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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Troy711, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Troy711

    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    I was at a mates place for a party the other night and decided it was time to take my car home. I had a few drinks, but not that many, and it was a 300 meter drive. (i know, i was lazy to drive there in the first place.) so his younger brother jumped in with me and as i was backing down the driveway i said (after looking behind) is there anything i can hit?' and the suddenly >>CRUNCH<<. 'yeah, there is a big rock in the ground' he says.
    thanks!!! that info would have been handy 3 seconds ago!!! but i got off lucky and only have some minor scratches in the rear bumper... now it really looks like a work ute!

    anyone else ever done something stupid like this?

    ohh, i also back into a tree once too... it was right behind me, but some how i didnt see it!!!
     
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    My one shocker was a few years ago now.....pissing down rain and no wipers, ran over a median strip and almost took out a keep left sign whilst reading a road map and argueing with my now x g/f. Only doing 30kph and no damage luckily.

    The best one was that same x g/f..who decided to put my VS SS in the garage. She hit the throttle instead of the brake Put it straight through the wall into the lounge room- Dad reading his paper wasn't very happy, and there was only the smallest scratch on the VS. Couldn't say as much for the wall that cost me close to $500 to repair.

    Whenever we talk the wall incident always brings a few laughs.

    Jake
     
  3. Okey

    Okey Guest

    Haha thats prety funny. The same kinda thing happend to a girl i knew at school. she just got here L's and put it through a wall in the house.

    I myself havn't done anything yet to one of my cars <touchwood>
     
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    As i'm always telling my dad- no one is perfect! Had the shits once in my old VW on my L plates and reversed without looking into a trolley rail in a supermarket. Put a nice elbow into the steel bumper. Did the same sort of thing recently at work on a mine site, friday arvo- couldn't wait to get out of there so I backed the work 4wd into a LARGE euclid truck tyre which was lying down. Luckily it only bent the mudflap back into the rear tyre so some hammering repositioned it.
     
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    You have to watch those damn tree, they'll jump out from nowhere and hit you, then stand there as if to say, "what ya going to do about it Punk".


    Always good to have a chainsaw handy in the back.
     
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    QUOTE (Cashy @ Feb 11 2004, 04:20 PM) You have to watch those damn tree, they'll jump out from nowhere and hit you, then stand there as if to say, "what ya going to do about it Punk".


    Always good to have a chainsaw handy in the back.
    I tell ya if I had a chainsaw I would go and chop the tree down that wrote off my 5.0L. I've been looking at it with evil eyes for over 2 years now

    That tree and any silver Daewoo Cielo......they're cursed I tell ya

    Jake
     
  7. The1985divo

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    Care to elabarate on that jake lol
     
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    OSL-060 Banned

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    Not really but I'll say a little

    Going too fast (150kph in a 100kph zone) when a Daewoo Cielo pulled out in front of me from a sidestreet without looking. Took evasive action to avoid hitting the Cielo instead choosing a shallow embankment. Couldn't trim off speed quick enough to save it even with ABS and some not so fun fishtailing.

    An old lady who was knitting and waiting for a bus said the car was 6ft above a 6ft fence before we landed in the only spare block within 5klms. Eventually being stopped by a tree. We walked it out afterwards and from the point where the car left the ground (apex of the embankment) it went over the fence travelling 20metres in all. I still remember all the dust and thinking it was over, when really we were still in the air.

    Walked away with noone hurt and no charges laid to either party, my speeding cancelled out the lady in the Daewoo being held responsible even when she admited talking on her mobile phone to her granddaughter. It shook her up more than me watching my car fishtail past her careering across into coming traffic and up the embankment.

    All in all it was pretty horrific even though we got away with no more than a little whip lash.

    Car was the biggest mess I've ever seen someone walk away from, even the attending Ambulance officers said they were prepared for the worst when they pulled up. Instead I was quite alright...kicking the sh!t out of my already written off SS.

