Escape From the Prison Planet

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:44 am

I don't doubt it one bit. All I have is a little $99 pressure washer. Not much more than a noisy low volume garden sprayer.
I wish I was in a position to give the garage a good coat of paint and maybe add a small workbench of some sort. Maybe next summer.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:10 pm

It's fall.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:41 pm

My brother was in town this weekend and brought some materials to help me out. This morning I yanked all the headlights out of the dailies.
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I hauled them all over to my dad's shop and got to sanding. 600, 800, 1000 wet. Then he shot some cheap clear over everything. It was a balmy 55 degrees in there so I'm going to let them rest overnight and slap them all together in the morning.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:58 pm

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:54 am

Too cold to go ride? Probably, but I did it anyway.

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We left from Initial Point and rode out along the bombing range then west over to the river, then came out above the Swan Falls dam.

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We hit a a little leftover snow and ice in the shady spots but the bikes ran fine and nobody crashed so it was a pretty uneventful 75 ride.
Now, on the way out there the Smell Camino started starving for fuel. I could cruise for about a half mile and it would start to chug. I'd pull over and let it idle for a minute and repeat. I pedaled it about 20 miles to the meeting spot in the morning and expected it would be the same for the 30 miles home. I assume the filter inside the Quadrajet is plugging up but didn't have the tools to take it apart so I just limped, with it getting a little worse all the time. I was about half way home when I got a call from my daughter that my wife needed a ride. So I was greeted with this a mile and a half from home.
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She was stopped to make a left turn and got smacked by an F450 auto transport with 3 cars on the gooseneck trailer. The Venza wadded up like it was supposed to but she's really, really stiff and sore.

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by wayno » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:39 am

That's too bad, does she have whiplash now?
I had whiplash once and it is terrible.
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:21 am

Yeah. It was a hard enough impact to break the seat and bend the headrest back.
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We spent a few hours in the empty ER last night so she'll have some follow-up visits. All in all, could have been way worse. The car did what it was supposed to do and can be replaced. It's just going to be a giant hassle and you never seem to come out even when you deal with this stuff.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by wayno » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:40 am

I know my whiplash symptoms did not appear for 5 hours, then I started getting this heartburn feeling, by the time sleep time came it was awful, but when I laid down to go to sleep it got way better, next morning I felt great till I got up and took a shower, I almost puked in the shower.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by jtinluvr » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:48 pm

Good to hear the wife didn’t get seriously hurt. Dealing with insurance is rarely pleasant.

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by Taterhead » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:37 pm

Man, I hate that for y’all. Glad Mrs. Driven is not as bad off as she could’ve been. Insurance companies suck. I can say that with assurance as my wife works for one.

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:38 pm

It's gonna suck for sure. I'm covered by my insurance but it appears that maybe that shady Russian bastard provided fraudulent insurance info. They're still working on figuring it out.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by Taterhead » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:45 pm

Good luck

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:55 pm

I'm seriously just looking to get right. If they cover all the medical and I can get another equivalent Venza in the garage without going out of pocket, I'm cool with that. But we all know that's not how it works.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:15 pm

Replacement has landed. 1260 mile round trip to get it home. This one is a couple years newer, completely loaded, and has a few miles less than the wrecked one. One previous owner and in incredible shape for it's age.


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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:17 pm

As promised in the shop thread, I'm closing this one down. Forward my mail here.
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