My fathers brush with death...

Discussion in 'Ranger Media' started by Demon, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    it was at belle tire yesterday for a new hub and bearing and dad drove it to flint and on his way back bam all 4 lugs broke and wheel went flying into a field. my dad was driving it. it would have killed him if he didnt feel something was wrong and got off i-96. he was going 80 mph on i-96 but when this happened he went on a side road to try and limp it home. when it happened he was going 25 mph and if he was going faster he would have went into a 6 foot drop and 3 foot deep drainage ditch that was 3 feet from where the car stopped. i am just glad he is ok.

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  3. 01B3000

    01B3000 ORIGINAL Portable Seizure

    Holy ****, I was wondering what you were talking about yesterday on fb. Good to see nothing worse happened
  4. OP

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    i am so glad he got off the expressway and was going slow. idk what i would do if i lost my dad man. he is my best buddy. only true friend i got around me.
  5. camodown

    camodown Member

    damn good thing he got off. Makes you realize that something could happen at any minute so take advantage of the time you have.
  6. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    the shop didn't tighten the lugs all the way
  7. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Fri. 13th...

    Im glad he's okay...that's freakin NUTS!
  8. glad he is ok
  9. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger -Skylark65-

    that sucks man! my mother had the exact same thing happen with her '78 trans am SE, only with the rear wheel, at highway speeds. thank god it was at 3 AM, she spun about 5 times across 4 lanes and the median.
  10. OP

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    ya and the guy is the one paying for everything to be fixed and fired
  11. I doubt they're going to fire him over it... Probably send him back for training again like most companies do. It's truly disgraceful if you ask me.
  12. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    wow thats scary **** man glad hes ok.

    thats good, i would be back there and bitching so much id own that shop. thats ****ing horrible.
  13. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    I'm glad your dads ok Charles.
  14. OP

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    thanks everyone. and pete i am so glad u know everything in the world u retard. i said they were firing him cuz i know that are not cuz they might. the big boys are coming over from detroit to do the honors. i guess this is not the first time he has messed up like this.
  15. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    DAMN! So glad your old man is alright. My best friend just lost his dad last Fri and his memorial/party celebrating his life was today. I just can't imagine losing mine and this one with my friend really really hit home and made me realize some things. Someone up there was watching after your dad.
  16. OP

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    ya i know man. yesterday my dad and i went out and walked 5 miles out on a woodland trail along the grand river. just chatting about the ranger and cars and life itself. spend ur life how u want it but keep ur loved ones close.

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