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Ranch Hand "Summit" bumper replacement-deer guard for my Chevy crew Cab 4X4 (Video)
youtube ^ | Jan 9, 2010 | Jeff Head

Posted on 01/09/2010 11:48:57 PM PST by Jeff Head

On the lighter side, and for those interested in outfitting their vehicle (particularly pickup trucks) with the necessary implements to address global warming and climate change, I offer the following video:


YOUTUBE VIDEO: Ranch Hand "Summit" front bumper replacement-deer guard

Ranch Hand pickup truck accessories are made in Texas. So, while we are down here, GAil (aka the boss) gave me permission, purely as a cost saving measure you understand, to purchase a couple of long desired accessories for the truck.

I didn't have to be told twice...hehehe.

Here are some more pictures.


Installation...I'd love to have helped, but with my current health condition, that's not me.


Proud new accessory owners


Driver's side


Comin' at ya


...and goin' away


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KEYWORDS: 4x4pickup; bumperreplacement; deerguard; pickuptruck
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To: Jeff Head
That’s a 2005 GM product...before their decent into pure D socialism. The off road package is better, the vehicle to this day holds its value better. But, the FORD and Dodge priducts were also good then and are today. If I were buying today I’d probably go Ford on principle alone.

I drive a Z71 as well, great truck, but its pushing 240K, if I end up buying new, it will be a Ford. Tough call for a GM guy. Still praying for you Jeff!

51 posted on 01/10/2010 8:34:18 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Jeff Head

Great post. Enjoyed!


52 posted on 01/10/2010 8:41:45 AM PST by GOPJ (You don't have to eat all of a rotten egg to know it's rotten.)
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To: rabidralph

Thank you so much. Sincere faith and prayers on our behalf mean more than I can say, and I pray God in Heaven returns them 10 fold to those blesssing us with them.


53 posted on 01/10/2010 8:48:51 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Doomonyou
I'm right there with you on that decision. But mine has just broken 50K and I have a of miles left in her...and she works so well for what I need her for.

Thank you, and God bless you for the prayers on our behalf.

54 posted on 01/10/2010 8:50:19 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GOPJ

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. Pass it around (the youtube video) if you are so inclined to other pickup truck enthusiasts.


55 posted on 01/10/2010 8:51:11 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

It’s so good to see you up and around even if only in a supervisory capacity.


56 posted on 01/10/2010 9:09:14 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker; Travis McGee; Noumenon; Eaker; Squantos
Thanks bro...next Thursday I go in for the start of treatment and what is likely to be a long and arduous experience. But, I know God's Hand is in it and His will shall be done, and I intend on being a good and strong witness to that will.

What do you think of the custom paint job I am considering for my new Deer Guard?...hehehe.


ROUGHLY MOVING ASIDE ONE MARXIST AT A TIME

57 posted on 01/10/2010 9:37:59 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Now that IS pretty Jeff! A great idea to take advantage of the savings while down that way too.

My farm truck is an ‘85 GMC. I’m going to name her Timex cause she just keeps on ticking. Guard like yours would be worth more than my truck. 8D

We have lots of deer here but the only time I’ve had an ‘encounter’ was on a pitchblack night in a mini van on a very curvey road that follows the river. Coming around a bend I see a hump in the road too late to slow down or stop...plowed over the top of an already killed deer...it was pinned under the van for awhile before it broke loose. The van smelled like a good venison roast whenever the exhause system warmed up for quite awhile afterwards. Kids loved it!


58 posted on 01/10/2010 9:38:54 AM PST by amom
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To: Jeff Head

Imagine seeing that in the rear view mirror of your “Smart Car”!


59 posted on 01/10/2010 9:45:59 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Well, frankly, I don’t know how much it will teach them...but it may well spare me and mine significant cost and injury should they do when I cannot avoid them.


60 posted on 01/10/2010 9:50:29 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: glock rocks

My brother and I hit a cow outside of Sanger while driving our 65 Chevy in 1972. Wish we had had one of these on that truck back then. As it was, the PU was totaled and we were lucky to avoid serious injury.


61 posted on 01/10/2010 9:52:40 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: 1776 Reborn

Hehehe...see post 57.


62 posted on 01/10/2010 9:53:15 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Eaker

LOL!


63 posted on 01/10/2010 10:01:30 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Looks good getcha a big fat WARN winch on that big boy and you’ll be readytago.


64 posted on 01/10/2010 10:28:31 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Jeff Head

Nice job, Jeff. Let’s hope you won’t need to test it in Houston.


65 posted on 01/10/2010 10:54:47 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Jeff Head

You look good in the photo, bless Gail for giving you that
immediate reward.
t.
You both are in my thoughts.


