Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,548 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
well I had plans...to go fishing with a friend, until I get this phone call..
IVE GOT TO REPEAT THIS!!!
because I just got a call about a friend, that got a foot partly crushed when a car slipped of a floor jack,(being stupid and doing an oil change only using a floor jack)

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=34924
If your going to work under your car I hope you support the car safely, some of you might think Im old fashion but some repairs (even thou I own a LIFT) are easier to do with (4) 12 ton jack stands and a mechanics creeper, but for your own safety ID STRONGLY SUGGEST you buy and USE 4 of these 12 ton jack stands and work on a LEVEL CONCRETE FLOOR when ever you can, yes IM well aware that you can buy smaller ,less expensive jack stands, how much is YOUR LIFE WORTH!, if its worth a couple hundred dollars, and a few minutes of your time, to keep from being killed or crippled for life I figure its worth the time and money

read these threads

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=1024&p=1894#p1894

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=98
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,252 Posts
Great suggestion Grumpy. :cheers:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,435 Posts
Hey Paul,

What a great article. I hope your friend makes out
okay. A kid up the street from me jacked up his
GTO in the sand, with a bumper jack and got under
the car. It fell on his breast bone, hes okay, but
the Fire Dept had to extricate him. Lucky kid.

Love the red lift and the yellow lift, under the Vettes.
Yours? Store bought or home made? Just the right
height for almost every job, and no problem with the
ceiling in a regular garage. Even good for detailing.
If the lifts are store bought, where from? :thumbsup:

BTW, I like the guy with the Beer Gut.:laughing:
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,548 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=98
heres my lift(above) and ( a link to a great deal of lift related info)

below youll find a link that shows a heavy duty portable (kwiklift)
that several of my friends have purchased , when they bought houses with garages that didn,t have the ceiling clearance to allow a true shop lift, and having worked on many a car at their houses while using the HEAVY DUTY KWIKLIFTS (which are a bit sturdier than the standard version and WELL worth the extra expense in my opinion)I can say that if your limited due to ceiling height its a very valid and useful option

http://www.kwiklift.com/




http://www.kwiklift.com/Options.htm
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,548 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=13354021

"Associated Press - October 20, 2010 3:15 AM ET

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 56-year-old Saugerties man was found dead after a car he was fixing dropped on him.

They say Edward Hayes' death was apparently an accident.

Investigator Mario Restivo says Hayes had supported the Dodge Neon with only a single jack and no safety devices when it fell on him in the driveway of his home Monday afternoon.

He said Hayes was pinned and unable to breathe.

The investigation by state and village police is continuing.

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,548 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Now that really sucks !!!!!!!!!!!

You'd think a guy with that much logivity

would know better......:down:
thats the problem!
most of us "KNOW BETTER", but we think it won,t happen to me!
Im only going to check something for 30 seconds..the jacks FINE!

WRONG!, its just that attitude that gets you killed!

thats why I frequently repeat the warning! I don,t think ive ever gone a year without hearing about some guy getting crushed under a car!

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=1024&p=1894#p1894

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top