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Old May 16th, 2009, 20:52
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Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

Well, what a great day wheeling! Too bad it ended with a big BANG!









Head-on into an F350 or something big like that. Comoing around a curve on 3N16 about 1 mile from Crab Flats. I come around a sharp curve as he was about to enter it from the other direction. Luckily niether of us were going any faster.

Both air bags deployed! At least they worked!

Assessment - probably totalled.


Most important thing is that no one was injured! I am pretty stiff and sore and cannot get the dang image out of my head.

We will ahve to see what insurance co says.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 20:56
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

Glad it only vehicular carnage with none of it spilling over to you guys!
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Old May 16th, 2009, 21:28
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

Damn Robert I heard about this at the meet. Glad you're ok dude!! Sorry about the jeep.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 21:29
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

Damn glad your ok, good thing you have that bumper. A stocker would've folded like a taco. I hope its repairable.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:01
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

yeah, that was a downer for sure. but im glad you were ok. you did an awesome job at spotting on the water fall. So thank you for that.

Hope you get her fixed soon.

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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:02
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Damn Dude... I am glad you were able to walk away... Let me know if there is any way I can help.. Jeep is always repairable, people are not...
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:17
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

WTF is that big ass truck doing on a trail anyway? You know damn well that that truck isnt gonna do anything the jeeps do, besides drive down that dirt road! Glad to hear that your alright.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:20
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

i totally love naxja - everyone steps up a notch when help is needed - roberts rig can be fixed, and made newer & better by peeps on naxja - i'll lend a hand any way i can
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:24
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tone - like ALL accidents, it was a lot of factors that came together at the wrong time - can't blame anyone on this - it happened - everyone is okay, that's the most important thing - by the way, justin directed traffic after the accident, in the heat, and probably saved a bunch of fender benders - thanx
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:31
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

Keep control of the rig, don't let the insurance take it. Call me tomorrow..... went through getting a rig totalled with the insurance company so I can give you the do's and don'ts that I"ve learned.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:32
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

Glad you're O.K. man! Did that bend the frame? If not it is probably fixable if you have the time, if not then you can look for a good donor and we can have a swap party.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:35
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Glad you're O.K. man! Did that bend the frame? If not it is probably fixable if you have the time, if not then you can look for a good donor and we can have a swap party.
Look at the pictures of the front bumper.... the front rails couldn't have survived that...
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:41
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Re: Crash test dummy - passed my test! Jeep did not.

"Frame" rails are toast! Rollins came by and pointed out a couple of kinks in the passenger side. Don't think insurance will fix it. Probably total it out. if so, I am defintely buying it back.

Remi - I will call you tomorrow.

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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:43
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Don't think insurance will fix it.
That's pretty much guaranteed that they wont: it's a unibody.....
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Old May 16th, 2009, 22:49
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when u need the help to fix this, there are too many peeps willin to help -
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