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Old 08-09-2007, 05:42 PM
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Unhappy Well Fudge!!!!!!!!

I was working on the 54's frame yesterday afternoon cutting off the old brackets and trans mounts i'm not going to use and smacking them off with a ballpeen. Long story short the pass side trans mount was stuck good so i decided to use a sledge hammer and after the second swing the sledge broke. The head went flyin and i smacked the frame with the rest of the handle and my left hand. I fractured my left pinky and lacerated my ring finger, Took nine stiches to put that back together so I'm more or less out of action for at least six weeks.

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You followed my lifes motto and it bit you.

If it don't fit get a bigger hammer......
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Yep! That motto works both ways, Installation and Removal. It was almost off too.

Violent! Naaaaaa. Just didn't pay attention the the sledge handle.Click the image to open in full size.
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Hey Wiz I was looking thru your gallery - what front suspension is in that 54
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It's a Volare suspension.
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Bummer.
Now's a good chance to put a METAL handle on your sledge.
Mine has a Harley forktube welded to an unknown make motorcycle axle slid through the hammer head. All my small hammers get rebar handles, and my chisels also get handles welded T-style to the sides at various angles. Much safer for chopping frame rivets and anything else.
The only reason chisels and most hammers don't come with metal handles is cost.
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Good idea i got plenty of metal layin around.
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Just the other day I was removeing the mounting bracket for the master cylinder on my 48 f2 beating on it with a 2lb sledge I missed and hit the inside of my knee. It's hard to act like a tough guy with your 17 year old watching
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Damn, I'm hurtin with ya here in Utah!!!!!!!
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OUCH!!

making me hurt just reading! I hope both you guys are doing better now.

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Edit: hey Wiz.......did you really say "FUDGE" when it happened??.........
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Edit: hey Wiz.......did you really say "FUDGE" when it happened??.........
LoL No but a few of the words were close to sounding like it.
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I've told my grandsons, if you aren't willing to get dirty or bleed you'll never be a mechanic. It must've worked, I'm the only mechanic in the family!
The words "oh Fudge" aren't in my " hurt vocabulary!"
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I've told my grandsons, if you aren't willing to get dirty or bleed you'll never be a mechanic. It must've worked, I'm the only mechanic in the family!
The words "oh Fudge" aren't in my " hurt vocabulary!"
True words to live by! My Dad told me the same thing when i got into turning wrenches. This truck will have a bunch of my blood before it's over with i'm sure.
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Blood is corrosive, and self-injury is embarrassing if someone else is watching.
I still nick and dent myself now and then, but I'd rather spend time building tools to solve my problems.

"Just the other day I was removeing the mounting bracket for the master cylinder on my 48 f2 beating on it with a 2lb sledge I missed and hit the inside of my knee. It's hard to act like a tough guy with your 17 year old watching"

Ouch.
Pilot holes are a good thing (less force required to chop the rivet), as is drilling off rivet heads completely. Hunks of bar (such as a cut off section of draglink) make nice chisel and punch extensions, just weld them on. A great source for cheap hammer heads,chisels,and punches is fleamarkets. The good US-made stuff is usually old, rusty, and cheap.

After a while you end up with a wide selection of cheap/free implements of destruction that will serve ya for many years.
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