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Old 4th March 2010, 09:17   #1
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I opened my garage this morning to find a huge disaster. The ceiling of the garage had collapsed down on my vert. My 2yr restoration of the top to pristine condition has all been put to nought :(

1" thick slabs of plaster fell down on the roof and damaged it. The front metal bow is bent, looks like there is other internal damage. The canvas outer top is torn in one place. Luckily, the rear glass is still intact though the OG chrome piping that goes thru the rubber has been damaged. But, the entire top will have to come off to start the repair. Tail lights smashed.

I suppose I have to count the good news. No one was hurt (though I now have people to come and check the rest of this house). No other major body damage apart from some scratches on the deck lid and I happen to have NOS spare tail light lenses.

Really, really, bummed.

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Old 4th March 2010, 09:28   #2
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ouch !!! that is shear bad luck man. Which car was it ?
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That is really sad, I really can understand the pain. Never expected shoddy construction in those houses where you stay. Worst is that insurance will not even cover any of the costs and efforts put in!
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Oh man, this is really sad. Besides the garage i hope there arent any weak spots in your house. And yes, to look on the brighter side, no one was hurt and not much more damage on the bug.(roof damage is bad enough!!)
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That is really sad man! Can you show us how the damage looks like ?
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That is really sad man! Can you show us how the damage looks like ?
thats really sad

Please dont put up those ghastly pics here.

My heart goes out to you.

Too much of "Buri Nazar" on such a lovely car.

Wishing your Bug a quick recovery.
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Well Thats bad, but don't lose your heart, it does not help, see if some garage can help you get insurance claimed via self inflected damage, what car was it & any estimate on damage?

hope your ride has a speedy recovery.
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Thats really sad to hear Byas especially considering the huge DIY that had gone your bug :(. I understand how devastated you must be feeling. Wish you and your bug a speedy recovery.
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Byas very sorry to hear about this incident, This is such a common occurence in the part of Mumbai that I live in, where we have these concrete garages attached to Bungalow-ish Bldgs. The same thing happened to my father-in-laws car, but in this case the car was nearly totaled. Fortunately/Unfortunately it was a newish car.

I am sure this incident will send all Team-BHPians to check the condition of their parking/storage facilities.
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Thanks for all your support! We're now evacuating the house since other rooms have cracks as well.

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My sympathies to you. How old is the house / plaster? Hope you can repair the damage on your beauty!

My sincere thanks to you for sharing this experience. I need to keep a close watch on my car shed too, which is over 28 years old now! My Ford Escort sits there most of the time.
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Considering the location, this workmanship is ridiculous considering the kind of rents you guys are paying. You better kick the landlord hard!
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Byas,
Really sorry to see this - my sympathies, and quick recovery to the bug.

The plaster seems to have neatly left the underside of the concrete slab, and the exposed slab surface seems to be smooth.

When you do get this redone, please ensure that an epoxy treatment is given to the underside of the slab, and white silica sand is used. This will ensure roughness, and thereby better adhesion to the new plaster. Such an incident will be avoided in the future.

Any good contractor / Engineer will be able to give you details of this treatment.
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Considering the location, this workmanship is ridiculous considering the kind of rents you guys are paying. You better kick the landlord hard!
Couldn't agree with Ajith more. This kind of construction quality is just unacceptable. Definitely not where you live.
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Ouch! That's very bad. Wish you and your bug a very speedy recovery, Friend. What about the remaining part of the ceiling ? It would be better to park your bug in some safe place.

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