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Old 02-25-2005, 08:02 PM
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I'm fine, but as for my truck...

Yep, I crashed it today. At about 12:40 pm, I wrecked my '93. It's probably terminal. Pushed the whole right front back pretty good. I wiped out a mid 90's to early 2000's Ford van too. One less Ford I guess. The guys at the body shop are tossing coins to see how the adjuster falls on Monday. The hood, right fender, bumper, filler trim, grille, radiator, battery, and headlight/turn signal area all needs new. I'm still stunned, O.K., but stunned. It's almost like I killed my best friend (next to my wife). I sneezed, and when I opened my eyes again, all I saw was brake lights. Bam!! All because I got out of work early. Great way to start the weekend. Anybody want to trade??

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Old 02-25-2005, 08:09 PM
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Schnitz,
At least your ok, trucks and cars can be replaced, but your life can't. You sneeze and wreck your truck, I sneezed and separated two ribs . Glad your ok.
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:21 PM
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At least your ok, trucks and cars can be replaced, but your life can't. You sneeze and wreck your truck, I sneezed and separated two ribs . Glad your ok.

They didn't raise your car insurance rates, did they? LOL.

I'll try to get my brother-in-law to take some digital pics of both the van and my truck.
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:24 PM
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I feel your pain. I smashed up my '96 Monte Carlo on Monday of this week- my first day going to a new job, old man winter dropped a foot of snow on the roads the night before, and it's a two-hour commute. So I drive through all this snow and I'm within ten minutes of my destination when I hit a bad patch, fishtail, lose it, spin around a few times, fly backwards into a rock cut and smash the back end in. An hour waiting for a tow-truck, and I showed up an hour and a half late on my first day of work. I can still drive the car, because the damage was only cosmetic, but it's ugly. And no, I didn't take out any Fords in the process. What a shame!!
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:30 PM
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glad you are ok!

sounds to me like a fairly easy fix. there were so many of those trucks made that the parts are just cheaper than dirt.

i have a decent hood that you can have if you want to ship it.... well, its my parents hood and i'm sure they would let you have it for what they have in it.. a whole $2, lol.
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:59 PM
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Damn,bud. That truly stinks. But you are allright and that is what matters. You can fix or replace the truck,but not your life man. Glad you are ok.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:10 PM
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Chevycan, I broke a tie rod in my '78 Monte at between 95 and 115 mph on what was supposed to be my first day of solitary work (please read as done with training) at a boiler house in Prairie Du Chien. I was working for my now father-in-law at the time. He almost put the kabash on me dating his daughter. It took some time, but I quit dating her--- and married her. LOL

akm, it's worse than just the parts listed too. The frame is pushed back a bit too. I couldn't even open the hood, which is pinching my plow wiring. Thankfully I had my sand out of the box. That was almost a thousand pounds of extra weight. I didn't break any glass in the truck, so that's cool. And I guess now I won't have to worry about washing it....


Anyways, thanks for letting me vent a bit about it.
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Chevycan, I broke a tie rod in my '78 Monte at between 95 and 115 mph on what was supposed to be my first day of solitary work.
If you were honestly driving over 100MPH on a public road you are an idiot
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Chevycan, I broke a tie rod in my '78 Monte at between 95 and 115 mph on what was supposed to be my first day of solitary work (please read as done with training) at a boiler house in Prairie Du Chien.
Uh...did the Monte Carlo survive this little mishap? And how many scars did you collect?
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:27 PM
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Gee Whiz, Who hasn't driven over 100 MPH on a public road. This is Hotrodders.com not littleoldlady.com
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If you were honestly driving over 100MPH on a public road you are an idiot
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Yep, been there, done that. Fortunately for me, and those others on the road, nobody got hurt. That was 10 years ago, January 17, 1995. Yes, it was stupid. Deal here is, I was doing maybe 30 in my truck and totalled it. It's all in luck I guess. I'm not out to start an argument here, so please don't call me an idiot. In my opinion, namecalling is a bit childish. I'm not overly proud that I did it, and I certainly don't want to encourage it. It's wrong to do that stuff, yes. Do I do it anymore, hell no. I learned from my past and now see what I have (wife of 8+ years, a house, a decent job that doesn't involve cleaning toilets). Up 'till today a clean record for 5+ years. Not a single ticket or violation of any kind, and now I'm an idiot. Without my truck... Thanks for the words of kindness.


Chevycan, Yeah, the Monte survived just fine. Made for a wild ride alright. I posted about it about a year ago in some wreck of a classic thread on here. I walked away, thankfully. The shoulder harness did it's job and now I am alive to talk about it. It did leave a nice little scrape mark on my neck, though. I had to shut the car off afterwards. Knocked the exhoust pipe loose from the cat and blew out all 5 tires-- the spare in the trunk too. Dang, I was lucky. Then and again today.

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Gee Whiz, Who hasn't driven over 100 MPH on a public road. This is Hotrodders.com not littleoldlady.com
That's exactly what I was thinking!!
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:01 AM
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Whoa, just checked out your post. Sorry to hear the bad news. And to think I just saw your '93 in perfect health on Saturday.

Well look at it this way. Now you've got a good use for that new torch and welder....

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Old 02-26-2005, 07:03 AM
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Yeah Dewey, I can try that after the insurance guy totals it. It was a rough night.
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Old 02-26-2005, 09:36 AM
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Last night my brother-in-law went truck shopping for us and found this little beauty on the local Chevy dealer lot. 2wd '97 with a 5.7 and 3rd door. All for $5900. It must be cheap because of the automatic. Dang clean looking truck though..


Oops, you'll have to scroll down to the red '97 2wd truck on the second page. Sorry about that.
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