Why I got fired from sears... (New Pics)

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Post by 1fast2liter » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:42 pm

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96 blue coupe sold
96 white 4 door sold
95 blue sport parted out
97 straberrie red coupe sold
95 black base parted out

current drivers
97 dodge ram 1500 5.9 ext cab sport fire engine red. tinted windows cat back exhaust suer chips tune, 1 mephis audio sub

90 audi 80. 400 miles to the tank
2002 custom sportster 90 whp and quick too

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Post by Pete » Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:17 pm

vielecustoms wrote:What I liked is they wouldn't sell one tire they told customers they could damage the car if they didn't have two same size tires on the same axle. and even on a front drive car the snow tires (studded on not) had to go on the rear or they'd lose control. :roll:
that sounds like their insurance company talking, since they know that most of their techs are from the bottom of the barrel.


I helped a friend put a body lift on his F350 years ago at his work. the bed bolts kept popping up while he was under it, so I climbed up into the bed while it was up on the lift to hold the bolts down. man, that thing was unstable! I don't know how it didn't fall off the lift then...
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Post by chipdogg » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:32 pm

We just about dropped a Dodge Ram off a lift at school last year. Rear passenger side arm slipped off frame rail and it was barely up there. Luckily it didn't hit the ground like that.

And Pete, I love the sig. :lol:
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

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Post by 1fast2liter » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:32 pm

yeah that is funny lol.
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96 blue coupe sold
96 white 4 door sold
95 blue sport parted out
97 straberrie red coupe sold
95 black base parted out

current drivers
97 dodge ram 1500 5.9 ext cab sport fire engine red. tinted windows cat back exhaust suer chips tune, 1 mephis audio sub

90 audi 80. 400 miles to the tank
2002 custom sportster 90 whp and quick too

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Post by vielecustoms » Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:58 am

Their lifts were crap, cars that lifted with the pinch welds were the only ones that were stable. trucks were deadly and I either threw em up on jackstands or lifted just enough to get the wheels off.
I work on my own cars and do not trust places like sears or jiffy lube to even look at my shit from across the parking lot.
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Post by swifty » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:14 am

a properly balanced vehicle will not fall off a hoist, I've seen the arm pivots bannana peel, but if the arms came out then it is IMO operator failure...but I cannot see me ever using a hoist that looks like that. 15 years of putting cars,1/2 tons and bigger inthe air..never yet to have an experience like that...I've even pulled an arm out from under the vehicle to access a spot on the vehicle..leaving just three arm under..it wont come down..if its up right and is a properly maintained hoist
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Post by vielecustoms » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:47 pm

it is old Air and hydraulic lift. and it shakes and hops all the way down, it has had a arm come out before without dropping the car. but this time the car must have moved just right to fall. I was using the factory lift points and the thing was rock solid when I lifted it.
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Post by swifty » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:32 pm

ya two pistons would make a bumpy ride
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Post by vielecustoms » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:11 pm

I loved the single posts even more. the cars would twist back and fourth
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Post by 1fast2liter » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:58 pm

lol a shop here in town had a single post lift..lol the thing would literly swing like 180lol.
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96 blue coupe sold
96 white 4 door sold
95 blue sport parted out
97 straberrie red coupe sold
95 black base parted out

current drivers
97 dodge ram 1500 5.9 ext cab sport fire engine red. tinted windows cat back exhaust suer chips tune, 1 mephis audio sub

90 audi 80. 400 miles to the tank
2002 custom sportster 90 whp and quick too

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Post by swifty » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:05 am

you have the right not to use a hoist if it is unsafe, for insurance purposes our hoists need to be inspected and serviced every year. You could fight being fired over that instance if you can prove that the hoist was junk
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Post by vielecustoms » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:22 am

How bout two of the others have the valves dissasembled because they were bad enough one of the old mecanics took them apart. and one will litterly shoot straight up and out of the floor! I don't think they ever inspect them.
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Post by swifty » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:01 am

if you want to cause a shit storm call the appropriate people and screw sears up...you would be intitled to 2 week severance if nothing else
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Post by vielecustoms » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:32 pm

I'm going to contact osha, I don't really want to go to court unless I have to and I think if I call the higher ups at sears it'll just be tossed.

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Post by wickedgoodneon » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:25 pm

AAAHAHAHHAHAHA sorry but thats funny. I hope it all works out for you

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