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Ford driver ran over a mattress ... haha

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I picked up this true but un-validated story on the web and had to pass it along ...

    A woman ran over an innerspring mattress on the highway & decided not to worry about it & kept on driving. It caught on the undercarriage of her Ford. The jumble finally whipped around enough to tear a hole in the fuel tank. She had it towed to her Ford dealership & complained that the vehicle had a 'sort of a noise' when she was driving at high speeds. Below are the photos of what they found at her Ford Dealership…


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    ... it actually remind me of when I saw someone run over a mattress about 2 years ago.

  2. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    No way those springs wrapped around that drive shaft like that, probably a Snopes entry on it.
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    That's why I added the "un-verified" part to it. Take a look and tell me what you find if you have a few minutes.
  4. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    i saw this years ago. In the email I received it said that she was driving a tahoe
  5. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Thread Killer Extraordinaire Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I agree that it was most likely a mid to late 90s or 2000s Chevy. The u-bolts holding the axle on have a bracket on them that looks like the Chevy ones and the differential structural webbing looks like the webbing on a 10-bolt axle.

    This is the bracket I speak of on my Suburban, though this is a 14-bolt axle:

    And here's a shot of the support webbing on the GM 10-bolt:
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Well, there are two questions here.

    1) Is this a legit photo of someone driving over something that got wound up all on the underside of this vehicle.

    2) If it's not a Ford, then are we sure what type of vehicle it is?

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