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Wife proved today than not even a garage wall can stop a K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kwcdawgfan, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. kwcdawgfan

    kwcdawgfan Registered Member

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    Man I am so PISSED off... Just got home and @#$% of a wife tore out TWO chunks of the paneling in our garage... I TOLD her that when she drives it that she cannot make the turn into the garage but needs to back up and pull in... But does she listen NOOOOOOOO.... Looks like she didnt even slow down when she first made contact ... In the last three months she has torn the console lid slap off (broke it off THREE inches below the hinges) but didnt remember doing it... Guess when she went to rig it back she dropped it on the radio that I had installed in the console because the buttons didnt work on it either.... Keeps changing to a christian station no matter what station you set it on... Also got the other side of the garage backing out by turning to soon... Good thing is I can patch the paneling and didnt even scratch / bend the bumper...
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Ok man, take a deep breath and count to ten . . . haha, that musta sucked big time! Time to buy her a geo metro and make her leave it outside LoL

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    1st...woman have no business in a garage.
    2nd...women have no business in a garage!!

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  4. Blaze

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    Maybe you should just disconnect the battery and tell her that it must have died. Sorry about the carnage there in the garage! I can't really complain much because my fiancee finally let me take her 96 Pathfinder 4-wheeling. I somehow managed to put a huge scratch down the side of it. She wasn't too happy.

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    well...some women just don't have it in them to drive a big truck. Thankfully i do. I've never hurt any big trucks that i have had but my sister in law has hit everything that you can think of to hit. You have to realize your limitations [​IMG]

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  6. fastzilla

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    You should feel proud that no matter what abuse you subject your Blazer to it will prevail!!!! I always said there a 2 was to test the durability of your vehicle, let my brother drive it, 6 engines in 2 years, or let your g/f / wife drive it. I too have heard the "it just fell off while I was driving" story. Along with the "I guess someone hit it while I was in the store" tale too. I feel the pain. Can't deny her use of it or you will resurect the Devil, one that crys alot and makes your life he!! for the next week... What does one do????
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    Having a women driving your K5 is like letting them shave your face. That's too much...

    <font color=blue> I'm down with the clown, till I'm dead in the ground.</font color=blue>
     
  8. Grim-Reaper

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    Dude! take her out in a parking lot and take some cones or some other object that she cant kill and teach her where the truck ends. Take some chunks of 2x4 and make her put tires on it. Did that some with my wife and she tosses her K5 around like it's a sports car. She can put the front tires anywhere she wants them. She knows where that bumper is to the inch. K5 is a big beast and you really need to help her figure out where it ends. Don't blow a fuse with her just calmly take her out somewhere quite and teach her how much space that beast needs. Also www.gbr4wd.com we should be running our United sponsored Back country awareness class soon. Get her in it let her wheel it and we will go over know where your vehicle is in relation to the rest of the world.

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    I like letting my wife drive my ride. She realizes how pathetic it is and then lets me spend money on it. She has only driven it three times in the last 2 years though. If I'm lucky she'll get sick of looking at it and will let me paint it!
     
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    Man... am I glad my wife thinks the Blazer is too big for her to drive!! All the dings and scrapes have been put on it by me..out on the trails.

    "I'm not stuck...I'm just being as ONE with nature"
     
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    Hey! I take offense at the women don't belong in the garage crack. I own a Blazer just like you guys do and I can drive it just fine. I have yet to take out any garage or random objects for that matter and have no plans too. So please don't include me in the whole women shouldn't drive/touch it thing....

    "I love the sound rice burners make when ya run over them"
     
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    Grim makes a good point about some training. Driving a Blazer isn't like driving a car, and some people need a little training and practice in a save area to get the hand eye coordination working with the spatial orientation. Demonstrate how to do it, and then coach her thru it. She will be wheelin that K5 around, and clearing objects in no time!

    ChevyCaGal, there are exceptions to every rule and it sounds like you are in that catagory. I bought my Blazer from a married couple. It was the man's truck but the wife also used it to tow her 4 horse trailer. When I went to see the Blazer for the first time, I got there early and the guy said his wife would be back with it any minute. When she arrived, I personally saw her back that horse trailer around a 90 degree blind corner, up a narrow ally about 150 feet and then turn that trailer another 90 degrees, backing it into it's spot between the garage and fence. There was about 2 feet of clearance on each side and that trailer and it was centered perfectly. She put that trailer there in one shot, using mostly the mirrors. Her husband was watching the blind spot but all he did was stay in view of the passenger side mirror. He never said anything and she did it perfectly. Both of them acted like it was business as usual. When she hopped out of the truck, I saw a beautiful petite 5'4" blond, go to the rear of the Blazer and she disconnected the trailer while the husband began showing me the Blazer. Needless to say, I was impressed. I don't know many guys that could do that.