66 posted on 01/10/2010 11:56:22 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jeff Head

I hope your truck gear gets some use. Deer are basically giant rats with antlers and hooves. Mom ended up with a broken arm because of one.

Kill deer early, and kill ‘em often!


67 posted on 01/10/2010 12:29:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: Jeff Head

Oh, yeah, and get well soon! I beat cancer, and so can you!

Incidentally, have you seen that dopey Stand Up to Cancer ad with all the Hollyweird airheads in it? Looks and sounds like something out of South Park. Hopefully, the organization behind it is decent.


68 posted on 01/10/2010 12:32:03 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: Jeff Head

Keep getting better!


69 posted on 01/10/2010 1:28:29 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Jeff Head
"Moose and buffalo, probably not. But depending on the speed, they can help against Elk. I had aan F-350 while in Montana severala years ago with one of these that was spared major damage from an Elk hit."

Thanks, Jeff. I might weld something up here, when the snow melts off a little.


70 posted on 01/10/2010 1:30:27 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Jeff Head
That is a nice lookin' ALGORE Guard there . . .

A little can of Rust-Oleum will cover up any scratches democrats leave as they bounce off.

71 posted on 01/10/2010 2:31:28 PM PST by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Jeff Head
Veeeery nice.
While on liberty in Australia I was told that they're called "boing bars" 'cause when you hit a roo (a kangaroo, obviously) they make a boing sound.
72 posted on 01/10/2010 2:48:51 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Jeff Head

Wish they made something like that for a Jetta - around here the parkways are tinted red every fall from the deer strikes.


73 posted on 01/10/2010 2:57:55 PM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Bread and Circuses)
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To: Jeff Head
Heh, we aim to please. In any case, welcome back to Texas for a while even though it's under trying circumstances.

May God's grace and peace be on you and yours.

74 posted on 01/10/2010 2:58:56 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (You have two choices and two choices only: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: gieriscm

ping...


75 posted on 01/10/2010 3:05:25 PM PST by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
LOL!

I had an Omaha cop once push me with one when the alternator in my Taurus went out.

Fortunately, there was a repair shop about 1 block from the exit ramp I got stuck on.

That was one time the cops showed up fast and I appreciated the help!

76 posted on 01/10/2010 3:09:49 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Jeff Head

That Gail is a sweetheart indeed ! You have to keep that truck now !!........:o)

Hope yer feeling better and all goes good for you and your family Jeff.

Your in my prayers every day Sir !

Stay safe and ..............(get some dirt on that truck)...LOL !


77 posted on 01/10/2010 3:10:34 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: 2111USMC

Did you pay him a gratuity of a bottle of scotch? That’s the going rate for a push out of traffic.


78 posted on 01/10/2010 3:35:15 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to cry.")
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To: 2111USMC

And if you from out of town.....it’s 18 year single malt.


79 posted on 01/10/2010 3:35:43 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to cry.")
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To: Jeff Head

Looks great Jeff, but how much does it weigh?


80 posted on 01/10/2010 3:41:10 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Syncro
" but Ford's just don't come close to matching GMC vehicles"

Unless you want to carry a load, or set some sheets of T&G plywood down on the bed where they can slide under the saddle box... :o)

81 posted on 01/10/2010 3:45:11 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Jeff Head

Just one comment:

“ROUGHLY MOVING ASIDE ONE MARXIST AT A TIME” should be in MIRROR text! :o)


82 posted on 01/10/2010 3:49:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: martin_fierro

Hehehe...that one is trying to avoid/repair a hit to the rear. What does it’s front bumper look like?


83 posted on 01/10/2010 7:05:23 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Squantos
Thanks brother...particularly for the faith and prayers.

That pickup is definately a keeper.

It's clean now because of the trip down...but give me a few days back in Idaho in the hills and mountains there and I'll get 'er dirtied up all right and proper! LOL!

84 posted on 01/10/2010 7:08:02 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I will hold ya to that getting it dirty comment when ya get home ! I want a picture of that !

Stay Safe my friend !


85 posted on 01/10/2010 7:50:59 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: BCR #226

Birthday present.


86 posted on 01/11/2010 6:48:13 AM PST by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: gieriscm

hehehe...Gail told me it’s birthday-Christmas-birthday-Christmas. LOL!


87 posted on 01/11/2010 9:24:23 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: editor-surveyor

No problem with Chevy, that don’t work with your ford?

Works fine for us with the Chevy.


88 posted on 01/12/2010 1:33:29 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC!)
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To: editor-surveyor
Oops, I replied to the wrong post!

Unless you want to carry a load, or set some sheets of T&G plywood down on the bed where they can slide under the saddle box... :o)

When you load 4x8 sheets, you slide them under the saddle box, and close the tailgate

Same for tongue and grove (cool that you know the TG abbreviation for tongue and groove dude, I'm impressed!) .

