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    Talking Death-wish welding!

    When something under your truck needs repaired - there are good ways to do it and - not so good

    Some may have seen, some not.
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    I've not done that particular trick with wood.... but just a couple days ago, I was thinking of some things I've done with forklifts that would scare me to death now. I guess at the time it's a good idea? At the time, I was an idiot??
    I did lift the back of a 3/4 ton Chevy truck with one of those 4 foot wagon jacks and then had it running in gear while I got under it to look for what U-joints were vibrating. No wonder my first wife left me. Amazing I lived past 20 years old!

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    Next...he is going to arc weld up that hairline crack in the gas tank.

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    actually that would be mig weld

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    I once made lift out of a snow bank when I had to change the tranng in my old truck. I drove onto the snow bank several times, and packed down where the tires were and dug out the center. Wasn't the best idea, but it worked.

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    Lot safer than this guy Bruce - much safer.

    Bud - looking at welder unit - it looks like my basic stick welder. Mig would be desirable of course, with an empty (and purged) tank - as long of course as not plastic! LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Lot safer than this guy Bruce - much safer.

    Bud - looking at welder unit - it looks like my basic stick welder. Mig would be desirable of course, with an empty (and purged) tank - as long of course as not plastic! LOL.
    that looks just like the mig welder i have

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    Must be the red color Bud
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    Next...he is going to arc weld up that hairline crack in the gas tank.
    I had a neighbor who repaired one with oxy..... Had to take him to the hospital and spent a couple of months there. He had several other "accidents" like that (as in caused by stupidity) and passed away a couple of years back due to natural causes. That was amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    actually that would be mig weld
    looks like an arc welder to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Lot safer than this guy Bruce - much safer.

    Bud - looking at welder unit - it looks like my basic stick welder. Mig would be desirable of course, with an empty (and purged) tank - as long of course as not plastic! LOL.
    You guys don't weld gas tanks to often, now do you?

    YOU FILL THEM UP WITH WATER!!!!!!!!!
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    Being in the safety "business" I've seen this picture before. It usually comes as part of a set, and the rest are also winners! The next time I get the set, I'll try and remember to post it.
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    Nice Pic. I know some 'shade tree' mechanics that could relate, I'm sure :)

    15 years back or so, while living in Liberty, MO, I was rather rudely woken at around 8am one day to the sound of an explosion. The story went like this...

    Guy has a broken step on his trailer, pulls it into a repair shop to have them take a look at it. Some idiot decides to fix it, just real quick like, and puts a welder to a fuel tanker... kaboom.

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