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Old 05-30-2007, 07:25 PM
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Driving on the backroads in rural Pennsylvania today I came accross a black bear in the middle of the road so I went off to the right to miss it, I caught it with the left front corner which spun the Cherokee 180* and sent it accross the opposite lane and I caught a tree with the passenger side body panel just behind the door. I had hit the brakes and cut the wheel to the right to try and steer out of the spin and the only thing it did for me was spin me arround another 90* after hitting the first trees and a decent sized Oak caught the Cherokee just behind the driver's door. The motor stopped running as the battery was launched on top of the IGN coil so after I put it back it fired right up but could not get it out if where it was and had to call in a wrecker.

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The good news is I walked away without a single scratch.
The bad news is the folks want me to junk it

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:27 PM
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That really sucks. Glad you're alright, but sorry about your Jeep.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:29 PM
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that really sucks.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:29 PM
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Oh, man, that's AWFUL.

That bear should be thankful it was you and not me.

We would be having ourselves a Bear-B-Q...
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:32 PM
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Wow, glad your okay. The Jeep did it's job and laid it's life on the line for the driver/occupants.

Did the frame get bent? Looks like there are plenty of good parts on there. If the frame's not bent, time for a buggy. Otherwise, part it out.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:33 PM
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I'm thinking about making it into some kind of buggy, still runs great and I just rebuilt the t-case last week Might find a J series cab and stick it on the frame, how hard is this?

I was planning on a bear-B-Q and had my sidearm ready, bloody thing never came back
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:38 PM
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Holy sh..
wow man, sorry bout that one! Hopefully you can save it or get another soon.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:39 PM
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Dang that realy sucks. If you need advise on swaping a J truck cab on get a hold of myself or Black Bart
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:44 PM
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that sucks, the best news is your ok.. sorry to hear this
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:53 PM
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Dude, that sucks! At least your Chero did its thing and you walked away.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:57 PM
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Oh man...that is some carnage! Glad you walked away from it. Gotta love that...but very sorry your Cherokee is trashed.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:09 PM
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Ouch, that sucks. Unless I'm driving through a farm field, I just hit the brakes and just move a little to one side. Better to hit the animal and suffer a little damage, than to risk going off the road and getting hurt, and seriously damaging the vehicle. I once heard someone say they hit the brakes and keep going straight ahead, which helps keep you steady for hitting the animal I guess. At least the Jeep wasn't totally destroyed, it was a nice Chero and was doing good too.

Anyways, glad you're ok, and that you didn't need the rollcage (did the rollcage stop the tree from crushing the left in more?). If the frame is ok, which it probably is or only slightly bent, then you have a base for a buggy. Hack off the rear of the frame, stick on a J-truck cab, make a little flatbed/toolbox setup, spring over with some bigger tires, that ought to at least leave you with a nice trail Jeep. Then you can part out what you don't use. The Jeep must live on!
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:13 PM
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Yes, the roll cage stopped the tree from crushing the roof/side in any more, I think I'll stick a J-Cab on for the time being and one of these days get a semi-decent W/T body to put on there. If it was a rotted out winter beater I wouldn't be as down, but it wasn't
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:23 PM
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WOW!

Glad to hear you're ok. That really does suck about your Jeep.
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Man, that suuuuuuuucks.





Was that the BJ's cage or a custom one?
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:45 PM
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Wow, I thought I had a bad day, Really sorry to hear about that man. At least your alright tho.

If you decide to rebuild it, theres a really good u-pull-it around King of Prussia, PA that have a bunch of cherokees and wags, if I remember correctly, a couple of em were widetracks, but don't remember if the bodies were good. A j-truck cab shouldn't be too hard considering your chero is a widetrack, prolly just have to relocate some body mounts. Goodluck with whatever you end up decidng to do. If ya need any help, don't hesitate to ask.

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did you kill the +lovable+ bear?
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:49 PM
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I believe the roll cage is a SmittyBilt

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No, the bear ran off but I was ready for him.
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The good news is I walked away without a single scratch.
The bad news is the folks want me to junk it

The good news is that you need to replace it with another FSJ that saved your life.
The even better news is that the worst thing you had to tell your parents was that you destroyed your Jeep. The best thing to your parents after the wreck was the most important thing in their lives was OK.
What a difference a day can make in your life.
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Wow man, sorry to hear about your Jeep, but glad to hear you walked away. Also glad that if a Jeep had to go, it was being used and loved, not rotting away in a field.

Call PETA now, but I don't swerve for animals. When I was 17 I swerved for a skunk on a country road and the car slid sideways and put my passenger and I into a ditch pretty hard. In fact, it was more like a gradual lane change but forwhatever reason the car got real loose. Car drove away with 1500 in damage and we were OK, but it could have been worse. Not worth it to save a skunk or whatever. Just hit the brakes and stay going straight ahead!
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