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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Sad Sad Day :(

So driving my black 68 f100 shortbed style side friday, and this white chevy blazer swirved right in front of me while on the highway, trying not to clip the car in front of 'it'. i tried to avoid hitting it but both of us ended up sliding out of control along the highway. the blazer missed the guard rails.... but my truck didnt. i hit them probably going 50mph. it spun me around then the back end of my truck hit the rails. and thats what stopped me. by the time i got out of the truck the blazer was long gone.... i hate chevys

well im alright so thank God for that, worse could of happen.

the whole front end needs replacing. fenders, inner wells, grille radiator core support, hood now has a dent in it but it could be fixable. bumper is bent. passanger side wheel is gouged. both doors tweeked abit. tail light quarter is bashed in. and i musta bend one of the twin eye beams cause one will is turned in.

all fixable, and most needed to be patched or replaced. but i would of liked to of enjoyed her for a while before starting the restoration.

i just hope and pray the frame is tweeked. i can see dents and scrapes of where the bed and hit the cab. the driver side of the cab is sunk down about a 1/2 inch. the front cab mounts look to have taken some punishment. i just hope the driver side mount is compressed abit. the mounts needed replacing any how.

everything else seems to be fine.

ive never been one to 'what if' things that happen. but im pretty sure if i had a booster with disk brakes, and non-power steering. i think the out come would have been better. idk

do they make front/rear sway bar kits for these trucks


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At least you ok and you can fix it. I hate achepp drver morso than you do. Good luck on fixing it.
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DAMN... Glad yer ok tho, and cars can be fixed. Bet the frame is tweeked tho... Hope not but......

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Did you make contact with the BLAZER and he drove off?

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Man that really sucks. I would be heart broken if Ugly Truck got banged up. Besides that it is my regular driver so I'd be back on my motorcycle until I could get something else streetable.

Glad you didn't get hurt in that. Could have been serious bad.

It is most likely if the bed hit the cab that the frame did get flex'd but it can be pulled.

There are front and rear sway bars for the late 70's trucks. I haven't researched the earlier ones. It is a bit tricky to get a front sway bar on a twin I beam front end though.

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I am so sorry this happened to you. Wen some assphuc cuts me off I gently apply the GAS and spin their dumb asses out and go along my merry way with little to no damage
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thanks guys, its all fixable. just gotta locate the parts.

ive already begun the tear down. so far so good.

ill be posting pics soon.

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I am so sorry this happened to you. Wen some assphuc cuts me off I gently apply the GAS and spin their dumb asses out and go along my merry way with little to no damage
Soooo i guess you are easy to spot then due to the curved/rounded off front fenders then??? lol Or at the very least both front corners in permanent primer.....

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lol yes that will be the case here soon.

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