My father was out of the state visiting family when I wrecked his car. As expected, he took the news with understanding and grace, grateful that no one was hurt.
When he returned we got to work extricating the vehicles and righting his Escape.
The first step was to use the winch on the Suburban to tip the Escape away from the Falcon.
If you look carefully you can see the winch cable between the rear tires.
A few inches of clearance was all I required.
Only very minor cosmetic damage, almost difficult to see in photos.
My dad (known to me as Ironhorse), maneuvered his tractor into position and we attached a web strap to the far side of the frame.
He pulled while I let out tension on the winch. The Escape righted quickly, vomiting a whole mess of junk and even the spare tire through the busted driver side window (the window broke during the capsize recovery operation).
Here she is in her final state.
The rear hatch, the driver’s door, and the hood still open, but that’s about all that works now.
We wondered if we could get it to start. The positive battery cable had sheared and the battery wasn’t functional. With those items addressed and with a can of ether we were able to get the engine “running.” But it would only run as long as ether was being introduced, and it sounded like hell. Time to call Pick n’ Pull.
Here are some videos of the process –
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