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Hot Rods will this dry out? truck in a river

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ratster, May 30, 2010.

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  1. ratster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2001
    Posts: 3,536


    a friend posted this on facedook, not sure what happened

    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,806


    ouch....thats gotta hurt the pride and the wallet.
  3. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,711

    from Alberta

    Thats gotta hurt... Hope it was uninjured getting out..
  4. is the trailer and boat still attached?

    kinda like the tv spot where they save the killer
    whale only without the happy ending

  5. ratster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2001
    Posts: 3,536


    i think it rolled down a hill with-out the driver
  6. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,515


    wow that sucks..... At least it doesn't look like it went all the way under....
  7. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    thats gonna hurt
  8. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,400


    It looks like it's in the bend of the creek. I'd leave it, it will help keep the water from eroding the creek sides. :D

    Anyway, wll it dry out? Not if it was mine. I'd open the rear and make sure that it didn't get any muck in it. Hopefully nothing got in the tank but being as submerged as it is, I wouldn't risk it. Off it would come also.
  9. whid
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 452


    I bet theres a cloud of profanity hangin over that deal........dave
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,185


    Drying it out shouldn't be that hard as cars and trucks get dried out all the time after they get dunked but I'd be worried about how much damage is done to it getting it out of there. The wrecker driver is really going to have to know his business to get it out of there without major damage to the truck.

    Looks like one of those parked it in that great photo shoot spots that went all wrong stories in the making.
  11. You have it all wrong. It is a "street rodder " who found the HAMB and wanted to patena his gold chainer truck.....

    Seriously though I hope they get it out unhurt and that nobody was injured in the misadventure..
  12. 39 All Ford
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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    39 All Ford
    from Benton AR

    The upside down waves painted on the door caused the whole thing. (water meets water).

    See, trendy graphics are nothing but trouble... :D
  13. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,042

    from Tampa, FL

    Seriously? Do you really think that last sentence makes up for being a dick head in the first one? It doesn't. Gary
  14. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,028

    from Auburn WA

    i see no damage, only an opportunity for change
  15. So now we have two dick heads?????
  16. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    that really sucks. let this be another warning to all of us!
  17. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,185


    I've seen that truck show up in event coverage several times in the last year or so and it always looks like a hell of a nice truck street roddy or not. Hope they got it out of there without more damage than being wet.
  18. He could sell it on Ebay as a "swampfind". But in all seriousness, I thought all streetrods are required to have a park brake, to get their NSRA sticker.
    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  19. EasyRider's Rats
    Joined: Oct 21, 2009
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    EasyRider's Rats
    from Texas

    That would make a good day into a bad one. May have been a pain to get over the concrete edge.
  20. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,028

    from Auburn WA

    Ha! thats damn funny
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
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    bummer... No rude remarks here. Pick front up & use some long ramps to roll the ass on to . Better then leaving the exhaust in the creek.
    as far as damage, take rear end apart & look . Had enough wax on it to bead off . Wtf.
    hope no one got hurt , besides pride. My 40 won't get close to water .
  22. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 19,104


    If that is as far as it went in, it will be just fine. Drain the rear axle and pull out the shafts. Let it dry overnight. Reinstall the shafts, refill, and resume your regularly scheduled hot rodding activities.
  23. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,363


    Guess it has something to say about having an EMERGENCY BRAKE in your vehicle,huh??
  24. jeffsullivan
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 287


    i guess its better the back half than the front! cheaper fix that way...
  25. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Member Emeritus

  26. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,707

    Jalopy Joker

    did as stated above about rearend, etc. as for getting it out, once a friend got a full size pick up stuck in a dry gulch. a guy with a large back hoe lifted it completey in the air with chains around frame by rear bumper and got it out. set it on flat ground and it started right up. the truck drivers boss never found out.
  27. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
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    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    Drain the rear end fluids, flush and refill. I too hope they get a wrecker driver that knew his stuff, as as it sets the damage looks minimal.
  28. 6erwebb
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 82

    from Nashville

    I guess no one thought of the flood that happened a week or two ago. The op is in TN.

    That being said there were numerous cars tractors horses and everything in between in rivers and creeks when it was all over.

    Seems like the only real damage would come when they go to pull it out, flush everything and go.
  29. Wood bed? better get that outta there=swelling and then some!:eek:
  30. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    the trucks too clean to have been through a storm, but i may be wrong
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