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Women and broken rubbers...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    So I lost a rubber last night...


    I was driving to the store to pick up some stuff and noticed this S-10 pickup that was sitting sideways in a driveway with the rear axle hanging off one side of said driveway. There was a good 2-3 feet between the rear wheels and the bottom of the ditch.

    I decided to pull my truck around and see if I could help. There was a Dodge pickup trying to yank them back up onto the driveway but it was just spinning it's tires. The driver of the S-10 happened to be a female. She said she was turning around in this driveway, and didn't know it just dropped off on the side (like the decorative rocks on the 3' wall wasn't clue enough). Looking at the predicament I see the passenger side overload spring resting on the rocks, and the drivers side was resting on the front spring hanger.

    I guess it was a good thing the Dodge was unsuccessful in removing the S-10 because the overload spring would have caught on the rocks and really FUBAR'ed the back end. I decided the best approach would be to jack the driver's side frame to get it high enough that the springs will clear and push the truck from the back. (See Heather... this is where I would use that Hi-Lift you didn't want me to buy).

    So I get out a trusty jacksrew-type car jack and proceed to strain myself lifting the drivers side of the truck (real awkward angle to be using the silly 10" handle). Once it's up high enough, I locked my hubs and pulled around to the back of the truck and stuck my K5 in 4-Lo. My front bumper has those nifty stock puch bars, and I like to use em. So I used them in this instance, and positioned my truck accordingly. I tried to nudge the S-10 forward, but it didn't move. Moving on to the next step in the recovery process (crawl speed to walk speed), I goose the gas some. It moved a little, but not enough to get back up onto the driveway. Now.. time to run. I didn't need a running start, just more go-juice... so I did it. Mashed down the gas pedal and the S-10 lurches up and onto the driveway. BANG! Oops... yeah, rock wall. Anyways, we get everyone situated and I continue to the store. I get to the store and as I'm walking away from my truck I turn and look back at it (weird habit of mine), and notice one of the rub strips that goes on my push bars is missing :eek:

    After leaving the store I drive back to that driveway, and couldn't find my rubber. Sadness.
     
  2. 68MUDSTUD

    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    very misleading title, but great story!
     
  3. Stickseler

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    Yep, I thought Heather was going to end up Preggo :haha::haha:
     
  4. MattK

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    lol first i thought it was another knocked up thread. then i thought you blew a tire. then..well... you lost a rubber.
     
  5. BoondocK5

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    I thought "oh no, our own little Heather". good story!
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    very good story... :thumb:
     
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    If I were to become pregnant at some point you guys would be around the top of my list of people to tell.
     
  8. Jagged

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    aww gee I hope I'm before them.
     
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    Don't worry, your the 1st person on my list! :D
     
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    :haha: :haha: you is crazy MITCH!!!!!:laugh:
     
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    i hope so!!:D :D
     
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    i'm sure you will find out first.:D :D
     
  13. Jagged

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    Update... I just noticed more damage on my tuck :angry1:

    I bent up my core support pretty good somehow. I've got some body tools that should be able to fix it though.
     

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