Home  |  Forums  |  914 Info  |  Blogs
 
914World.com - The fastest growing online 914 community!
 
Porsche, and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way.
Its only purpose is to provide an online forum for car enthusiasts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

2 Pages V  1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Dont beat yourself up. Share your 914 Pain, What silly thing did you do to hurt yourself?
Mikey914
post Jan 10 2018, 09:31 PM
Post #1


The rubber man
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 8,367
Joined: 27-December 04
From: Hillsboro, OR
Member No.: 3,348
Region Association: None



Well i know better but was trying to remove a shift knob that was stubbornly resisting. 2 good yanks got a little movements one more good yank, and pow right in the eye. I see it comming in slow motion. Cant shut my eye fast enough. A 5mm scrape on my cornia.
Fortunately my ophthalmologist worked me right in. The drops were great, but they will now allow it to heal so here i sit im my 914 self inflicted pain.

I no remember tutlegirl making a note to self to "remove belly ring before sliding under car".

Share you cautionary tales.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
bbrock
post Jan 10 2018, 09:49 PM
Post #2


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 983
Joined: 17-February 17
From: Montana
Member No.: 20,845
Region Association: Rocky Mountains



Must be something going around. Saturday, after a day of welding and grinding, I laid down to rest and a shower of crap fell from my eyebrows into both eyes, scratching both corneas. The right eye healed quickly, but yesterday my doctor had to remove a metal flake from the left eye, and today, a visit to the ophthalmologist to make sure that was it. After taking all the right precautions, it was not washing my face that got me.

And while we are confessing, it has been decades, but I learned about the power of the engine lid torsion bars the hard way and damn near lost a thumb.

Heal quickly!
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
bdstone914
post Jan 10 2018, 09:57 PM
Post #3


bdstone914
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,712
Joined: 8-November 03
From: Riverside CA
Member No.: 1,319



Happened a long time ago.

I unbolted a muffler while lying underneath the car. I removed the last bolt and dropped it on my head.

Top that.
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mike Bellis
post Jan 10 2018, 09:58 PM
Post #4


Resident Electrician
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 8,050
Joined: 22-June 09
From: San Ramon, CA
Member No.: 10,496
Region Association: Northern California




I keep coming out to the garage finding more boxes piled on my car. I think I'm the one doing it... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
bdstone914
post Jan 10 2018, 10:08 PM
Post #5


bdstone914
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,712
Joined: 8-November 03
From: Riverside CA
Member No.: 1,319



QUOTE(bdstone914 @ Jan 10 2018, 09:57 PM) *

Happened a long time ago.

I unbolted a muffler while lying underneath the car. I removed the last bolt and dropped it on my head.

Top that.


Ok, Maybe I can top my own.
Recently I had a 1/2 gallon container with a couple inches of epoxy and paint remover with a couple of parts I was soaking to remove heavy paint. Was trying to fish out a part and it slipped off the hook and splashed the paint remover in one eye. Ouch. Was alone at the shop and had to feel my way to the bathroom to flood the eye with water. Got some sterile eye wash and irrigated it again. Went to urgent care and they flooded it again and gave me some drops to prevent infection. Did not loose any sight in the eye but got a good wake up about wearing eye protection for a lot of jobs that you do not think as risky. Did not have use of the eye for a couple days. Too painful to move.

Lesson: Don't be stupid. Wear safety glasses.

Who would ever think they could poke their own eye removing a shift knob ?
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
burton73
post Jan 10 2018, 10:21 PM
Post #6


burton73
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,725
Joined: 2-January 07
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 7,414
Region Association: Southern California



Happened in the late 70s but I was screwing with my glove box door after I put burl wood veneer on it. It looked great back then.

Anyway the glove box door was stuck and as I was trying to lift it and it opened into my thumb and I was seeing stars. Black nail. Really hurt.

Nothing like some guys that have almost got killed from a car coming off of a jack stand.

Bob B


O yea Eye injury hurts as well (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smash.gif) .
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mgphoto
post Jan 10 2018, 10:37 PM
Post #7


"If there is a mistake it will find me"
***

Group: Members
Posts: 712
Joined: 1-April 09
From: Los Angeles, CA
Member No.: 10,225
Region Association: Southern California



Early '80's under my first 914 drilling out a broken exhaust stud. Heavy duty metal drill, bit catches the drill spins out of my hand and wacks me in the right eyebrow, bled for a while. Learned to respect power tools that day.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mihai914
post Jan 11 2018, 05:17 AM
Post #8


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 721
Joined: 2-March 05
From: Montreal, QC
Member No.: 3,697



This won't surprise anyone...

