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Old 05-24-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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DeWoody got me today.



I was climbing DeWoody for the second time today when my T-case popped out of gear. I was about half way up when it happened. The rig was hopping a little bit because I had to much air in the tires. Even though I was standing on the brakes it would not stop. It built up to much speed to fast to do anything but hang on and try and keep the rig straight. I ended up hitting a tree at the bottom of the hill, and it bent my frame real bad.



Right now I'm thinking I can just move this rear spring hanger back and make K-rocks trip still. Everybody knows these Chevys have weakass frames, but I didn't think I could do this to it. I know its time for a tube chassis now. Here you can see where it bent right in front of the bump stop.



It is my on fault for taking the rig out this weekend. It has been popping out of gear the last few trips. I just talked to someone at Stak4x4 this past week about this problem. The guy I talked to wasn't sure how to fix it, but he said his manager would call me right back. That was last Thursday.

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DAMNIT BOY!!!!!!!!! You sure did do a number on it.



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Old 05-24-2008, 09:02 PM   #3
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OUCH!!!

If you have a body shop near by that has a frame jig they can straiten it out real quick.
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If you have a body shop near by that has a frame jig they can straiten it out real quick.
Don't tell my wife that! Right now she feels sorry me, and she is thinking about letting me order a tube chassis. lol

How would something like that cost?
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Depends on the shop. But it should not be that much.
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I'd tie the truck down to something and use a chain hoist or something to pull it back up, put some heat on that bend and you could probably get it good enough for a awhile.
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Damn, that sucks man... Oh well, time for the tube chassis
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Don't tell my wife that! Right now she feels sorry me, and she is thinking about letting me order a tube chassis. lol

How would something like that cost?
That one I just traded off is for sale. $1000.
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Hey Mudgoddess, he told us in chat last night he did that on purpose so you would feel bad for him and let him get a tube chassis...
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Hey Mudgoddess, he told us in chat last night he did that on purpose so you would feel bad for him and let him get a tube chassis...

Oh he told me that many times!
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Ha Ha She only reads thew threads I tell her are funny, and this isn't it. But really, we have always just been using the blazer as a parts collector. I'm just not ready for a tube chassis yet. Last year was Stak and yota, this year was Tow truck and trailer.
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That one I just traded off is for sale. $1000.
Do you have a link? I remember telling Eric he needed it.
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Dont tell me that about the Stak, i havent had mine out yet and that doesnt sound good,i will be testing the rig at summer run tho.very glad noone was injured.
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Damn that su*ks !! Did Mudgoddess make it up Dewoody ?
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She drove up it twice Saturday and once Friday.
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Sorry to hear about UNCLE BLUE. I will be in Tyler tuesday for the meeting. If I do not have any people with me I would be happy to come over and help with trying to straighten the frame or whatever we can do.
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She drove up it twice Saturday and once Friday.

Sounds like she could teach you somethings about wheeling.
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mudgod a frame pull on the rear of your k-5 should be less than 5 hours so about 200 bucks in a body shop, no heat allowed as that will make it crack . just get a rough pull done and weld a small plate there , will be fine.
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my dad has a frame machine in amarillo. he never gets less than 350.00 for anything. like sak5 said no heat that will weaken it more. you could probably pull it back with a good tree and a good come along
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Sorry to hear about UNCLE BLUE. I will be in Tyler tuesday for the meeting. If I do not have any people with me I would be happy to come over and help with trying to straighten the frame or whatever we can do.
That would be nice.
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That would be nice.

See ya after the meeting. it is at 1 PM, do not know how long it will last. You buy the . Looks like no riders will be with me.
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I was standing on the brakes it would not stop.

Right now I'm thinking I can just move this rear spring hanger back and make K-rocks trip still.
Are you going to fix the brakes before you wheel it again?
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