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I ran across this picture and my first reaction was “This can’t be real.”   My second thought was it could be, and if it is, the culprit behind this brilliant use of jack stands better have up-to-date life insurance.    

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They walk among us, and they're breeding...😬

 

I'm a firm believer in stands but suspicious of newer ones. Buddy has a collection of old Simplex and Swett screw jacks that we use a lot.

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Not only is that a dubious use of jack stands, but they also appear to be of the Harbor Freight variety.

I wonder if those were part of the recall?

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Just missing the racing jack under the pumpkin.

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As we all know there are plenty of examples of candidates for the Darwin Award every day, but I believe this picture was staged for shock value! Look closely & you will see the truck is sitting on its tire on the other side, is level & is probably also sitting on its wheel on this side as well!

 

God Bless

Bill

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/nationwide-single-car-transport-hauling-open-or-enclosed.614419/

 

 

Edited by Bills Auto Works (see edit history)
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 This reminds me of the time that I had to put a very large load packer garbage truck up very high on jack stands in order to remove a part from the Allison transition from the bottom.

 It's scary to see such a large truck with the wheels almost two feet above the ground.

 I did have 20 ton stands under it though.  

 

Ps,  after putting a car up on jack stands, the first thing I try to do is knock it off of the stands. If I am able to do this, the car was not safe enough to get under it!

Edited by Roger Walling (see edit history)
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Never underestimate the human capacity for stupidity. The Darwin Awards, and TruTV's Top Funniest and World's Dumbest are proof.

 

Sure, you can stage a picture, but the fact that someone even had the idea to stage it proves stupidity is rampant among us! Hold my beer and watch this...🤡

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