Re: Has your Jeep injured you? O/T
I was removing my drag link from my pittman arm on the steering box and when it popped loose my left hand flew and hit the sharp side of the oil pan. My left middle finger was cut down near the bone across the whole finger right on the knuckle nearest the end. My hands were covered in grease from the drag link end having been leaking around the dust boot. I had to go to the ER to get stitches, covered from head to toe in grease, oil, and grime. I got some interesting looks. The doctor gave me four shots and proceeded to scrub it out with some kind of brown stuff and a gauze pad. And I do mean scrub. It hurt like hell, even with the shots. It hurt more than the cut, the shots, and the stitches put together. I ended up with two stitches, some excellent pain killer, and a nice white bandage covering my middle finger, which made gesturing for the next few weeks really effective. Luckily the doctor did a good job and I don't even have a scar since the cut fell right on one of my wrinkle lines.
Another time I made the mistake of starting the engine with it in 1st and 4L instead of neutral, right in front of my garage with the door open with me standing on the passenger side leaning in. Of course, it fired right up and starts chugging into the garage toward the back wall at about 1/2 mph. I got it shut down right before it hit the shelving and the natural gas furnace in the back of the garage, after having had the rear wheel run right over my foot. That felt good. Luckily I was wearing boots. In 4 L my jeep has enough torque that you can park it against a tree with the engine idleing in gear and it will just spin the wheels. Or go up the tree. I always get in before I start it now.
1955 Willys CJ5 Buick 225 V6 160HP 270ft-lbs, T90 trans, Warn OD, PTO winch, Spicer 18 T Case, RS9000's, Dana 25F/ 44R,
5.38:1 gears, 11" brakes, Bestop Supertop, Hurculiner