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first test drive ends .... not well
« on: September 12, 2016, 11:44:59 AM »
well.. after months of work on the a model... rebuilding the top end of the motor.. turbo, fuel pump work.. electrical work.. redoing the dash .. all new wiring and switches.... i decided on 8/28/16 2 sundays ago to take the truck out for her first test run.. to make sure it was ok for the labor day parade ....

well i went out the road i live on an back.. she wasnt getting enough fuel an wasnt building enough boost.. soo i took her back to the house turned the pump up some more.. and she was good to go...  decided to head up the road about 10 mins to my buddys shop who was building some parts for the truck.. needless to say..  she only made it about 3.5miles before this happened.....


bunch of kids from NJ who were illegally swimming in on of the old quarrys by me decided it was a smart idea to race side by side.. on a 30mph.. 2 lane, no shoulder, blind s curve road.. and they pretty much hit my kdub head on.. the truck isnt in good shape.. shes currently at ETC to see if its even possible to repair her..      the kids car.. yeah its totalled.....  everyone walked away.. i got banged up from bashing my head off the drivers door....   the kids had full curtain air bags amazingly....  they got charged and written for several tickets..  im out of work for a lil while dealing with medical stuff.....  but yeah...  this is how the first test drive ended up.. what a Fkin mess ........

anyone with antique trucks.. or toy trucks,. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT INSURED FOR A GOOD AMOUNT, keep reciepts.. and if your smart. have a truck aprasiser .. aprasie the truck so you can prove the valve...












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first test drive ends .... not well
« on: September 12, 2016, 11:44:59 AM »

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 12:54:17 PM »
First question was gonna be if you're ok but you answered that. :( 2nd question.........was the kdub insured? ???

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 01:00:12 PM »
of course it was..   but that dont mean anything in this case..   other party already admitted full fault..  its just with how major the damage is... i dont think she will be fixed.... its not looking good at this moment... shes hurt bad

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 01:30:22 PM »
Well, this sucks, reeks and blows.... :'( :'( :'(

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 03:45:42 PM »
What sad pictures.
Bad luck Josh.
 >:( >:( >:(

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 05:11:43 PM »
That's awful luck Josh. All that time and hard work... Those kids are lucky to be alive though. If you hadn't written the post, I would've thought someone was seriously injured or worse.
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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 08:58:58 PM »
Nasty, hope your body is pain is manageable.

Hope the others regain with more respect vs consequence.

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2016, 02:23:39 PM »
anyone with antique trucks.. or toy trucks,. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT INSURED FOR A GOOD AMOUNT, keep reciepts.. and if your smart. have a truck aprasiser .. aprasie the truck so you can prove the valve...


           ...even with all that. ;D...u will b amazed at the hoops that will b set up 4 u!!!!!!!! >:( :o :P...after my deer strike, I was around the horn with Adjuster's, appraisers, body shops,and insurance agents. :-X...end ed up doin most the work myself, when my insurance came do next year, I was dropt. >:(......Good luck, hope it works out 4 u. ;D...Jim. ;)
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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2016, 07:51:48 PM »
Wow! I hate to see this. I've been following this project for a long time. I hope that your able to fix it. The blessing is that everyone is okay.

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2016, 01:10:14 PM »
Wow, that's just sad. I've followed the build since the beginning, and was impressed with the result.
This just sucks.
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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2016, 03:51:52 PM »
Not good!

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2016, 04:53:02 PM »
Oh wow!  Bad deal.  Hope you can fix her back up. 

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Re: first test drive ends .... not well
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2016, 08:31:07 PM »
Holy sh*t, I just found this now.  I'm very sorry to hear about this. :'(  Screw those kids; I hate people like that who don't take driving seriously and have a total lack of common sense.  I'm glad everyone's OK but otherwise I hope those a**holes suffer for this.  That's just the sad fact of driving old vehicles around; you can be the best driver there is but there's always that risk of disaster whenever you take it out on the road. :(

Those motherf**kers are lucky to be even be alive.

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