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Fell through the ice... hehe

so its been a WHILE since i did anything in my trucks, so we went out and hit some decent mud.. mostly water that washed the mud off though :(

i knew this crack was pretty deep but i wasn't sure how strong it was or how DEEP it was. i got the heavy end of the truck over somehow, stopped because i was bouncing pretty good and BAM fell through...


tried for a good 5-10 minutes to get out, then demanded the big *** ford pulled me out instead of my friends chevy

i'm convinced if i had a rear locker i could have done it, and watching the video i should have cranked the wheels the other way when i was backing up.

Enjoy!
Disclaimer, never do this alone! there were 4 full size trucks there ranging from half to one ton

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i wish i had got a video of the huge mud hole i went through because i'm not doing it again. there are 2 huge holes on the left side at the end that i hit, hit my head on the window and ****.


and heres a badass "Ranger" i saw last weekend, i was lining up to back up the car when they came over and told me no more !!!!!
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video to come
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fkin sweet
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Damage report.

My tcase/front diff for some reason wont let me go in reverse in 2wd? the front tire wont roll back, but i can go forward all day long. i need to try it in 4x4 but i can grab the drive shaft with the hub locked and spin it A LOT! i'm not sure what i shattered but i have a feeling i'm not fixing it lol

somehow i didnt break a CV SHAFT!!!!
the chevy wouldn't start which means those other trucks being there was a VERY good thing! he had to get a wrecker to get home we couldn't even pull it
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see that is why you don't let people from texas play in snow and ice
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hahaha


you know what, i had 2 guys with me in the truck.. i was like i KNOW i'm not gonna make this.

sure enough.


pictures just dont do justice, my drive shaft is shiny it was buried in the snow/ice. i'm sure that hole was deeper because i wasn't throwing any mud

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Getting stuck sucks....but still a fun story to tell
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lol nice
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i dont get why the back went under and the front didnt?
had i known it was ice and not just snow i would have had the entire thing recorded
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So close but there is no traction on ice. I guess it's time to lock the rear end now.
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Thats gotta suck, on that first go in the video it looks like you were so close. Well atleast u had some fun
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Nice!

Good pictures/video, and at least you let the Ford pull you out.




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hes a moron
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Thanks for sharing, lol! I've been there, but even worse: 2WD...

Hey, you better get some protection in front of that radiator. Your fins are getting pinged to death.
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great video! Was browsing the other pics you had on photobucket and you gotta love the pic of the tow strap hangin in the shower..priceless
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Thank you for not letting the bow tie pull you out.
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looks like you were high centered or getting hung up on the trans crossmember.
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Whats that knock when you get on the throttle???

Anywho, Matt you should come down on the 12th and come to C.O.R.E with us
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i was high centered.. i gotta get a pic of my drive shaft, the back half is shiny because it was IN the nice and snow..


ok chuck, i just sent you the text

Front end ****ED i'm not driving very far, 12th of april? maybe someone else can drive.



the 250(350?) didnt even spin.
i'm not messing with this drive line anymore.. so no more lockers ect

rear axle shaft - bent
front gears - toast
ball joints - toast

replace all that or cut it all off? ha
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great video! Was browsing the other pics you had on photobucket and you gotta love the pic of the tow strap hangin in the shower..priceless
yeaaa had to dry it out from a night of getting stuck in 3' powder snow drifts lol

dumb *** room mate took showers with it in there though...
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i have done that to,took me 23 hours to get out that was a bad day!
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My tcase/front diff for some reason wont let me go in reverse in 2wd? the front tire wont roll back, but i can go forward all day long. i need to try it in 4x4 but i can grab the drive shaft with the hub locked and spin it A LOT! i'm not sure what i shattered but i have a feeling i'm not fixing it lol

rear axle shaft - bent
front gears - toast
ball joints - toast

replace all that or cut it all off? ha
Didnt you talk about doing a sas a wile back? If you did then nows a good time.
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oh... yes it is!
new gears? no
new housing? no
new ball joints? no
new rear axle shaft? no

haha

just need a job still to buy the van and the suspension... then i'll spend the few days cutting and grinding everything off.
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What mall parking lot has ice like that, geez!?
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i forgot..

somewhere that hates people from texas i guess.



i'm going back out tonight but no front drive shaft means no, or very little mud :(
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