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Old 06-25-2007, 08:20 AM
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A good friend/neighbor and fellow car nut was seriously burned while working on fuel lines back on 4/21. He lost his battle with the injuries at 12:40 AM today.

Guys please use caution when working on cars. We’ve all done it, cut corners, in a hurry etc. My friend lost his life because of a millisecond lapse of thought.

God Speed Joe, you’ll be missed.

Here’s picture of Joe and his 67 Chevy. This was taken at a charity car show, in the rain, only 10 cars showed up. Joe didn’t care about the weather, if a charity needed help count him in.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:15 AM
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Sorry to hear that. You're right it just takes a split second to change your whole world. I've tried to tell my stepson that, so far he's not getting it. I hope it sinks in before something like this happens to him. So far he's been relatively lucky, he only destroyed his brother's demo derby car and did $3,000 damage to his rented garage and his landlord didn't kick him out. I've tried to teach him the safe and correct way to do things but I've only been doing this 30+ years so what do I know? Can anyone guess why I don't let him use my garage?!
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:47 AM
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I've been splashin around in gas since I was a wee lad.
Actually we've all been doin it. I've become more careful over the years but most of it I think is just dumb luck sometimes. Sorry to hear about Joe and I'll take it to heart so his accident actually makes a difference for me and others.
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:03 PM
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How old was he? sad but it is always the details that take the biggest bite, leave the biggest scars and memories. To bad that happened, had a friend that had a fast car, 1963 new stingray mid to low 13s down the quarter, working on that car an electric drill not grounded took his life.
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:36 PM
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How old was he?
I think Joe was 41-42. Our age discussions were limited to his pointing out I was older. LOL.

I guess growing up in my dad's gas station gave me huge respect for gasoline and the damage it could do. Dad also had a towing service, that gave me respect for the road way before I started to drive.
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A good friend/neighbor and fellow car nut was seriously burned while working on fuel lines back on 4/21. He lost his battle with the injuries at 12:40 AM today.

Guys please use caution when working on cars. We’ve all done it, cut corners, in a hurry etc. My friend lost his life because of a millisecond lapse of thought.

God Speed Joe, you’ll be missed.

Here’s picture of Joe and his 67 Chevy. This was taken at a charity car show, in the rain, only 10 cars showed up. Joe didn’t care about the weather, if a charity needed help count him in.
Big Bummer-RIP
I had a customer who had fuel fire after his car was inside his enclosed trailer-
he made it out with burns on his arms & chest-extremely lucky.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:34 PM
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You can add a warning about working under a 2/3 ton vehicle which is badly supported, I have known a few rodders who lost their lives alone in the garage when the car fell off its support.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:52 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that he didn't make it. There's no such thing as being too safe.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:38 PM
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god bless you joe and r.i.p
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:14 PM
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sorry doesn't cut it but it is the best i can do ... nice truck.. sorry..
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:24 PM
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You can add a warning about working under a 2/3 ton vehicle which is badly supported
This one happened to a log truck driver down the road from me. His truck was supported on poorly stacked wood blocks and to make things worse, this was on a gravel driveway. He had a front tire off when the blocks gave out and he was crushed by a 25,000lb truck.
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