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Totaled jeep
I'm even more out of the game now
August 15, 2018
7:48 pm
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kris_olof
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Mike G said
She did ask if I would want to keep it and I said if they give me enough for it I’ll keep it…thumbs-up  

Hey man I know we can get attached to our rigs but I would strongly recommend against keeping it.  Take the payout and get something new.  Fire damage is no joke and you are looking at a level of effort similar to that of a frame off resto.

August 15, 2018
7:58 pm
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Mike G said
I called and lit a fire under my claims adjusters butt yesterday. 

Perhaps a poor choice of words in this situation. Lol  

Lol no pun intended just something I say but that’s kinda funny…

I got to find some humor in my sad story about my Jeep

August 15, 2018
8:01 pm
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Mike G
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kris_olof said

Hey man I know we can get attached to our rigs but I would strongly recommend against keeping it.  Take the payout and get something new.  Fire damage is no joke and you are looking at a level of effort similar to that of a frame off resto.  

Well if they give me enough for it and the buy back is cheap why not the motor is good, tranny is good. I wouldn’t buy it back if it was more then a couple hundred bucks though 

August 16, 2018
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Fire can do weird stuff to metal it weakens it, loosens rivets and causes cracking. Your Jeep could be week and unsafe. Taking it on trails and over rocks and obstacles adds even more stress to a fire damaged vehicle. Just my two cents. 

August 16, 2018
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Mike G said

Well if they give me enough for it and the buy back is cheap why not the motor is good, tranny is good. I wouldn’t buy it back if it was more then a couple hundred bucks though   

Ah, you mean for parts. I was worried you were going to try restoring it.  I would check the crank position sensor on the bell housing and the plastic on top of the transmission to see if there was any heat damage. If not then there is some value in the engine and trans but depends on what you value your time as and how much you like sifting through craigslist people.

August 16, 2018
5:06 pm
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Jeep is gone they are giving me a good amount and they wanted $2800 to buy it back so I told them to just keep it. Thanks for all your support everyone

August 17, 2018
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Jamie (K6NUB)
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Sorry Mike, the whole situation sucks, will miss wheeling with that rig.

K6NUB

August 17, 2018
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kris_olof
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Please keep us in the loop on how long it take for them to actually pay out. This is mainly so we have a record of the time it takes incase people have to go through this process in the future.  This is also so we know when to start spamming you with craigslist adds for your next rig.

August 17, 2018
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kris_olof said
Please keep us in the loop on how long it take for them to actually pay out. This is mainly so we have a record of the time it takes incase people have to go through this process in the future.  This is also so we know when to start spamming you with craigslist adds for your next rig.  

Pay out is already in the mail and headed to my agents office where I will pick it up and turn in the title and keys… Like they those. 

And I’m not buying a rig I’ll focus on building my Suzuki and I’m going to get a truck I’m looking either powerstroke or a Chevy with a 6bt in it

August 17, 2018
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Mike G said

Pay out is already in the mail and headed to my agents office where I will pick it up and turn in the title and keys… Like they those. 

And I’m not buying a rig I’ll focus on building my Suzuki and I’m going to get a truck I’m looking either powerstroke or a Chevy with a 6bt in it  

darn, I was going to start spamming you with Toyota rigs on CL 😛

In all seriousness…. that sucks man. This story makes me sad… I hope there is a happy ending in a sweet 6bt for you!! You deserve it. Keep your head up. I am down to buy masks for the club if you need to get out of the house on a Thursday evening 😉

August 17, 2018
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I am down to buy masks for the club if you need to get out of the house on a Thursday evening 😉  

I would never ask that of anyone waring these masks sucks! And I’m to affrad to be in a room with a bunch of people. 

But that’s why as soon as it cools down a little bit I’m going to put together a horseshoe tournament at a park and I’ll habe some killer smoked brisket and other meats for all to enjoy. That way we can all have some good food and I can see y’all again cause I sure do miss y’all and the fun we have at meetings and on the trails.

August 22, 2018
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Mike G
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Check is in hand going truck shopping this weekend!

August 22, 2018
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Mike G said
Check is in hand going truck shopping this weekend!  

What are you looking for?

August 22, 2018
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Jeff_R said

What are you looking for?  

Looking at 96/97 crew cab short bed powerstroke or a Chevy with a Cummins turbo diesel engine in it.

I have 2 powerstrokes to go look at and the only Chevy with a Cummins I can find is in Oregon so I might just go with a powerstroke

August 23, 2018
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Mike G said

Looking at 96/97 crew cab short bed powerstroke or a Chevy with a Cummins turbo diesel engine in it.

I have 2 powerstrokes to go look at and the only Chevy with a Cummins I can find is in Oregon so I might just go with a powerstroke  

What price range?

August 23, 2018
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The 2 I’m going to look at this weekend are 8k and 9k

August 25, 2018
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Ok so pulled the trigger on a 96 F250 powerstroke crew cab short bed, straight axle Dana 60 up front with shackle reversal, smoked lights needs a little work so I talked him down a couple grand but it’s a good truck and good driver and drove it home from Redding with no problems.

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August 26, 2018
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Nice looking Truck. Congratulations Mike. 

Semper Fi

August 26, 2018
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Josh said
Nice looking Truck. Congratulations Mike.   

Thanks a little happy ending to my sad loss of my jeep

August 26, 2018
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Nice! When are you going to start wheeling it???

August 26, 2018
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richfroh said
Nice! When are you going to start wheeling it???  

I’ll let you be the only one out there with a crew cab truck Rich… lol it will be my hauler with my Suzuki on the trailer and David’s samurai on the trailer too

September 5, 2018
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Mike G said

I’ll let you be the only one out there with a crew cab truck Rich… lol it will be my hauler with my Suzuki on the trailer and David’s samurai on the trailer too  

You might be able to put one in the bed and strap the other to the top of the cab 😛

September 5, 2018
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Tyler – K6TLR said

You might be able to put one in the bed and strap the other to the top of the cab 😛  

My trailer is big enough for 2 TJ’s so 2 Suzuki’s will be no problem 

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