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Old77’s 1991 GMC R3500 Crew Cab Dually

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Old77, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. bucket

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    Bummer dude
     
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    Lower ball joints done. Next up will be alignment and new tires for the rear. Then it’s 100% focus on bodywork and getting her ready for paint. She’s come a long ways in a year :)
     
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    This weekend marks one year of ownership

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    Whoa, I missed all this. So you doing OK now? Was it an auto accident? What vehicle were you in? I don't do Instagram.
     
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    Yeah, I was in my little gas sipper Saturn. I had back spasms significant enough where I couldn't walk without significant assistance for 2 or 3 days. Luckily, I didn't have any broken bones or anything of that nature so it could have been worse. I'm doing alright now. Still some tightness and such but overall I'm doing ok now.

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    Glad to hear they got done. Wereyou able to do them still or did you hire it out?
     
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    did them. Just took it slow so that I didn't end up with a set back with my back. I'm still sore with muscle tightness and stuff but it's manageable at this point. I should be back to 100% within a week or two now. Thankful for that.
     
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    Damn! Get well Cob!
     
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    Damn man, glad you're OK. Coulda been the air bag, but kinda looks like your head bumped the windshield too. Them air bags save lives but they damn sure cause lots of injuries too, especially in minor collisions where someone normally may not have been hurt. This is why the later air bag cars are hooked up with the vechile speed sensor. If you're under 35 mph, the frontal air bags will not deploy.

    Oh and wear a seatbelt. Not only for the sake of the crash, but I know of 2 people that damn near died and had emergency trauma surgery for very minor accidents. No seatbelt on, Airbag deploys as your inertia is carrying your body forward and them airbags hit hard. Ruptured organs in their chest and abdominal cavity, one guy being his Aorta tube or whatever that main artery going to his heart. Had to have blood transfusion and all that shit to save his life. Lights and sirens to the trauma center and straight into surgery. He almost didn't make it and all he did was hit a light pole in a parking lot about 15 mph and didn't have his seat belt on yet. He was blinded by the sun and didn't see the pole.
     
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    Yeah man no doubt!!! Thankfully I was wearing a seat belt!! Until this crash I was always 50/50 on if I wore it. After the crash I wear it all the time regardless!! It saved me from serious injury without a doubt!!

    And I’m honestly not sure what hit the windshield as my face has no injuries at all including ones you’d see from hitting the airbag so I’m not sure what that’s from and it all happened too fast for me to really know. The top back portion of my head had very minor scrapes that didn’t even bleed. They just scanned over and I realized it a couple days later. Not sure where or when that happened either lol

    Anyway, I’m super lucky. Hitting a vehicle that is at a dead stop is no joke and I was going around 45-50 mph.
     
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    Glad you're okay. Most people don't think about it in a collision there are 3 collisions. The collision between your vehicle than the other object, your body with the interior of the car and your internal organs with your body.

    I was a police officer for 27 years and was a traffic investigator for most of it. I can't recall how many fatal collisions I was at that were survivable had the person been wearing a belt.
     
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    Wow. Just doing some catchup in here and seen Your wreck.
    Happy You are okay. Seems us old farts dont heal as quick as we used to.
     
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    Completely agree. I try not to think about what would have been had I decided not to wear my seat belt that day. It woulda been ugly for sure! I'm very thankful.
     
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    Wow!! News to me also. I feel your pain, literally. Been over 4 years since my wreck and still receiving shots in my back. Pray you heal up quick.
     
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    Well, got a little bit done yesterday but not everything. Took her in to get new tires for the rear and an alignment. They couldn’t do the alignment cuz it needs pitman arm and gear box. The two things I didn’t do and was hoping I didn’t have to do :( but she did get new tires in the rear.

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    I also took her to get som landscaping bricks

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    Then I also got some more parts for my round eye front clip project. Core support and headlight buckets. The core support is a repop but it’s new and the price was good so I grabbed it. The headlight buckets are used OEM that should clean up really nicely!!

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