    Thats about that, slowed me down and I learnt, even if it was the hardest way possible. With no insurance to cover it

    Jake
     
  9. dumpd6

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    I live in the country so we don’t have many street lights to lighten things up so yea I have hit few little things

    I have tinted tail lights so reversed into a garden bed only just caught it with the edge of my bumper no major damage few lil scratches

    Hit the edge of the shed with the passenger door an put a tiny dent in it (To get in the shed I have to go in on a angle an yes it was dark again )

    Smashed my front bar doing a burnout after it had rained an front wheels went onto the dirt an I hit an embankment

    An all this was before I got my licence I haven’t done nothing since I’ve had my licence but my car was only on the road 3 days before it got defected so I don’t drive it much any more

    got pulled over for Doing any where between 160- 180 in a 80 zone isn’t very smart any way ! but the cops wer aight coz the gave me the choice of getting a $400 odd speeding fine an loss of my licence, loss of licence for no p plates an a $150 fine or get my car defected or if they wer ass holes i could of got all 3
     
  10. finarfin

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    Those old style steel traffic "cop" things are a bastard to hit. dont seem em much anymore usually at T intersections circular yellow things look a bit like a hat. This one however wasnt quite yellow, more covered in crap and difficult to see. Still needed to weld the front frame up where it cracked massivly, replace the tyre and do an alignment after i hit the bloody thing. Just unlucky i suppose
     
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    I let my dad drive my car once to hervey bay from brisbane. NEVER AGAIN, he went to stop for a piss and he did a U-turn and put the brake on, only to slam the accelerator as well, and CRUNCH, hit a big tree right in the front, had to replace the bumper bar and bonnet.
     
  12. When i got my bodykit put on my old car, the panel beater drilled into the windscreen wiper circuit to put the skirts on, which obviously made them inoperable. Anyway it was a wet day and i had no idea where i was going but i went for a drive and wouldnt you know it, it starting raining, couldnt see a single thing so i pulled over and hit one of those posts with a reflective circles to tell you what side of the road your on at night. Busted the front bar, headlight and the plastic trimming, got a mates dad to fix the fibreglass front bar for a bottle of southern comfort and bobs your uncle, back on

    Also done stupid things like getting a new car and having it for 2 weeks and then turning in the wet at 70km/h when out of nowhere a damn traffic pole jumped infront of me

    Kinda reminds me of the movie snatch with tyrone the big black guy,
     
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    stupidest thing i've done, not expecting a worn clutch to grab.

    coming around a corner, the clutch gripped, the rears lit up, went left, went right, went left, rears clipped the dirt and i over corrected, went right, over in front of a car.. he stopped luckily.. i musta looked pretty crossed up. pulled over, copped a glare or two, took a few deep breaths haha, then took off again.
     
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    Garth Your guess is as good as mine...... Staff Member

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    by far, the dumbest thing i have done to date is:

    driving down the road, minding my own buisness, spotted a wild bush turkey, thought to my self, "hmm, roast turkey would be nice" deceided to swearve and hit it, well,
    behind the bush turkey was the biggest bloody rock that could be there, i missed the turkey, hit the rock, spun around, and finaly rested back on the road again. hoped out to survay the dammage, ended up getting chased down the road by that flamin turkey i was trying to kill. he wanted to kill me

    its been atleast 3 yrs since i have been down that part of mt cotton road, to scared, just incase turkey is waiting for me with his mates, and more rocks
     
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    QUOTE (Garth @ Feb 13 2004, 11:23 PM) its been atleast 3 yrs since i have been down that part of mt cotton road, to scared, just incase turkey is waiting for me with his mates, and more rocks
    Everyone knows that Turkeys are evil. Just look at the little bastards, they have that unchanging steel expression of vengance welded on. Its like something out of Apocolypse now.

    "Smells like... Victory!"

    Mike

    PS: Ahh, Tyrone. You silly fat bastard.
     
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    jules we like the bun

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    ok silliest thing was when i was 19 and took the wheel of a mate's old triumph on a country road. mate in passenger seat, his dad's 3 care program kids in the back.. the car was a POS, gutless, so i mashed the pedal up to 80 km/h in a 100 zone. no problem, kids in back, take it easy now no funny stuff.... HOLY F*** THE PEDAL IS STUCK.

