Date registered: Mar 2017
Vehicle: 1984 380SL
Location: North America
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^^^ Geeze they always perilously lift the cars with the rims like that. I always see guys underneath them working. I'm not that stupid to do it without something I trust. Even working inside the car to get little bits makes me nervous that the whole thing is going to tilt and fall with me in it.
My building manager is a Guatemalan guy and had his pop over a couple months ago trying to replace a CV axle on their Toyota Civic.
They jacked the car up with a widow maker and were working under that. I walked by, freaked and told them both, "GET THE F**K OUT FROM THERE!"
I ran to my storage locker and loaned them my floor jacks, ramps, wheel chocks, and my 3 ton jack. We put the car up into a proper position and choked the wheels right. He's a really well to do contractor and I scolded him for putting his wife at risk for being a widow. Anytime he wants to work on his car to just knock on my door and he can borrow them.
Just the other day, I saw another guy doing car work a few blocks away from my house. Again double widow makers. This time I facepalmed and walked away.
Seriously, you can get proper floor jacks and wheel chocks at harbor freight for like $30 all in. Being killed by squashing is a horrible way to go.