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On May 14th, 2012, my husband came into contact with the rear tractor duel wheels on an 18 wheeler. It was raining and my husband hydroplaned across the median & shot onto the other side of the highway into oncoming traffic in his path was an 18 wheeler. The rear duel tractor trailer wheels ran over the front of his truck throwing him into a spin on the highway, my husband’s truck pieces were scattered everywhere in the trees and highway for 1/4 mile. The policeman said “there is one reason, & one reason only that he is alive, & it’s by the grace of God, it wasn’t his time to go, the Lord was sitting right next to him in the passenger seat.” I want to thank God for allowing him to live through this horrible accident. He was released from the hospital the same night. This is our 2nd Ford truck we have owned. We are loyal customers of Ford and our next truck purchase will be a Ford. May husband was able to walk, yes walk away from this accident. He left the hospital with only bruises, scrapes and cuts. He is still very sore but alive.

Thank You,
Jeff and Angie DeLashmutt

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OK Guys working on a Diesel Truck Engine is a pain! We are running off good mechanics because of the long days involved in just getting at the Engine to remove and head or worst. Suggestion;  why not get the engineers to design a frame that will slide out to allow easy access without removing the cab of the truck?  Yes I know what that would involve but it will save a lot of time at the shop, make customers happy with shorter turn around time and the mechanics will like it better as well.  I used to think a lift off/ tilt front end assembly like the Big trucks would help but with the engine so far back under the dash ot would not really help, unless you did a compination of both ideas.  Allow the frame to be unbolted and the slide the entire front of the truck foward to allow easy access to repair the engine assembly.  A boxed frame section with a boxed frame inside bolted very well but when unbolted the entire assembly would move foward. Wheels, and all.  Just disconnect the steering colum and remove the bolts in the frame section that is made to slide foward. brake lines and wiring and fuel lines are designed to allow for the foward movement.  The entire process of moving the assembly foward should be designed to allow a mechanic 30-45 minutes to access the Engine.  Yes the drive shaft will have to be removed or let the yoke slip out and then reinstall when sliding everything back together. This can be done with some good old Ford know how. Built Ford Tough. Ok the ball is in your court, lets do it.
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