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Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by jcallends » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:41 am

We're used to all kinds of weather but sometimes it's a little disheartening. Attached is a picture of what greeted me when I got up this morning, it is the tow truck I purchased 2 months ago to the day and I am planing on driving to Florida on Saturday.
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Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by areame » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:30 am

Looks like it's the same here at WMU in Kalamazoo. Sorry about your truck; any damage?

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Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by Lowka53 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:01 pm

:roll: was wondering if you people east of the Rockies was gonna get what we have had the past few days looks like you have sorry about your truck :? :|
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Post by DaveLott » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:34 pm

Sorry to see this. I am still waiting on my truck to be returned for repair from the last winter storm we had. I feel your pain.

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Post by leakcheck » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:39 pm

Hauling that first load of rocks or dirt or logs or whatever,...is always the hardest...you have started with some limbs...so soon the pain will be over and you will have your first scratch and then it is time to ride that thing long and hard...it's a work truck and now she's ready to work!!

We solved that problem here in Wyoming...(We don't have any trees! :wink: )

Hope it all ends well and you can make your trip as planned.

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Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by Lowka53 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:01 pm

leakcheck wrote:Hauling that first load of rocks or dirt or logs or whatever,...is always the hardest...you have started with some limbs...so soon the pain will be over and you will have your first scratch and then it is time to ride that thing long and hard...it's a work truck and now she's ready to work!!

We solved that problem here in Wyoming...(We don't have any trees! :wink: )

Hope it all ends well and you can make your trip as planned.

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Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by Bob Maskel » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:36 pm

Oh man, hopefully that new truck didn't get any damage. This is what we woke up to this morning...and I had done the driveway last night...probably the same storm...but this old dog has 185,000 on it and hasn't been in the garage in 10 years...boat buildin' goin' on in there, don'tcha know! :) That's an Impala under there.

Looks like you guys got ICE.
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Post by vupilot » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:19 pm

I too hope your new truck didnt get banged up. We are supposed to get my wifes Jeep Liberty back from the body shop weds or thurs from the fence incident. It doesnt take much to wrack up 3K in damage these days.

Bob, I cant believe you live up there on purpose. Looks like a nice day to snowmobile.

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Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by psychobilly » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:42 am

DUDE!!! NO THANKYOU!!!!! NO WAY I WANT TO SEE THAT MUCH WHITE STUFF!!!!!! I would have to get my chains out!!!!

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Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by jcallends » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:30 am

She was easy on me! About a dozen holes in the vinyl tonneau and a slight wrinkle in the left rear fender. I won't know about the top until the snow and ice melts. Gorrila tape took care of the tonneau until I can get a replacment and the wrinkle will be fixed when we return from Florida in April. By the time the branch broke from the weight of the ice the truck was also coated with ice and that kept the finish from getting scratched. Thanks for the sympathy.

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Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Post by Bob Maskel » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:43 pm

jcallends wrote:and a slight wrinkle in the left rear fender... and the wrinkle will be fixed when we return from Florida in April.
Is it something they can repair without having to re-paint? The "Paintless Dent Repair" where they work it from underneath a little then massage it back into shape? They use that a lot around here for stuff like hail damage where there isn't an actual kink in the metal...seems to work out really well and there isn't the matching the paint issue...

http://local.bodyshopbusiness.com/Dent_ ... er_MI.html

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