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Old 01-17-2008, 08:13 PM
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A loss in the family...

Ok boys, i've got some bad news...my '99 150 is no more...

so i was drivin along highway 14 just south of central city comin up on the highway 66 junction, there was a semi in front of a 98 GMC Yukon in front of me by about a quarter mile i'd say and i saw brake lights so i figured they were slowing down for a turning vehicle so i slowed to about 45, anticipating they would speed back up...problem was, they didn't. when it became apparent to me that they weren't moving, i went for the brakes and sure as ****, they locked up on the black ice, like they've done a hundred times before. usually i can just drop a gear, **** the wheel a little and goose the throttle and she'll come right out of it, but for some reason, that wouldn't work today. i tried to get her to drift off right for the ditch but she wouldn't have any of it, and in fact was tryin to go left. there was on coming traffic in the lane and the driver of the little neon comin for me probably messed his drawers...somehow i missed him as my truck crossed the center line and i hit the rear drivers side of the yukon w/ the passenger side of my truck at about 45 mph. i deployed both airbags and scrambled everything layin around in my cab...somehow i made it out fine and the yukon? all i did to it was dent the bumper, tailgate, and rear quarter panel. didn't even knock out a tail light... soooo there's the story of the snowman's last stand w/ the 99, as i'm probably going to sell her off to the highest bidding bodyshop for something else...

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Old 01-17-2008, 08:18 PM
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tried to get these on the last post, but didn't work, but i think i got it this time...

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Hey Kenny, those pics worked on the first post for me....who knows!?!?!? Anyway, glad you're alright....better get the '81 runnin' well enough to bring to Hastings. Like we were talking in lab the other night though, I don't really care to bring my '69 down here. Did you have to run home for something or what were you doing up there?

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Glad to hear that you didn't get hurt. Bottom line, that's the important thing, and the truck can be replaced.
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i had to go to genoa for a funeral oddly enough...
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Ah, makes sense then.....glad they didn't have to have your's too. I would be without my fellow sweeper man this summer.......

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ya no kiddin, someone's got to show u the ropes lol
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:16 AM
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Hey Kenny, glad your okay! You have my condolensences for the '99. Hopefully, you can find a good replacement for her!
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:33 AM
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i'm workin on that as we speak...or well, type i guess...thanks!
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Thank goodness Kenny it was a Ford it probably saved your life. I noticed the cab looks intact. That stupid black ice is dangerous. It can really decieve you. A neighbor off mine rolled his in a ditch but hes alright just bump an bruises. Hows the insurance situation.
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all i had was liability...so i'm more or less screwed w/ my truck...my old man is callin body shops to see how much they would offer to take it off our hands, i don't think i wanna pay to have all of that fixed, it would be more than the truck is worth i think
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Hey Kenny, glad you made it out of that ok. Sorry about the truck.
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thanks man!
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Wow, glad to see you walked away. I hope you were carrying that pair of clean underwear in your glovebox your momma always told you to. Looks like you might have needed them. :P
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that's funny b/c she's always sayin things like that....after the wreck i did find a brown stain on the front of my pants, looked out of place...
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