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Old 04-23-2005
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Did the accident mod....

But luckily my truck surrvived... I think

I was heading to work during the nice torrents of rain. I was stopping at a red light and BAM! Took it in the rear. So of course we pulled off to the side of the road and the guy who hit me sh** himself when I got out of my truck in uniform (thought he rear ended a cop car ). I LOOKED AT MY REAR AND NOT EVEN A SCRATCH! No mind you it is dark and pooring down rain so I will get a better look at it in the morn when I am done work tonight (sitting in the office right now doing dispatch w/ one hell of a headache and back ache!). Gotta love the DUFF stuff... Strong as hell!
As for him... Well he needed a tow... My rear drop hitch went throught his grill just to the right of center... It plowed a perfect 5" wide path throught his grill, radiator... Throught the intake... throught the manifault and then ended in the firewall after passing throught his master cylinder... I WISH I HAD MY CAMMERA to get pics of HIS car! He said he was sliding on the wet road which I can believe figuring it was raining like an inch an hour!! I ended up getting his info from the PSP and gave him a ride home... His car is pretty much thrashed...

NOW for what damage I did find.... hmm let me look.... I got some of his sheet metal pieces on my hitch and lots of silver paint!!

Actually.. Now my steering wheel is at the 7 and 3 possition instead of being at the 9 and 3... The truck still drive straight so I figure in the impact I must have twisted the wheel to far? Any ideas if that can be fixed or what else may have caused the wheel to turn like that?
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haha dumbass...

But it great your ok Pat (Doc)...
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Old 04-23-2005
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Glad you're ranger is ok :) I should probably get a hitch too. Although In my accident, instead of just bumping into the other truck and damaging my stepside corner/bumper, I probably woulda done a few k of damage to her truck :(.

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glad it wasn't you running into someone, like last time...

glad you are ok.. hope the truck gets all fixed up..
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Old 04-24-2005
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Even if you don't tow anything, a trailer hitch is a great defensive weapon!!

What was he driving that his car collapsed enough to put the hitch into the firewall?
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Ha ha! Well, you ARE a cop, just not in that jurisdiction, lol!

Hopefully all is well.
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Glad you and the truck are alright. Gotta love the hitches!
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damn...what kind of car was his?
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Old 04-24-2005
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Heck...now im def gonna get a hitch

Glad your OK...
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yea im defintaly getting a hitch.. maybe put on a step instead of a ball to give it more area to stop the car
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Old 04-25-2005
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Well looked over the truck real well and.... (DRUM ROLL) I bent a leaf springs... May have even bent the spring perch.. He hit me going around 30 I come to find out and now the truck is in to assess any farther damage to him!!! JUST CAN NOT WIN SOMETIMES!!!
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glad to see you r ok!
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Old 04-25-2005
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God I need a hitch ball, I got the hitch, i just need the ball and 2-3 inch drop reciever. This weekend we had one of the biggest rain storms in a long time. My street turned into a creek until the rain stopped.
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