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Eldorado

The load a Jeep onto a Tow-truck failure

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Eldorado

A tow truck driver's attempt to drive a damaged Jeep onto his truck ended in disaster when the vehicle rolled backward, lost a wheel and ended up on its side.

(The driver was uninjured)

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/09/20/Tow-truck-drivers-Jeep-ramp-attempt-fails-spectacularly/4591537466398/

 

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third_eye

I guess ol' Jeb said it was a piece of cake ...

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seanjo
2 hours ago, Eldorado said:

A tow truck driver's attempt to drive a damaged Jeep onto his truck ended in disaster when the vehicle rolled backward, lost a wheel and ended up on its side.

(The driver was uninjured)

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/09/20/Tow-truck-drivers-Jeep-ramp-attempt-fails-spectacularly/4591537466398/

 

The wheel had already been lost. That looked like a temporary repair to get the jeep on the truck.

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Piney
2 hours ago, seanjo said:

The wheel had already been lost. That looked like a temporary repair to get the jeep on the truck.

It looks like the pinion gears snapped and the axle backed out then someone shoved it back into the axle housing. He probably had it in 4 wheel when he was driving it so he could use "front wheel drive" to move it.

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third_eye

That ain't what Ol'  Jeb said would happen ...

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internetperson

Thank god youtube wasnt around when I was making really obvious mistakes. 

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Redefining Success

Half shaft retaining clip failure. 

What an *******. 

Another professional outfit. 

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Piney
5 hours ago, Redefining Success said:

Half shaft retaining clip failure. 

I thought those crappers were pozzy with solid axles. 

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Redefining Success
10 hours ago, Piney said:

I thought those crappers were pozzy with solid axles. 

Quite possibly, I'm not up on keep running gear, but unless it's permanently off road, driving it around town would eat through tyres. 

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Redefining Success

Going off a quick search on the 92 wrangler, they have a open diff as standard. 

Went to a transit once with the same fault. 

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Piney
4 minutes ago, Redefining Success said:

Quite possibly, I'm not up on keep running gear, but unless it's permanently off road, driving it around town would eat through tyres. 

Yeah I know. I have a 96 F-150 with the full offroad package. It chops the tread and wears the sides pretty fast but I only work on farm machinery and loaders. 

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Redefining Success
1 minute ago, Piney said:

Yeah I know. I have a 96 F-150 with the full offroad package. It chops the tread and wears the sides pretty fast but I only work on farm machinery and loaders. 

I can imagine, easier on the wallet if you keep it on the loose stuff.

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Piney
2 minutes ago, Redefining Success said:

I can imagine, easier on the wallet if you keep it on the loose stuff.

It has to be full positive. It works in the fields and woods and tows a log trailer or small loader in sugar sand and peat. 

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Redefining Success
6 hours ago, Piney said:

It has to be full positive. It works in the fields and woods and tows a log trailer or small loader in sugar sand and peat. 

So a locked diff is definitely needed! 

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Piney
3 minutes ago, Redefining Success said:

So a locked diff is definitely needed! 

9 inchers with solid housings.  3.73 gears.

You pull the gears after dropping the driveshaft and taking out the whole back......ecch!

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