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Old 12-08-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Cool I have a shimmy

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This guy ran over a mattress and decided to keep going. The ensuing jumble finally whipped around enough to put a tear in the gas tank,
the subsequent lack of fuel is what finally brought this vehicle to its knees.

It had still managed to drive 30 more miles decently with a 60lb tangle wrapped around the driveshaft.

This genius complained that the vehicle had a "shimmy" when
driving it high speeds.

This is what the dealership found..............
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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Wow, just wow.

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Old 12-08-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
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That had to have made an ungodly amount of noise... along with the "shimmy".
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thats awesome. i've seen some weird things, and customers with an odd complaint about it, but thats about the best one yet.

and it looks like he could've chewed up the axle housing, i would have sold that guy a rear axle, yoke, d shaft and transfer case, and charged him an additional 2 hrs for cutting that crap off. i hate stupid people.
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There is just no good response for this. Well...Scout probably will have a good one, but I'm lost for words on this idiot.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:36 PM   #6
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Hell of a tribute to what the drivetrain will endure. No matter what dumb drivers do to them!
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:36 PM   #7
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When you run over a mattress and you don't see it fly out he back in your rear view mirror, wouldn't you think.................. where is it?
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:39 PM   #8
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That had to have made an ungodly amount of noise... along with the "shimmy".


I had nothing to do with it.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #9
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Idiot! That's all I can think of to say. Idiot!
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:13 PM   #10
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I had nothing to do with it.
Is there an ungodly amount of you? I didn't think so but... what do I know.

I still don't know what to say about having a mattress wrapped around your driveshaft and not knowing it. People amaze me sometimes.
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Is there an ungodly amount of you? I didn't think so but... what do I know.
That would make your job harder and I've choose not to do so.

You are kinda grouchy

Should work on that.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:46 PM   #12
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When you run over a mattress and you don't see it fly out he back in your rear view mirror, wouldn't you think.................. where is it?
See that's what I thought.... wouldn't you wonder where it went if it disappeared after you went over it? The mattress fairy came and got it I guess.
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I had nothing to do with it.
I don't know how, but in some way, it's got to be your fault.
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They should remove it and display it as sculpture.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #15
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That would make your job harder and I've choose not to do so.

You are kinda grouchy

Should work on that.
Awww, you're so good to me.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:07 PM   #16
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They should remove it and display it as sculpture.


With the drive line in it just as it is.
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how could you NOT notice that? lol
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:49 PM   #18
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So that's where I left my mattress! i have been looking for that. Glad he found it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:25 AM   #19
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Sure hope theres no body wrapped up in there.
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Thats crazy...how would you get that off?
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A plasma cutter or oxy-acetylene torch.

Man that's nuts.
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A plasma cutter or oxy-acetylene torch.

Man that's nuts.
Nope....



smack the dipstick in the back of the head and hand him a set of hand cutters.

He can have fun taking it off.
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Well if you really want to be an @$$ to the owner give em a file.

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