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what luck Saturday
« on: January 09, 2005, 05:01:12 pm »
O.K. I thought I'd change out the lift support arms that hold the back window up on the wifes station wagon because the old ones weren't doing the job to well. So I took the old ones off and was putting on the new ones when her back window shatered on me :o. Luckely no major cuts on my me. Now I've had to call to try to find a new back window
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2005, 05:16:19 pm »
just tell her u go her air con :D

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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2005, 05:24:02 pm »
 :laugh: well if it wasn't winter time she might go for it........
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2005, 05:29:25 pm »
How'd it happen?  Did the window drop or tightened too much or what?
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2005, 05:39:06 pm »

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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2005, 06:07:16 pm »
well, at least your thick skull saved you from injury =p
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2005, 09:25:13 pm »
Hat or no hat, I'll bet you've still got a bruised melon. I busted a window on a customer's car once when I was working for a towing company (Contours are a PITA to do an unlock on), I heard the tool chip the bottom of the glass and that was all she wrote....POW! Shattered safety glass everywhere, what a mess.
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2005, 07:07:32 am »
How old is the wagon? If it is at least 10 years old you can just go to the junkyard and get a complete tailgate/back window/whatever for cheaper than the glass shop will charge you for the piece of glass.

Heck, if the wagon is old enough then you can get a complete parts car for less.
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2005, 08:39:30 am »
if it's at least ten years old, you could just LEAVE it at the junk yard ;)


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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2005, 11:16:30 am »
if it's at least ten years old, you could just LEAVE it at the junk yard ;)

Nonsense. Age 10 is when you start getting the value out of a vehicle. My current daily driver is 21 years old. The newest vehicle I ever owned was a 1988 Escort (in 1994). Second newest was a 1995 Lebaron Convertible in 2001.
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2005, 11:20:55 am »
You don't live in New England, do you?  By the time a car is 8 years old here, it's structurally unsound, having been eaten from the underneath.  Cars that are ten years old here are DONE.


BTW, dude, that's not bad luck, that's good luck.  You were hit in the head by a heavy, blunt object and weren't injured.

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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2005, 11:27:05 am »
BTW, dude, that's not bad luck, that's good luck.  You were hit in the head by a heavy, blunt object and weren't injured.

Gotta agree with the man there.  Not only a heavy object, but one that could have cut you a lot!

I am curious, though...didn't you prop up the window, or were you relying on one hydraulic support to keep the whole thing up?

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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2005, 01:09:54 pm »
How old is the wagon? If it is at least 10 years old you can just go to the junkyard and get a complete tailgate/back window/whatever for cheaper than the glass shop will charge you for the piece of glass.

Heck, if the wagon is old enough then you can get a complete parts car for less.

It's a 91 Buick Roadmaster (big ol battle wagon grocery getter) I checked the junk yards they want the same price as a new one :o

It may be old but it's reliable

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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2005, 01:31:54 am »
How old is the wagon? If it is at least 10 years old you can just go to the junkyard and get a complete tailgate/back window/whatever for cheaper than the glass shop will charge you for the piece of glass.

Heck, if the wagon is old enough then you can get a complete parts car for less.

It's a 91 Buick Roadmaster (big ol battle wagon grocery getter) I checked the junk yards they want the same price as a new one :o

It may be old but it's reliable

Is that the square one or the round one? If it is the older squarish body style then you should be able to get glass out of a much older unit.
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2005, 02:19:20 am »
Ummm... Shouldn't you have been building your cab? :)

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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2005, 01:34:39 pm »
if it's at least ten years old, you could just LEAVE it at the junk yard ;)

Nonsense. Age 10 is when you start getting the value out of a vehicle. My current daily driver is 21 years old. The newest vehicle I ever owned was a 1988 Escort (in 1994). Second newest was a 1995 Lebaron Convertible in 2001.

yes, 21 years ago a ten year old car was ok. but a car that is NOW ten years old just isnt the same as a ten year old car 21 years ago. i myself have a 1973 model car which ive owned for 13 odd years so i know what you mean. but newer cars are much more disposable. i don't necessarily think thats a bad thing either, but i wouldnt own a new car more than 5 years nowadays...


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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2005, 02:08:16 pm »
yes, 21 years ago a ten year old car was ok. but a car that is NOW ten years old just isnt the same as a ten year old car 21 years ago. i myself have a 1973 model car which ive owned for 13 odd years so i know what you mean. but newer cars are much more disposable. i don't necessarily think thats a bad thing either, but i wouldnt own a new car more than 5 years nowadays...
Heck, I've owned five cars over the past 20 years. Never owned any single one more than 5 years MAX! They always seem to break down BIG time (i.e., tranny problems, seized cylinders etc) right after the warranty has expired  :o. Methinks these problems are engineered into the car to begin with.
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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2005, 02:34:50 pm »
My daily driver is a 1994 Geo Prizm SE.  I have had it for two years now, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

My previous car was 1991 Isuzu Amigo XS.  I drove it for 11 years and it was still going strong.  I was starting to show some rust.  I finally decided to get rid of it because my wife can't drive stick shift, and it really wasn't very good for transporting children.

