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> RIP VIN 4762902521, 1976 Sunflower 2.0.. Barn Fire
Brian Mifsud
post May 18 2017, 02:49 PM
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Hi All,

Sad day.. my barn when up in flames Tuesday night and burnt with the ferocity of an erupting volcano. The two structural steel I-beams holding up the roof collapsed and looked like wet noodles (16" tall by 6" wide by 25' long....)

I haven't gotten closer than 20' from the car as the Claims guy wants an untouched scene before he shows up. My dad's Bridgeport Mill had the Aluminum Motor covers melted off. The newly rebuilt transaxle that I hadn't even filled with oil yet is somewhere under a smoldering pile of plywood and who knows the engine's fate which I had out on a dolly. The engine cart I had a small block chevy on folded in half. My son's Olympic weight set is still on the power rack with the two 45lb plates sagging at 45 degrees from horizontal looking like some deranged strongman went crazy...

Then the bomb dropped.. I had never thought that my registered as non-operational car still needed insurance.... not covered...... yep I'm a dummy...

Sorry 4762902521 I let you down..... you had a pretty good life. Born in Germany, shipped to Carlsen Porsche Audi in S.F. Bay Area's "South Bay". spent your whole life nearby in decent weather.. only a couple rust spots under the battery and base of windshield.... so much for my "retirement project" of restoring her...

RIP "Sunflower".

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Brian Mifsud   RIP VIN 4762902521   May 18 2017, 02:49 PM
SirAndy   :sad2:   May 18 2017, 02:59 PM
7TPorsh   Sorry to hear....not sure if I want to see pics.   May 18 2017, 03:00 PM
Big Len   So the barn and it's contents were not insured...   May 18 2017, 03:06 PM
Brian Mifsud   So the barn and it's contents were not insure...   May 18 2017, 03:17 PM
7TPorsh   So the barn and it's contents were not insur...   May 18 2017, 03:39 PM
Brian Mifsud   I haven't snapped any "after" pics.....   May 18 2017, 03:18 PM
Edward Blume   :( Don't give up on your dreams. When you g...   May 18 2017, 03:22 PM
Brian Mifsud   :( Don't give up on your dreams. When you ...   May 18 2017, 03:30 PM
Edward Blume   :( Don't give up on your dreams. When you...   May 18 2017, 04:31 PM
Brian Mifsud   but miracles can happen if you let people help y...   May 19 2017, 10:22 AM
Krieger   Oh no...   May 18 2017, 03:23 PM
76-914   Aww man, sorry for your loss. :(   May 18 2017, 03:32 PM
Dion   Brian that's terrible. Sorry to hear of your t...   May 18 2017, 03:37 PM
Cairo94507   OMG! I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you ...   May 18 2017, 03:47 PM
burton73   So sorry you had a terrible fire and lost both car...   May 18 2017, 04:07 PM
dakotaewing   Brian, The car not being covered is typical for a...   May 18 2017, 04:31 PM
Brian Mifsud   Brian, The car not being covered is typical for ...   May 19 2017, 09:34 AM
sixaddict   I know this is a horse is out of the barn resoluti...   May 18 2017, 04:31 PM
Coondog   I was assigned to our departments Fire investigati...   May 18 2017, 05:00 PM
dakotaewing   Brian, my apologizes in advance. The best piece of...   May 18 2017, 06:26 PM
Brian Mifsud   Brian, my apologizes in advance. The best piece o...   May 19 2017, 10:18 AM
dakotaewing   Brian, my apologizes in advance. The best piece ...   May 19 2017, 02:24 PM
Mueller   Holy crap, so sorry to hear about this Brian.   May 18 2017, 05:19 PM
rgalla9146   Brian Sorry for your loss.... Rory   May 18 2017, 06:55 PM
whitetwinturbo   :( :( :(   May 18 2017, 07:18 PM
914-300Hemi   Sorry for your loss Brian. What was the cause of...   May 18 2017, 09:39 PM
Shadowfax   Man, that stinks.   May 19 2017, 07:51 AM
N_Jay   Sorry for your loss. The only advice I have for t...   May 19 2017, 08:33 AM
Brian Mifsud   Sorry for your loss. The only advice I have for ...   May 19 2017, 10:13 AM
Brian Mifsud   Thanks to everyone for the sentiments and advice. ...   May 19 2017, 10:00 AM
Brian Mifsud   Dad's mill "before".... Lathe.....   May 19 2017, 10:06 AM
Mueller   Brian, I know I am a few hours away, but if you ...   May 19 2017, 02:28 PM


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