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Got Rearended on Interstate

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mr Red, Dec 25, 2000.

  1. Mr Red

    Mr Red 1/2 ton status

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    Guess this guy was trying to bail out onto an exit and misjudged the amount of room he had. He hit the end of the bumper then the tire and flipped over onto his roof. I went to pull over but couldn't because he was going so fast when he hit me, he was skidding past me on the right hand side, on his roof!

    This will take you to some pics:

    [image]http://members.home.net/dwhisman/mrred.htm[/image]

    Other than bumper, bent qtr panel behind bumper return, and lost fender flare, all looks pretty good. I'm worried about axle and drive train stuff. Any thoughts on what yawl think I should pay attention to (that's not cosmetically obvious) is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    <font color=red>David, '86 K5</font color=red>
     
  2. DBLAZER

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  3. Mr Red

    Mr Red 1/2 ton status

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    ok, system told me i couldn't edit the original post. I'll try the link thing again, here: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.home.net/dwhisman/mrred.htm>http://members.home.net/dwhisman/mrred.htm</A>

    Thanks,
    <font color=red>David, '86 K5</font color=red>
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    Although its not real likely, check your T-case output. If the tire got hit hard enough it may have moved forward and bottomed out your slip yoke. I've seen this kind of damage on a front end collision, cracking the T-case housing.
    Have someone follow you to see if the truck is still tracking straight. Again depending on the impact possible damage may be a sheared center bolt for your rear springs.
    Crawl underneath and compare shackle mounts on either side, obviously they should look the same, but compare anyways. I can't think of anything else, but I'm sure someone will.

    Good luck and be thankful you weren't hurt!

    Rene

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  5. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    That sucks that ya got hit! But arn't you lucky that you had a K-5 or your A 5 5 would be hurting

    C'moe

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  6. 84k5

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    Rene is right. Check your t case, I didn't realize mine was cracked until all of the fluid was on the drive way. Examine the frame and shackles on both sides to see that they are the same, if different the frame may be bent. I wouldn't judge it safe just because it drives fine, my dad drove it home and didn't think anything was wrong, but the frame was bent, tcase cracked, and tierod mangled. Good luck to you!

    Brian
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