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Old 12-27-2011, 01:32 AM
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I started a habit a long time ago, I don't know why or when but I have been putting a wheel under the car I am working on for years. When I remove a wheel, to change a spare or what ever, I simply slide it under the car. It has to go SOMEWHERE right? So I slide it under the car so if the car were to fall at the very least I would have as thick as me (the tire) to save me.
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Some of us would need two tires.

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:27 AM
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Some of us would need two tires.
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Just think...

Now just think about how many wheels you'd need to put under there if you were into low-riders with "pizza-cutter" wheels! (you'd have to be anorexic to get by with only about 3 of 'em at each end!)

There is an advantage to having big fat tires, although a buddy of mine would need to have at least a pair of "top-fuel slicks" sized ones to protect him! (I'd need one of those, myself!).
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Remember the old days of bumper jacks? Talking about accidents looking for a place to happen!!! I was born very poor and apparently not very smart, so when I first got my 36 coupe (1960), I was working on something under the front end, I was laying on my back with a wrench in one hand and steadying the swaying bumper jack which was all the way up. Dumb and indestructible!!!!.

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I had to sell my old dodge van 2 years ago. It had the good old bumper jack. They where best used as tire bead breakers. Grandpa taught me that one.

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i bet that is real i live in a realy small town in ky ive seen some dumb stuff tree motor lifts with a come along, dirt piles as car jacks, duct tape everything, garage and house built from doors, and what i hate the most not fixing wiring just running a new wire to the battery
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i bet that is real i live in a realy small town in ky ive seen some dumb stuff tree motor lifts with a come along, dirt piles as car jacks, duct tape everything, garage and house built from doors, and what i hate the most not fixing wiring just running a new wire to the battery


Small world, I am quite familiar with Artemus, that is where you are from right? I remember back in the late sixties in Pineville near where you are a guy had a 58 Chevy that he drove to school with no steering wheel, he had a pair of Vise-Grips clamped on the steering shaft and drove it that way for months until he got stopped at a roadblock one night, the cops had his car towed and impounded!
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dumb s---s..........

i had a clown use 2 concrete blocks onder his front tires,so he could pull the trans,blocks broke...he will never pull another trans...it killed him........
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i had a clown use 2 concrete blocks onder his front tires,so he could pull the trans,blocks broke...he will never pull another trans...it killed him........
That sucks. Kinda mean to call a dead guy a clown lol.
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i had a clown use 2 concrete blocks onder his front tires,so he could pull the trans,blocks broke...he will never pull another trans...it killed him........

I know of people who will argue a concrete block is safe if it is turned the right way but while it may be a bit less likely to crumble there is no safe way to use a concrete block. Even with the block resting on a smooth solid surface and a board on top to distribute the weight it's not safe, while that arrangement should theoretically hold several times the weight of the car it would depend entirely on the block's integrity and there is simply no way of knowing if the block is solid or ready to fall apart!
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I know of people who will argue a concrete block is safe if it is turned the right way but while it may be a bit less likely to crumble there is no safe way to use a concrete block. Even with the block resting on a smooth solid surface and a board on top to distribute the weight it's not safe, while that arrangement should theoretically hold several times the weight of the car it would depend entirely on the block's integrity and there is simply no way of knowing if the block is solid or ready to fall apart!
I agree. I was renting a place that had steps made from blocks. They where crumbling under foot just from stepping on them. Turning to sand right before my eyes. They are not safe.
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My nephew broke his arm in multiple places using a bumper jack. Back in the '70's when everyone was running big tires on the back along with air shocks, my nephew blew a shock line on his Mustang. He jacked the car up on a bumper jack and was reaching over the top of the rear tire. The car shifted sideways and the car came down with his arm between the tire and rear quarter.
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Somehwere on youtube there is a vido of a bunch of guys working on a stamping press.Everytime the press comes down they move there heads or something of that nature.Third world countries no nothing about saftey
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The photo in the original post is not only real, it's been around longer than Photoshop. Personally I witnessed a guy working on a car that was supported by a stack of progressively smaller stones!

Evolution in action...
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Safety About What?

I Could Be Wrong, But Isn't That The Guy's Welder In The Front? No Doubt Welding Up That Leak In The Gas Tank???????
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