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#1 rustyoldjunk ONLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 11:08 AM

tire popped off 2 or 3 miles before i got to the house and no spare with me...so...i eased it on home....shoulda seen the looks i got...

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 12:04 PM

I have drug my trailer home with a flat but never driven a vehicle home with one.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 12:09 PM

I know what you experienced. Lost a front tire about 6 miles from home at 2:30 in the morning. Drove slow and made it within two miles before I had to tap the brakes. The rim turned into a ski and I ground my way home.

Never again will I be without a spare in the vehicle. Lesson learned.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 12:56 PM

Only thing worse is to be driving a unique enough vehicle to be remembered next time you have all four tires. Unfortunately you have a blue ford with red front clip and magnetic adverts on the side. Please tell me you pulled the adverts for the time you were running on three tires lol. Glad you got home safe, and no worries, we all do what we have to to get it that last miles.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 12:57 PM

Bummer. I was glad you were able to limp it home. I have a 91 F-150 and the tire carrier rusted out, so I carry the spare (when I think of it) in the bed.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 01:44 PM

Not a good situation! Hope you have a spare wheel!

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 04:06 PM

Was almost there a couple weeks ago myself, but it was on a trailer. I had not pulled the trailer all summer because the tires were over 30 yrs old and one was flat. When I oordered my new tiller they only had one tire for my trailer.]
Bought that and when i picked p my traier another tire and wheel. Hoping I could get home before changing itt.
Got about a mile and the tire blew out. Did not have my jack with me, so crippled it about a mile to a parking lot.
Then called the wife to come get me so I coould get my floor jack and change the tiire.
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Posted October 21, 2012 - 06:38 PM

...the tire carrier rusted out, so I carry the spare (when I think of it) in the bed.


Last truck I bought was a 90 Chevy 2500. The frame had to have some repairs. The first thing I did was remove the treated 2x8 that the PO had put across the frame rails. He then had a piece of all thread and a big washer and wing nut holding the tire to the board.

And they fail my car for a marker light out...
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Posted October 21, 2012 - 09:16 PM

thats an older picture from about 3 years ago and i did have 2 extra matching front wheels.i did not remove my signs,lol.i have since sold that truck and bought a 98 chevy 4x4 toy hauler...but i miss the old ford and the granny 4 speed trans.




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