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Today 02:13 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
How about one who, while driving down the highway at 60+ mph, opens her drivers door to look under her car to see who is calling for her to come under there? And burned her house down by pouring gasoline down the drain and lighting it to kill the media that keeps talking to her. SCARY!

It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head.



This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down?






$1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.
Today 11:21 AM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Oh but the customers, you just can't make this stuff up! We have one right now, two weeks ago came in with the side of the car damaged from head light to tail light, bad. Looks like she grazed the corner of a semi bed, just about slicing the side of the car open. One thing it did was knock the mirror right off the car. So all we do is install a mirror so she can drive it.

She came back in today with the mirror knocked off again!

Ok, now that you know that, how about she is also a bizzare woman who is telling everyone in the office personal info like why her husband left her (he's gay) and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Oh yeah, as nutty as your customer is, he isn't nearly that bad!


Brian

How about one who, while driving down the highway at 60+ mph, opens her drivers door to look under her car to see who is calling for her to come under there? And burned her house down by pouring gasoline down the drain and lighting it to kill the media that keeps talking to her. SCARY!
Yesterday 09:08 PM
tech69 wet sanded and buffed the top part of a cowl on a 1940 Ford. It was black and has lots of beads in it. What a nightmare. Also got the pedal car but will wait til this weekend to start.
Yesterday 08:15 PM
Northstar T This morning I picked up my 59 BelAir from the shop where they did a front end alignment, and charged the new Vintage Air system. it sure drives nice with both wheels pointed the same direction.
When I got home I decided to polish up the Billet Specialties wheels that were on the car when I bought it last year. they look like someone used a chemical cleaner that attacked the aluminum and left spots etched into the rims. I sanded out the spots and minor scratches with 2000, and then picked up some Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish from O'Reilly, on the salesman's recommendation. holy cow! this stuff really works! . if you haven't ever tried it, do yourself a favor and pick some up. the small ~$6.00 tub should last a person for years, and the results are truly amazing. the photo doesn't do justice to how bad they were, or just how good they look now.

One wheel done and three more to go,



Russ
Yesterday 07:17 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Oh but the customers, you just can't make this stuff up! We have one right now, two weeks ago came in with the side of the car damaged from head light to tail light, bad. Looks like she grazed the corner of a semi bed, just about slicing the side of the car open. One thing it did was knock the mirror right off the car. So all we do is install a mirror so she can drive it.

She came back in today with the mirror knocked off again!

Ok, now that you know that, how about she is also a bizzare woman who is telling everyone in the office personal info like why her husband left her (he's gay) and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Oh yeah, as nutty as your customer is, he isn't nearly that bad!


Brian
For God sake Brian! Don't sit on that seat!

BB
Yesterday 06:34 PM
John long There you go, trying to hurt my feelings again........Try harder.....

John
Yesterday 06:08 PM
MARTINSR Oh but the customers, you just can't make this stuff up! We have one right now, two weeks ago came in with the side of the car damaged from head light to tail light, bad. Looks like she grazed the corner of a semi bed, just about slicing the side of the car open. One thing it did was knock the mirror right off the car. So all we do is install a mirror so she can drive it.

She came back in today with the mirror knocked off again!

Ok, now that you know that, how about she is also a bizzare woman who is telling everyone in the office personal info like why her husband left her (he's gay) and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Oh yeah, as nutty as your customer is, he isn't nearly that bad!


Brian
Yesterday 05:41 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I love those Stovebolts! Now tell me again, Why do I keep buying these big blocks???

I did get my rear quarter locked in place and have my wheel house fitted up and held in position by drill screws. Spent much more time than I thought I would. I believe when the wheel well lip on the quarter is added and the skirt has a gasket, it is going to fit pretty well. Thank goodness this is not customer work.

John

But I hear this customer is a friggin nut job!

Brian
Yesterday 05:07 PM
John long I love those Stovebolts! Now tell me again, Why do I keep buying these big blocks???

I did get my rear quarter locked in place and have my wheel house fitted up and held in position by drill screws. Spent much more time than I thought I would. I believe when the wheel well lip on the quarter is added and the skirt has a gasket, it is going to fit pretty well. Thank goodness this is not customer work.

John

Yesterday 04:39 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
So my wife always tells me I'm crazy for running around the country for cars and parts.
I just got back from a 500 mile run for 2 really nice fenders for my '62 Impala.
I think nothing of spending 8 hours and 15 minutes driving to get something I can't locally.

Last October, I drove to the Northwest corner of Montana to bring back a really clean '66 Malibu. I turned that 2500 miles in 60 hours and I stayed in a motel 1 night on the way out. That next day, I drove the last 220 miles to get to Great Falls. Once I had the car loaded, I drove the 1250 miles home with 1 "crash" stop somewhere in the middle of ND for 3 hours.

So am I alone in this "craziness" or am I just an average "gear head"
Nope! That's why God made Book Tapes and your Library!

BB
Yesterday 04:14 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
So my wife always tells me I'm crazy for running around the country for cars and parts.
I just got back from a 500 mile run for 2 really nice fenders for my '62 Impala.
I think nothing of spending 8 hours and 15 minutes driving to get something I can't locally...............
.......................So am I alone in this "craziness" or am I just an average "gear head"
Trust me...You ain't average..........

John
Yesterday 02:58 PM
Too Many Projects So my wife always tells me I'm crazy for running around the country for cars and parts.
I just got back from a 500 mile run for 2 really nice fenders for my '62 Impala.
I think nothing of spending 8 hours and 15 minutes driving to get something I can't locally.

Last October, I drove to the Northwest corner of Montana to bring back a really clean '66 Malibu. I turned that 2500 miles in 60 hours and I stayed in a motel 1 night on the way out. That next day, I drove the last 220 miles to get to Great Falls. Once I had the car loaded, I drove the 1250 miles home with 1 "crash" stop somewhere in the middle of ND for 3 hours.

So am I alone in this "craziness" or am I just an average "gear head"
Yesterday 02:45 PM
Too Many Projects That reminds me of when we fired up my 292 last year on the break-in stand.
I plan to get it in the truck this year and will take a vid of it with the long tube headers open. It sounds mean and nasty with the cam...
Yesterday 02:07 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
It looks great ,,I cant click on video ,my Security says it contains a virus and wont let me view unless I over ride my security .
Click on the pic and it starts the vid....
Yesterday 02:05 PM
496CHEVY3100 It looks great ,,I cant click on video ,my Security says it contains a virus and wont let me view unless I over ride my security .
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