting the government to watch over everything we do and if something happens, it's the fault of the government rather than our own fault. I'm not familiar with the rules and regs for states/countries other than Kansas in the USA. I know that in KS if you purchase a car with a KS title, there's no inspection when you buy it or anytime there after. If you purchase a car with a non-KS title, you just need to have the highway patrol match the physical VIN on the vehicle with the VIN on the title. It's up to us as owners to make sure our vehicles are in shape to be driven; my state only renews registrations so it's up to me to protect my family, make sure that they do the same as adults, and hopefully pass that responsibility to my grandchildren.

Once again, my apologies to anyone who I may have singled out; not my intent.

Ed

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Kris,

Wow!! Seeing the pics of the damage is just plain heart breaking...

Out of curiosity, what cars got totaled? Did the '62 survive?

(Will be heading your way in August for the Regional)

It's hard to see but in the last photo you can see the Wildcat under the front lift on the right. A couple nasty scratches but no dents and thankfully the vinyl top intact. I felt a lot of relief when I saw it appear as the snow melted.

All the cars on top of the lifts (four) were officially totaled by the insurance companies, although at least 2 will be fixed and live on. Kevin's 99 Silver Arrow and 67 GS will be fixed. His 67 was sold to a younger member of our local chapter who is busily working on it. Both our 85 t-types were smushed. Mine has become an "organ donor" for some other cars for family and friends. Paul might be able to post a photo. The other one is still here.

For some reason it is difficult to get a body shop to take 13 cars at once. :rolleyes:

Look forward to seeing you in August, we'll have to give you the tour!

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Kris,

That looks like Kevins black 72 Riv GS which out of all Rivs I wished I had, that specific one is in the top two. Did it get much damage? What a disheartening mess.

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