my ol' truck

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by brian, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. brian

    brian SILVER Star

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    she goes to the gym in the morning, early. this morning she thought she might take a telephone pole with her...

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    all of that is just sheet metal and plastic, easly fixed.

    this is the part that scares me.
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    it's the pitman arm....

    i don't see any real noticable frame damage, other than this and the left wheel has a good bit of camber to it.

    lucky me, oh and she's fine, not even bruised(other than ego).
     
  2. Niner

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    It proly sheared the pitman shaft from the pole hitting the tire trying to drive it past steering box lock!
     
  3. toddslater

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    Glad to hear she's OK...I've been in her shoes....only I decided to dance with a tree :doh: good news mine was focused at the hood line. Brian if you need any bits off my 84 give me a buzz it's the least I can do. Here is a pic of it....right side fender and bits didn't get hit so they should be fine.
     
  4. Rice

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    It's worth wondering if the pitman arm hadn't gone if she might not have busted a wrist or hand. Worked out well, I'd say.
     
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    I did the same thing to my 86 nissan 4x4. Not that any one cares:)
     
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    Looks like no Xmas presents for her this year! :'(
     
  7. Degnol

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    At least she was headed to the gym and not the all-you-can-eat, 24hr BUFFET.
    Sorry, but mechanical stuff fixes, glad she's OK.
    Ed ;)
     
  8. Jman

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    Just be glad she's okay. How'd the pole do? Doesn't look like she hit it hard enough to take it down--in some places they make you pay for a new one if they determine you're negligent, and the bill is something like $6,000 :eek:
     
  9. customcruiser

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    i hit a guard rail head on at 70 in my 4runner and have been driving on a bent frame and wacked ass steering for 8 months and its just now finially undrivable
     
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    [quote author=customcruiser link=board=1;threadid=8845;start=msg76943#msg76943 date=1071689754]
    i hit a guard rail head on at 70 in my 4runner and have been driving on a bent frame and wacked ass steering for 8 months and its just now finially undrivable
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    Okay, now let's look at your signature line:

    71 FJ40 **Under Construction** SOA
    94 4Runner **Under Construction** SAS
    01 X-Star
    98 M Roadster **wrecked** - damn it
    95 Saturn -- **wrecked** got 12-12-03 $200

    Now, I know the last one was wrecked before you got it, but, damn, man, oughtn't you slow down or something? ??? Or are you just collecting stuff for the lawn? :D :D :D
     
  11. Rice

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    [quote author=Jman link=board=1;threadid=8845;start=msg76963#msg76963 date=1071693214]
    Okay, now let's look at your signature line:

    71 FJ40 **Under Construction** SOA
    94 4Runner **Under Construction** SAS
    01 X-Star
    98 M Roadster **wrecked** - damn it
    95 Saturn -- **wrecked** got 12-12-03 $200

    Now, I know the last one was wrecked before you got it, but, damn, man, oughtn't you slow down or something? ??? Or are you just collecting stuff for the lawn? :D :D :D
    [/quote]

    [move]LOL[/move] ... I picture a really healthy cinderblock collection. :beer:
     
  12. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    [quote author=drohweder link=board=1;threadid=8845;start=msg76717#msg76717 date=1071636129]
    I did the same thing to my 86 nissan 4x4. Not that any one cares:)
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    hehehehe...i did an 84 nissan kc 4x4. killed the car, but at least it killed the pole too :D
     
  13. Vlad

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    I ran over a wall by accident a few years ago.

    No damage to the truck...wall got leveled.

    (~4' cinder block wall on the side of a friends house)
     
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