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Don't drive over mattress!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Dcrooks84, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Jan 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    Dcrooks84

    Dcrooks84 [OP] Sir Anal Loin of Beef

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    Ok, here's the story then the pictures. Seriously WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?

    What happens when a Jeep drives over a mattress? An Escher-like hellscape of cord and wires that didn't stop the Jeep for 30 miles and only when the wires finally punctured the fuel tank. The following stunning display of driver ignorance is making the rounds in a number of fan-boy forums across the internet: a Jeep owner mowed over a mattress and decided to press forward. Only after his vehicle stalled due to lack of fuel after 30 miles did he decide to contact the dealer and see what the matter might be. What unfolds can only be described as an Escher-like hellscape.
    The amalgamation of cord and wires that used to be a mattress wound itself around the driveshaft and rear axle, creating a deadly whip that gashed it's way through the gas tank. The draining of his precious fuel, not the terrible shaking, is what ultimately brought the owner into the dealer. We would've loved to be part of the laugh-fest that surely took place at said dealer after this mess rolled in. The text of the email is located below for your enjoyment.

    "This guy ran over a mattress and decided to keep going. The ensuing jumble finally whipped around enough to put a tear in the gas tank,
    the subsequent lack of fuel is what finally brought this vehicle to its knees. It had still managed to drive 30 more miles decently with a 60lb tangle wrapped around the driveshaft.
    This genius complained that the vehicle had a "shimmy" when
    driving it high speeds."

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  2. Jan 30, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    hsc001

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  3. Jan 30, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    Delmarva

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  4. Jan 30, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    wushaw

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    Well the Jeeps fuel tank is behind the rear differential and it has a thin OEM cover, so how did the wires from the mattress puncture the fuel tank on the Jeep????
     
  5. Jan 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Dcrooks84

    Dcrooks84 [OP] Sir Anal Loin of Beef

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    I did see one other thing saying it was a Ford, but I cannot determine from looking at these pictures.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    luk8272

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    Damn I drove over a mattress and Box spring this morning. Glad that didn't happen to me.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Imagine what the repair bill was!
     
  8. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    squad314

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    Nurse,wire cutters!

    :D
     
  9. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    It probably ripped a rubber fuel line off.

    If it's a Wrangler, there are rubber fuel lines that actually pass pretty close to the rear tire (behind the frame).

    My gawd, it's retards like that that give jeeps a bad name.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    was it a woman driving?
     
  12. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Wow, that's crazy! :eek:
     
  13. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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  16. Jan 30, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    That looks awesome. I'm going to go drive over a mattress as soon as someone leaves their bedroom window open.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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  18. Jan 30, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    Wow, somebody remind me to never do that...
     
  19. Jan 30, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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