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Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by SplashMan, August 25, 2009.

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  1. SplashMan

    SplashMan Well-Known Member

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    Well, take a very spoiled teenager, a very mad father and being in the right place at the right time...

    I was coming home from work and saw a guy and a teen age boy standing at the end of a class "B" road near my house. Class "B" is basicly a road that is for tractors to get to farms. i used to play on this road all the time with my old explorer.
    I stopped and the guy asked if I could help pull his truck and his son's Explorer out. I drive up the road and the guy has his s-10 highcentered and still attached to his son's Explorer. LOL
    I used my Hi-Lift to nudge his S-10 back so I can unhook the two. I then pulled his s-10 to dry ground and he got out. I backed up and hooked on to the Explorer. It was in pretty bad, but a couple good jerkes from the tow strap and it came loose.
    Bad thing was, I blew a hub on my Ranger pulling him out. :-( Oh well, got two spare WARNS at home.
    Once I got the Explorer to the end of the road, the father starts telling me how this is the 4th time in a month his son has done this. I told him how I used to own a Explorer nad with a little time and cash it could be made to not get stuck. LOL
    The father was so mad he just came out and asked if I wanted to own an Explorer again. I told his sure, I been looking but don't have much cash. He asked how much and I told him only $300. He said SOLD! We drove to my house, got the money and signed the title over. LOL

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3374902

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    Last edited: August 25, 2009
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  3. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  4. kert0307

    kert0307 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Always good to see another Iowa member too :thumbsup:
     
  5. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    That's a great story! Congrats:chug:
     
  6. techieman33

    techieman33 Explorer Addict

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    Wow, that's really nice explorer for $300. Congrats on the lucky find.
     
  7. SplashMan

    SplashMan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rick, been a LOOOONG time since I been hear. I'm looking forward to brushing up on my Sploder know-how and also getting this new one a little higher. LOL.
     
  8. Tbars4

    Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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    ...Liked the story but, loved the idea of the Ranger strutting it's stuff best...:biggthump
     
  9. blueka

    blueka Elite Pickler Elite Explorer

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    lucky guy!!! I wish I could get something like that for $300... that'd make me soo happy! well done, enjoy and keep posting!



    Si
     
  10. TheJackal

    TheJackal Well-Known Member

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    That's a very nice color. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Blee1099

    Blee1099 Evil Asian EF Vendor Moderator Emeritus

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    Nice grab.. Wish I could find a deal like that..
     
  12. Dannyboy

    Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    good find Brian, good to have you back. Cheers to the first member I ever met from this forum.
     
  13. boggs1227

    boggs1227 Well-Known Member

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    boy i'm jealous ....i paid $550 for mine then had to get it running after that .

    ... yeah we all do stupid things when were kids like ....

    at a light neutral drop a '76 malibu classic into drive ...

    spinning your tires for 200 ft on a road that was covered in motor oil ( lol,no i did not put the oil there but i did do burn outs )

    going off road and have all your friends in the truck and someones suggests
    " hey go climb that hill " and being stupid i listen then end up haveing to drive out of trails with 2 dead tires on the left side of the truck and haveing to drive on the painted line with my rims to keep them from self destructing for 3 miles and also replace the left exhaust pipe becasue it found it's way into the back left tire :rolleyes:
     
  14. davesexplorer

    davesexplorer Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's great!
     
  15. Turdle

    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Damm, nice find
    Sell it to me for 500? :p::D
     
  16. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

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    Talk about falling into a deal! Well done!!!
     
  17. Dan Whitaker

    Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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    Cool!

    Nice to see some good news for a change.
     
  18. JCat

    JCat Active Member

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  19. SplashMan

    SplashMan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they had the Walmart tow strap hooked to the bumper and I wasn't digging in the mud to re hook it. LOL
     
  20. SoBeLover

    SoBeLover Explorer Babe Moderator Moderator

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    Nice deal Brian and welcome back
     
  21. Kriegen

    Kriegen Active Member

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    sweet deal
     

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