Very Bad Day at IHPA - Phone Lines Down

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  1. Jeff Ismail

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    Yesterday evening our used parts building caught fire and burned to the ground. Since our phone lines ran through this building it has disabled them until further notice. We are also experiencing a very slow internet connection. We are working vigilantly to get at least one phone line operational and the internet to full strength. Until then please bear with us while we work through this trying time.
     
  2. Jeff Ismail

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    All phone lines are back up and running. Big thanks to Darren for getting the lines repaired so quickly and to Chad for getting our main water line repaired.

    Our internet is still very slow but we are working on a resolution.
     
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    Dang Jeff, Really sorry to hear about that. It doesn't sound like anyone was hurt which is good.

    I hope you can get everything back in order soon.

    Jason
     
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    sorry to hear that jeff, i know what it means to lose a building full of parts, and vehicles...jeff -- 1989-my shop burnt, lost 9 vehicle's, 2 were scouts.
     
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    Thank you both for the well wishes.
     
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    Sorry to hear about that Jeff. I hope you get everything back up and running soon. We are thinking about you down here in Texas.
     
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    Same from us Jeff! Hopes for a speedy recovery! :punk:
     
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    Hope you didnt loose much,you will rebuild.You didnt even say anything when I talked to you today
    Jeff
     
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    Again thank you for all the well wishes and support. What a great community that we have.

    I guess I was still in shock over the whole thing Jeff. Figured it wouldn't be long before you read about it. Lost a good 90% of my used parts but yes we will rebuild!
     
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    Holy Crap, Dude! Seriously bummin' for you here in TN. :taz:
     
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    Not a good thing to hear about, Jeff! Let me know if we can do anything to help you finish projects that need parts you no longer have. We'll do what we can!
     
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    :cornfused: I see you using alot of melted metal for scrap and cashing it in, and buying a lot more parts. As long as no one was seriously injured everything is good, parts are replaceable, yes guys even the parts on our rigs are easy to find, we will be like Cuba and make toyota,ford,chevy,nissan,izuzu, etc parts work for us, like they do on all those old model cars.
     
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    Glad everyone is okay! Hate to hear that though. Good luck, I know that has to be hard on a small business. Any idea what started it?
     
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    Thanks Toby!

    Thanks Mike!

    There will be a lot of scrap metal around here for sure but yes we will use the money to buy more parts.

    Thanks Mitch.
     
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    For those who have not seen here are some pictures of the damage.

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    :eek: Oh My Gosh, thats horrible Jeff. I am soo sorry you have to go thru that. If I had some extra parts I would send the. If you need some 800 stuff I maybe able to scrounge some stuff together if you need it.
     
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    Jeff, I hate to see this. I'm glad no one was hurt. Any ideas what started the fire?
     
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    We might know some folks with used parts that could help out if needed. When you get a shopping list don't hesitate to ask for help. This is one community that always gives back and you folks always conduct yourselves in that same spirit! :punk:
     
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    This is just so sad. Not only because of the monetary loss, but because anyone who has that much of one type of thing has a love for it. But at least no one was hurt. Hopefully you can recoupe your losses.
     
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    So sorry about the loss! The pictures speak for a loss to the whole community as well as countless hours of your time sorting through mountains of stuff to find and catalog the gems. I wish you success in the rebuilding process.

    Good Luck!

    --Josh
     

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