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« on: December 09, 2012, 08:20:46 PM »

Just wondering who has injured while working on your auto x vehicle?

I broke my little finger today while working on the Vette! This is going to make my money making work very tough!

Gunny
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 08:59:13 PM »

That sucks!  Could always be worse though.

I think the worst I ever did was helping a friend put a limited slip in his autocross car (Camaro).  I wasn't planning on doing much work, just telling him what to do, so I wasn't wearing my boots.  We had his car on the lift at school and were pulling the old diff out.  I was prying on the carrier and ring gear and he was supposed to catch it as it came loose.  He didn't and it landed on my foot.  That's ~30lbs of steel falling from 6ft up straight onto my toes.  I don't know if I broke anything but it hurt a lot, one of my toes turned blue and I ended up losing a toenail.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 09:18:04 PM »


 That sucks, at least it has time to heal before the next auto-x.

 Other than beating the heck out of my hands because I refuse to wear gloves for some unknown reason, no major damage....yet.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 12:47:15 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 03:26:14 PM »

Just wondering who has injured while working on your auto x vehicle?

I broke my little finger today while working on the Vette! This is going to make my money making work very tough!

Gunny
That sucks!
So due to your injury you won't be racing next season?
Just kidding!
I never hurt myself working on the car, but I shot a framing nail in my hand  a few times, that hurt a bit.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 07:57:25 PM »

Just wondering who has injured while working on your auto x vehicle?

I broke my little finger today while working on the Vette! This is going to make my money making work very tough!

Gunny

That's why my beer fridge is not in the garage.

Hope you recover quick.

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 08:05:05 PM »

Just wondering who has injured while working on your auto x vehicle?

I broke my little finger today while working on the Vette! This is going to make my money making work very tough!

Gunny
That sucks!
So due to your injury you won't be racing next season?
Just kidding!
I never hurt myself working on the car, but I shot a framing nail in my hand  a few times, that hurt a bit.

I raced two months after a hip replacement! Doubt this little finger will keep me out, but it sure does hurt a lot! Well thinking about it I don't think I would be able to race if we had a race coming up this weekend cause it hurts pretty bad when I change the bandaid.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 09:19:18 PM »

Duct tape, fixes everything or at least immobilizes you till ya get to hospital.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 12:00:45 AM »

dropped a transmission off the jack while changing the clutch one time. no real injury but it was really stiff and swollen for a few days. than and the hands are always covered with scars!!

tough luck on the finger though. i've been fortunate so far to have never suffered a broken bone.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 02:59:00 PM »

Set myself on fire. That is why my beer fridge IS in the garage.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 02:07:16 PM »

On the 26th I opened up my knuckle on my index finger with an angle grinder/cutting disc while cutting heat shield tabs off an exhaust manifold. 4 hours waiting at the emergency room + 2 stitches later...... yeah that was not pleasant.

The other was last summer I was working on my head gasket and I was using a lamp sorta like this one:

I touched it with the really soft skin on the underside of your forearm below the wrist and got some really bad second degree burns in an area about the size of 3-4 US quarters. I still have a scar from that one.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 06:38:40 PM »

Scares are like tattoos but with better stories.(I don't remember who's quote that was, but I'm using it)
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