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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:23 AM
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How NOT to do trail-side repairs...

"Here son... let me show you how its done"

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-co...1704-11937.jpg

The owner claimed in the comments section of his blog that he had a bottle jack under it as well... I'm sure that would have helped 'a ton'.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:28 AM
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Teach them well.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 03:04 AM
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I love the spare under there. I'm sure that's there for safety.
That shit is no joke. A friend of mine's father died when the jack holding the car he was working under failed. It was in his own driveway. There are rarely small injuries under those circumstances.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:13 AM
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My first thought was why isn't the spare at least under the RF wheel, but then I see bottle jack is sitting on the spare.
My head and back hurt just looking at that photo. The kid is in a good location too.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Agreed and there are others with him who can put their spare tire under the FL.

Once you've seen a car fall off a high lift you learn about safety.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 07:58 AM
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The kid will watch his dads spine crank in half that will teach him something!!!!

You get on your back and reach up and into the truck. Look at that nice warm soft ground. Sure beats my cold hard concrete floor. This Disco has more than enough room to wiggle around underneath.

Darwin award right here.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:14 AM
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That is crazy...
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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More evidence that Darwin isn't working fast enough.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Revtor - I was just thinking the same thing when I looked at the pic. WTF was he fixing to need the front end up like that? Hi-lift jacks are pretty squirrelly.

I saw a starter on the ground but at least on a D90 that is a work from your back sort of deal. Maybe the bolts sheared and he needed room to get them off, but driving up on 2 spare tires should get the front end plenty high. :shrugs:
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Disco starter is the same...a simple laying on your back proposition.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Just recall the fatality in Richmond not that long ago. A guy working under his Disco.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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I can't fathom how people do dumb stuff like this. I'm paranoid enough as it is when it's being supported by 6 ton jack stands
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Old October 4th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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it could be worse. "Here son, get under here with me and hold the flashlight righ here"
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More evidence that Darwin isn't working fast enough.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Good point Bill...we have seen that Darwin hasn't been essential for some time. Sadly.
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I can't fathom how people do dumb stuff like this. I'm paranoid enough as it is when it's being supported by 6 ton jack stands
I'm the same way. Man that gives me the willies.
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