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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wisconsin Bill, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Jan 10, 2015 at 4:23 PM
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    Wisconsin Bill

    Wisconsin Bill [OP] New Member

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    Hello!
    My name's Bill, bought my first Tundra Dec. of 2013. It was an 06 SR5, dbl cab 2wd. I absolutely loved that truck. The day after Christmas we had a near catastrophic end over end at highway speed caused by black ice on an interstate bridge. 2 other vehicles went as well but none of us collided with each other.
    We landed upside down in a deep median at 9:20 at night. Amazingly, my wife, son and myself walked away a little stiff and bruised.
    This last Tuesday I bought another Tundra, an 07 dbl cab, 4wd TRD, candy apple red (I refuse to call it maroon ;)). It has 85,000 miles on it and is in pristine condition. My wife and I are excited about tricking this new truck out.
    I'm not a mechanic but I'm very good with my hands. I'm actually a cabinet/furniture maker. As a day job I'm a Respiratory Therapist working ICU/neonatal ICU.
    I look forward to learning from all of you and sharing our truck project with you!

    I will post pics of our totaled truck as well as our new 07 Tundra. I will also start a build log for the new truck. Now I'm just waiting, new truck arrives by next Friday :)

    Bill
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome, and glad you and the family came out of that ok!
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2015 at 6:02 PM
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    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Glad that you and your family was okay. Cars can be replaced, but family cannot be. Make sure to post some pictures when you get a chance.
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2015 at 7:48 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome. Def glad you and the family were able to walk away. +1 for Toyota safety. Let's see the crash pics. You should also create a build thread for the new truck.
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2015 at 7:50 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Jan 10, 2015 at 9:19 PM
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    Wisconsin Bill

    Wisconsin Bill [OP] New Member

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    These are the after pics of the '06, we were more than thankful and so grateful for the safety of the cab, thank you Toyota!
    10931593_1013823758631390_9138952661608015117_o.jpg 10891564_10100225918965229_703490959058705023_n.jpg tundra 2.jpg
     
  7. Jan 10, 2015 at 9:20 PM
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    Wisconsin Bill

    Wisconsin Bill [OP] New Member

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    Our son crawled out the back window that broke out and a good Samaritan helped open the door to let us out of the front after we had flipped and landed on the roof. Another thing that we were impressed with, no matter the fact that we were hanging upside down in our seatbelts, we were almost as if we were in a 5 point harness. Our seatbelts were flawless in holding us tight in place as we hung there upside down in the cab and when we unbuckled, it was clean and crisp letting us out so we could evacuate the vehicle.
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2015 at 9:35 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    That's awesome that the cab kept its shape so well with everything around it all crumpled up.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2015 at 9:55 PM
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    Wisconsin Bill

    Wisconsin Bill [OP] New Member

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    Exactly. We landed hard on the top in a deep median. When we dropped down from our seats we had room to sit on the ceiling and assess our situation.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2015 at 3:27 AM
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    George14

    George14 New Member

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    The way the truck loos it looks well built
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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    bakersTRD

    bakersTRD New Member

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    Weather Tech floor mats, Trifecta bed cover, BedRug bedliner, factory bug shield, side steps, Rock Warrior shift knob, Pro Comp Prorunner SS leveling kit and rear shocks
    Welcome from Pa. Glad to hear you and your family were able to walk away fro that crash. Must have been a horrifying experience.
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2015 at 2:45 PM
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    Wisconsin Bill

    Wisconsin Bill [OP] New Member

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    At the moment I realized I couldn't regain control, I thought I had killed my family. The last thing I said to my wife was, "baby I'm so sorry..". Horrifying is accurate. Thank you for the welcome Rich :)
     
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