I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Strangest recovery?
Like the Husky mats, I have a set of Cooking grates (really just HUGE expanded metal) that we use to put under the tires when on ice/snow. They work great. Not a lot of unusual stuff here used for recovery.
I have used many a log to get vehicles out of the woods, like the ski we built for a Jeep when he snapped his ball join on one side. We used the winch to lash it down to the jeep, along with a come along, and cut notches in the log. Once we got it to the road, we had to drive it a mile down, and the log survived well. Then there was the time night wheeling a guy (that cold arched his own springs) sheared all the springs off right behind the axle. Another log was used to create a "hard tail jeep" to get it out of the woods. Another time a winch cable was wound to act as the clutch linkage, which was completely torn off and destroyed. "Power-in/Power-out" had a whole new meaning.
Not much unusual, I'd love to see some of the ones posted here, maybe all in due time.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 5" Calmini, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!