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    Barn vs. Divco

     



    One of the upcoming projects for the shop is a very original and solid Divco milk truck. The rust issues are limited to some very minor spots just behind the doors at the bottom of the body.

    Today, some strong storms rolled through the area with tornado watches all over. The Divco owner called me shortly afterward to let me know the scope of the work has changed somewhat...






































    They should have the barn removed from the truck in the next week or so, I'll get a better assessment then...
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    Well.. Dents are easier than rust, so it's still probably the best start to a Divco your going to get. Still looks ok enough to me
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    Bugger!

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    Rats.. Could have been worse,but..... yup,,at least it's dents.. It's still a solid looking piece,isn't it??
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    I can't wait to see you work the magic on this one!

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    Hmm...looks like the price just went down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconvan View Post
    Hmm...looks like the price just went down.
    .....or up, if you were getting it ready for him to paint and not buying it for yourself. Going to have some roof work added to the mix now, but it looks like it didn't get hurt too bad, and the guy may get the repairs paid by insurance, rolled into the cost of the new barn if he had good insurance on his outbuildings.
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    Thanks for the comments guys. Well the Divco has been removed from the barn rubble so I went and got a better overview of the damage. To give a perspective, this is the truck.....





    The only damage that needed repair prior to the barn blowing over, were these two rust spots, the first in front of the passenger side door, and the second, the bubbling coming through just in front of the driver's door...








    Other than that, natta, zilch. The roof was perfect, all the other panels were perfect, just needed paint. Here's the extent of the storm/barn damage, starting at the driver's front corner..


    Hood....








    Drivers A-post at the windshield, also about peeled off the mirror....





    Panel in front of driver's door...





    Driver's door buckled at hinge....





    Bracket and door track that supports the driver's door...





    Also note outward buckle behind the driver's door at the top..





    Drip rail and door stop on rear.....





    Passenger rear corner....





    Roof....











    Ceiling panels and supports....








    The passenger side seems to have gone virtually unscathed. Looks like we have our work cut out for us...
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    So are you fixing this one for the owner, Robert, or is this one that you're doing for yourself?
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    Customer vehicle. Mine is a '52 F7
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    So, how does the insurance company handle the claim on a vehicle when the building fell on it? I will bet that the vehicle had no insurance on it. Hope the building was insured....

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    Both the barn and truck had insurance on them.. Will let you know how it pans out...
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    Great news about insurance. Insurance is something (1) you dont want to buy (2) if you buy it, you dont want to use it, (3) if you use it, they make you feel sorry for using it, and (4) they punish you for using it by charging more to buy it again.
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    So you figure you'll be back delivering milk in what 3 or 4 weeks
    I really like your work
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