Re: misc new years cheer
I just did a flood recovered 67 GT500 for a SAAC member in New
Orleans....He is the second owner and the car spent weeks (WEEKS)
underwater.......All new wiring, all new upholstery, saved the paint and
the mechanicals (awaiting the 4spd back from Dave Kees as we
speak).......Don't let it get you down, for as long as you still have
the car, it can be restored.......
> Well, without me realizing this until it was too late the local
> officials predicted quite accurately that the industrial areas of
> Sparks, Nevada would flood. Some of you who know of of me might know
> that I'm the owner of a GT500KR and Nosey for one has seen it. I have
> not written much lately (I'm lurking) as I now have someone else looking
> for parts, etc for it. In fact it is 7 months and something very close
> to 20 grand cash into a total professional restoration in you might have
> guessed it, the industrial area of Sparks. It was in primer when seen
> last about a week and a half ago. When my local news yesterday morning
> showed me what was happening I quickly climbed in my 4x4 Ranger and
> tried to get into the area. I abandoned my efforts when the water came
> quite close to my floor boards about a half mile from the location I was
> going after. My balls arent quite big enough to have taken and launched
> the jet ski. Be about my luck to clog the pump with crap and lose the 3
> seater. The business is maybe 200 yards from the riverbed so I probably
> could have ran the streets (others had boats) slowly in it. Wouldnt have
> mattered as I'm sure Bob wasnt there with the keys to his place.
> Regardless I'm hoping the restorers knew what was happening and got the
> thing out of there but I have little faith in that.
> I hope to find out as soon at the sun comes up today but if the business
> owner is there I expect to see the KR with water marks on it about 2-3
> feet up from the shop floor. The freshly built 428 is also there on an
> engine stand. Fortunately the C6 is in my garage.
> One of the things that sucks is they found the original *no shit* sales
> invoice from the sale of the car to my parents in 1969 among other
> items. Those items were last seen in a box on the businesse's floor not
> long ago along with a photo album with photos of paint and other unique
> markings, etc that were shot on several rolls of film as the thing was
> What sucks for the business owner is my car is one of many on his floor
> and he has been talking of relocating the shop *a lot* lately but hasnt
> done it. I'm sure hindsight is biting him hard.