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a Sad Sight!

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by GripTruk, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Truck's dead, missing out on the biggest storm this year, and had to SHOVEL the driveway!

  2. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Sorry to hear the bad news. What'd you guys get there? Looks like at least 8".
  3. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Wow that really sucks. Sorry to hear about it.
  4. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    By the looks of the table in the background it looks like 8"+
  5. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Whats wrong with the truck?
  6. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Yeah, I don't know what the final tally is, probably 10 to 12 in some places.

    The differential went just last week (10 bolt, no real surprise) and I'm in the middle of trying to get a new truck, I don't think it's worth for me to fix considering what I use it for... Have an '09 2500HD in my future hopefully!

  7. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Remove the driveshaft and go easy in front wheel drive. I pulled out of a gas station broadside in my younger days and by the time I let it go straight I lost a u-joint. I went in to the gas station and got a metal coat hanger and hung my driveshaft up, put it in 4-wheel and drove home.
  8. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Yeah, I thought of that, hehe...
    Well, I'd have to gut the differential case if I did that because the diff is cracked so it will most likely fall apart and jam up and lock one or both of the rear wheels or cause more damage. It's safe at home but i think its plowing days are finished.
  9. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74

    Since you will need to upgrade mounts. Would you be interested in selling your old one?
  10. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Yes, I definitely might be. In fact I'm probably gonna start pulling parts off it tomorrow. I'm 100% sure I won't be reusing the mount and the truck-specific electrical, I'm not sure about the isolation module yet... might be the same one i need if I go with the newer chevy.

    I'll let you know when I get the stuff off the truck!

  11. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    You need to find yourself a 6 lug 14 bolt Semi floater.