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Remember to always use jack stands ( or 2x4's ) :shock:

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That photo literally sent chills up my spine. :?
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What's wrong...he remembered to block his wheel :D

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That pic makes me cringe! :shock:
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Post by porboy »

Is it just me or does it look like he is welding the gas tank? :shock:

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Post by proglamis »

How the hell did he get it in that position in the first place?

Also, doing work on the side of the road like that is just an invitation for some joker to tap the truck or the wood.

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Post by Rekd »

Looks like he's welding the gas tank alright...

He's got two sticks holding that thing up.. isn't that like having a belt and suspenders?? :shock:

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Post by L&L Corvairs »

Me thinks that someone has been playing with PhotoShop (or some other type program) again.

My guess is, at the very least, there is a cable(s) attached to the vehicle holding it at that angle.

Those supposed 2" x 4"s ain't really there. First of all, look at the shadows. You can clearly see the shadow of a person extending into the picture. Where is the shadow for the 2 x 4's????

Second, the scale of the supports is wrong. Compare how wide and thick they are to the rails on the truck. Compare them to the guys leg!!!!

Third, have you ever noticed how easy it is to bend a 2 x 4? Two wood 2 x 4's, place as shown, don't have the strength to hold up that much weight. They would break. Now, the braces COULD be made out of aluminum or steel, but at the angle they are placed, I still don't believe they would support the truck.

Can't really tell for sure what the guy is welding in on.

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Post by Voice »

I don't really see an inconsistancy with the shadows.
The shadow of the guy comming into the picture is consistant with the shadows of the truck and if you look closely at the taller 2x4, right at the bottom, you can see it's shadow, which also appears to be consistant.

As for the weight... that truck could be high enough so that alot of the weight is leaning away.
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L&L Corvairs wrote:
Those supposed 2" x 4"s ain't really there. First of all, look at the shadows. You can clearly see the shadow of a person extending into the picture. Where is the shadow for the 2 x 4's????
They look like 4x4's to me. I see shadows on BOTH of the posts, as well as shawdows ON the posts from the truck, (up towards the top of the posts)
Second, the scale of the supports is wrong. Compare how wide and thick they are to the rails on the truck. Compare them to the guys leg!!!!


Again, they look like 4x4's, and the rails on the truck look like metal ;)
Two wood 2 x 4's, place as shown, don't have the strength to hold up that much weight.
Sure they would, even if they were 2x4's. Matter of fact, only 1 2x4 would hold it there at that angle if it were steady enough to not roll forwards or backwards, (i.e. the wheel chocks). The weight is distributed mostly on the LENGTH of the pole, not so much the width or height. (I deal with load-paths on a daily basis :D ) You would have to worry about the pole bowing, but I don't think it's long enough to be a major concern. ;)

'sides, I've actually seen a car jacked up at an angle like that with a pole holding it up while I was in TJ, Mexico. (Nobody was under it, though)

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Post by Glamisbound »

Ditto what Rekd said!!!
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Post by Sandemon »

As to the gas tank thing, yes it looks like he is welding on the gas tank, this can be done safely as long as the gas vapors are displaced ahead of time. I have welded on the underground storage tanks at gas stations, thats how we used to fix leaks when the tanks were still made out of steel :twisted: 8) :)
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Sandemon wrote:As to the gas tank thing, yes it looks like he is welding on the gas tank, this can be done safely as long as the gas vapors are displaced ahead of time. I have welded on the underground storage tanks at gas stations, thats how we used to fix leaks when the tanks were still made out of steel :twisted: 8) :)
It seems to me anyone who would sit under a truck and weld with just a couple of 4X4 boards holding it up isn't very concerned about igniting gas vapors. :?
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robio wrote:It seems to me anyone who would sit under a truck and weld with just a couple of 4X4 boards holding it up isn't very concerned about igniting gas vapors. :?
"Concerned" you say? I think "aware" is a more descriptive word in that statement. :roll:

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