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re: HELP! I made a big bobo
"Paul Luevano" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> <Kinda long, important stuff near the end>
I'm really sorry to hear that man. That sucks. Don't feel bad,
everything happens for a reason.
I once had a project Toyota truck (it was an ex "show" truck, that had
been through a _lot_), and I took some parts off of it for my daily
driver, another Toy truck. One of the parts I took off was the hood
I replaced the head gasket after getting a valve job, and finally got it
running (it was my first experience with such a major mechanical
operation). (I also rebuilt the carburetor, because I thought it was
messed up, but it only had paint chips on the fuel screen!)
Anway, I finally got it running and was driving down the street. In all
the excitement of getting it running, I completely forgot that the hood
was totally unlatched. Next thing I know, it's like on Chip's (the TV
show), my goddam hood flies straight up and crunches the wiper cowl.
<sigh> That was a big letdown. The cowl wasn't even stock either, it had
the passenger wiper shaved off. (I know it's hokey, but I was in
high school, and bought it that way for cheap)
Another time, I was parked in my beloved daily driver Toyota truck (first
vehicle), talking to a friend in his truck with my door open. He backed
into the door, opening it more. I could hear it crackle, but he stopped
short of flipping it completely out.
There's probably a hundred stories out there, I know it doesn't help you,
but you're not alone. A few weeks back, a guy on the BMW list was
changing his wipers, and let the bladeless arm smack his windshield and
cracked it. I think it was a very late model, expensive one too.