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Old 12-06-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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Posted this over for the NE fellas but since it'* down right now thought I would share with the rest of you here.

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After the snow we this past monday, my father in law did this with the plow truck. The trucks been on it'* last leg for a while now, what with the huge hole in the floor, rotten rocker panels, ocasional under hood fire, slipping transmission and oh yeah NO BRAKES!

The wife and I were coming up the driveway that we share with her parents and we were talking about if the plow truck would get us through one more winter. No sooner had I finished saying "She runs good enough, it'* stopping that'* the problem." than we saw it stuck halfway in the ditch. My father in law wasn't hurt, except for maybe his pride, he had spent a couple hours trying to get it out with his Toyota and a couple comealongs with no success, about 5 to 10minutes of pulling with the Grand and we got it out.

(NOTE- I do not recomend anyone attempt the recovery methods used in this video, always be carefull when around tow straps and chains that are under tension)
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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I wanna see :P stupid work comp doesnt have flash player 9 on it
and it wont let me download
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haha thats awesome :-p
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at least you know the 4WD works
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:26 PM   #5
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I'm sure your transfer case LOVES you now! :P

Glad to see the Jeep in action! That was an excellent purchase
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Yeah, I miss the 40 MPG highway the old Bonne got, but she wouldn't have been able to do that.
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were you in his yard spinning your tires like that?

and yeah i would have been freaking out if i was the guy racheting, he could have caught that chain or tow strap to the face bad
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Why was no one in the truck trying to reverse out of the ditch?
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Becuase the tranny is shot, it wasn't too healthy before that. My sister was in it just to keep the wheels straight, but it won't move on it'* own. All that loud engine while I was towing it was from my father in law trying to get it to move on it'* own after it was out.


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were you in his yard spinning your tires like that?

and yeah i would have been freaking out if i was the guy racheting, he could have caught that chain or tow strap to the face bad
Yeah, there was a layer of ice under the snow I was on top of. I wanted my father in law to at least put on my motorcycle helmet I thought he was crazy for setting up the come-along so close.
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i had a 1982 K20 similar to your plow rig. lost the brakes in an intersection in town. man i lucked out.

i don't think your 545RFE is going to be very happy with you.
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