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Old 12-08-2017, 08:27 PM   #1
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Wrapped my truck around a tree today...damn it!

First post in a while!

Bad ice on the roads this afternoon, real bad. Hit this patch and lost absolutely all steering, just drifted off with the crown of the road. Slid off and hit a tree. Wasn't even wearing my seatbelt, lol. Wasn't hurt, but it was a pretty good hit. I think the frame and driveline is fine, hopefully I'll be able to get it pulled out and drive it back when everything thaws out (with some minor roadside tinkering). Cab is at least kind of messed up, though. Sucks. Just more stuff to fix, I guess.

A cop gave me a ride to somewhere and had to make multiple attempts to get started up the slight hill. Then got sideways and almost crashed like I did three times in about two miles. Real icy!

Bad end to another bad week. Hopefully I won't have too much to fix.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: Wrapped my truck around a tree today...damn it!

At least I can personally attest to the crash-worthiness of the 4-5-6 series now...
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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ouch! good luck on repairs and glad your ok
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:13 PM   #4
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Wow- sorry to hear that.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:20 PM   #5
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Man that hurts just to look at.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:02 PM   #6
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Re: Wrapped my truck around a tree today...damn it!

Damn brother, sad to see the rig like that, but I'm glad you're safe. I'll have a beer for your rig tonight. Bring her back stronger now!
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:28 PM   #7
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Dammit man!
Let me know if you need inner fenders for the repair...
I don’t have anything else right now, but there’s always guys with it at the swap meet.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:56 PM   #8
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Ouch! Glad your ok tho
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:01 PM   #9
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Re: Wrapped my truck around a tree today...damn it!

as bad as it looks, at least the tree stop the truck from going further down the hill.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:33 PM   #10
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That's a shame, hope you can get her back on the road soon.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:24 AM   #11
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dang that sucks....
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:08 AM   #12
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Sorry to see a vintage ride wrecked, but the best is you are all right.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:58 AM   #13
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Sorry to see this sort of thing happen.....but as already said, glad to hear you are ok.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:25 AM   #14
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Ouch....sorry for you misfortune....bad day all around.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:36 AM   #15
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Glad you are OK. Do you think it can be fixed?

Most of the old stuff can take a hit and still be straightened out.

Now days it seems like a new car gets totaled if it got hit by a shopping cart.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:41 AM   #16
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Glad you are OK. That sucks. I am sure the folks here have everything to get her fixed.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:36 PM   #17
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Wow, that stinks. Can't believe you got all that snow down your way. Hope you get her back on the road soon!
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:00 PM   #18
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The important thing is that you are OK. The truck can be fixed. Good luck with it, and for what it's worth, hope you have a better holiday with your family!
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:36 PM   #19
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Well that sucks. Good luck with the repairs.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:10 PM   #20
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Glad you’re ok, sir. That certainly hurts to see.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:56 PM   #21
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Dayyum! Good to hear you're not really hurt! From the looks of things, it could have been much worse. I hope the truck isn't badly damaged.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:08 AM   #22
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Re: Wrapped my truck around a tree today...damn it!

And here I thought it didn't snow in Jaw-juh. Sickening sight. Glad you're okay though. Hopefully the damage is just sheet metal.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:58 PM   #23
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Re: Wrapped my truck around a tree today...damn it!

Thanks, guys.

Went to survey the damage today...pretty bad. Still ran, though. Going to get a rollback out and go from there. I posted some pics in my "build thread".
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:03 PM   #24
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Re: Wrapped my truck around a tree today...damn it!

Fwiw, it was supposed to be a half-inch of snow...they are calling it eleven inches now.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:43 PM   #25
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Weather people!
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