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Old 08-30-2014, 08:08 AM   #1
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Thumbs up In Memoriam

We need an "In Memoriam" forum.

It may prove reparable, but my baby was hit hard by a distracted driver speeding on the interstate in the wee hours. Not even two months since I bought her.

I'm fine. But grieving.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:27 AM   #2
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John, I'm so sorry to hear this! I'm glad you are ok! Most jeepers say: "it'll buff out"....I hope so! Jeep us posted!

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Old 08-30-2014, 10:19 AM   #3
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Glad you are okay, that stinks about your Jeep

As long as the frame is good, everything else is replaceable. I had someone pull out infront of me a few months back and my rig ended up in the shop for a month and a half. If all works out, you might be able to get some mods done you've been thinking about.

Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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Good excuse for some Metalcloak overline action.

Sucks about getting hit though, hope it works out in the end.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:15 PM   #6
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Glad you're OK. Looks repairable from the picture. Good luck!
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:18 AM   #7
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Crimeney that blows! Hope you can get her back on the road soon.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #8
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Took much longer than I expected to get things finalized, but it's not going to be totaled. Front end is in need of a lot of work, it'll be a couple of weeks. In the meantime my old bicycle is getting a good workout.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:13 AM   #9
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Glad it's not totaled and that you weren't hurt in the accident.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:11 AM   #10
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Glad you're ok, and glad the Jeep will be ok.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #11
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She'll be good as new in no time! Glad to hear that LJ is still kicking!
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:22 AM   #12
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ID:	1458185I feel your pain, a 6 point buck did a number on mine yesterday morning on the ride to work. Now I am stuck driving my wife's Rav 4 and it sucks. Miss my baby badly.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:52 PM   #13
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Will be four weeks on Saturday. I thought it would be done this week, but as of an hour ago it came back from alignment and they noticed it's stuck in four-wheel-drive. So, probably another evening without it, thank goodness the weather is staying warm a little while longer.

Such aggravation. Need a Wrangler for when my Wrangler is unavailable, and another Wrangler just in case.
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:43 PM   #14
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People that can't drive are a problem, but I have Jeeper friends already passed and others dieing from cancer. Just saying............
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #15
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People that can't drive are a problem, but I have Jeeper friends already passed and others dieing from cancer. Just saying............
To be clear, I didn't start this thread, or give it this title. Moderators chose to move this out of another thread for valid reasons.

I can certainly see the title can cause unnecessary concern.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:37 PM   #16
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My baby rust-ploded...

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Old 09-25-2014, 08:42 PM   #17
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My baby rust-ploded...
Ouch, sorry to hear that. Living in Indiana, that's a big concern of mine.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:48 PM   #18
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Traded her in bought a black 04 LJ. Learned some good lessons from her
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:22 PM   #19
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And there was much rejoicing
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:01 PM   #20
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Sweet. Welcome back sir.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:43 PM   #21
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Congrats on bringing the Rubi back from the near dead!

I almost lost my '06 last year, but we bought her back and saved her.

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Resurrected:



And I bought a spare to drive while it was down....win / win !!
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Congrats on bringing the Rubi back from the near dead! I almost lost my '06 last year, but we bought her back and saved her. Sad Day: Resurrected: And I bought a spare to drive while it was down....win / win !!
Amazing, I'd have figured that would be totaled for sure. Even with nearly all the damage up front in mine it came uncomfortably close.

Wish I'd been smarter with money over the years, I'd have definitely picked up another Wrangler this past month. So beautiful all month long, was sheer torture waiting for mine to get fixed.
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Congrats on bringing the Rubi back from the near dead!

I almost lost my '06 last year, but we bought her back and saved her.

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Resurrected:



And I bought a spare to drive while it was down....win / win !!
I find it shocking that the Grey car is back on the road! Great job.
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Oh yeah, it was completely totaled by the insurance company. My son luckily walked away with just a few stitches in his chin. A big delivery truck turned in front of him at about 40mph. He started to slide under the side of the truck head one. The roll cage stopped the top of the Jeep from being sheared off.

The frame was perfectly straight and all the damage was above the shock towers etc.. The body tub just took the worst of it. The motor and trans wasn't shoved around at all. All the sheet metal was replaced with nice junk yard donors and we put her back together. It only had 13,000 miles on it when it was hit last year.

It came out great and is a ton of fun to drive again.
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Yo..... Looking good!!!! So, are you ready to hit Bad Lands with us in a couple of weeks?!?!?!?
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:21 PM   #27
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Dang, nice fix!
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:53 PM   #28
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Yo..... Looking good!!!! So, are you ready to hit Bad Lands with us in a couple of weeks?!?!?!?
Probably not, not ready to tempt fate just yet. Nearly had another distracted driver hit me yesterday, not feeling the need to put it in harm's way off-road too.
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Probably not, not ready to tempt fate just yet. Nearly had another distracted driver hit me yesterday, not feeling the need to put it in harm's way off-road too.
There are less distracted drivers offroad.
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There are less distracted drivers offroad.
No doubt!!!! Come on Macintux, it will be a lot of fun!!!!!

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