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Old 11-15-2019, 11:51 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
I'm guessing that you've never got a tattoo.
I've always told people that a tat feels like getting an IV, only really fast in and out and it goes on for a while.

Regarding my jeep hurting me, two years ago last summer I was swapping out a Smittybilt XRC bumper on the front of my jeep with an EAG bumper. I put the new bumper on and then like a numbnut reattached my winch BEFORE getting all the bolt holes for the bumper lined up which is pain in the arse to begin with.

Anyway, wrestling with the bumper - and with the winch that pig weighed something north of 130# - shoving both sides back and forth, one time cranking on the right side I somehow shoved the bumper in with my right hand on top of the bumper and my thumb went under the fender on top of the bumper, between the two.

Ever had a pain so bad in your head you're screaming a blood curdling scream but out loud you're not making a noise? And in your head your screaming silently "That REALLY ****ing hurts?!" Didn't know what else to do except just yank my thumb straight out. Thumb came out from having the hell pinched out of it between the fender and the bumper, fingernail stayed with the bumper and fender.

Cussing aside I'm one of those individuals when I'm hurt I get really pissed, kept after that bumper for another ninety minutes 'til I got the sumbitch on, then went in, cleaned up and bandaged my bloody thumb, had a beer, the cold bottle of which felt good on my thumb.

Took about four months for the thumbnail to grow back, but I still have a divot on the top of my thumb in the middle on the thumbnail.

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Old 11-18-2019, 12:56 PM   #32
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Many minor injuries from learning how to work on Jeeps through my years in high school and college. One of the funnier stories was when I was wheeling at Rausch with some buddies. Slowly crawling over some rocks and I was leaning out the driver side window to place my drivers side tire. I was having some lurching problems but went wheeling anyway before I could narrow down the issue... stupid decision. While I was leaning out the door, my Jeep lurched forward before I was lined up right and I went straight into a huge rock and my head went flying forward into the A-Pillar. Had a nice bump on my head for a couple days and a nice dent in my front bumper.

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Old 11-19-2019, 07:11 PM   #33
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I had my TJ's frame jacked way up to give me room to get my hands up above the rear axle to install a new rear Currie track bar bracket and track bar. I had one of my arms wrapped above and around the rear axle when the jack collapsed and the Jeep fell onto my arm. The arm instantly went numb and there was blood running down my arm, it truly scared me into thinking it had chopped my arm partly off or at least seriously broke it. Holy shit it scared me. A minute later I finally got my arm out and other than a crushed/bruised cut that at least didn't need stitches I thankfully confirmed it was mostly ok.

I consider myself a safe guy in my garage and seldom suffer more than a cut or a burn from a blob of molten steel while welding but I was out there alone and realize just how close we can be at times to a serious or even a possibly maiming injury.

Yep that reset my attention to safety and remembering that event every time I crawl under my Jeep to do something. And at 72 and still doing my own work I have to be doubly careful.
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