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Old 01-15-2020, 11:47 PM
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Ok here is the Red F250 I bought just to use while I was getting my diesel truck finished. I don't remember if I told it but I ran my 6.0 Powerstroke out of fuel. Bad mistake. The fuel pump on the frame rail quit on me. So needless to say it was a pita.
I had to get it running again. It took me 9 months and $2300. I drove it a week and now it won't get up over 45mph. It has an oil leak. It's a small one I cant find. I didnt have time to tear into it again. And I was doing it outside because the dozer is still in the shop with the tracks off it. I need to get that done. I'm trying not to run these threads together. Just so everyone understands the story.

So I had to do something. So I bought this Red F250 so I could haul things and pull the trailer. It worked good.
I had to put the brake controller on it. For the most part it was ready to use.
It's a 5.4 gasser, automatic. It's ok itll due.
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So I bought this truck around about August? Sometime? It was a good truck.
I was driving to work on November 23rd and a deer ran out. It was raining, 31*, 40mph+- . I touched the brakes. It was freezing rain. I didnt know. Got into a skid. Momentum kept me going not to mention it was 6' deep straight down. Rolled the truck in Chippewa Creek. 10:30 at night. Ditch swimming. 31*water. 18" deep. I got out the back window.
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The next day I came home from work. I checked everything over. Looked good.
I started it up and drove it around. Drove good. Ran good. Lol
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:10 AM
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This is why I have the copper colored truck.
Lol
Things happen.

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Well, look at that Engineman. You have an Old Red Ford....as some of us name our toys, what do you think of the name Tim?
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The next day I came home from work. I checked everything over. Looked good.
I started it up and drove it around. Drove good. Ran good. Lol
It's just roughed up a little bit. What the hell it's a 4 wheel drive.Attachment 153986Attachment 153987Attachment 153988

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Well, after the roll over, it is officially yours now, and you don’t need to fret the first scratch you put on the “new to you” vehicle anymore.


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Oh yeah! Rolling this was exciting. Justine told me Dad you should have hit the deer. There would have been less damage. Shes right.

Ditch swimming at 10:30 at night was pretty neat. 31* water was spectacular.

I dont recommend any of this. Lol

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So you try and miss a deer, slide on ice, go off the road with no guard rail to stop you and roll over into the river. Then you climb out and go to work, next day you are driving the rolled truck. You are not looking for someone to blame or sue. You are not claiming permanent injury, disability, you are not claiming you can't work, you are not calling the local news and the lawyers saying the road was poorly designed, the county failed to treat it, there were no warning signs, there was no deer fence or guard rail, the truck was poorly designed, the tires were faulty etc etc. You just climbed out and went to work.

hmmmmmm....my hat's off to you. I've heard this is how America used to be.

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So you try and miss a deer, slide on ice, go off the road with no guard rail to stop you and roll over into the river. Then you climb out and go to work, next day you are driving the rolled truck. You are not looking for someone to blame or sue. You are not claiming permanent injury, disability, you are not claiming you can't work, you are not calling the local news and the lawyers saying the road was poorly designed, the county failed to treat it, there were no warning signs, there was no deer fence or guard rail, the truck was poorly designed, the tires were faulty etc etc. You just climbed out and went to work.

hmmmmmm....my hat's off to you. I've heard this is how America used to be.


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Bigb, I know that kid they got for a supervisor says to me when I got there: What are you doing here? You were in a car accident?
I said Yeah what do you want me to do?
He didn't know what to do with me. He was dumbfounded.
I paid cash for the truck. I only had liability insurance on it. Its 17 years old. I guess I had to eat this one.
I have the parts to fix it. It's just welding and nuts and bolts.
The thing that really made me mad was I lost my lunchbox in the wreck.

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