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« on: September 09, 2017, 08:14:39 AM »

Looks like Harvey got at least one GT.  Cry



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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 09:29:06 AM »

Ouch......

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 09:32:45 AM »

http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php/34028-Gt-under-water

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 09:48:22 AM »

if it's fresh water you can save, but it will never be the same. expect electrical issues in the future, if it's salt water, it's toast. hose it out and buy a for sale sign. turn and burn. I don't think flood insurance covers motor vehicles, but your comp insurance should. good luck. phred

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 10:07:28 AM »

if it's fresh water you can save, but it will never be the same. expect electrical issues in the future, if it's salt water, it's toast. hose it out and buy a for sale sign. turn and burn. I don't think flood insurance covers motor vehicles, but your comp insurance should. good luck. phred

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   Fresh water is never just water, but sewage, motor  oils, and enough harmful bacteria to make anyone contemplating an easy restoration to think twice before they touch it without a full environmental suit and a high dollar, fresh air respirator. Not for the amateur or faint of heart.  Rip

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 10:12:17 AM »

They should all go immediately to the crusher.  Flooding of any kind to a high level is a death sentence for a car.

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 10:23:43 AM »

I agree with both of you, but it can and will be done because of $$$$$$$$$$. someone will make a buck.  if people only knew what half the used cars go thru. or the "restorations" done. phred

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 10:38:14 AM »

True, here is a good article on the "process": 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/heres-what-happens-to-all-of-the-flooded-cars-after-hurricane-harvey/ar-AArt37H?li=BBnbfcL&OCID=MD11T9

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 11:10:57 AM »

Hey, if Tom Cruise could get his car dried out after a swim in Lake Michigan, maybe there's hope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bodVVtqmbZE

(I know, it's just a movie) Head knock

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2017, 11:15:17 AM »

If it starts, drive it at its designed speed and dry it out! 

Maybe not a good idea. Cool

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 02:42:55 PM »

They should all go immediately to the crusher.  Flooding of any kind to a high level is a death sentence for a car.

There is six figures worth of parts there. Crushing is extreme.

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 03:02:31 PM »

There is six figures worth of parts there. Crushing is extreme.

Agreed - too many valuable parts to crush.



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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 08:19:19 AM »

if it's fresh water you can save, but it will never be the same. expect electrical issues in the future, if it's salt water, it's toast. hose it out and buy a for sale sign. turn and burn. I don't think flood insurance covers motor vehicles, but your comp insurance should. good luck. phred
Agreed fresh water it is usually saveable salt water its done, but for the right price I would be interested so would thousands of others.  Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 05:41:04 PM »

Agreed fresh water it is usually saveable salt water its done, but for the right price I would be interested so would thousands of others.  Cheesy

Yea, for the right price, I would dry it out and just sit it in my garage just to open the door and tease my neighbors.  Grin   

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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 08:15:53 PM »

This would be the perfect car to sell to a collector who has no intention of putting miles on the GT, but just let it sit nice and polished under the lights parked with the rest of his never driven multi-million dollar display of exotic and classic cars because they photograph so well. Cool

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