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oldred 12-20-2011 05:50 PM

Safety stands?
Need I say anything? :rolleyes:

oldred 12-20-2011 05:52 PM

Actually I doubt that photo is real because it just don't look as if those beams could be holding that thing up but I got a kick out of it anyway. :)

matts37chev 12-20-2011 06:00 PM

i bet it is :pain:
some people are just that dumb :drunk:

327NUT 12-20-2011 07:14 PM

Saw that one before, it said it was taken in "old Mexico"....hey at least the guy used a good hefty chunk of concrete for a wheel chock.

50bowTie 12-22-2011 09:00 PM

I've done some dumb ***** in my day, but nothing like that lol.

MARTINSR 12-24-2011 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by oldred
Actually I doubt that photo is real because it just don't look as if those beams could be holding that thing up but I got a kick out of it anyway. :)

OMG Red, you don't get out much! Of course it's real, all over the world things like this happen every day.

There are people doing stupid stuff here in America, but in third world countries, holy cow, with no guidance what so ever from anyone, people die every day doing very stupid things.


trees 12-24-2011 01:47 PM

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!!!!.


jsaw 12-24-2011 02:08 PM

I remember an old guy telling me about changing a transmission in a car while using 4 bumper jacks to hold it up in the air.

cranky1 12-24-2011 05:28 PM

I know a guy that got his arm broken because he crawled up under his car that was on a bumper jack and it started to roll and he put his arm up to try and stop it. "I was just going under there for a minute" he said. lol

MARTINSR 12-25-2011 11:07 AM

I had a guy who worked at our shop for a while go to another shop and die with a car crushing his head about a month later. He had air jack like this one.

It had a bad valve where if you removed the air hose all the air leaked out! He was under the car and someone needed the air, the unplugged it and WHAM, on is head.


cb_chrysler 12-25-2011 04:35 PM

Last day at work
A friend of mine had quit his job to open his own 4wd shop, he went back to his old job to help out on the Saturday. He lifted up the side of a small (3 ton) street sweeper with a forklift and crawled under to do a small job, it was his last day at work -- EVER...

Stands are not totally safe, but better than nothing at all.

cb_chrysler 12-25-2011 04:51 PM

wheel chocks
Cats make great wheel chocks !!!

MARTINSR 12-25-2011 06:39 PM

I have to tell you I am not going to work without 4 or 6 ton stands. The big ones, this life is just way to precious to cheap out on jack stands.

Be sure you put them in the right place!


cb_chrysler 12-25-2011 08:44 PM

Friend of mine, works running his own auto shop, big shoulders, very strong. He was in the home garage under his AC Cobra kit car which was on 4 stands, he was on a creeper and he went to pull himself along, pulled the car off the 4 stands into himself. Wife learnt to use the floor jack real fast, no damage other than some bruises on his chest !!!

I'm not that lucky so I always use stands, and also throw a few chunks of lumber under there too.

MARTINSR 12-25-2011 09:38 PM

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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