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Just my luck or lack of.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Highlander, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going to give the long story here sorry.
    First off I just got married June 9th to a city gal. Me being the so called outdoorsman just had to go wheeling and do some fly fishing with my new rod. I had to work on saturday so we went up by Kingston peak area with the idea of wheeling over to fall river res. to fish. Anyway do to lack of trail markings we took a left down to a dead end on the way back up the trail as I was going around dead log in the trail my right front allmost new 35bfg met this log. Well the log being a nice log that it was stuck out a thick old branch about 3x5 out to shake with my side wall. As they were exchanging pleasantries my tire let out a exclamation that sounded to me like all the air being released. Well you know what that was just the case.
    Well here we are on a dead end trail in the middle i had to go about 100yd to find something of wide spot. After looking at the now very flat tire, knowing i did'nt have a spare(yes i know just what your thinking as it was told to me by my new wife over an over.) Ok now I'm going to play Macgyver and fix this 5in long hole with Permatex and somekind of patch (yea right)
    Well I to try. While we were wating for the (Patch) to seat up we found an old cabin and came up with an old hose and 6lug 75r 14 wheel and tire with some air in it. Well right about now your asking your self what the hell is he going to with all that stuff, Or when is this going to end right? Well i'll tell you.
    First the hose is needed to air up both tires becuase I forgot to bring my air hose, The 14in tire is for when my (patch) does'nt work. Ok here we are trying to seat the bead after pulling the tire part way off to get the patch inside. Well after the use of the Ether to seat the bead and blowing the patch out Oh the 35 it held air until the fire melted the thin plastic patch.Now for the 14in tire right nowYour saying to yourself that wont fit oh but it will if you put it on backwards yes i said backwards. At lest for me it did anyway we got all the way down to hy119 by Blackhawk Colo.about 4miles before the valve stem got tired of rubbing on the brake caliper and let go of the air it was holding. After talking to a locale he was nice to loan me two 15in tires off an old chevy luv. We only need the one even with the leaking valve stem we got back home to Lakewood by 9:00 pm This story started at 10:30 am
    Well i'm off to Change the flat and go get another 35 bfg who knows maybe a spare too
    Thanks for letting me ramble on. Cethern

    Lost? i'm not lost i'm just disorienated
    Cethern@interfold.com<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Highlander on 07/02/01 09:48 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    So what your trying to say is, don't leave home with out a spare!
    Sounds like a good lesson learned!?

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    Man, you got lucky finding a "spare" in a cabin in the woods that fit!!!

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  4. newyorkin

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    That is one great story! Yeah, finding that 14-inch 6-lug was pretty lucky.

    Ratch
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  5. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    So that's where that wheel went. Give it back!!! [​IMG]

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  6. 89Blazin

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    A new wife....and a new rod....and you went fishin????

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  7. Highlander

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    Well at least I took her with me, haha.
    And yes it was lucky to find anything at all. Hey Muddin4fun
    you can have the tire back well what's left of it anyway.
    I went down to performance tire an wheel I got my old tire replaced and bought a spare wheel the tire will be bought next payday and the building of the spare tire carrier will start soon after that. Cethern P.S. I did take some pic's. I'll try to post them when i get the film back.

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