Fords have too short of beds to do that?

Get a Chevy...

89 posted on 01/12/2010 1:43:48 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC!)
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To: Jeff Head

She covered all the bases, kudos to her!


90 posted on 01/12/2010 1:44:25 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC!)
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To: editor-surveyor
The standard width of all Chevy Pickup beds at the wheel wells is just over 50" which works for a standard 4 ft wide sheet of plywood. So, with my shortbed, I put down the tail gate and stack them in there underneath the tool box.

With the long bed version (97 1/2" long), you can fit an 8 foot plywood length within the bed...but not on the normal (78 1/2" long) or, as I say, on the short beds. In both the latter cases you have to put the tail gate down.

But, I knew that going in and it works for me.

For me, it's a very nice Z71 offroad 4X4 crew cab truck outfitted with a Flowmaster twin pipe exhaust system, 10 ply on/off road tires, the Westin tube step-side full length runners, the Ranch Hand Summit bumper replacement deer guard, and that Ranch Hand lourvered headache rack and tool box.

I've owned and driven Chevy, Ford, and Dodge. All of the new versions are very nice. My brother's new Platinum Ford crew cab 1/2 ton is a GREAT truck. I believe the Z71 is the best off road package out there, and the Chevy generally retains its value a little better. But any of the new model 4X4, crew cab, off road trucks are fine vehicles.

91 posted on 01/12/2010 8:56:27 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Syncro

Having spent a week or so on a new layout for the PMT yard in Milpitas, where the new GM vehicles are taken off the rail cars and stored for distribution, I can attest to the high rate of failure of the frames of GM trucks (buckle in the middle) simply from the tension of the tie-down chains during transport. There were several that failed just during the time that we were laying out the yard, and more stored in the same condition.

This has never happened to Ford or Dodge trucks; just GM, Toyota, and Hondas.

If you need to cary a load, get a Ford!


92 posted on 01/12/2010 9:33:39 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yup, now that they are Government Motors they are stamped FAIL!, like Present Obama and the leftists


93 posted on 01/12/2010 9:38:47 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC!)
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To: Jeff Head

We have a ‘98 chev 3/4 pu up at the ranch that has about 42 inches between the wells. The only way that thing can carry plywood is if we put crossbars in the notches in the side of the bed to hold the load above the wheels.

I can’t gripe too heavily since it was a freebie, but still, it seems absurd.


94 posted on 01/12/2010 9:39:25 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff - I’m not into pick-up trucks - what I “enjoyed” was seeing you happy with your wife - and standing in front of your pick-up - and not mentally picturing you under an MRI machine. You’re both looking great - and you’re both still in my prayers...


95 posted on 01/12/2010 7:09:18 PM PST by GOPJ (“After America , There is No Place to Go” Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away -Kitty Werthmann)
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To: Jeff Head
Jeff, great to see you posting! One of my horse boarders has a really nice new Magnum that she loves...so there she was, in her husband's pickup, and I sez, "Elizabeth, what?" and she sez "I was following a semi and a deer managed to jump out into the road between us." $3000 worth of damage. Yeah, whatever it takes to replace the ironworks it beats that.

I have my own solution. Got these little bitty deer whistles mounted under the turbo intake. Just missed a moose in the pitch dark a couple of months ago. The whistles worked - he was staring at me. :-)

96 posted on 01/12/2010 7:28:16 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill; GOPJ
Thanks Bill and GOP. I drive on down to Houston tomorrow and Thursday morning we start at MD Anderson. The last 10 days here with my brother and his wife, and their kids (my nephews and neices) all grown up now coming by to visit have been a wonderful and welcome interlude...but now its on with the business at hand.

My wife is the one who suggested I finally go ahead and get those additions to my pickup which I have talked about for a long time and slowly been making progress towards. She knew it would be a needed and happy distraction for me. She's a wonderful woman, , my sweetheart from our youth, and great friend and companion who knows me so well.

Thanks for your concern and faith and prayers.

...and Bill, The whistles worked - he was staring at me. :-)

LOL! Exactly.

97 posted on 01/12/2010 7:45:55 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, God love ya. Prayers up!


98 posted on 01/12/2010 7:54:40 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Jeff Head
My wife is the one who suggested I finally go ahead and get those additions to my pickup which I have talked about for a long time and slowly been making progress towards. She knew it would be a needed and happy distraction for me. She's a wonderful woman, , my sweetheart from our youth, and great friend and companion who knows me so well.

You're life has been blessed... thanks for sharing.

99 posted on 01/13/2010 7:40:45 AM PST by GOPJ (Obama's US is "harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend" - Bernard Lewis warning...)
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To: devolve; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP

Ping


100 posted on 01/13/2010 1:47:07 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-dink-)
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