I went to an old freinds house one town over (boxboro for the locals) for a British bike gathering.. it was windy today and I got really really lucky
Most of us wre in the Garage when one of the two guys outside guys "Oh no the car" Looked out side in time to see the tree coming at the car and us but it was too late to try to get to the car to move it..Had to sit in the garage and watch. It appears the body was only damaged at the quick jack bolt and maybee a little split on the seam, but only a couple of inches long.
I'm really glad this was an unpainted car cuase it would have be scratched to hell.
There was also an oak tree that helped slow the half of the pine tree down (trunck split to a double top half way up with lots of included bark=weak joint) I feel really really lucky.
Now I'm just trying to figure out what I did right.
Sorry to see the damage but definitely could have been much worse. I thought about taking a Cobra ride to my parents house today until looking outside and seeing how windy it was and all the branches down in my driveway and the road. I don't have a helmet so even a small branch on the head wouldn't be good or possible damage to the car so I opted to take something with a roof (my truck) instead.
It sure was windy as hell, my fathers sailboat lifted its mooring and got jammed under the New Bedford swing bridge and demasted. He didnt get as lucky as you, but the damage was minimal for a boat that was demasted. Horray for insurance! More interestingly though, how did you get the car registered in Mass in gelcoat?
I'm glad no one was hurt, for sure! The other real luck is that you don't have thousands of bucks tied up in your paint job yet. A guy that's good with fiberglass can take care of you, and shoot some color while he's at it. Good luck with repairs.
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When you get the body off check to see if any of the metal frame below the trunk aluminum is messed up. I had a slightly larger mishap and it messed up the 3/4" frames. The gas tank hangs from this and you want to be sure that it's fully supported.
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