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How not to rescue your truck from the lake... Warning: Language! by Synthesis
Started on: 03-04-2011 02:28 PM
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Report this Post03-04-2011 02:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SynthesisSend a Private Message to SynthesisDirect Link to This Post
http://www.autoblog.com/201...-from-a-frozen-lake/

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Report this Post03-04-2011 02:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doni HaganSend a Private Message to Doni HaganDirect Link to This Post
THAT was FUN!! Thanks!!
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Gotta love the banjo music...
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Report this Post03-04-2011 07:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODDirect Link to This Post
I wouldn`t think a truck frame would bend like that.
I guess with enough stress put on it.
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Report this Post03-04-2011 07:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doug85GTSend a Private Message to Doug85GTDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by TXGOOD:

I wouldn`t think a truck frame would bend like that.
I guess with enough stress put on it.



That does not surprise me much. There are just two rails that attach the truck bed to the cab. The way they were winching it out put all the stress right at that point. If they came at it from a different angle or better yet, righted the truck first, then they could have gotten the truck out in one piece. It would still be totaled though.
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Report this Post03-04-2011 07:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ls3machSend a Private Message to ls3machDirect Link to This Post
At that point, I would just walk away.
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Report this Post03-04-2011 08:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
That'll buff right out.
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Report this Post03-04-2011 09:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jimbolayaClick Here to Email jimbolayaSend a Private Message to jimbolayaDirect Link to This Post
I'll take two slices of roast beef on my truck samich please.

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Report this Post03-04-2011 11:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for $Rich$Click Here to Email $Rich$Send a Private Message to $Rich$Direct Link to This Post
i guess that would be an instance that a fully boxed frame would have came in handy....

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Report this Post03-05-2011 09:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Direct Link to This Post
I knew those 99-03 GM trucks rusted bad, but geez!

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Originally posted by tesmith66:

I knew those 99-03 GM trucks rusted bad, but geez!



Beat me to it!
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Report this Post03-05-2011 09:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MidEngineManiacSend a Private Message to MidEngineManiacDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by TXGOOD:

I wouldn`t think a truck frame would bend like that.
I guess with enough stress put on it.


It didnt bend....it broke

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Report this Post03-05-2011 09:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
They just folded it so it would be easier to put in the dumpster.
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They're halfway done doing a "stretched" mod...
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Report this Post03-05-2011 10:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick's DadClick Here to visit Patrick's Dad's HomePageClick Here to Email Patrick's DadSend a Private Message to Patrick's DadDirect Link to This Post
Seriously. I know that the truck was ruined anyway, but, "Hey, Moe!"
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Report this Post03-05-2011 02:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZebSend a Private Message to ZebDirect Link to This Post
Honestly, what was the tow truck operator thinking? That he'd just flip it over, and it would land on the wheels and they'd drive it away?

I have to think the frame was damaged before this. Maybe when it went in the lake. I'd be very surprised that it'd just fold up like that, you can jack 'em up anywhere and not fold them in half!

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Report this Post03-05-2011 04:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BradWirdoClick Here to Email BradWirdoSend a Private Message to BradWirdoDirect Link to This Post
It would have been much easier, and acheived the same result, if they would have just used explosives to get it out of the lake.
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Report this Post03-05-2011 06:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ThomasClick Here to visit Fiero Thomas's HomePageClick Here to Email Fiero ThomasSend a Private Message to Fiero ThomasDirect Link to This Post
why would the try to take it out from the front all tht weight will taco that thing and it did.

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Report this Post03-07-2011 06:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for turboguy327Click Here to Email turboguy327Send a Private Message to turboguy327Direct Link to This Post
I wonder if it was one of the ones plagued by the rust problems to make the frame give up so quick..
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Had a little extra water weight
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