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Motion Pictures The Rube Goldberg Disaster of 2021

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 12, 2021.

  1. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,279


    Well done Ryan! You tested and proved the concept; now when does the
    "HAMB Happenstance" game go into production and will it be available as Christmas merch?
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  2. That is honestly the first thing that came to mind. HRP
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  3. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,564

    ALLIANCE MEMBER're not going to believe this but had a crash without even leaving the garage....and I wasn't driving
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  4. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,204


    Yeah. The whole "My coupe was involved in a multi-vehicle accident, while parked in my shop, while I was not there." this irony didn't hit me until you just said that. Try to explain that one to an adjuster.:eek:
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  5. Rockchip
    Joined: Jul 31, 2014
    Posts: 12


    Sad to see the damage. Good to have friends in time of need. Moral of the story: Don't save ugly wheels.
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  6. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,829

    41 GMC K-18

    You got off lucky @Ryan , its cool that the metal on the coupe, got fixed as quickly as it did. Going forward after you have fabricated a new safety railing for your loft, I would suggest the addition of chicken wire or hardware cloth fastened with the larger fence mending staples to keep the smaller rolling things from having a similar "gravity party" as well !
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  7. You beat me to it. That or some Wile E Coyote acme fueled plot.
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  8. When I first saw the damage I thought you were going to tell us that the coupe was gonna get some shiny paint as a result to getting all of the damage repaired. But then Mr. Tardel worked his magic. I'm glad it wasn't worse. I'm guessing you're going to construct a railing in the near future?
  9. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,766


    So it is true...shit buffs out. Those ugly wheels are to blame. Americans, Cragars or Halibrands would never have participated in such hooliganism.
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  10. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,853

    Staff Member

    In a sense, the coupe was bombed by a German...
  11. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,173

    from Quincy, IL

    ummmm…yeah……the ‘bicycle was at fault’…..clearly :cool:

    My ‘waterloo’ was a gas tank……:oops:

    “When you need an excuse, any will do”……..Anonymous
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  12. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,254


    Glad it didn't do worse damage and that you got it fixed already. I had a similar debacle in my loft but mine was self-inflicted. I was trying to chase a cat out of the loft by throwing something at it and I started the avalanche. Oops.
    It's these little misadventures that give us something interesting to talk about over a beer or six.
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  13. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 685


    Murphys Law strikes again. But at least it wasn't you falling out of the loft and landing on the coupe.
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  14. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 275

    Jungle Jalopy

  15. If it was a bias ply it would have followed the gap in the flooring. Plunging right onto the roof and caused more damage. ;)
    Last edited: May 12, 2021
  16. I scrounged some old railings off the scrap guys truck for my mezzanine. IMG_6565.JPG
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  17. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,216


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  18. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,677


    Glad you got it fixed so quickly.
  19. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,062

    from Commack NY

    Im always worried about shit hanging in garage and a 10 dollar part ruins a paint job
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  20. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,673

    Staff Member

    As long as it wasn't THE German.
    Maybe a subconscious message to call him to catch up.
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  21. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 912


    I don't have a loft, But I will be going to the garage today to look around and see WHAT IF !
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  22. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,872

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Knowing my better half when I built my garage with a second story for storage, I put in an enclosed staircase with
    a handrail for safety. Bonus is when I put in heat/a/c it means the 2nd floor is completely isolated.
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  23. Glad it wasn't any worse and you already have the car fixed. Uhhh, any chance you could rent Keith to me for a few days?
    I was dumb enough to try and change a heavy ballast in an old 8 ft. fluorescent fixture with my coupe parked underneath. Ballast got away from me resulting in a dent to the top, bounced down and scratched up my candy gray primer on the tulip panel.
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  24. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,935


    Your vacuum cleaner attachment should be fine to spray some more candy primer
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  25. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,781


