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changing struts

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by wildjerseyfirefighter, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    I had a bad accident today at work while taking apart a strut. Not quite sure what happened, but the spring came out of the compressor and hit me right above my right eye. Tons of swelling, and 40ish stitches and im home to tell you all to PLEASE be careful if changing struts. I got EXTREMELY lucky and had safety glasses on that did there job. I still have my eye thanks to them:eek:. Just please PLEASE be careful if/when changing struts.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    LostRebel

    LostRebel Well-Known Member

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    Wow! :eek: That sucks. I guess you were pretty lucky considering the alternatives. Hope you have a fast recovery.

    What kind of compressor were you using?
     
  3. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    rick

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    damn Joe. glad you're ok sort of. That could of been MUCH worse
     
  4. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Glad your ok Man.

    Welcome to the club!

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  5. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    747 function > form

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  6. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Glad you are here telling us about it, praying for a fast recovery!
     
  7. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    Damn Best of Luck and I would say thanks to the man upstairs!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    damn bubba! glad you didnt get hurt worse than you did! those strut springs are finicky!
     
  9. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    jdkeller

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  10. Jul 27, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    thanks yall..Yes I did pray for the first time in a looong time, last night. Before the stitches, the gash was down to my skull. DR said he stuck his finger in there and felt to make sure everything was ok..lol
     
  11. Jul 27, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    humanoid

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    Damn, fuck the pics, glad to hear you're alive and well, dude. That's why I always say let the professionals do this sort of work.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Glad you're ok. I hope your job won't make you compress any more of those springs. What kind of compressor were you using?
     
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