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Old 04-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Never do this...

How many times have we all gotten into a project and did something, well... not so smart?

Today for example I was removing body bolts in order to install some rock sliders. The bolt was spinning but it was stuck in the body cushion so I (with out a lot of thought) grabbed the captured washer and pulled down.
This caused the impact I was using to push into the palm of my hand, and push the switch into the "tighten direction". Those bolt can make a lot of "squeeze" in a hurry when using an impact at 120 psi!
So there I am- effectively screwed to my JK with 3 of my fingers smashed against the body mount. I am now part of the Jeep. After the bright lights went away, I switched directions and separated myself from the jeep and then finished the install after some doctoring.
While admiring the rocksliders I realized how deep this "Jeep thing" really is- It was totally worth it I hope I live through the bumper install to come...

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Haha! That sucks. Lets see pics so we can all at least admire the work! Who knew installing the mods would be riskier than wheeling?!?! LOL, glad your ok.

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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You OK? (relatively speaking)
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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If I had a dollar for every time I scraped a knuckle or lost a chunk of skin, I could retire. LOL
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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You OK? (relatively speaking) ... that works on SO many levels!

Yeah I'm fine- gonna probably loose two or three fingernails.... again LOL!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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bet that word that came out wasn't "fudge"
roads, where we're going, we don't need roads.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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We all make mistakes and some of them really hurt!
Enjoy your ride...........
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #8
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Also never use one of these.

I was working on my Mustang a couple of years ago, and one of those got me 13 stitches. 10 in my left middle finger and 3 in the index finger. My middle finger still feels weird when the weather changes.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #9
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Whenever your loosening anything that requires a lot of force or cutting anything, its always smart to take a second and look around the area your loosening and figure out what your going to hit if it loosens quickly or snaps off. I learned this valuable lesson when I was taking off a rusted exhaust header bolt and my knuckles went straight into the aluminum heat shield that was razor thing. Needless to say I always pay attention now.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:45 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Lowerumble View Post
Lets see pics so we can all at least admire the work!
Which pix? The Jeep mod or the finger mod?

Just kidding. Glad your fingers are okay.
I didn't do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can't prove anything.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #11
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I always figured it wasn't a project until I bled on it.

I absolutely love the Mechanix type gloves.

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #12
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