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post #1 of 11 Old 08-06-2013, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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why to get a full cage!

i always popped my head around here, never thought i would post in here though!

i was on an hill climb on a wheeling event a few weeks ago. i been wheeling for years but this hill was a very tight approach angle and you had to give it a little gas to get up it. all i remember is my front end slipped over the hill and hit a tree. instead of bouncing off it i drove up it! my whole jeep turned and i did what appeared to be a double cartwheel. sadly all i can remember is bouncing off the tree and telling my passenger to keep her arms in the jeep(she was new to offroading)

i then hit my head off the roll bar and blacked out. i don't really remember the cartwheel i just remember waking up to club members bandaging me up telling me not to move! my club members are mostly emt or firefighters.

my passenger was fine but i fell out of my seat and my body landed on the ground and i landed right on my ribs still inside the seatbelt. i was out of it for quite a few min and just remember waking up in the ambulance and hospital.






i gave everyone quite a scare and i ended up with 7 broken ribs and 2 staples in my head. sadly i have my tube for the cage, and my seats were being ordered with my 5 points!

a few weeks later im feeling great and my jeeps already mostly rebuilt! i been wheeling since i was 17 and now being 25 i got some very good friends i just had to sleep on the couch for a week or 2 while healing. doc said a few more weeks to a full recovery.

my new jeep will be much safer and im only wheeling with a harness for now on!

and here is the new build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/c...wheel-1558120/


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post #2 of 11 Old 10-07-2013, 06:46 PM
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Good story. Way to get back on the horse.
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 05:33 PM
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Got any pictures of the hill? Curious how long/bad of a roll it was. Glad you're ok though, good luck on the new build.


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post #4 of 11 Old 10-15-2013, 01:07 PM
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Welcome to the wrecked world. Happy to hear you are healing well and working your way back to the trail.

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post #5 of 11 Old 10-15-2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'll look for a father pic it was steep but not very long. The tree in relation to the incline was a perfect ramp lol

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-15-2013, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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best one i got. i had a few more but cant locate them right now. a few of my friends standing on the hill when i was being rescued haha. u can really see the angel better.


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post #7 of 11 Old 12-21-2014, 10:52 PM
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gnarly! Was there blood? Looks like you can see blood on the driver side roll cage and passenger windshield....

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post #8 of 11 Old 07-16-2015, 11:34 AM
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Turning 25 does tend to make someone more risk-averse. Suppose a roll would do just the same.
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-19-2015, 03:42 PM
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went to harnesses few years back . the only way to wheel. No airbags as well. they will do more harm off road than they will save. even on road is debatable, with real harness and its load spread compared to being close lined by a cross over belt. ill take the 4/5 point anyday.

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post #10 of 11 Old 07-29-2015, 01:48 AM
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A thing I have seen on a couple jeep wrecks and even a race car or two is having the seats bolted to the floor. Considering rusty floor boards (especially older jeeps or patched floors) the seat might get ripped off the floor in rollovers. Also those front hoop kits that just bolt to the top of floor will rip out too. I made plates for my front hoop that bolted on the under side of the floor board then welded steel from the plates to the frame.

A guy at the local race track hit the wall a few years ago and rolled 3-5 times, he had a full cage but the racing seat was just bolted to floor, the seat probably broke on initial impact and he bounced around inside the car for the rest of the wreck. Even though everything seemed built right and utilized a 5 point harness, race suite and helmet, he did not survive the wreck. The car was beat up bad but looked like it would have been easily survivable had the seat remained in place. I don't remember but would assume some of his 5 point harness anchors were attached to seat bolts or seat frame-not a good idea.
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i always popped my head around here, never thought i would post in here though!

i was on an hill climb on a wheeling event a few weeks ago. i been wheeling for years but this hill was a very tight approach angle and you had to give it a little gas to get up it. all i remember is my front end slipped over the hill and hit a tree. instead of bouncing off it i drove up it! my whole jeep turned and i did what appeared to be a double cartwheel. sadly all i can remember is bouncing off the tree and telling my passenger to keep her arms in the jeep(she was new to offroading)

i then hit my head off the roll bar and blacked out. i don't really remember the cartwheel i just remember waking up to club members bandaging me up telling me not to move! my club members are mostly emt or firefighters.

my passenger was fine but i fell out of my seat and my body landed on the ground and i landed right on my ribs still inside the seatbelt. i was out of it for quite a few min and just remember waking up in the ambulance and hospital.






i gave everyone quite a scare and i ended up with 7 broken ribs and 2 staples in my head. sadly i have my tube for the cage, and my seats were being ordered with my 5 points!

a few weeks later im feeling great and my jeeps already mostly rebuilt! i been wheeling since i was 17 and now being 25 i got some very good friends i just had to sleep on the couch for a week or 2 while healing. doc said a few more weeks to a full recovery.

my new jeep will be much safer and im only wheeling with a harness for now on!

and here is the new build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/c...wheel-1558120/
Not sure how I missed this when you posted it a couple years ago, but good to see you came through okay. I broke 8 ribs last fall and it was probably the most painful thing I've ever experienced. I hope the jeep is still holding it's own and fully caged now.

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