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Old 04-07-2007, 05:55 AM   #1
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Default Bonnevan Dead! story at five...

i'm tired right now so this will be breif. the bonnevan dropped the tranny tonight. i have first and only first, but only in the "1" position.

i am very tired, but i will tell the whole story. the long and humourous story as soon as i am less tired. it'* 5 o clock now. i have to work at 8. story at 5 ish. can't f-ing wait.
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Wondering what happened?

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ok, called out of work. tooo tired. just woke up.

anywho. i took the van to the track this weekend, excited that lasts week'* tranny service seemed to clear up all the problems i had been having with the van. that combined with a brand new pair of tires led me to beleive i'd be all right.

i'll skip the events at the track for fear of this thread being moved. stay tuned for that story tonight at eleven.

after the final run of the night i collected my timeslip and found that i had lost all forward drive. i was only able to move it by selectin (1) from the selector. no way in hell was i going to drive all the way home in first gear. i called triple-A. after an adventure and a half i got ahold of them and found that i was third in line. sitting right next to me was an eclipse with a blown tranny. first in the tripple a line. between us was a submerged jeep in a lake across town.

so the tow driver shows up. tells us this and adds the icing to the cake. as soon as the strip shuts it'* lights down the guy next door lets his wild boars loose. you heard me right. wild boars. we pick up the eclipse and all pile into the cab of this flatbed, tagging along on the delivery.

we drop it off and return for the van. amidst, i ***** you not, a gaggle of wild boar we load up the van and take it with us to fish a jeep out of a boat ramp. since they were supposed to be taken care of before us anyway...

to be continued...
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #4
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Sounds like a random dream I had once... wow...
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yes... wild boar.

part 2...

so we load up the van and pile into the cab to go find this sunken jeep on the boat ramp. i'm with my best friend who is visiting fl following his tripple tour in iraq. i'm showing him the entertainment you can't buy in orlando.

we find this community but it'* gated. we have no code. we have no way in. the gate opens. by itself. creepy. we follow it into this community looking for a boat ramp. we follow the gps to the call location and find. nothing. no jeep, no ramp, no boat. nothing.

out of nowhere a drunk in a blazer shows up and says "follow me fella'*" horror films start like this. we followed. preping ourselves for the upcoming battle. we already battled wild boars, we can take on deliverance friggin' yokles.

we find the jeep on the boat ramp, a 45 degree 50 foot long gravel ramp. the jeep cheerokee is completly underwater, only it'* headlamps are showing. the boat. no boat.

as near was we can figure this horrific yuppy skank was mid-hummer on a preppy wannabe surfer, managed to throw the truck into reverse and drive it ***-first into the lake. see the 47-thousand dollar blow-job! '07 jeep larado... totaled. hydro-locked, waterlogged. awesome.

oh-man. three hours and three roll-off'* later they get the jeep out and we load up and roll out. on our way back. halfway to our destination we are called for a priority police rotation. the plan is we are going to drop the van in a 7-11 parking lot, run the police rotation quickly up the road, return, retreive the van and drop it off.

we get to the crime scene and find no crime scene at all. it'* a private property tow called in by a cop on behalf od 7-11. the tow driver gives the cop an emphatic screw you. so off we go. delivering the van to it'* destination.

transmission failure at 11pm. pickup at 12. drop off at 5am.

rock on...
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wow i thought there'd be a little more interest

more detail into the transmission failure here:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=846895#846895

more detail on the actual racing here:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=75645
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Sorry... Very interested... Just really busy the last couple..

Damn thats amazing..

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right now i'm tallying up the list of things wrong with the van, and considering moving on entirely. maybe another van. a bonnie if i can find one. my flatmate has an '82 camaro for sale. i may end up in that. i actually looked at a '94 gmc vandura yesterday but it only had a 4.3 so i passed on it...

it'* too early to tell whats going to happen.
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Wow thats quite the night to say the least.
I know you're not looking forward to the sequel but I sure am...LOL
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Knowing you as we do... where'* the shock value?

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