Train Derailment New Jeep's Onboard !

Discussion in 'Other Jeep Models' started by LibertyTC, Feb 22, 2021 at 9:52 PM.

  1. LibertyTC

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    A few folks will be waiting a bit longer for their new rides
    Be a great time to pick up some diffs from a Rubi for a full on SFA swap ( along with rear etc)
     
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    Great idea Tom !!
    Ya Suddenly, I'd like to be a vulture & start scavenging free parts! :)
     
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    And you thought the gladiator was expensive before, wait til they start compensating for this mishap
     
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    Oh my bleep!
     
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    I'd like to know what exactly happens to all the repairable vehicles? What about the good parts? Surely they will not scrap everything !!
    This site mentions "These Truck Will Not Reach Customers" https://www.autoblog.com/2019/07/11...t leaves new pickup trucks damaged in nevada/
    Too many questions & no statement from FCA that I can find. Would dealerships be responsible for making repairs to salvageable vehicles?
    They do tow them somewhere & what happens after that is ??
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    I'm sure for liability reasons they get shredded and recycled. Jeep won't take the chance on something failing, then the lawsuits start.
     
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    Wouldn't be too surprised if a few of the less damaged ones find their way back to the streets with salvage titles, but I'm sure jeep will take the insurance check and have nothing to do with them.
     
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    I imagine they have insurance that takes them, and gets someone to do something with them. Scrapped out, and yes, some get back on the street with a salvage title, but ... ALL NEW!
     
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    Some of them will be darn near mint & could easily be used as demonstrators. ;)
    Sure brings a whole new meaning to Demo. Oops, I meant demolished!

    It happened around Lincoln County Nevada yet one of the towing companies was Walker
    Towing.
    They are located in Henderson Nevada.

    Edit: The date it happened was July 11 2019.
    I wouldn't doubt that the local wrecking yards would have more information as to what exactly became of the vehicles !
     
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    The population of Lincoln county is 5,000 people. They may well have no tow companies out there. No junkyards, etc.

    That's why they will have to go into Henderson. Or elsewhere. Same here. Rural counties with few people and no services, no big stores, etc. It's all growing but still limited in many places.
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    Years ago I was looking for a dually for my business back then ( 1988-89 )
    Stopped at one Ford dealership , nice dually, all white, 87 miles on it ,
    Asked the price and was 1000s less than what I had been seeing
    Took it for a test ride and drove great, just what I wanted
    BUT,.....
    There was this fresh paint smell that was strong
    Got back to dealership, they had even a better deal waiting for me if I signed right away !!!
    GREAT, right
    But before I signed and wrote out the check they stated I had to sign one more piece of paperwork
    ?????????????????
    Here this thing had fell off of the transporter onto its side requiring a cab ,fender , drivers door, drivers side bedside and a few more items
    They said things like this happen all the time and are repaired and sent out
    I didn't buy the truck
    While working at a Ford Dealership seen all kinds of things coming in , even one Bronco ( yes a few years back, 78-79 ) with no oil filter and motor knocking like crazy.
    Guy who ordered it was standing there as they unloaded it
    So don't be surprised if a lot of those on that train made it back out into the world
     
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    About 55 years ago I had a guy help me change a 58 Chevy I had from auto trans to stick. He had bought a new Chevrolet that had fallen off the truck. He fixed it up and had a nice new car. He worked at the Chevrolet dealership and did auto work at his house on the side.
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    Those Jeeps will probably all be back out on the road.
     
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    If you got one you could boast your jeep survived a train wreck...I don't see any other pluses.
     
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