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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2000, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Icy Roads and a CJ

December 7th, a day that will live in infamy. Also the day I rolled my Jeep.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I was heading down the interstate and hit a patch of black ice. I managed to aviod the other traffic but not the side of the road. I thought I had slowed down enough but over it went.

Oh well, now it's really a project!! (if I decide to keep it)

The only way I could have avioded the accident was if I stayed home. I was going 10mph under the speed limit.

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Icy roads,speed and swb Jeeps are bad news.Turned mine around 3.5 times on a 4 lane last yr,lucky no damage- if it wasn't my only driver i'd stay off the bad weather highways.


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Well, it's a tough lesson to learn... and not a good way to quality test the rollbar (or... sportsbar). Glad it held up and you're alive to tell about the roll.

As for the Jeep, heck repair it. It's a quality piece of American Iron, a great ride and a piece of history. I'd sure hate to see it become parts...

Happy Holidays and Safe Jeepin'

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Looks like the perfect opportunity to rebuild it the way you want it.

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Really sorry to hear about your misfortune (and see it also). On Sunday I had duty and left at 0530 with temp @ 19 F and hit black ice on the freeway at 35mph. CJ fishtailed twice, but I recovered. Talk about setting Circle William. Good luck with your "new" project.

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Wow, sure hate to see that. Glad your ok, could have been much worse. I'm with the others, REBUILD it! My Detroited CJ had to sit the last ice storm out. If I could find a set of chains to fit 35s, it might be fun! Good luck and have fun on the new project!

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Welcome to the club. I flipped mine at 30mph off a cliff thanks to black ice in a turn. I survived two full roles and a week later drove it home to begin the rebuild. Ins still doesn't know and that was five years ago!

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Nobody's hurt? Right? REBUILD MAN. I had a '72 Blazer, 454, did 2 full cookies one night on an entrance ramp overpass with concrete barriers on both sides. No scratches but a really puckered bum hole. Best of luck to ya.

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Re: Icy Roads and a CJ

That is exactly why I don't drive mine much in the winter. As far as Tire chains for 35's, Look around, they are quite common. Costco has them for about $40/set. I made several sets from 10.00x20 truck chains cut down to fit. They are the right size, and they are indestructable.

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I have a TON of the twisted link chain, with the right ends on it, but I have a hard time finding the long linked side chain. I scrounged a metal dump, and came up with about a 55 gallon drum of these twisted linked chain sets (maybe 350 lengths), about 1/2 worn, from a local Public Works department. Anyway, they're hardened steel, and flipped over they look like new. Great for off-roading. Where can I find the long 6/0 or 8/0 chain for the sides? I have looked everywhere and can't seem to locate it. Wal-Mart carries 4/0, and it's fine for my younger brother's 3 wheeler, but I don't think it's strong enough for the jeep. Anyone wanna trade links for side chain?

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