Shop Spare

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, May 5, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    What a pain, when your truck is red tagged and you get a shop spare. Normally these trucks have no power steering, handle horrible and are very dirty. The steering wheel has dirt and grime baked on.

    This week, I've gotten one that honks, whenever making a right turn. Very agrravating and funny at the same time. People think the're being honked at. The automotive center looks like a truck lot. Probably due to UPS, cutting back on parts. Who knows when I'll get my P1000 with P/S, back.
  2. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I feel your pain.
  3. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    At least this one is clean!

  4. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    you dont have the "ford" thousand 115xxx with a 5speed manual diesel? they are phasing them out it seems; and few drivers in our building ended up loosing them and going to an old GM 1000 4speed w/0 ps.
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We usually have a few of those wonderful old P-800s just sitting around waiting for their next victim.....:knockedout:
  6. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    I'm pretty sure I'd end up laughing my ass off every time by the end of the day.
  7. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    i had the horn thing on a p800 once whenever i turned on the turn signal. when people google eyed me i just gave em the finger lol
  8. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    There are package cars that have power steering?:dissapointed:
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Ha, I've driven one like that before. I took off one morning in a P5 to run EAMs. I'm sitting at an intersection on a six-lane trying to make a left hand turn at a light. The horn has a mind of its on and gets stuck wide open. The deputy sheriff in front of me wonders what the hell my problem is. As soon as we get a green light, he hits his blues and pulls me over. We both got a good laugh out of it. I popped the hood up and yanked the wire off the horn before I drove away.:biting:
  10. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Ha Ha, that was funny, Scratch. You should send that in to readers digest, All In A Days Work.:happy2:
  11. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    Hey wait!
    We just GOT a Ford 5 speed manual shift here! We were told that it is a great car!
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Just wait till the horn stays on for extended periods...
    I actually had to disconnect mine when I was driving the old
    1000 High step gasser... I had no idea why they put this truck on the turniest/tightest
    route in town.
    I went in for a delivery and came out and the horn was blaring...
    should have seen the mechanics face when I told him I disconnected it.

    But hey it wasn't nearly as bad as the time the steering column lifted out in my hands while
    driving and I couldn't steer till I pushed it back down and lined up the splines...
    yes that was fun.
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  13. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    You should try and get your tractor in to have the head gasket replaced. 3 times I have tried, and 3 times, nothing for me to drive. Just add water and keep going...... I hope it blows up in the middle of god forsaken Ga, so I can get a decent night's sleep.....
  14. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    they are decent to drive; way better than the older ones, they can turn tighter than some 700s. apparently mechanically they arent the best.
  15. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    i cant stop laughing...that really sucks lol
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Funny, this morning on the way to the airport, I was hoping the plane would be late so I could sleep!

    Who cares about all those package drivers having to have meet points and late air! HAHAHAHAhahahahhaha!!!!!
  17. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    time to go through the bids and find out who you are :knockedout:
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When that happens I give my customers the air drivers cell phone number.
  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You know that I know that you know that I know who you are.

    Therefore, you also know that I know that you know that I know that you know who I am.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I don't know--third base.