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Old 08-17-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
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custom88 can't compare to this.

Ok so I was working on cleaning up the front rotors on my bonne, and I didn't put it on jack stands.. just because I was too lazy, so I just had it on the jack.. well I though eh, i'm gonna leave her up for a little while still, I think i'll put the car on the jack stands. So, I did. After about 10 seconds the car started leaning to the right like it usually does.. but this time she didn't stop and just feel flat on her ***. The jack stands were both stuck under there, and so was the regular jack.. so I basically had a stuck car, or so I though. Well my dad was comming over anyways, because I had left the keys to his tractor in my pocket, and he came to pick them up in between bridgman [ AEP power plant ] and his bidgeman office [AEP'* secondary location]. So I called him up at around 3 and left a voicemail on his cell stating I had dropped the car on her ***, and i've got the stands and jack stuck underneath her. Well he came at 4:30 to help me out. Well this already a miracle because he usually doesn't give a damn about me, but this time he did [ a sign from God at that ]. Well, this of course has happened to him too, so he knew exactly what to do, and got out the auxilary jack in the trunk and got the car up and everything seemed ok up until we pulled the driver'* side jack stand out. I pulled it out, but it slipped from my hand, at first I didn't think anything of it, but then I realized it was COVERED in oil! Right there my heart sunk.. down to its lowest possible point. We rusumed despite the oil on the now CRUSHED, not just damaged, but CRUSHED jack stand. After getting the driver'* side up, I took a look under the car to briefly acess the damage. The oil pan is completely, and I mean COMPLETLY crushed.. gone, useless, garbage. Well my heart sunk beyond the lowest possible point. I am still scared shitless.. and I can't believe I have worked under this car in its current posiion.. being in the backyard, changing the oil, and some other misc stuff.. its scary stuff. Other than that there is just a small bent part underneath the front facia which I am sure will be easily bent back.. and just some dirt on the rotors. I guess once my mom got home from work, she put this all in perspective for me.. God, made me forget the keys in my pocket, he also had my dad come today, of all days instead of the day after he brought me home to pick them up, he then had kept me safe on previous attempts of being under the car, and he also had the car fall today, just before my dad was about to arrive, because he would help me get the car up, and I escaped with only a half cut open finger. I appologize for the long one paragraph of just me dumping this all on ya'*.. but I can barely function right now.. I can't afford plywood right now, and the bonneville would be the car to haul it, so I guess I am screwed, and going to be yelled at for many weeks for the car sitting in the backyard.. anyone who would like to donate some help/plywood/money/transportation of plywood.. would be great . I think I need to make some phone calls.. thanks for listening guys..


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dude, I'm sorry to hear that! :( Good luck....
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yeah, anyone know of performance pans for the 3800? or some good sumps or whatever is in the pan.. that could be damaged?


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wow. glad you didn't get hurt! That'* why it'* always a good idea to use jack stands. I knew a kid from school who jacked up his Taurus with only a jack and had the car fall on top of him while he was under it. He got lucky and escaped with only a cracked skull.
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only a cracked skull?

ouch.. that sucks.. wouldn't that kill you? lol
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That'* not too bad. I had my 87 up on a pair of jackstands, Pulling the bolts from the oil pan <> timing cover, When I saw black shoes on the other side of the car... Then noticed the car was coming my way... I didn't know I could get out that quickly. The car landed 2" from my head. When I stood up to crack someones else'* skull, No one was anywhere around! Someone came up, leaned on the car, knocked it over with me underneath, and ran. That'll ruin a day right there.
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I'll bet if you went to a lumber yard they'd give you some scrap pieces for free (of better quality than plywood -ply wood would really get soft if oil or any other fluids get on it) if you told them you only need chunks big enough for under the jack and jack stands.
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HOLY CRAP. either I have, or damemorder has the pickup from the L27 we demoed this weekend.
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HOLY CRAP. either I have, or damemorder has the pickup from the L27 we demoed this weekend.
I've also got my scrap motor in my 1992 SE yet for the pan or pickup.
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You are truly blessed!! Good thing you weren't hurt. My brother, Jimmy, had a car fall on him while he was working underneath it. He only had minor injuries.

I hope you get her fixed soon.
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