    90, 100, 110, 120, 130 and corner approaching. i tried switching off the ignition but the biggest shower of sparks you've seen comes out of the switch, turned it back on out of panic. tried braking - no good the car instantly became unstable (power through rear wheels, brakes biased to front = loss of control). so now i'm overtaking some guy around a bend and all of a sudden an F150 is coming the other way. i'm looking him in the eye, i'm not gonna make it and we're heading for a major collision, so i chop the guy up who i'm overtaking and it's 3 abreast....

    switch off ignition after corner and pull over and take some deep breaths.... i should have just pushed the clutch in, or switched off the ignition in the first place, but it all happened in the space of 5-10 seconds and i was young and inexperienced.

    that reads like a BS story but i swear it is true to the letter! i almost throttled my mate when he said "i really gotta get that pedal fixed some day"
     
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    QUOTE that reads like a BS story but i swear it is true to the letter! i almost throttled my mate when he said "i really gotta get that pedal fixed some day"

    Not at all bud, sounds heavy to me Pushing the clutch in is a good idea, even if engine compents go flying through the bonnet

    In the heat of the moment and at that age it was probably your last thought...

    Jake
     
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    jules we like the bun

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    you wouldn't believe that would happen the one time ever i was driving around 3 kids entrusted into my care.. (well really my mate's dad but anyway) the only funny part was all 3 kids cheering afterwards and demanding we do it again! crazy bastards
     
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    Stupid things in cars? Where do I start.....

    Back in 1988 I had a VK Calais, and I was in a shop looking through the magazines when my son came running in saying "Dad, someone backed into the car!" I sprinted out to see my wife talking to some guy with an old one-tonner Kingswood ute. We have nose-in angle parking here and he'd been reversing out on our right hand side from the center parks, and when he swung the wheel his bumper thankfully only put a scrape and a small split in the rear plastic bumper of the VK where it wraps around the side of the rear fender. The funniest bit was, that the plumber whose ute it was, and who was apologising profusely to my wife, was only about 5 feet 6 tall, maybe less...a short skinny little bugger in baggy work overalls. Now I'm six feet tall and built like the proverbial, and the poor little bugger obviously thought, when he saw me storming across the road towards him, that I was going to pull of his arm and beat him to death with the wet end... . It was onlt about a $60 job to have it repaired.

    I also worked on a farm and had another "reversing and turning without really looking" incident myself. It was 1982 and the boss had bought a new Sigma GSR, the sporty one with 2.6 engine and a five speed (a bit of a goer...for a 4 cylinder... ) , and he wanted me to drive to his house and get some paperwork. I relished the thought of driving a brand new car, as at the time I was doing up a hot Charger and driving around a, wait for it, 1953 Austin A-30...wow...what a performer THAT was....
    I jumped in the Sigma, started her up, turned on the air-con and the radio, and reversed out, swinging the wheel to the left....and promptly tore off half the front bumper and the headlight and indicator on a post that I didn't notice. Yes, I kept my job, and despite the farm managers' threats to my bollocks, the boss didn't even really seem to care all that much, and fixed it up roughly with PACKING TAPE, and drove it around for THREE MONTHS like that....I guess some people just have too much money.....
     
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    one of my stories is the same as jules ,i was heading out to balacklava from hamley bridge one day and was sitting on about 100 k,s,had the cruise control on and decided i wanted a bit more speed so i push the c/c to get her up to 110 k,s,take my finger off the c/c button but the thing keeps accelerating,120/130/140 in this time as soon as i realised that it was jamed i was pushing the stop button to cancell but nothing happening,i decided to stamp on the brakes this draged me down to 80 k,s but they overheated ,could smell brake pads burning and besides the car was starting to accelerate again brakes gone by the time i thought about it i thought if i dont stop the dam thing im going to be going through balacklava at 200 k,s so i turned the ignition off,safe i thought no damage done...WRONG... i was running the car on gas at the time and as i just about stopped i turned the ignition back on to see what was happening ,huge explosion,the gas was still pumping into the muffler and exploded like i have never heard ,it absoloutley torn my muffler apart like a pancake and felt like the car was off the ground,my ears were still ringing 30 minutes after that from that explosion
    cheers fergi
     

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