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    Icon6 Now children; don't try this at home.

    Have a go at this character welding under this ute.
    Not recommended for owners of Hydraulic Cits incidentally (or anything else for that matter)

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    Ahh yes, a good one that picture!

    One can only think this must represent 'natural selection' potentially at work. An OH&S nightmare though.

    Or could it instead be a snap of a highly esteemed backyard francophile 'technician' charging $90/hr but doing a 'foreign order' job?

    It should have surfaced under the recent topic about lifting gear. Also, there is an article in the current edition of Practical Classics about ramps and those tip over stands. UK market items but still worth a look.

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    It could of course be from a OH &S training manual pointing out that he's welding without the use of goggles; they tend to think a bit like that.


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    he has a rock under the wheel to prevent it rolling away

    that has to be safe surely
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    i would be using the size and weight of the welder to help prop it up abit more...


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    Default Brainless.....

    This photo looks like proof that you don't need any brains at all to be a welder.
    It looks like he is welding up his petrol tank, perhaps it has a hole in it.
    Does anyone know where this photo was taken , how long ago, and what was the final outcome...ie...it might be an interesting story.

    This guy might have skiied into a huge tree and been killed, or he might have been clobbered by a golfball while walking his dog, or he might have been struck dead by lightening for being so bloody stupid...or something.
    He might have tripped over his own bootlace and fallen into the path of an oncoming train.
    I just get the impression that this bloke is probably not around any more.
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    i know it is a reasonably old photo... it was doing the rounds on email about 12-18months ago

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    No wonder it looks so fuzzy... it's worn out!

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    To pick up on George's comments ....

    This guy may have been 'around' in that picture, but could indeed be feeling rather flat now!

    Perhaps, he is still with us and one of those lucky (Irish?) blokes that ...

    ... was about to be killed by skiing into a huge tree but missed the trunk because just at that instant the tree was stuck by lightning which split the trunk right down the middle so he sailed on through to enjoy the apres ski entertainment after all. (and God said unto the world: "Missed!")

    ... was about to be clobbered by a stray golf ball while walking his dog, but the dog, shall we say a large dopey labrador, suddenly leapt after a duck at the last moment upsetting his balance and so the ball just grazed his left ear was deflected and dropped into the hole.

    ... was walking the same dopey labrador by the railway embankment, tripped on that overly long shoelace, was about to be ground into the ballast by that oncoming train, but ... at the last moment it swung left at a set of points.

    But back to the photo ... surprised nobody has commented on the apparently bald and dangerous front tyre or the innapropriate clothing for welding! Taking some risks there although it should be OK as long as his chickens remain seated as ballast on the right hand top rail of the tray. If only cars had a canting keel or water ballast to give an instant list for easy repair access to a dirty bottom.

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    Might be a prime candidate for the Darwin Awards.

    www.darwinawards.com

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    That's what David S said...

    My understanding is that this bloke was caught and schooled in safety methods by showing him this link:

    http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/toc_FatalFacts.html

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    Excellent links those two.

    Isn't it a shame that a Darwin Award is awarded posthumously? Imagine all those imaginative reality TV commentators who would love to ask:
    "Can you tell us what was going through your mind at that moment?"
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    "How are you feeling right now?"

    Just everday stupidity with results that are avoidable.

    Reminds me of recently seeing a bloke in one of those new Boss Ford V8 ute things with his baby in the kiddie seat right in front of the passenger side airbag! If that ever went off, it would most likely stop that part of his family's genetic development ... Simultaneously remarkable and unremarkable!

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    Perhaps he was practicing for RAID repairs on 2CVs. Many a 2CV has been repaired in this manner apparently - some are even rolled onto their sides onto some tyres. It is usually easier and safer to do this after the car has stopped I am told
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    I'll probably be shamed forever for admitting that I once owned a Humber Vague... but I did, and it had plentiful rust in the outer sills.

    I tipped it on one side and then the other - suitably cushioned of course - to enable me to readily weld long strips of sheet steel where the sill was supposed to go.

    But it was on its side, and had substantial props keeping it there!

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    I can easily visualize the petrol tank exploding, blowing out the two wooden stays and that fellow being simultaniously crushed and burnt to death, an horrible end.

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    I remember being at Bill Sewell's place one night back in the days when "sprint cars" were known as 'Hot Rods' at the speedway and he'd just won the title s of Outfits as well as the hot rods and was preparing for a trip south.
    His car had a Ford T/bird V8 engine in it and had been imported from Yankeeland from memory but he'd done some damage and needed the engine out. It was eventually decided that it was impossible to remove by normal means, so..........they politely hitched it to two block & tackles and just upended the entire car. It then became a game of strength versus reflexes as a half dozen of us crawled around with jemmy bars, crow bars, long screwdrivers and a variety of steel bars tugging and swinging on anything we could get leverage off, when suddenly someone shouted "Look out!! here comes the big [email protected]$tard" followed by a rush of bodies out from under and a dull thud as the big V8 hit the deck.
    Workplace health & safety??? bloody whooses!! They were the days when men were men & only the women left the seat down.


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    Ahh..that reminds me......my father-in-law's old UK panelbeater's shop story - when they were to weld a fuel tank, they ran exhaust into it from a running car, the theory being that the exhaust wasn't flammable. Until one went up...and the cartoon style blackened faces emerged from the garage...

    Or the time that he was welding the floorpan of an Escort, the idea being that the assistant watched the inside floor to make sure the sound deadening didn't catch alight. Except this time the assistant didn't know he'd started... Owner came back to a car in a new shade of matt black...

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    Not really all that far removed from the original photo, I suspect, was the guy I saw in passing a few months back from the other side of the Prince's Freeway out near Labertouche, sitting with his back to the passing 110km/h traffic with his feet maybe far enough in to be under the diff of a flat-top HQ ute as he worked on replacing a flat fatty ...
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