Day By Day

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  • Epador

    Uh oh

  • Merle

    whumpf is not a good sound!!! ๐Ÿ™

  • tom ploszaj

    Appears a jack stand failed…. not good is right!

    • KenH

      Yeah… but – Sam is not that big, it might be her chest and breath knocked out of her , or just surprised

  • Crotalus

    CHRIS, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?????

    • Dramatic tension, I believe it is called.

  • Malatrope

    Shit.

  • Greg B

    Dear God!
    Hope she has another jack stand on the other side. Or that the ground is soft enough she just got kind of pressed down into it.

    • KenH

      It’s grass, very clearly. So not unyielding. Thats the only good news

  • KenH

    Gee
    WHY do I always want to JUST KILL SKYPE??

    ARE YOU FRAKKING KIDDING ME????

  • Oh SHIT! NO!

  • Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable!

    Yikes and ruh roh!

  • Kafiroon

    Very interesting.
    The sound of something important breaking.
    The sound of something heavy landing on something soft.

    Experience.

  • JTC

    OK, maybe I did crawl under the motorhome to do suspension work wearing flip flops, but that sucker was on a concrete pad with stands under the axle, the floor jack under the punkin, 2×6’s under the wheels and the e-brake on…I can deal with some busted knuckles and a smashed big toe, but when wifey finds me checked out I prefer it to be something a little more sexy than as a bloody pancake.

  • Little-Acorn

    No, Chris. No.

  • Doc Savage

    Shit….that’s about 3,400 lbs…..gonna need an adrenalin supercharged heavy lifter

  • George Smiley

    I lost a high school friend, a good friend, precisely this way. It was the first introduction to โ€˜real lifeโ€™. Shortly later was Vietnam. We all grew up quick and hard back then.

  • John T. Block

    Chill a little, folks. Ever drop a transmission in the dirt? Like when the last bolt breaks?

    • LowKey

      Sure have, and you’re right.
      Sounds just like that, and it also sucks to use your own chest as a human transmission jack.

    • Lester

      That’s my take on it. Or on your chest when you’re young.

    • WayneM

      That was my thought too… It’s painful and uncomfortable but nobody died. Regardless, whoever is beside the Cuda needs to stop talking and start helping.

  • eon

    My father was once nearly killed that way.

    A friend of mine damned well WAS killed that way.

    clear ether

    eon

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Soft grass.
    Collapsed jack stand
    ((WUMPF))

    Oh, fuck!!

  • GWB

    Yeah, my thought was the tranny, not the whole car.
    I sense a dream arc coming……………………………..
    (But, yeah, Chris, you’re scaring the lady folk ’round here – shame on you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    • rickn8or

      Scaring the men too…

  • PaulS

    HFA! ๐Ÿ™

  • Spin Drift

    Jack stands on grass? Sam is smarter than that, way smarter. I used to slide a spare tire next to me when under jack stands. I was also skinnier then, way skinnier. I’m also thinking the transmission is on her chest. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt with Hurst imprint.

    Spin
    Busted Knuckle School of Mechanical Ineptitude, Class of ’77.

  • Pamela

    Lord let the wrench be what slipped and caused the whumpf.
    Where’s her spotter… You go into a tight confined space and there is someone ready to pull you out.

    Will somebody please just go geld Weinstein and brand that fornication constricting orifice a coward.

    • Delilah T.

      I’ll vote for the gelding part. I know a vet who is quick and merciless. Seems as though a lot of studs in LaLaLand need to be neutered before they’re returned to the street.

  • JTC

    Wish it was just the trans dropping or the jackstand shifting in the dirt.

    But the way that stand collapsed (never seen one do that) indicates the car is down, but the wheels presumably are still on so maybe that and the grass will limit the squish factor on Sam…hoping that is the case and that the crack was the stand breaking and the whump was the wheels landing.

    And yeah, like I said above, solid surface and redundancy…she’s an engineer, she knows that.

  • SFCGator

    Nooooo! SAM!

  • DonS

    Judging from the motion cues above the hood, the whole car fell on her… looks like we have severe trauma in the story arc ahead. Broken ribs as a minimum, depending on exactly where she lay. But, we can trust that Chris knows where he’s going with this, and though the ride be bumpy at times, we will all arrive safely, with our favorite characters intact. DBD on!

  • Don’t get too excited. He did a similar thing to Jan years ago when her VW got smashed in an accident. A few days later we found out it was stolen. He got me then, he won’t get me again.

  • John

    Not good.
    The two white lines over the hood seem to indicate the whole front end just dropped.
    If Sam’s head had some clearance she may get out of this with a few cracked ribs unless the ‘cuda has such low clearance she can’t breath.

  • Delilah T.

    Why wasn’t that car up on a rack???????

    Are we going to find that Someone’s rack has been compromised by a failing Jack Stand?

    Stay tuned. If Skye doesn’t snap out of her miasma of ‘memememeeee!’ with this, she’s hopeless. But then, she’s pretty much hopeless anyway.

    Should I send Sam a ‘get well and beat the crap out of your sister’ card?

  • Big Jim

    One night back in the 60’s I just happened to stop by a pal’s garage as he was trapped under the tailshaft of the 3-speed tranny on a 283 Chevy Belair. Jack slipped; the crossmember and tip-weight of the engine/transmission was on his chest, if I had been 3 minutes later it would have killed him. 2 lessons learned for us both; never trust a jack and ALWAYS have a spotter. “How could this HURT me?” are words to live by…..

  • Sam

    I guess it was about 1990 or so. I don’t remember why, but I had my Mustang II up on ramps for the front wheels. Jacked the back end up using a rolling floor jack under the differential. Of course, it was one of those small ones with a 20″ (or so) handle, so I was laying on the carport floor ratcheting it up. Never even thought out the possibility of the car rolling off the ramps, since they had those little dips the tires drop into when they’re properly placed. Anyway, all of a sudden there was a quick bang as the car rolled off the ramps and I found myself looking up at the bottom of the gas tank. That floor jack with it’s little 2″ wheels rolled straight back three feet with the differential still centered and kept the car from dropping on me.

    No one can convince me guardian angels don’t exist. I’ve had too many close calls like that where I should have died or been seriously injured, and I’ve only ever had one 1/2″ scratch when I was 5 for all of them. At least the ones where I was even aware that I had been in danger.