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02-06-2013 01:14 PM
Diver9543 I ordered a set of floorboards for an ’84 Honda Goldwing that I owned. When they came in I spent a Saturday afternoon installing them, dang they looked good. I decided I had better take it for a ride and get use to them before my wife and I went for a ride on Sunday. I pulled out of my driveway and proceeded to a stop sign down the street. I stopped at the intersection and sat there for a moment. The bike started leaning to the left so I pressed down harder with my left foot. The bike kept leaning. Too late, I crawled out from under the bike, looked around and made sure no one saw what happened, picked up the bike and continued on down the road. From then on I was really careful to put my feet on the ground at a stop. Lesson learned, just because feet are flat does not mean they are on the ground. I felt like the guy on “Laugh In” on his tricycle. I am use to doing stupid stuff; I just really hate it when there are witnesses.
02-06-2013 12:22 PM
Boliver Kegnails Had an appointment on base one morning, got there way to early and decided to do some offroading back off on some old tank trails, got high centered on a pile of sand.... Im in luck! I had my shovel no big deal, after shoveling my way out got it cleared, drove off pretty happy. What the hell is that smell????? Turns out i had laid in what i think is a bunch of turkey sh*t and it was all over my uniform. Well needless to say i called and canceled the appointment cause my other clean uniform was still in the wash.
02-06-2013 10:58 AM
Originally Posted by Winterfest 86 View Post
Have you ever installed an oil filter and not noticed the rubber gasket fell off. Fired up the engine to the biggest oil bath my garage floors ever seen.
I have stepped down from the tire on a Kenworth to find that the 20 litre pail I just added went right through the drain hole I had forgotten to plug. A huge mess no the shop floor!
02-06-2013 10:36 AM
Originally Posted by Ph91477 View Post
I was changing the u-joints on the front drive shaft, when I got to installing the last cap on the double u-joint side I couldn't seat it all the way with a wrench on the tool, or with the traditional socket and hammer method, so I got the impact out. Yeah shattered the cap and sent needle bearings everywhere. Had to take the damn thing apart. Lesson learned you can always force it in....
I did the same thing, but thought I would do it carefully with a ball joint dumb
And just like clarkkent I still have an old cap in it's place.
02-06-2013 07:04 AM
Simcraft In an attempt to clean the snow of my back (soft) window, I decided instead of going outside the Jeep and cleaning it with the snow scraper, I would tap the inside of the window to shake it off.

I quickly found out how brittle the back window gets when cold.... Put a huge hole right through it and cracked everywhere.
02-06-2013 04:22 AM
Redrum914 [QUOTE="Tweak"]

wow that must be a low garage! I drove into a parking garage a few days ago and forgot that I had my Firestik on. BANG BANG BANG BANG! best part was the most drop dead gorgeous woman I have ever seen in my life was driving in behind me, turned out my appointment was with her!

X2 I did this today
02-06-2013 01:19 AM
Originally Posted by Gashman View Post
Drove my jeep into the garage. Installed a 2.5" body lift, then could then not drive it out. After a a few beers and many jokes at my expense, a good friend took me aside and said "try letting the air out of your tires" It worked perfectly.
wow that must be a low garage! I drove into a parking garage a few days ago and forgot that I had my Firestik on. BANG BANG BANG BANG! best part was the most drop dead gorgeous woman I have ever seen in my life was driving in behind me, turned out my appointment was with her!

I had noticed my 350z had a slight hood alignment issue, but didnt think much of it. finally when someone at work pointed it out I decided to pop the hood, only to find my battery cover had been sitting between my intake manifold and my hood for weeks!
02-06-2013 12:11 AM
Gashman Drove my jeep into the garage. Installed a 2.5" body lift, then could then not drive it out. After a a few beers and many jokes at my expense, a good friend took me aside and said "try letting the air out of your tires" It worked perfectly.
02-05-2013 11:35 PM
Originally Posted by Ph91477 View Post
I bet that was a shocking experience....
Originally Posted by timmysixgun View Post
I pulled a plug wire off with my bare hand while the engine was running.
Yep, been there done that. It didn't startle me as much as when mom came down to my room with the cattle prod to get my ars out of bed to go haying at 4 in the morning after coming in at 2. For some reason that really sticks in my head.
02-05-2013 11:31 PM
Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
i was working on the tail gear box of an H-60, i set a phillips head screwdriver in the ring that is between the tail and the tail rotor blades. somebody decides to turn the main rotor head which in turn spins the tail rotor. screwdriver falls out and was at the exact point in its rotation to stab a hole right into the stabilator.

as for my jeep, i broke the little orange clip inside the plug that you have to remove to take the hardtop off on day 1 of ownership.