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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2005, 02:52:37 pm »
My daily driver is 7 years old... 1998 Volvo S70.  Great car and it drives like a tank!!

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2005, 02:54:49 pm »
How old is the wagon? If it is at least 10 years old you can just go to the junkyard and get a complete tailgate/back window/whatever for cheaper than the glass shop will charge you for the piece of glass.

Heck, if the wagon is old enough then you can get a complete parts car for less.

It's a 91 Buick Roadmaster (big ol battle wagon grocery getter) I checked the junk yards they want the same price as a new one :o

It may be old but it's reliable

Is that the square one or the round one? If it is the older squarish body style then you should be able to get glass out of a much older unit.

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Re: what bad luck yesterday
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2005, 02:57:59 pm »
Ummm... Shouldn't you have been building your cab? :)


wish I was building my cab instead.....Then I wouldn't have the wife P.O.ed since it was her car
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2005, 03:38:02 pm »
Ummm... Shouldn't you have been building your cab? :)


wish I was building my cab instead.....Then I wouldn't have the wife P.O.ed since it was her car  :D

UPDATE: The new window is in and the wifes not as mad


btw my daily driver is a 1987 Ford Bronco and I can fit a Cab in there :D

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Gentlemen, I think he requires an intervention.  Let's all share phone numbers and have each others' wives call each other, as none of us are qualified and will only argue over who gets to take his cabs to "help" him out....the wives are better qualified to get him the help he needs.  Who's with me on this one?
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Gentlemen, I think he requires an intervention.
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2005, 03:56:14 pm »
I can fit a cab in there not have a cab in there............

hmmmmmmmm but wait....perhaps this might work...

If I was to get a power inverter to tranform my 12v DC battery into 110v AC I could possibly build a cab to put in there and have games on the go :o

so crazy it just might work...................

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Re: what luck Saturday
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2005, 04:35:34 pm »
There you guys go - in front of your very own eyes, he's backtracking already....but if you look carefully, class, he had ideas at his fingertips to "try to get it to work".

I next point you to the limo tint on the windows he applied to hide his addiction.  Shamed into hiding, his addiction will only worsen.  Jabba, thank you for your pledge of assistance.  We'll be needing all the help we can muster for this case.  He seems like he'll be a tough nut to crack.

Missioncontrol, c'mon buddy....put down the crimper for a second....we only want to talk.....we won't hurt you a bit, we're only here to help.....you didn't accidentally slam that window on a cabinet you were trying to fit in there did you?  Are you cut, hurt, anything? 

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Re: what luck Saturday
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2005, 02:20:37 pm »
I next point you to the limo tint on the windows he applied to hide his addiction.

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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2022, 05:12:23 am »
if it's at least ten years old, you could just LEAVE it at the junk yard ;)

Nonsense. Age 10 is when you start getting the value out of a vehicle. My current daily driver is 21 years old. The newest vehicle I ever owned was a 1988 Escort (in 1994). Second newest was a 1995 Lebaron Convertible in 2001.

yes, 21 years ago a ten year old car was ok. but a car that is NOW ten years old just isnt the same as a ten year old car 21 years ago. i myself have a 1973 model car which ive owned for 13 odd years so i know what you mean. but newer cars are much more disposable. i don't necessarily think thats a bad thing either, but i wouldnt own a new car more than 5 years nowadays...

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« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2022, 02:32:30 pm »
if it's at least ten years old, you could just LEAVE it at the junk yard ;)

Nonsense. Age 10 is when you start getting the value out of a vehicle. My current daily driver is 21 years old. The newest vehicle I ever owned was a 1988 Escort (in 1994). Second newest was a 1995 Lebaron Convertible in 2001.

yes, 21 years ago a ten year old car was ok. but a car that is NOW ten years old just isnt the same as a ten year old car 21 years ago. i myself have a 1973 model car which ive owned for 13 odd years so i know what you mean. but newer cars are much more disposable. i don't necessarily think thats a bad thing either, but i wouldnt own a new car more than 5 years nowadays...

ultra super bump!

I've now owned a new car more than five years so I guess im eating my words  ;D

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Re: what luck Saturday
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2022, 02:59:39 pm »
He was painting old ass Volvos with plasti-dip or some ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- last I recall.


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« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2022, 06:57:04 am »
He was painting old ass Volvos with plasti-dip or some ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- last I recall.

Was a 1973 Type 3 VW notch back. I painted it with household enamel paint using high density foam rollers, ala $50 paint job.


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« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2022, 11:23:18 am »
Idk what I was expecting but it wasn't Wolverine

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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2022, 09:45:28 pm »
Idk what I was expecting but it wasn't Wolverine

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