My first roll, at The Flats

Discussion in 'Carolina Trailblazers' started by VortecJeep, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    Coming down the hill, the rear end just started sliding and we rolled. Thankfully the tree caught us, or we would have kept rolling. Thanks to everyone in the Carolina TrailBlazers who helped get us out of the Jeep, then get the Jeep back over on all 4's.
     

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  2. 3DCrawler

    3DCrawler Well-Known Member

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    Glad nobody got injured. The entertainment of clearing oil out of the cylinders was interesting. Think the first one went about 50ft. Hope to see you back on the trails soon.
     
  3. UncleWillie

    UncleWillie Lost and confused.

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    There should be a warning sticker on all Jeeps that reads - WARNING GRAVITY ALWAYS WINS.


    Glad you didn't get hurt.
     
  4. shagy9888

    shagy9888 Member

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    Dang looks like that would be hard to roll back over. How long did it take u? When was this on?
     
  5. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    we had to cut that tree and another one about the same size to get it turned back over. It was a heck of experience. Just glad nobody was hurt. It took us probably an hour to get it back up.

    Matt, did you ever get it to clear out and quit smoking when you got home?
     
  6. Jweezy

    Jweezy DD/Hauler(kids,groceries)

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    hear tale theres a video somewhere of the roll??
     
  7. HAPPY

    HAPPY Mike B.

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    Glad nobody was hurt. That looks like you were headed up trail 1, never seen anybody tool there.

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  8. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    trail was turkey ridge. It's the one when you go up the hill climbs at the upper flats, and go straight, back down towards easy street by-pass. Sharp downhill curve to the right.
     
  9. HAPPY

    HAPPY Mike B.

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    Gotcha. That's more of a climb than most people think. Was it slick?

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  10. EdJonesJeeper

    EdJonesJeeper The Stig's NC cousin

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    Do u have a full cage or is that stock?
     
  11. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    Yes it was slick. While making the turn coming down the hill, the rear just started sliding around and when it caught up with the front end, that's when we started the roll.
    Factory cage, but it held up. I'll be looking to upgrade the cage soon though!
     
  12. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    I am very glad that everyone came out of the roll good to go! It was a great day of wheeling. I see some flat fenders in his jeeps future!

    On the look out for a door for ya bud.
     
  13. J.C.

    J.C. Volunteer Moderator

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    I want to know what Crystal said, you're probably grounded :huggy:
     
  14. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    Trim the fenders, beat/pull the sides out and put on some amour, lil tweaking of the soft top frame, and you'll be good to go.
    I ran the winch at the top.
    Steve brush directed me/relayed Matt's instruction
    Kenneth ran the saw
    Robbie Mozely provided the saw
    Jason Watson ran the winch at the bottom
    Many others ran cable, snatch blocks and straps

    Big thanks to Matt, I think you hit the only hardwood tree on the entire property!(future fire wood)

    Seriously I am very glad everyone was OK.

    Another great day of wheeling at The Flats
     
  15. Chuckman

    Chuckman Well-Known Member

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    aside from the obvious 'glad you're not hurt'

    hows the link that stopped the roll? that was the 'hybrid' unit that we made from the C casting d44 and DOM, and Im dying to know how that faired.
     
  16. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Fenders, looked light they can be jacked back up in place; be hard to hammer the Hood, back out; will need a door, or skin; windshield frame might respond to body work. That's just my impression from 10' back. Glad your OK, Matt! :huggy:
     
  17. broncosbybart

    broncosbybart Is it 5 YET?

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    glad you guys are all ok!
     
  18. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    Chip, thanks for posting names. Again, I can't thank everyone enough!
    She posted on Facebook that she knows what to get me for holidays and birthdays...jeep parts and a helmet!
    I haven't cleaned it to make sure there are no small cracks in the welds, but my initial 60-second look at it appears that it all held up nicely.
     
  19. Granny

    Granny One day at a time...

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    Matthew, I'm glad I didn't ride with you this time! :lol:

    ...and also glad to know you didn't get hurt. You were just pulling out when we pulled in... don't think you saw us.
     
  20. JeepN1371

    JeepN1371 ZJ's UP!

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    Wasnt able to help much with the recovery, But the donated the extension and oil :)

    I had no clue that when you turned the motor over with the plugs out after a roll over that the oil would shoot out like that. I'm glad someone told me to move.


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  21. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    No problem at all.
    I am thinking she could get ya some driving lessons LOL JC used to teach the milatary
    Scott fields also has some instructiont too I think
     
  22. 89wrangler

    89wrangler Not a new member

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    kenneth maning the saw.
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  23. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    Thanks for the oil. PM me your address and I'll mail you a check for it.
     
  24. JeepN1371

    JeepN1371 ZJ's UP!

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    No man. I don't need paid back for that, that's not the way I roll.


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  25. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I Just showed this to Brooke and Maycee, they both asked if Sierra was in there. I told them I didnt know, but everybody was ok.

    On a funny note..Maycee asked me if Sierra lost any of her 'My little ponys'. I just told her that everyone would have picked them up, if so.

    Glad everyones ok!
     

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