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post #61 of 82 Old 08-26-2010, 08:28 PM
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Sorry to see a lost project like that. You had great momentum.

You have receipts for the stuff you've done so far, right? Give that to your insurance agent and let them fight the good fight. That's what you pay them for.


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post #62 of 82 Old 09-14-2010, 09:48 PM
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Hey Kenbo, i saw this picture and it reminded me of your truck.. shame it didnt end up like this..
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post #63 of 82 Old 09-14-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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THAT TRUCK IS AMAZING!

I just got the police report from the accident today (Only took 3 weeks!!! Bastards). Hopefully In the next week or so I will know what the future will hold for my Jeep towing.
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post #64 of 82 Old 10-14-2010, 03:17 PM
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Sorry to see that happend to the truck... can we be told what has happened to the truck?
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post #65 of 82 Old 10-14-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, the truck..... I FINALLY got a check from his insurance company and I am in the process of parting it out. The motor and tranny are sold already and the rest is being fought over, haha. When it's all said and done i should make a reasonable chunk of change. Plus, now I got a new jetta and my insurance went down about $120 a month.
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post #67 of 82 Old 10-15-2010, 10:11 AM
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what was the guy that hit you driveing
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post #68 of 82 Old 10-15-2010, 12:18 PM
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I'm not sure that Jetta will be able to handle towing duties..
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post #69 of 82 Old 10-15-2010, 10:08 PM
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HOLY CRAP, that frame is TOAST. mangled it pretty bad,eh.

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post #70 of 82 Old 10-16-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Nope, the Jetta won't be doing any towing..... It WILL get me to work and school if the Jeep breaks though.
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post #71 of 82 Old 11-07-2010, 01:46 PM
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Honestly that tow rig was a boat anchor. I wouldn't be to bummed about it. Try finding a hemi, cummins diesal, jeep pickup or a dodge power-wagon for a tow rig?
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post #72 of 82 Old 11-07-2010, 03:43 PM
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Honestly that tow rig was a boat anchor. I wouldn't be to bummed about it. Try finding a hemi, cummins diesal, jeep pickup or a dodge power-wagon for a tow rig?
Looks like it would have handled the job fine to me. Plus, he seemed to like it.

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Honestly that tow rig was a boat anchor. I wouldn't be to bummed about it. Try finding a hemi, cummins diesel, jeep pickup or a dodge power-wagon for a tow rig?
Boat anchor ?

That truck would out tow any Jeep pickup truck built PERIOD, Not likely the "Hemi" would have kept up either . . .

Only thing listed there of any competition would have Been the Cummins diesel . . . or as you would say cummins diesal


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Boat anchor ?

That truck would out tow any Jeep pickup truck built PERIOD, Not likely the "Hemi" would have kept up either . . .

Only thing listed there of any competition would have Been the Cummins diesel . . . or as you would say cummins diesal


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post #75 of 82 Old 11-07-2010, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha, thanks for the input dogbones but that anchor held it's own with a friends 2500 cummins on our way to a couple rides. It may have only got 7mpg in the process, but the ***** pulled the jeep without a problem. No anti-sway bs and no load distributing hitches needed. That truck was more of a truck than 90% of these new trucks. It may not have been as fancy as others but it did it's job and was reliable as long as I had it. So for what it's worth, I can't complain about the performance. It served me well.

On a side note..... It's spelled diesel. Not trying to be a dick but a professional such as yourself should know.
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