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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 00, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Recently, my pride and joy, a white, mint '68 Convertible (350/4bbl/auto) was partially destroyed by fire. It was a gas fire, basically blew up. Not fun to watch or be a part of. Front end is pretty badly burnt. Luckily, it didn't stretch too far back from there. The engine hoses, wiring, carburator, belts, pretty much everything but the block is destroyed completely. I have a couple questions. One, does anyone off the top of their heads, have an idea how much this might cost to rebuild, because even if they deem it totaled, I may still want to clean it out and rebuild. Not on my own however, I'm not advanced enough to do that. I would take it somewhere else. I have insurance and all, but I want to understand so I can talk to the insurance guy knowlegeably. Which brings me to my next question, I'm in Mass., does anyone know of an amazing person/place to get a '68 rebuilt, if they deem it not totaled, or even if they do.
Thank you very much in advance for any help anyone can provide...
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 00, 08:46 AM
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IMO, let it die. The one thing that I have seen on burnt cars thats the hardest thing to take care of is the smell. You cant get rid of it. Cost......the sky is the limit cause fire doesnt hold any grudges, it destroys everything. Depending on the damage, maybe and maybe not, it might total, and then your going to have to determine a pre-accident value so as to figure out what kind of money the ins. co. is going to pay out. If it doesnt total, the ins. co is obligated to repair the car to pre-accident condition. In either case be it totaled or repaired, make darn sure that you are happy with the outcome before you sign off with the ins. co.

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