A couple of years ago I was putting back the torsion spring after repairing the trunk mount.

I used the socket and extension method to push it and I got too close to have a better view.

My hand had become sweaty by the effort and the whole thing slipped, springing back and hitting me straight on the lower lip and jaw.

One of the most painful moments ever and I was convinced that I lost some teeth and broke a bone.

I went to the ER and everything was fine except for a very nice bruise and swollen lip.

Moral of the story is to keep your distance and wear all the protection possible when working with those. Don't know how they did in the factory but it must of been one of the riskiest jobs on the assembly line.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
74ravenna
post Jan 11 2018, 05:51 AM
Post #9


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 373
Joined: 19-October 14
From: nh
Member No.: 18,032
Region Association: North East States



Pulling the fuel tank.

Tugging and pulling to no avail. Stood over it to get a better grip and purchase.
When it came out it seemed to release easy.
I yanked right in to my face.
Smacked myself pretty good. No damage except a little soreness.

Steve
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mepstein
post Jan 11 2018, 07:08 AM
Post #10


914-6 GT in waiting
**********

Group: Members
Posts: 10,500
Joined: 19-September 09
From: Landenberg, PA/Wilmington, DE
Member No.: 10,825
Region Association: MidAtlantic Region



I’ve never made a mistake.



(IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
BeatNavy
post Jan 11 2018, 07:20 AM
Post #11


We're not going to be suck this year
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,563
Joined: 26-February 14
From: P-Falls, NoVA
Member No.: 17,042
Region Association: MidAtlantic Region



I set my groin on fire.

Before I had a lift, I was underneath the car trying to weld in a fix for a broken clutch tube at the firewall. I was just wearing overalls. Now I own a) a lift and b) a welding jacket.

It got my attention, but no real "damage" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
barefoot
post Jan 11 2018, 07:39 AM
Post #12


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 599
Joined: 19-March 13
From: Charleston SC
Member No.: 15,673
Region Association: South East States



QUOTE(bdstone914 @ Jan 10 2018, 10:57 PM) *

Happened a long time ago.

I unbolted a muffler while lying underneath the car. I removed the last bolt and dropped it on my head.

Top that.

After removing the engine/tranny, with car supported with blocking under wheels, i was un-torquing inner bolt on rear trailing arm when car rolled off blocking with me under !!
Fortunately i had some beefy foam blocking under longs so car didn't flatten me under there. (Emergency brakes non functional then)
Could have been all over for me.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
tygaboy
post Jan 11 2018, 09:00 AM
Post #13


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,661
Joined: 6-October 15
From: Petaluma, CA
Member No.: 19,241
Region Association: Northern California



While fabricating the front hoop for my car, I had it laying across the car with the legs resting on the longs. The corners of the hoop are just the right radius that if you aren't paying attention, you can bump the hoop, move it out of position just enough so that it drops in between the longs and the legs rotate up - quickly...
Nailed me right in the side of the head.
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
LowBridge
post Jan 11 2018, 10:38 AM
Post #14


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 360
Joined: 10-August 15
From: Lunenburg, MA
Member No.: 19,045
Region Association: North East States



QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Jan 11 2018, 08:20 AM) *

I set my groin on fire.

Before I had a lift, I was underneath the car trying to weld in a fix for a broken clutch tube at the firewall. I was just wearing overalls. Now I own a) a lift and b) a welding jacket.

It got my attention, but no real "damage" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


Classic... done this one myself and the sad part is more than once (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Vacca Rabite
post Jan 11 2018, 10:43 AM
Post #15


En Garde!
**********

Group: Admin
Posts: 11,437
Joined: 15-December 03
From: Dallastown, PA
Member No.: 1,435
Region Association: MidAtlantic Region



Aside from an inch of wire wheel wire getting stuck in my forehead...

I did set myself on fire using a plasma cutter on 914 parts.Had the spark shower bouncing off my jeans. Turned off the arc, and my thighs were still really warm. Looked down and noticed I had a 4 inch flame front burning up my leg.

