Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Jack

Roadsure Breakdown recovery - is now being testing by me :(

Recommended Posts

Just had a chat with Rex looking for a new axle - he doesn't have one - only banjos and said that I would have to source one from Europe. I really do not want this hassle.

 

Oh, and he said, that you never to GMC's backwards like that because the wheel nuts will undo............ :|

 

 

 

Maybe you could get a European (or Dutch) dealer bring the axle to Beltring? :dunno:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jack, what parts do you actually require?

 

Mike - front axle (split) :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mike - front axle (split) :cry:

 

Complete?

So, diff, brakes,bearings, the ends you slide in (steekas in Dutch).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I re-read the thread and saw the list. I don't have any of that stuff I'm afraid :-(. (& btw Rex doesn't buy split axle trucks as they don't fit DUKWs). I'd put an ad on Milweb asap if you haven't already. At least the insurance should pay for it :|

 

Were you/are you planning to bring the truck to Beltring?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok cheers Mike - have placed an ad up on Milweb and will do the same here :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jack

 

There are loads of axles being advertised by European dealers.

 

I have a friend coming over from Germany on Monday 16th to set up a stall selling bits and bobs.

 

He could bring it over for you or as already stated the dealers could bring it over.

 

You are welcome to join my small but friendly field repairs team who will be working on my WLF - but they don't know it yet.

 

Let me know.

 

Markheliops

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

He could bring it over for you or as already stated the dealers could bring it over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great help Mark - could you PM me the price if you have it?!

 

Many thanks.

 

Jack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are welcome to join my small but friendly field repairs team who will be working on my WLF - but they don't know it yet.

I think we're going to need more kettles...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeeeeeeesus

Just read this thread...

What a bugger... really sorry Jack that sucks...

 

still at least you got there eh? ;-)

 

bound to be bits at W&P get it down there & well have it back together in a jiffy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeeeeeeesus

Just read this thread...

What a bugger... really sorry Jack that sucks...

 

 

 

:-o Same here;....................

 

Very sorry to read of this, Jack,

I'll also state, that once a driver has 'goods', on his vehicle, it becomes HIS responsibility to check load for security and content.

I'm with AA, (MW is right side of their loading weight/length. :-)) and there guys check and recheck load both before moving off, and during if a long recovery.

 

From reading your threads, it DOES sound like you've a dam good case for persuing the line of recovery driver fouling up big time, on this one.

 

I guess, for someone, it could have been MUCH worse,..........I've seen a wheel come off, at speed, and the damage caused, both with it hitting vehicles and to those swerving out of its way,......so, and I can guess its not the highest thing on your mind at present, the main thing is no-one was hurt.

 

Again, all the best mate.

 

Andy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NEWSFLASH

 

Two of Essex's finest travelled to Darkest Dorset today in the search of Jack's missing wheel, after a 3hour walk :whistle: up the A31 the wheel was finally found & retrieved...

 

Picture294.jpg

 

As we were down that way looking for Jack's wheel we decided to visit Bovy too :whistle:

 

Anyone wishing to see Jack's wheel it will be on display at Beltring.. after viewing please put a few coppers in the hat towards the GMC restoration fund... :-D

 

A few more wheel pics.. BTW the wheel is shagged Jack..

 

Picture297.jpg

Picture295.jpg

Picture296.jpg

Edited by Marmite!!
photo links repaired

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jack,

 

forgot to ask... have you stopped laughing yet :-D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great help Mark - could you PM me the price if you have it?!

 

Many thanks.

 

Jack.

 

 

Hi Jack

 

Been on to my friend in Germany - ref your axle.

 

He has a friend who wheels and deals in military vehicles. My friend thinks he has a GMC which he is breaking for spares.

 

I have informed him it needs to be a split axle - I don't know the difference - GMC's not being the toys of my choice - but he will check and come back to me a.s.a.p tomorrow.

 

If he does have what you need, my friend will bring it from Germany to Beltring for you on Monday 16th - I you want it.

 

Will let you know tomorrow if he has the axle you require.

 

Markheliops

 

PS Left you a message on your phone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jack,

very sorry to hear about your troubles :cry: but no matter if your a professional hauler/ truck driver or a sunday trailer user to take rubbish to the local tip, once it is connected to your vehicle the trailer/load is solely the towing vehicles driver responsability, not his mate`s or passenger or mother who said it looks o.k. but the driver`s and in the company the next in line is his immediate supervisor/ manager these are the guy`s to contact...be calm.......present your case...lay the blame at their door 9using the advice supplied here). This should be enough be for engaging solicitor etc. (IMHO)

 

Ashley

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jack,

 

forgot to ask... have you stopped laughing yet :-D

 

 

Still LMFAO Lee......you are a true gent and a legend and also completely barking - I like that :-D and thank you very much for thinking of me and a bloody great picture!

 

This how it goes;

 

My mobile rings.

''Good afternoon, this is Jack''

''Jack its Lee''

''Hello mate, how the hell are you?''

''Very well thanks........do you want your tyre?''

''Just say that again''

'' Do...you...want...your..tyre?''

''Yes but it is in the middle of the reservation on the A31''

''No its not - its in my van''

'' :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :schocked: :schocked:'' said I.

'' My mate and I went across the road to get it for you - we nearly got killed''

''My god, you must be mad, I don't know what to say.....''

''No problems we have it safe and sound now but I think it is knackered...anyway, we are on our way back home now - see you later''

 

Not very often you get calls like that - life is sometimes rather strange :-D This movement seems to be full of eccentrics.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No problem Jack.. you have Ian2b to thank for spotting the wheel on the way to Bovy in the morning & on the way back throwing me in front of the traffic to get it... said he couldn't go get it as he had to make a video :dunno:

 

Luckily there was a break in the traffic on the trip back over the dual carriageway so got back ok.. still a bit :shake: though...

 

Wasn't until I got it back to the van that Ian spotted the CCTV camera pointing at me... probably be on one of those cop programs on sky with the comment.. "look at this idiot with the tyre" :whistle:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You wait till they come knocking at your door with a charge of nicking Jacks wheel!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

100_8561.jpg

100_8520.jpg

100B8531.jpg

100B8533.jpg

100B8534.jpg

100B8540.jpg

100B8550.jpg

Edited by Marmite!!
photo links repaired

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys this is the most funniest thing I have ever seen - there is 3 of us stood around the computer absolutely peeing ourselfs.

 

Chaps this is above and beyond and Lee your commentry is hilarious! This link will be emailed to all of my address book tomorrow! You guys rule!

 

THE WHEEL IS DEAD - LONG LIFE THE WHEEL!

 

You have made my day! I love HMVF!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lee, well done mate.

Jack, you can use the wheel as a flowerpot now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jack i am really sorry to hear about this but am shaw it will be sorted but if you had chose to paint the wheel in pink as most of your over possesions it would have been much easier to spot!.

Kyle

P.S.Are you doing Beltring as it would be good to meet you mate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jack

 

Have you been in touch with the recovery people yet :dunno:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×