also found out the hard way that the snorkel on a kubota 1100 side-by-side is just for looks.
Haha, I work oh uh-60 as well. Always afraid I'm gonna drop my Gerber on the stabilator.
But for my jeep reached back to the back while leaning over the running engine and got two fingers stuck in the belt. Felt like an idiot for a while, but I'll never do that again :P
02-05-2013 11:27 PM
cmoens Not a jeep,but 1980 chevy k20. I prepped and painted a goodmark cowl induction hood, put it on and tried to close the lid. Yep, forgot to lube the hinges for the hood. It looks just like the one I took off with that beautiful crease just ahead of the hinge.
02-05-2013 11:23 PM
jkmohican "Accidentally" left all my homework on the back seats of my 4 door and it just so happened that it was 60* degress out so i "accidentally" took the doors off. Whoops.
02-05-2013 11:22 PM
fireguy I was not working on the Jeep but not too long ago I was changing oil on the wife's car. Ran it up onto the ramps grabbed the wrench and drain pan and promptly drained the transmission fluid. (synthetic ) Damn, I got turned around crawling in under the front of the car left / right mixed up or what ??? I don't know, so it was down to the parts store for 25 bucks worth of ATF. Funny now but not at the time.
02-05-2013 11:08 PM
chemicaljeep broke my windshield putting hardtop on by myself.
02-05-2013 10:23 PM
Boliver Kegnails Oh and no insurance on said phone
02-05-2013 10:22 PM
Boliver Kegnails
Originally Posted by Boliver Kegnails
Left my iphone on my bumper after doing some work and wanted to drive around, found my phone 10 blocks away in the middle of an intersection......smashed to hell
Oh and no insurance on said phone
02-05-2013 10:21 PM
griffin84184 18 years old, installing a K&N FIPK on my '91 Toyota pickup. I was supposed to unhook an air sensor to plug it into the K&N. Instead of unplugging the male from the female sensor, I unscrewed the port from whatever it was on, pulled it out and realized that was the wrong move. The truck wouldn't start, had it towed to a shop and replaced the mass air flow sensor assembly.
02-05-2013 10:17 PM
Focushere Much braver folk on here than I. Afraid my wife may read this forum and give her ammo to tell me about something else I can't do right. Sorry folks!
02-05-2013 09:30 PM
liftheavy1972 Had a '93 mustang that I was installing aluminum heads on. I went to torque down the intake bolts using the factory torque specs and heard a pop. I realized real quick that I had cracked the aluminum on the head. Lesson learned to always verify the torque specs on different material.
02-05-2013 09:24 PM
Boliver Kegnails Left my iphone on my bumper after doing some work and wanted to drive around, found my phone 10 blocks away in the middle of an intersection......smashed to hell
02-05-2013 08:25 PM
Riptide63 Just one of many I've done over the years... I had an old Yamaha dirt bike with a two cycle engine that wouldn't fire off. To check for spark, I pulled the spark plug out, put it in the boot on the end of the plug wire and held it to the cylinder head. Straddling the bike, I kicked it over. Apparently, I was grounded better than the spark plug was. The involuntary movements I made from the jolt caused me to snatch the plug wire right out of the coil.
02-05-2013 04:19 PM
Originally Posted by Little_Foxx View Post
I was using rustoleum spray on bedliner to do my mirrors. So I came up with the genius idea of laying them down on a white beach towel to avoid getting overspray on the table. Woke up the next morning to get my mirrors and they were stuck to the towel. Now I Have fuzz balls lining the outside of my mirrors. Hey at least it gives it a rough look!

That's a good one.
02-05-2013 03:53 PM
dbsanders Was cleaning out my 1-month-old '00 Dodge Durango. When done, pulled back into the garage. LEFT THE BACK HATCH OPEN and the garage caught the rear wiper and bent it to hell where it mounts into the hatch. Was reminded of my stupidity for the next 7 years every time I saw it, all rusted and bent.
02-05-2013 03:39 PM
BigHazard Mine wasn’t a jeep but I was changing oil in one of our Semi-Trucks and was in a hurry. I forgot to put the drain plug in and because it was dark I didn’t see it until I jumped off of the tire and landed in it falling on my @$$. A 3406b caterpillar holds ten gallons and I dumped it all in there. On top of that I live in a little small town and I bought every bag of kitty litter in that town and it wasn’t enough. Thank god I still had another ten gallons of oil that was slated for another one of the trucks cause it was late on a Sunday.
02-05-2013 03:08 PM
dama417 Pulled into my parents driveway with my 67 Mustang GT (it was only a year old so this was a long time ago) left it running in neutral, there was a road going down hill in front of their house. Ran in to get something, looked out the front window and could see headlights down the hill, said "hey ma some idiot ran in the ditch". Went outside and my Mustang was gone, guess who the "idiot" was.
02-05-2013 02:46 PM
cmecha got pissed at one person in a club for flaking on me while i was doing a lift and told everyone in the club to **** off. needless to say i'm not a member of that club anymore. i burn bridges with the best of them.
02-05-2013 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by RMSpiel View Post
First time taking the doors off of my jeep when I got it I didn't realize that the ratchet was set to tighten and I broke one of the nuts that would go on the door, also striped a torx screw on the door and while sanding the passenger side mirror down to paint it black (was all chipped) I cracked the mirror, had my fair share of mess ups
First time I took my doors off I dropped one and put a nice huge gouge in it.. I'd had the jeep for 3 days only.
02-05-2013 02:26 PM
Shark_13 Lol.
Buddy of mine did this in high school.

His car burned a bit of oil, so he went to refill. For what every reason, he added like 3 quarts instead of 1, & proceeded to start it. Oil everywhere.
Drained it in the school parking lot, and put fresh stuff in.
Forgot to tighten oil drain plug. (finger tight only).
Drive to mall...huge puddle under car. Lol.
02-05-2013 01:39 PM
SgtVein Back in the day,I owned a 73 Chevelle Laguna wrapped in orange paint. I had the drivers door wide open and, while arguing with a buddy, backed down his driveway. Little did I know that his HUGE tree was so close to said driveway. Backed the edge of that door right into the tree, springing the hinges and wrinkling the front corner panel. Young and stupid! Oh... There's more where that came from! 😣
02-05-2013 01:29 PM
Steve305 Wife came home from work in an old Saturn that we had bought strictly for a "work vehicle" and announced that the key wouldn't turn all the way off and the key was stuck. Knowing that these cars are notorious for bad ignition switches, I didn't even look at it and just went to the parts store and bought a replacement. An hour later, new switch installed. But the key won't turn off on this one either. Spent 3 hours spewing profanities and searching around the steering column with no success. Looked at pics in factory service manual and compared them. Looked perfect. After a 5 hour scenario, I looked at the shifter and it was still in DRIVE. Put it in PARK and everything was fixed. Good thing our driveway was flat.
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