Aside from the usual barked fingers and mashed thumbs, I have not done anything that caused more the temporary discomfort.

Zach
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
cuddy_k
post Jan 11 2018, 10:44 AM
Post #16


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,022
Joined: 22-May 15
From: Westchester, NY
Member No.: 18,749
Region Association: North East States



Was trying to remove the anodizing on a Fuchs wheel with oven cleaner spray. I had the good sense to do it outside, but not enough to wear goggles. A gust of wind blew the lye spray into my eyes. Fortunately I was standing next to the garden hose and was able to flush quickly. Scary. Especially since I'm a commercial director and occasionally need my eyes for work (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
jfort
post Jan 11 2018, 10:47 AM
Post #17


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 901
Joined: 5-May 03
From: Findlay, OH
Member No.: 652
Region Association: Upper MidWest



The garage where I store the 914 has a security alarm that must been disarmed on the other side of the garage from the entry door. The light switch is over there, too, and IT IS DARK, especially having just come in from outside. In hurrying over there to turn off the alarm and trying to avoid running into the car, I ran into an open door for the bathroom. About put me down and left a week-long, very conspicuous and question initiating, shiner.

I've done worse under and around the cars I maintain there, the above was just the most recent.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
jd74914
post Jan 11 2018, 10:55 AM
Post #18


Its alive
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,177
Joined: 16-February 04
From: CT
Member No.: 1,659
Region Association: North East States



QUOTE(bbrock @ Jan 10 2018, 10:49 PM) *

Must be something going around. Saturday, after a day of welding and grinding, I laid down to rest and a shower of crap fell from my eyebrows into both eyes, scratching both corneas. The right eye healed quickly, but yesterday my doctor had to remove a metal flake from the left eye, and today, a visit to the ophthalmologist to make sure that was it. After taking all the right precautions, it was not washing my face that got me.


Hopefully everything is healing up well! BTDT before and it really sucked-especially the eye vice part. I always wear a hat now too in addition to the glasses/helmet/shield to have one less place for particles to get caught and my first stop is the sink to wash my face off well as soon as I finish.

I've also burned holes in my pants/boxers with weld spatter and once lit my shirt on fire with grinding sparks (not 914 on that one though). The worst injury was when I was using a knotted wire wheel and it caught an edge, kicked the grinder up, and caught my forearm. That scar is still there almost 15 years later. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mblizzard
post Jan 11 2018, 11:10 AM
Post #19


Advanced Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,517
Joined: 28-January 13
From: Knoxville Tn
Member No.: 15,438
Region Association: South East States



Checking the install of alternator belt by hand. Instructed partner in car it was ok to start. Did not move had quick enough. Now missing 1/4-inch of pinky finger.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Alphaogre
post Jan 11 2018, 11:12 AM
Post #20


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 434
Joined: 28-May 12
From: San Diego
Member No.: 14,487
Region Association: Southern California



I started messing around in the garage as a much dumber youth venturing into this hobby of old cars, buggies, and fabricating by myself, so I've had some that I look back and still blow my mind I got away with no permanent injury...

- I have flash burned by eyes by tack welding without my helmet...

- I was crouched down grinding the edges of some aluminum I cut and lost my balance and as I fell the running grinder ran across my thigh. Luckily it was the fat grinding blade, not the cutting blade so it just cauterized a groove 4 inches long across my leg.

- I had a few gallons of fuel pour on to me when the fuel line hose cam off with me under the car, by the time I was able to get it back on my clothes were soaked and skin was burning, luckily was not on my face.

- Dumbest one was on my 220v welder, a portion of the power chord got exposed from rubbing on things over the years, instead of fixing it correctly I just had tape on it, one day the tape came off and as I went to put more tape on I was touching the exposed portion and did not realize it was still plugged in. My thumbs started to violently move without me controlling them haha, luckily I think it just went back through the chord and just passed through me...

- When I had my Corvair, we were testing stuff while the car was running and looking under the rear of the car, the muffler was hot so when I pushed on it looking for something else, I had no fingerprints for the next few months...

I really could have used a mentor to slap me before many of these hahaha

Other than that, just typical things over the years...a few grinding blades have exploded, a couple fires, and some fumes I wasn't expecting...
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

2 Pages V  1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd June 2018 - 07:26 AM