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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 8th December 2017, 10:53 Thread Starter
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Article about a DIY mechanic who was working under a van with only a jack holding it up, didn't bother with axle stands. He was lucky a very fit neighbour lifted the van enough for him to be rescued. http://garagewire.co.uk/offbeat-news/diy-mechanic-lucky-escape-jack-fails-van-falls-top/

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You would of thought he would of at least put the wheel under the motor as he didn't have axle stands to give him some protection.
But then some people just don't think

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The disc backplate looks a bit flat.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10th December 2017, 22:27 Thread Starter
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The guy's lucky his head wasn't a bit flat, the chances some people take... anyway hope he's recovering all right in hospital.

Which reminds me of the story about McTavish who went into hospital with terrible pains in his legs. They did a lot of tests on him then the doctor came to see him and said I've got good news and bad news for you, which do you want first?

McTavish said, Better give me the bad news first.

The doctor said I'm sorry but both your legs will have to come off,

McTavish said That 's a disaster. What good news could you possibly have after that?

The doctor says There's a fellow in the next ward wants to buy your kilt!



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The guy's lucky his head wasn't a bit flat, the chances some people take... anyway hope he's recovering all right in hospital.

Which reminds me of the story about McTavish who went into hospital with terrible pains in his legs. They did a lot of tests on him then the doctor came to see him and said I've got good news and bad news for you, which do you want first?

McTavish said, Better give me the bad news first.

The doctor said I'm sorry but both your legs will have to come off,

McTavish said That 's a disaster. What good news could you possibly have after that?

The doctor says There's a fellow in the next ward wants to buy your kilt! *


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I knew there was a reason I stopped crawling around under cars and pay the experts to do it.

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