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post #16 of 25 Old 03-29-2013, 11:47 PM
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Pulling the rear driveshaft and laying directly underneath it, lost my grip and got cold-cocked by the shaft. Loosened 2 teeth, 1 of them abscessed a couple months later and needed a root canal.

That root canal failed back in October of last year, so now I have one less front tooth


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post #17 of 25 Old 03-30-2013, 02:46 AM
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Installing clayton 4.5" springs. Have jeep on jack stands with thick blocks of wood under them to get the extra height. Right side goes fine, Move on to the left; I get the spring out, and start putting the new one in when....


.... Snap! Bang! The wood snapped in half and the jeep falls. Wouldn't have been bad, but my thumb was inside the coil...


After jacking the car up with my left hand to get out, a phone call, fun ambulance ride, and 2 surgery's my thumb got put back on!!!


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post #18 of 25 Old 03-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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Nothing too bad, was just breaking loose the nut on the tie-rod end that connects the draglink to the pitman arm. When it broke loose I ended up punching the frame with my hand. Somehow my pinky nail got caught and folded up. It doesn't look that bad in this pic. (I took this immediately before it started to bleed and hurt). But once it came time to pull the skin off the nail to cut the nail away it started to look pretty gross, I ended up having to cut off the front half of the nail.


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Nothing too bad, was just breaking loose the nut on the tie-rod end that connects the draglink to the pitman arm. When it broke loose I ended up punching the frame with my hand. Somehow my pinky nail got caught and folded up. It doesn't look that bad in this pic. (I took this immediately before it started to bleed and hurt). But once it came time to pull the skin off the nail to cut the nail away it started to look pretty gross, I ended up having to cut off the front half of the nail.
I've done that! That looks like it was taken at the, still laughing at yourself for being a dumb ***, phase of the injury!

I know it well

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post #20 of 25 Old 03-30-2013, 11:41 AM
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I've done that! That looks like it was taken at the, still laughing at yourself for being a dumb ***, phase of the injury!

I know it well
yeah, it was the crawl out from under the car, look at my hand and go "what the hell is that b/c it doesn't hurt"...

Then open a beer and use it as "ice" b/c the throbbing was so bad...

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post #21 of 25 Old 03-30-2013, 12:01 PM
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another thread illustrating the dangers of using wood or cinderblocks and brick as jack stands. never, ever use blocks or wood for extra height.

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post #22 of 25 Old 03-30-2013, 06:21 PM
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Working today on the ZJ and XJ removing a 249 and a 242:

* Several bleeding cuts and scratches on both hands
* Couple nice bruises from slipping the 242 and landing it on my left hand
* Got fairly dizzy from inhaling the brake cleaner fumes and drinking a few beers
* Got some oily crap onto my eyes and in my mouth
* Snap ring came flying off the snap ring plyers, hitting me in the nose (this was before the brake cleaner and beer)

In other words, a fairly normal day working on the Jeep

I haven't had any real serious injuries, but a couple close calls and several mild ones like having pretty much every possible liquid in my eyes (I'm suprised I can still see ), the normal bruises and cuts on my hands, etc...
The worst close call was when I was in the army, we were doing some routine maintenaince on a large army truck close to the battery tray, when a friend of mine dropped a wrench right between the battery poles on a 24V quad- battery system. We took off pretty fast, the last thing I remember seeing when I looked back was the glowing red wrench Didn't take too long for the batteries to launch towards orbit. Good thing was at that point we were about 10 meters away behind a wall. It was a mess, wasn't too nice cleaning the remnants of the battery acid and all other crap

The funniest must've been when I was rebuilding the top-end of a V6 DOHC engine a few years ago during summer holiday. We got fairly drunk during the warm summer day with a couple of friends, figured it was time to stop working on the engine when I ended up falling head- first into the engine bay and it took quite a few efforts to work my way out of there. I guess we had a bit too much beer that day.. The engine came out good though, and fired up on the first start

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post #23 of 25 Old 03-30-2013, 06:26 PM
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another thread illustrating the dangers of using wood or cinderblocks and brick as jack stands. never, ever use blocks or wood for extra height.
Cinderblocks are a big no-go, but wood is a completely different story IMO.

Properly placed and proper type wood blocks can support tens of thousands of pounds of weight, spread the loads evenly and add friction. We use hundreds of pounds of wood every day at my workplace for load- spreading and supporting heavy equipment for ocean-going shipments etc.. The problem is, if they are placed wrong or are wrong type, you most likely end up with an injury.

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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

***Under construction***
1990 XJ (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, PBR 42" tires, Unimog 404 portal axles, 110" WB, full cage + uniframe completely rebuilt, front 3-link + panhard / double triangulated 4-link rear,... ***SOLD***
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Was installing IRO skid and drilling holes in the frame, I had safety glasses on but the wind picked up and metal shavings went into my left eye. Went to the doctor 3 times before they finally found all the pieces. That was a terrible 3 days.

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post #25 of 25 Old 03-30-2013, 07:08 PM
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Was installing IRO skid and drilling holes in the frame, I had safety glasses on but the wind picked up and metal shavings went into my left eye. Went to the doctor 3 times before they finally found all the pieces. That was a terrible 3 days.
I had a similar thing happen at my workplace; tiny metal shaving found it's way to my left eye, almost rupturing it. Had to go to an eye- specialist three times for them to get it all off my eye. It felt horrible when the piece of metal was in my eye, and even worse when they got it off. I didn't see much of anything other than blur with my left eye for the next 4-5 days. I'm still having some troubles with my left eye, and it's been about a year now since the incident.

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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

***Under construction***
1990 XJ (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, PBR 42" tires, Unimog 404 portal axles, 110" WB, full cage + uniframe completely rebuilt, front 3-link + panhard / double triangulated 4-link rear,... ***SOLD***
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