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What a day...club took some damage

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Grim-Reaper, Oct 22, 2000.

  1. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Heck of a day. My club was at MT Aetna (Tiftonia) today and took a bunch of damage.
    Had a TJ hydro lock and lunch a Alternator. Got it running but had to drive out with no lights in the dark on the battery.
    Kyle From KMA decided to take his Pathfinder into the truck swallowing hole. Apparently when he got stuck before he got the back tires wet wasn't a good indicator of how bad a hole this was Nor was everybody stopping what they were doing and grabbing cameras and running to watch. I dragged him out the first try but next attempt he got it all the way in the hole and no way I could get him out. I didn't even try. Bud started to try to winch him out with his 8274 but burned off a terminal on an Optima (sp.?). Got one of our members with a 79 Bronco and a Mile Marker winch double lined. Stalled the winch and was dragging his truck and mine that was tied to it. Had to get a second winch on it to drag it and about 500lb of mud out of the hole. He took on a good bit of mud and swamped the computer,buglar alarm, coil pack and some other under hood electronics.. We opened the ECU up and it was packed so full you couldn't see the chips. Tried rinsing it out and blowing it dry but could not get it to run. They ended up dragging it back to his Trailer.
    Another member did in his 82 Toyota truck in a roll. Ended up on it's roof and folded it down to the head rests from what I understand. Thankfully nobody was hurt! Had to high lift the roof but he drove it out. I didn't see that so not sure what else but the kid in the passenger seat has some tales to tell at school Monday.
    I managed to get stuck the worst I ever had in my 75. Had mud up to the head light on the driver side. Ohh about 40 inches at least if the suspension was in droop but couldn't tell because of the mud. I could put my hand in the mud from the driver seat. Front tire was gone in the muck. I took about 50 gallons of muddy water in the front floor boards!! Warned the spectators that as soon as they got my front up I was going to throw the door open to dump the water so it wouldn't flood out the back of the truck when the nose came up. They didn't take the hint to move so a bunch of wet feet were the result! Hahaha I didn't even get wet from that. Once the truck was on solid ground the front axle and tires were so covered with muck it wasn't recognizable.
    What a great day!!!!!!!! I hopefully will get the film developed in the next couple days and post them.


    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
    Grim-Reaper
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  2. 90K5

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    Soundsl like fun[​IMG]

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  3. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I have got to fix my truck. I past the emmisions, but the trans is worse. The good news is I might have a line on a parts truck. I am going to make Nov, even if I have to drive the Jeep.
    Jim, '80 GMC.

    It's a Wheelbase thing, You're Jeep wouldn't understand!
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  4. Burt4x4

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    Hey Grim, What kind and size of winch was it that finnally pulled the Pathfinder out??
    Sounds like a blast!!

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  5. Emmettology 101

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    Sounds like a great day of wheelin!!!!

    Get some pics posted I am eager to see 'em!! :)

    Mike [​IMG]
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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    It took two winches. A double lined Mile Marker rated 10,500 single so double we had 21,000 lb when it stalled when it got on the second layer. We added a single line 8,000 lb superwinch on it and dragged it the rest of the way out to help the Mile Marker. SO we had a total of 29,000 lb potential if we had backed the Bronco up about 15 ft and got it back on it's first layer. Man mud can put a hurt on you when it gets that suction going!

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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    Re: What a day...Pictures!!!!!!

    Ok here is the link http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1285992&a=9530560
    top right pic is my rig flexed up and a front shot next row with my ugly face in the picture as well as a good shot of me on the very right on the second row before I had got that coffee finished (it was early still). Over my Shoulder in that shot is Kyle from KMA. My stuck is not there (these are a buds pics and site) but the pics of Kyle's Pathfinder hating life are at the bottom. Whn I get my stuck pics developed or any show up else where I'll let you know. Let me put it this way...if that path finder was in the hole I was in it would have been over the hood of that little thing <G>

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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