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    I'm an air-conditioned gypsy gadget73's Avatar
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    Default bye bye Blazer bye bye

    Finally got pics of this mess. Check your parking brakes kiddies.

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    The boat is hooked to the trailer, which is somewhere under the boat in these pics. The back end of the truck was floating because the boat was holding it up. It actually jackknifed and smashed up the bumper on the Blazer during the process. trailer is fine.

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    un bueno.

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    Non amphibious blazer.

    Scary how you could have lost the boat too.
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    Break Out Another Thousand

    Since that's all a Blazer will cost.
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    She already replaced it. There is a 2010 quad cab Silverado in the garage now. Also, apparently there was full coverage on the Blazer. They'll be cutting a check for book value less the $500 deductible. Won't be much, but it'll be better than scrap value. I think the tires are sold too, so thats a couple bucks. Basically it makes the down payment on the replacement truck.

    Losing the boat really would have pissed me off. Tide was on its way out, so I wasn't overly concerned. I was thinking I could un-winch it once the truck got pulled out enough for the crank to not hit the back, but the strap broke on it's own. A knife would have done it too. Oh well, strap is new now and I've got 17 feet of seat belt material to use for a tow strap for the lawn tractor if I need it.

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    Wow, lucked out on the full coverage. So, are you in the dog house for this?
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    Not really. Sort of a no fault thing. Not a damn thing I could have done about it, other than not get out of the way and have the stupid thing run me over and probably drown me in the process.

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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Not really. Sort of a no fault thing. Not a damn thing I could have done about it, other than not get out of the way and have the stupid thing run me over and probably drown me in the process.
    That's the best news - that you were not behind it!! The other shit is replaceable.


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    Impressive!!! Well it sucks for the Blazer after all the work that got done on it, but whatever, you're still around to tell the story, that's what matters.

    So parking brake didn't hold, what about the one built into the trans?

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    One tire slips and the other rolls with an open diff.

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    Ya, that's dead alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    One tire slips and the other rolls with an open diff.
    True, forgot about that effect. LSDs front and rear, I'm spoiled alright!

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    I'm thinking it may not have been fully into park. I reached in through the window to yank on the shifter and it started ratcheting louder, but it did not stop. That was about all I had a chance to do, if I'd have tried to jump in to hit the foot brake it would have gone under anyway with me in it. That ramp is fairly slick at near low tide. I nearly went on my ass several times climbing out of the water.


    It was likely to be traded for something newer within the next 6 months anyway. This sort of bumped the timetable up a bit. Honestly with the insurance, it'll probably end up about as good as the trade-in would have been anyway so all in all, its probably a wash, puns intended.
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    That's one of the reasons why I tolerate my 4.25-ton boat anchor - if THAT starts moving with the wheels locked up there is little chance of ANYTHING keeping that load in check!

    So how did they pull it out? Tow truck at the very top of the ramp, with a diver on the other end of the rope?

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    Wow, that looked like it was in good shape. Glad you didn't lose the boat but whoa lol. At least it wasn't the Town Car and it was going to go away soon anyhow. Glad you're alright.
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    Really putting it's off-road capabilities to the test I see.
    Good to hear you weren't injured.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    ... It was likely to be traded for something newer within the next 6 months anyway. This sort of bumped the timetable up a bit. Honestly with the insurance, it'll probably end up about as good as the trade-in would have been anyway so all in all, its probably a wash, puns intended.
    I'm glad there was a proverbial silver lining in the cloud. Could there have been an issue with the parking brakes getting wet or something?

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    That sucks. I liked my friend's 04 Blazer, we put an ebay cold air intake and a Thrush Turbo muffler on it, gave it a bit of growl. The Vortec 4.3 has plenty of power for those little trucks, I know a guy with an S10 Regular Cab 2WD 5spd 4.3, that little truck hauls ass. I can only imagine how fun the old GMC Syclone/Typhoon was to drive, even though they were auto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by His Royal Ghostliness View Post
    That's one of the reasons why I tolerate my 4.25-ton boat anchor - if THAT starts moving with the wheels locked up there is little chance of ANYTHING keeping that load in check!

    So how did they pull it out? Tow truck at the very top of the ramp, with a diver on the other end of the rope?
    I think we used 5/8" 3 strand, nothing all that special or heavy tied to the hitch on the neighbor's F250 (or F350, can't recall, 4x4 gasser, single rear axle). I walked across the roof and down the hood, got in the water in front of the front bumper and hooked it. I was standing on the paved ramp at that point, the top of the hood was about waist deep. The front wheels didn't go off the edge. The back end was basically held up by the boat and the trailer being jackknifed behind the rig. If it had not done that, it probably would have just shot straight out and it would have really been a mess.


    THe 2010 Silverado she replaced it with manages to do better on fuel and it's got a 5.3 V8. Its a fairly nice truck. Bit over-complicated for my liking but it drives good. We were doing mid-18's on the trip to WV, the Blazer seldom hit 18 at all, 17.5ish was about typical for it.

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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    My '92 S-10 did that in the parking lot of work soon after I got it. The one day I parked on the inclined portion and it rolled down to the other side of the parking lot. After that incidence, I replaced the parking brake cable on all of the vehicles. LOL

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