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Well, as I have said before my rt. knee is giving me problems; it will not bend all the way, making it virtually impossible to get down on the floor , much less under the car, and back up again. >:( :( Actually the getting up is a real task for someone my size , or J. :moe: 's, never mind the knee probs. :o..... Yesterday I had a compulsive urge to get under Big Bird, and work on the O2 sensors myself instead of farming it out to someone with a lift. Face it, I am cheap, and theres always the satisfaction of having done it yourself. I just decided to do it, then the question was how? One leg squats usually ended up with bruises as the stunt always seemed to fail. also getting up would be one heck of a strain, crawling up a footstool with arm power alone.Hmmmm?? As I was getting the floor jacks into position, the thought struck me. Floor jack ? why not? I raised it to full 18 inch lift height, slipped an old pillow on the saddle, and had my wife lower me to the floor where I slipped off.
When I was done, the pillow on the saddle, and she scooped me off the floor! (Well lt was a bit more complicated than just scooping me up, but that got me thinking...) What If a kinda scoop shovel like blade was put on the front of the jack? Might be just the ticket for picking old people off the floor, when they cant get up? Don't laugh this is a common affliction, and a much older spouse doesn't even have the strength to help, thus resulting in many 911 calls in my ageing community! A little tinkering, and someone could patent a saleable device. You heard it here first folks! ::) :o 8)
:jake: that is a classic I :ralph: fit into the same category as J.:miller: and :jake: but at least the knees haven't given out yet. Someone need to devise a creeper that has a scissors lift that raise to 18 inches and collapses to 4 inches so you sit down lay back push a button and down you go and reverse it when done. The only problem with this would be pushing the button to raise the creeper while you are under the vehicle impaling you to the chassis of the car. That would not be a very good out come :pyth:
WELCOME TO THE KNEE CLUB >:( HAD A SCRAPE JOB DONE ON MINE :'( GIVES ME PROBLEM EVER SINCE :o SORRY BUT THAT,S JUST THE WAY IT GOES :-\
Its bad enough when you have to put the jack stands all the way up just to get under the car with a creeper that when you try to get off that creeper you look like a floundering whale cause our knees don't work. My son who is not a light weight himself loves it if I don't use a creeper he Say's instead of a whale I look like a walrus dragging my :censor: out from under the car.
J dot Miller:
ahhh... Talk about bad knees you gotta see Fat... err... Fast :freddie: in action... I met both of you can I can say that rj :ralph: is slightly bigger than LJ :jake:... Both of you tubbies need an engine lift to get out of a chair... :box:
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