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Thread: Satan Wanted His Car Back.

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    Satan Wanted His Car Back.

    I had Rusty torn pretty far down because I was planning on some summer renovations, the main one being a shaved bay. I was also working on a new air management setup so I had the suspension off of the car sitting off to the side.



    In the middle of all this, I decided to get Ratty's old engine running while it was sitting in the driveway, all out of sheer boredom. I made a new wiring harness for the engine and during the starting process managed to hydro-lock one of the cylinders full of gasoline. I pulled the spark plugs to plunge the gas out, and while turning the engine over, the battery lead hooked up to the harness sparked. The fuel ignited and sent a fireball towards the garage. By sheer chance, the flaming gas landed directly on another 5 gallon tank of gas. The garage more or less exploded. It went up so fast that there was literally no stopping it.



    We're not allowed to enter the garage until the fire marshall clears it, so we aren't sure of the extent of the damage. All of the wheels that I own, except for the BBS Prototypes, were in the garage. The car itself looks pretty bad and probably isn't salvageable, but we won't know until we're able to pull it out of the garage. It's visibly damaged.



    The bags on the suspension look to have burned up , and what little interior was in the car is toast. Judging by the size of the fire, heat damage has probably rendered the chassis of the car and the wheels structurally unsound. It doesn't really look like much in the garage itself survived, and the garage itself will have to be torn down.



    We got Cory's car out before the fire spread to his side of the garage.

    I appreciate everyone's kind words so far, but I've already been asked by several people if this is some kind of elaborate scheme to bring the car back again. If you think I'd actually burn my garage down, losing most of everything I own and risking the lives of others in the process, that's pretty sad.

    [ame]http://vimeo.com/22223287[/ame]

    At the end of the day, it is technically just a car and I'm glad that everyone is alive and no one was seriously injured. I guess it's on to a new project so I'll be on the hunt for something unique.

    I guess Satan just wanted his car back.

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    damn sucks...just saw this on speedhunters
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    Noooooooooooooo




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    sad day. looking forward to whats coming next though

    REAL TALK?!

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    Oh NO! Glad you're o.k.

    RIP Rusty.

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    glad ur ok tho, anything could happen
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    Glad that all are "ok".
    Glad that the fire didn't spread more than it did
    Glad you saved Cory's car.

    in that order.


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    Terrible man, still just glad everyone is ok.

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    Nooooooooooo

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    I would have cried if that was the e36...I'm glad everyone is okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNeek View Post
    Glad that all are "ok".
    Glad that the fire didn't spread more than it did
    Glad you saved Cory's car.

    in that order.
    x2
    1986 635CSi - 2001 330ci

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    I am very sorry to hear about this. You had one of my all time favorite cars, let alone favorite BMW. I am glad to hear you are ok and saved what you could.

    I am looking forward to see what monster you bring to life next.

    Good luck dealing with insurance's/ fire marshalls. It can be a pain Rusty lived a charmed existance.

    Satan never forgets to collect what is his

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    Glad you're ok. Sorry for your loss though. We do deal with some pretty dangerous things. This is part of the risks we take.

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    Wow. Maybe this is a sign to move onto something else. You're obviously very creative, and Rusty was becoming old news. (imo - still loved it though)


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    Wow, that is a random string of events...sign for its time for something bigger and better
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    News about this incident spread like a wild fire on forums
    F*CK

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    Like I said in the other thread, it sucks, but I'm glad you're ok. And judging from those pics, there's a wooden fence and a lot of green around, so it could have ended up a lot worse...


    btw.: I saw it on Speedhunters fb page and some of those comments make me want to kick someone in the ass...

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    Sorry to see that, the car was truely unique.

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    time to start a new project!!! At least it was stripped down prior to fire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace_of_Spades View Post
    News about this incident spread like a wild fire on forums
    More like a garage fire... I kid.

    I hope your insurance compensates you for the parts and wheels that were burned up. I'm so sorry man but youre lucky it could have been worse. Good luck getting it all figured out.
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    WOW,, atleast everyone is ok.. sorry for your loss..
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    Sorry to hear it.

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    Nnoooooo rusttttyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sorry man, glad everyone's okay!

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