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Old March 25th, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Crowthers are made of some pretty tuff stuff. Plan on at minimum a year before it stops really hurting, but it will always give you trouble from now on. Your wrenching days may be over, at least putting big torque on anything. Sorry man.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Crowthers are made of some pretty tuff stuff. Plan on at minimum a year before it stops really hurting, but it will always give you trouble from now on. Your wrenching days may be over, at least putting big torque on anything. Sorry man.
Scottish highlander heritage is a pretty tough gene pool, but finding this to be true Bill. May have to get a more diverse impact collection.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I already have one, and don't recommend it...
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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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wrenches Bill-impact wrenches. You look all jacked up in the pictures. When was that ?
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Old March 28th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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wrenches Bill-impact wrenches. You look all jacked up in the pictures. When was that ?
Yeah, I know you meant wrenches. I just couldn't resist a double entendre. That was me at your friendly neighborhood Shock Trauma after my motorcycle wreck back in 05.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Kinda. Walking and talking which is apparently a miracle according to the witnesses and recovery folks @ the scene. I ended up in the back seat and had to kick a door open to get out. There was gas everywhere because the plastic tank had fractured. I have a 4th degree shoulder separation that may require surgery. Sucks not being able to pick up a gallon of milk with your right arm when you are a right handed 6'6 260lb man without your shoulder popping and a shot of pain that sends involuntary tears down your face. Beats being dead though. What really sucks is it was dark and the semi kept getting it and no one got his plate so this wasn't my lottery win either.
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Yeah, I know you meant wrenches. I just couldn't resist a double entendre. That was me at your friendly neighborhood Shock Trauma after my motorcycle wreck back in 05.
Damn! Real sorry to hear about you guys getting broken off. I thought MD was for Maryland not going to the Med Doc.

I can't imagine you having a tough time with a gallon of mile Doug - meeting you in person you look like you could palm Rover engine blocks like they were a little brick! Good luck with the recovery - I know it sucks and takes forever.

o2batsea - seeing pics like yours scares me into never thinking of getting a motorbike. I have a couple friends with cool Nortons but just know myself and the drivers around here. It's spooky enough when I ride my pedal bike. Hope that wreak didn't keep you out for long.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 11:23 AM
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It was a 74 Norton Commando that I was riding when I ate it. It belonged to a friend of mine. I have absolutely no recollection of the event. Just woke up looking at ceiling tiles and wondering what the heck happened.
I was told that I bounced the right way. Broke my back, my collar bone, both arms. If it had been any different I would, well, it would be different all right.
I'm not saying that motorcycles are unsafe, just that since I don't know how I wrecked, I should stay off them. I have a feeling I fell asleep, but that's only a theory.
You definitely don't want to be a narcoleptic on two wheels.
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Bill, do you have a history of narcolepsy? I'm not sure I like the idea of a narcoleptic on 4 wheels either.
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I can't imagine you having a tough time with a gallon of mile Doug - meeting you in person you look like you could palm Rover engine blocks like they were a little brick!
Don I gave up the Paul Bunyan thing for lent. I have lost 30 lbs since we met last fall, 6'6" 260 lbs now.


Here's whats left after a couple of full gainers. This truck had an OME 2 inch lift with bilsteins, 32 inch tires, sd rack. Was a nice truck.....but no match for a semi. Gotta find something else to put all the rte stuff on.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Damn Doug, that looks rough! Pics like that always remind me how important it is to have everything tied down in the back (tools cases, pelican cases, wrenches, etc.) as they all become (potentially) lethal projectiles during an impact.
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total thread hijack, but since I know you don't feel like answering hundreds of PMs I just wanted to say that I hope you heal up soon Doug. that's a real bummer, but if you were driving anything less substaintial (like a Fiat for example), we'd be starting a thread to memorialize you instead of wishing you well.

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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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I had one of these in the back. After the tumble I found a socket in my pocket.

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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Yikes. I have something similar with 300 pieces, but no drawers like that - looks more like a pelican case, but I bet that if in an impact it'd open up as well. Better you found it in your pocket than your ear.

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Old March 29th, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Looks like its ready to become your 'dedicated offroader'. All you need is a sawzall, a tube bender, and a racing harness.

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Nah. I have the 1987 130 I'm doing a frame off resto on, then there's the 1983 110 county with 60k miles
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Old March 29th, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Bill, do you have a history of narcolepsy?
Only when I'm reading your D-90 posts.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Don I gave up the Paul Bunyan thing for lent. I have lost 30 lbs since we met last fall, 6'6" 260 lbs now.


Here's whats left after a couple of full gainers. This truck had an OME 2 inch lift with bilsteins, 32 inch tires, sd rack. Was a nice truck.....but no match for a semi. Gotta find something else to put all the rte stuff on.
Wow - truck looks like it was in a blender! Like Josh was saying - need to tie shit down. This is a good reminder. I picked up a tube of Argon a couple weeks ago in the 'Burban and straps it up well as I was heading back on the highway. Shame - looks like it was a nice clean Disco.

Loosing 30 lbs is great. I'm at 215 and would love to get down some more - but it's hard - I have a sweet tooth and favorite thing to eat is "see" food. And with a bad back I take time to stretch, and don't monster truck things any more - more like using levers and legs.
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funny how all the RTE survived.
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