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    Whoops !! Sorry to hear about the garage & your truck. I drove Don's truck while it was little (before the lift & big tires). I'm afraid to drive it now that is big. I think I need that training class 'cause I am afraid to hurt his baby. Our daughter once drove an old van of Don's into our garage (but the door was closed---she got "R" & "D" mixed up) so I know how u feel....things can be fixed too.

    Now I drive a full sized GMC hightop conversion van & I can back it anywhere I need to go and go through anything that it can fit in (parking garages suck...too short for my van!!); but Don's truck is higher up... I will say that I love riding & will go any chance I can get!! Maybe one day I will get the courage to try driving it.....I'ld like to..... Hey Hon !! u wanna teach me to drive your truck (off away from everything & everyone)??

    U guys have a good one !!

    Sandie (Don's wife)


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    I think you had it easy, considering how bad it could have been.A few years ago, shortly after i sold a Bronco to my brother in law, his wife(my dumba$$ sister) thought she would simply pull the Bronco up in the driveway a "little further". She didnt know what granny gear was and the Bronco "kinda got away from her". As soon as she turned the key the Bronco "bucked" and pushed her Escort through the wall and into theyre living room.I'm still LMFAO as i write this.
    I dont believe that a garage isnt a place for a woman.My current g/f and my ex used to help me work on our vehicles.Heck even my five year old(girl) helps me.And if you or her thinks she cant drive it,take her out and let her tear a$$ in a parking lot:). You should see my 5'4" 105 pound g/f drive my Burb now.Later...

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    My wife is a firefighter, you should hear the crap I have to put up with from the crew. It seeeeems she has had a few curb shots, and things seeeeeem to break when she engineers....As far as my Blazer, well, I am going to take Grims advice, I think it would help "The Relationship"...and we all could use a little help, I think?
    But a garaqge, dude, that is to much, no offense, does she like cold beer once and a while? Just asking man, be cool...

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    My wife is very comfortable driving my K5, she says she like the view from up there when she is stuck in traffic, makes her feel safe (don't now about the other guy). The only thing that makes her nervous is those short garages, I've measured how tall the K5 is for her so that she knows before she enters weather she needs to duck or not. Even though my K5 may be big for my 5' 2" wife her sister has it worse with the Ford 4x4 F-350 Super Cab Longbed she drives. I got in to back that thing up for her one time, looked over my shoulder and thought "[censored]! get my binoculars, I can't see where this ends".
     
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    Lets see some pics!!!
     
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    Why aren't you divorcing her?

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  19. Grim-Reaper

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    Hahaha My wifes Blazer use to be mine. I had a company vehicle that I drove home so I hardly drove the Blazer durring the week. She and the Ferd didn't see eye to eye so she started taking my Blazer. She never let me have the Blazer back hahaha. I had to go get a Jimmy of my own. Traded the Ferd in on a Supra when I changed posisitons to a job that I didn't drive a company vehicle since I needed something that got gas milage.
    Her Blazer is stock with working A/C and a Alpine sytem but when the top is off my Jimmy (It' a Roadster so full top) and the weather is just right she doesn't think twice about taking it. Heck my Jimmy is big and ugly and when I had her Blazer down putting the new engine in I think she was getting a kick driving it to work and the looks she got. It towered over everything else in the lot where she worked. I think she was having fun scarying the punks she worked with that had the rice racers.
    My 5 ft 1in 90 lb wife isn't afraid a K5 lifted or not. Now it was funny watching her try to get into mine when she was pregnant LOL I had to put running boards back on her's. She want's me to paint it and install a phantom grill and redo the interrior. The truck will be Black inside and out if she get's her way.

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    Grim, Your previous post was perfect advise. I did the same with my wife. I currently have a 73 k5 4in lift mounts 33x14.50x15 mt bajas without the ORD steering brace. This truck is all over the road when you drive. Yet my 4'11" tall wife drives it with no problem parallel parking or towing a boat. No problem for her.
     

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