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what do i do now? PICS UP

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WakeBoard&4X4er, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    Yester day on my way from KC to Diz ok, i had a problem. when driving down the road with my blazer on trailer and sub pulling the trailer something F'ed up.

    The trailer started to sway BAD and came off the hitch and passed me flipping 2 times.

    The truck still runs and drive just no body left. The truck sayed on the trailer and landed up right in the center devider.

    so what do i do? strip the truck? heep body, s10, truck cab, or cut up the rest and make a tube/tub body?

    more detail will be added later.

    just no... "i told you so"s

    thanks!

    brett.
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Re: what do i do now?

    Hmm, did it start to sway and then come off the hitch, or did it come off the hitch and then start to sway? I've seen vehicles where the tow rig and trailer both rolled, but the hitch did NOT come apart. It was twisted all to hell, but didn't come apart. Your scenario sounds like the hitch coupler wasn't latched properly and the trailer jumped off the ball. When the trailer drops onto the safety chains it goes nucking futs. That could be when "The trailer started to sway BAD".
     
  3. Storm Trooper

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    Re: what do i do now?

    Take the insurance money, buy it back from them and find a donner body? just a thought.
    Sorry to hear that /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif, That Really sucks.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    Re: what do i do now?

    BTW, glad to hear that you made it through the ordeal OK. Bummer about the Blazer though. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  5. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    Re: what do i do now?

    no full insurance so money
     
  6. Confedneck

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    Re: what do i do now?

    i vote for truggy if the frames not too damaged..whats with all the bad ck5 luck lately?
     
  7. Beast388

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    That sucks Brett! Glad to hear that no one was hurt. Too bad about the Blazer....I vote for a new body on your frame. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. mud390

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    Re: what do i do now?

    Sorry to hear about that man! Glad to hear you're alright though!

    If the frame isn't bent, I would go with either a S10 body or tube type buggy creation of sorts. Hope everything works out for you in the end!

    Kris
     
  9. backyardbuilt

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    I told him to keep the tub on it and built a tube rad and fender support and cage the tub and go with no roof or windshield. But he is not aloud to tow his rig anymore (wife is upset) which is understadable. So it needs to be street driven. He found a rust free body for $800 possibley so we have allot of work ahead either way.
     
  10. sled_dog

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    Re: what do i do now?

    I've only had a trailer go crazy on me once, it popped off the hitch then swayed to hell. Luckily it was unloaded and had safety chains on.
     
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    Re: what do i do now?

    [ QUOTE ]
    Yester day on my way from KC to Diz ok, i had a problem. when driving down the road with my blazer on trailer and sub pulling the trailer something F'ed up.

    The trailer started to sway BAD and came off the hitch and passed me flipping 2 times.

    The truck still runs and drive just no body left. The truck sayed on the trailer and landed up right in the center devider.

    so what do i do? strip the truck? heep body, s10, truck cab, or cut up the rest and make a tube/tub body?

    more detail will be added later.

    just no... "i told you so"s

    thanks!

    brett.



    [/ QUOTE ] I guess it all comes down to what you use your rig for. If strictly rocks, build a cage and forget about a body. If you like mud, think something like a S-10 Blazer body or even a El Camino body.
     
  12. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    Re: what do i do now?

    she was not Upset... is new baby and all that.
     
  13. cybrfire

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    Re: what do i do now?

    Sorry to hear about the rig. Did you get a video...





    Just kidding.
     
  14. SkulzNBonz

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    Damn Brett, that stinks. Glad to know that you and your's are o.k. I'm w/ the "make a truggy" crowd. Just pin some fenders to it like Watson's rig and go to town /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    John
     
  15. backyardbuilt

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    Re: what do i do now?

    Udate here are the pics!

    Roll pictures
     
  16. 88K5Jimmy

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    Re: what do i do now?

    Brett

    That sucks. I'm sorry to see that happen to ya. Keep us posted on your plans.
     
  17. Shaggy

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    Re: what do i do now?

    <font color="green"> Looks pretty bad, but you could probably put a new tub and front clip on it and get it going again... If you want to go trail only just cut everything off except for the firewall and the floor then throw a pile of tubing at it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif</font>
     
  18. MEPR

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    Re: what do i do now?

    well i just experienced this type of thing whith a 78 luv. Im taking my rolled truck and making a tube buggy thingy, thats what i would do in your case too.
     
  19. stump_puller

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    Re: what do i do now?

    That sucks! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    But it looks just like mine:
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    Glad to hear nobay was hurt.
     
  20. RustBuket

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