    Holy crap, that snowballed quickly. I´m glad you got this buffed out already... when I built my garage I was eager to put my cars in. Bad idea. I was drilling holes through the steel beams to attach the wood siding... drilling through there I thought " shouldn´t I better move the cars, just in case" when my drill bit caught. You know, just when you are breaking through and have to much pressure on your drill, they sometimes catch. My drill has the drill bit spanner stuffed into the handle, and the abrupt movement sent this little fu**er flying over my cars. It first hit the trunk lid of my 65 Riviera, then jumped over onto the 62 Impala´s trunk and missed the tailfin of the 56 just by an inch or so... I felt so sick I just went and grabbed a beer before I had the guts to look at the carnage.
    I called my painter buddy and let him know I´d show up with two cars in 15 mins. He´s getting free haircuts ever since , hahaha

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  26. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 969

    from Michigan

    I felt terrible laughing at the description of how, but could not stop. Sorry your coupe was damaged, glad it's repaired! And you got a damn good story out of it...
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  27. Hey Rocky,
    Since it’s damaged beyond repair,,,,,think you might want to trade it off now to lessen the pain in your heart !
    I know,,,you could gift it to me,,,,,and then you wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen in it .
    I believe I could suffer through ,,,,and get by driving it,,,,,somehow at least,,,,,,LoL .
    Just kidding man .

    Last edited: May 13, 2021
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  28. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
    Posts: 478

    from Tulsa, OK

    Sorry to have this happen.
    Thanks though for reminding me…I have a loft in my garage, with no railing.
    Gonna fix that.
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  29. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,393


    Thats horrible. Im headed out to the garage to throw every bicycle in the trash.

    Happy to see its all fixed up.
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  30. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,235



    Your garage/office/warehouse is one nice place. It has plenty of space and storage. But, one situation will make you think twice about above “important stuff” storage is secure for the future.

    My brother lived in a warehouse garage storage building next to Yater Surfboards in Santa Barbara. He built a huge platform for his second floor bedroom/study. Along the wall from his look down balcony, he built a long storage area for his books and other saved stuff over the years.

    The place was very cool and had the atmosphere of a 60’s loft and workplace. His cars and motorcycle were down below and he also had a nice area below the platform above as his living room/kitchen. There were two bathrooms in the whole area.

    At any time, he could walk next door to the Reynolds Yater Surf Shop and watch him shape/glass his new designs. But, his own workshop garage was spread out on the lower lever. One day, he explained almost the same thing. A minor disturbance moved a box, which moved an old lamp, that fell on a small table, which tumbled off the platform down on to the bike and cars.

    It was a small dent in the car fender/hood and one on his street Katana motorcycle. Nothing he could not fix. But, he did not claim any insurance, as it was his fault for not securing the stuff on the upstairs platform.

    Months later on another visit, he had built a railing secure enough to keep anything from falling, except maybe for a 7.0+ earthquake.


    We used to have stuff in the rafters and they were always tied down with straps for earthquake protection. The cars were more valuable than the stuff strapped above.

    Jump up plenty of years and our son had one of the modern metal racks on the underside of his garage roof. The racks were strong enough to hang on and do pullups. But, the racks became full as the family grew and so did their stuff.

    I told him about getting some kind of barrier or straps to cover the opening sides, but he said it was ok, the weight of the stuff would keep it from sliding. Ok, for the most part. But, as the stuff (projectors and editing machines) became "stand bys," they took their place in those racks. Now, the bullets are in place for the next earthquake. He was looking into a webbing alternative for the open sides.

    In the words of the Dale Bozzio of the Missing Persons:

    Do you hear me
    Do you care
    Do you hear me
    Do you care
    My lips are moving and the sound's coming out
    The words are audible but I have my doubts
    That you realize what has been said
    You look at me as if you're in a daze
    It's like the feeling at the end of the page
    When you realize you don't know what you just read
    What are words for when no one listens anymore
    What are words for when no one listens
    What are words for when no one listens it's no use talkin at all...

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