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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4Dalton View Post
    Oh come on Steve that's the only story ya got? Lol
    I was out in my shop one day and Paul was out there with me. I always encouraged the kids to join me in forging good habits. He had a ball peen hammer in his hand and noticed that if he let it fall on a tire it would bounce a little. Before I could warn him, he reached back into the next county and took a mighty swing with it and hit the tire. It bounced back and nailed him right in the center of his forehead. I tried not to laugh, I really did, honest
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    The whole time thinking...."uh huh bet ya don't do that again" lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    he reached back into the next county and took a mighty swing
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    I was laying under my Jeep putting the front skid back on and I had laid my air ratchet down. My neck got a bit tired holding my head up so I laid it down..... on my air ratchet! The resulting loud BZZZZZZZZ! startled me into jerking my head up.... and my skid plate left a niiiiice bloody gash in my forehead

    Another time I was removing the u-joints from my axle shafts with an impact socket and a 3 pound sledge. I banged for hours and hours and a chip of the sledge flew off and went THROUGH my jeans and lodged itself in my knee like a bit of shrapnel. A few days later it was pretty infected and my wife had to dig it out. It was so deep you couldn't see it, only feel metal scraping metal with the needle.

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    I have this 3/8" air ratchet that will generate 80# torque at 100 psi. I run it on 175 psi. You have to watch it, it will pin your hand against something hard. Almost impossible to let go. It makes you grab it harder which keeps the air trigger down, which makes you want to grab harder, which makes you wanna .........................
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    put trans in last night all sweet until i trip over the torque converter on floor....mmmmmm...had to start again......
    keeping it red........

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    Think I would go that crazy too if my Jeep turned white

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantab27 View Post
    put trans in last night all sweet until i trip over the torque converter on floor....mmmmmm...had to start again......
    Good lord mate. Either you broke a mirror, kicked a black cat, something or that jeep just don't like you
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    Good topic. If you can't laugh at your own stupidity, well.....

    I was parked in a fire lane at work (ok for short term loading). Went in to grab the stuff I needed. I decided to take just the equipment and leave the boxes. I then proceeded to use my igition key to open a few boxes. Took everything outside and loaded up. Got back in to leave and put the key in the ignition. It wouldn't move. Now I'm stuck in the fire lane, and to top it off, it's lunch time and the parking lot was rapidly clearing out, with me int he way. Couldn't even shift into neutral to push the Jeep into a space. Guess I never looked at the key to make sure it was clean after cutting the packing tape. The ingition cylinder is now full of sticky gunk, pocket lint, and tiny bits of tape. Best part, key won't even come back out. Took the next hour to disassemble my column and pull the cylinder. If you've never pulled one of these ignitions out, let's just say it's a stupid design that requires you to turn the key to release the cylinder. Drove around using a screwdriver for a key for a week till I got the cylinder freed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantab27 View Post
    put trans in last night all sweet until i trip over the torque converter on floor....mmmmmm...had to start again......
    It's alright mate, saves having torque converter problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by cantab27 View Post
    put trans in last night all sweet until i trip over the torque converter on floor....mmmmmm...had to start again......
    lucky you saw TC and remember where it should be

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    I was out in my shop one day and Paul was out there with me. I always encouraged the kids to join me in forging good habits. He had a ball peen hammer in his hand and noticed that if he let it fall on a tire it would bounce a little. Before I could warn him, he reached back into the next county and took a mighty swing with it and hit the tire. It bounced back and nailed him right in the center of his forehead. I tried not to laugh, I really did, honest
    I was young enough and dumb enough to think I could stop that hammer from bouncing. Oh ya, it really hurt to.

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    I really did try not to laugh
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    I may never get anything else done because i'll be posting here so much.

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    Was cleaning off the rust on one of the trailer hitches one day with a wire wheel attached to a 4" angle grinder. I had the hitch balancing on a chair so i could get to certain places. And because my back was starting to hurt by then i had it rather close so i didn't have to lean over much. One thing about wire wheels is they grab any corner or edge with fury. Well, it grabbed one and jerked hard toward my leg. So hard i couldn't stop it. It went straight through my pants and into my leg. Chewed me up pretty good but a few inches over and i would literally be less of a man. Count my blessings every day.

    Should i not of started with that one.

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    Here is another one from the life and times of Steve

    I used to have this CJ5.



    This is the only digital pic I have of it. The little guy got the hammer in the forehead in a previous post. It had a double tubed D44 front I made from scratch with a Powerlock in it, built V6, full float D44 rear with beefed up Powerlock and D18 tcase with special linkage. And last but not least, a custom set of springs I designed and Gabriel racing shocks, same shocks they were using on the Baja stuff.

    It was built for air, and as tough as you could make a Jeep. I was in a race, running last and needed to make some spectacular move coming up on the finish. Right before the finish line in front of the stands, there were two berms about two feet tall spaced about 35 feet apart. Everyone slowed way down for the berms and was grouped together. I saw my chance. I could hit the first one and get enough air to clear the second, shift out the front, saw the wheel to the left and hit the gas, drift through the last corner and finish first. So, pedal to the metal. I hit the first and up I went. The crowd was going wild .............. until I hit the top of the second berm. Missed clearing it by a foot. I hit hard enough it bent the front double tubed D44, but not to worry, still functional. But I managed to break the rotor inside the distributor. It started backfiring, slowed to a crawl, they all passed me again and I finished last.
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