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So he ask "you ever got that thing stuck?" updated

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clarkjw24, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Had a friend call me yesterday. Says his friend got his jeep stuck down near the river in a hole. Asked me if my rig was back in order from the past tellico trip and if I would come winch him out of the hole.

    I says "why sure, just put a new crossmember under it and reattached the front shocks. Still got a blowed hub, but if all I got to do is winch him out no problem."

    So I got off of work today and headed out to recover the jeep. A couple of guys just happen to be at the gate of the property and ask if they can come and watch. I say jump on. We get into it and one says "I bet it would be a biotch if you got this thing stuck" I said "I don't know, I'v never been stuck"

    Man this place was nasty, river mud on top of thick grass, holes everywhere, water covering the trail so you don't know what is river and what is road.

    Anyway I get down the trail and see the jeep, it's front is tilted in a hole they claim is about 6 foot. Well, I stop a ways back before the road turns into a flooded plain and start winching. No probem pulling him out of the hole but I didn't realize that I had dug my front in. Remember only one wheel will pull. So what did I do, get stuck, I dug 3 42" holes for myself. No problem just winch myself out and I did. When I finally get out after slinging roostertails, I make a spot to turn around. Then I back up to the jeep so I can pull him the rest of the way out.

    This is about the time that something goes screwy with my clutch linkage and I can no longer get the truck in gear. Feels like the pedal is hard.

    So to end this story my K5 and the Jeep are still down by the river, but not stuck just not moving under its own power. Oh yeah here are a couple of pics. I would have winch myself the rest of the way out but it was getting dark and had already seen a water macassin big enough to eat a small dog.

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    Damn that sucks...lol It must be the Jeep curse...hahahahahaha
     
  3. clarkjw24

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    Yeah, I don't think I like jeeps anymore. :doah:

    Can you tell which side hub is blown?:rolleyes:
     
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    SOB............be more than happy to help out, if it wasn't so far.
     
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    I'd be a guessin' the drivers side rear............:laugh:





    Can ya crank it in gear and syncro shift it? Just to get home?
     
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    Wow!, 11 poeple reading this at the same time.
     
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    That stinks man, it's a Jeep thing all right, a curse it is!

    -Avery
     
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    Nice pics. Proof that no good deed goes unpunished.
     
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    Sucks man.

    Stories like that are exactly the reason that I avoid mud when possible.

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    Yeah, I stay out of the mud when possible. Flexy suspension and low gears don't do great either. I just hope my rig is ok out there, 20 miles from home, oh well, its got insurance on it. If I'd had a flashlight and something to lay on, I prob could have gotten mine back out. But the snakes had me worried. I'll snap some pics of them and more of the truck tomorrow...I won't sleep at all tonight.
     
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    I'm not gonna ask you where it is, cause I wouldn't want you to answer that on a public forum, but is it a well travelled trail? In that picture I posted, my truck sat on an illegal trail (yea, I know) 15 yards from a major road for two days without being touched, even though 7 or 8 people stopped to see if I needed help. And that was on a trail a stock TJ made it through. Sounds like that trail was a lot nastier, so I'd imagine that it's not quite as popular with the idiot high school "badass" crowd.

    Anyway, good luck and let us know how it turns out.
     
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    man, that sucks.. best of luck to ya man.

    James
     
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    Its on a legal trail. The guy that owns the land was there and its gated. But he has to work tomorrow so he just "dummied the lock" at the gate for us. There was only two other guys there that I didn't know and they "seemed" ok. Tried to help and got muddy. I don't see them figuring out how to jack it up and steal tires or axles, nor tote them out. Plus the moccassins are guarding it, so it should be ok. Maybe my radio that doesn't work or my cb. I seriously doubt that anyone in a 50 mile radius has something that will tow my rig out though the rest of the trail. CB77GMC is going tow me out. Those pics are pretty much what the whole trail looks like.
     
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    Tell me about it. Thats the story of my life. If it can happen, it will to me.:crazy:
     
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    Hope you get it out tomorrow. My wife took one look at that snake picture and said "OH MOMMA!!". :haha:
     
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    Damn Dontoe you gotta warn a guy. I nearly jumped out of my chair, which is to say your picture got at least one guy
     
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    Well get'em out :D Or bury my Little Mule :rolleyes: :D
    Do I need to bring shotgun for guard's ? :confused: :haha:
     
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    Yes. I'm gonna have mine. You may want one of your own.
     
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    Mud and snakes - sounds just like home.
     

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