Author Topic: Too old for non-power steering  (Read 2408 times)

Offline thejumpsuitman

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Too old for non-power steering
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:16:10 AM »
Have a look at this.  An old man I know with a 4104 was moving his bus across the yard to wash it and ran into the corner of his roof!  Needless to say, he was sick.
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Offline John316

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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 07:29:14 AM »
What a bummer. Sorry about that. I know what the feeling is like. You just feel awful.

I hope that you can get her fixed with no problems.

God bless,

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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 07:32:15 AM »
It's not my bus.  It's someone I know.  Worst part is that the window/door post took a hit and he couldn't get the door to close.  I would imagine it's a tricky thing to fix since it's aluminum.
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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 07:49:18 AM »
A block of wood and a big hammer.  Tom Y
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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 07:54:11 AM »
It's not my bus.  It's someone I know.  Worst part is that the window/door post took a hit and he couldn't get the door to close.  I would imagine it's a tricky thing to fix since it's aluminum.

Oh, I see. Still is terrible one way or the other. It just makes it a tadd better.

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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 07:59:10 AM »
A block of wood and a big hammer.  Tom Y

I didn't get a good close up, but the post is actually a little twisted, so the window channel is pulled away toward the interior.   I would think a hammer and block of wood would at least get the door closed though. 
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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 10:03:16 AM »
That sucks, I'll bet he won't do that again! ;)

Maybe a porta power and a strong telephone pole to push against.

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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 10:19:00 AM »
The direction frequently ignored:

Look up, look up....

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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 10:29:03 AM »
He is a small guy, in his 70s and kind of frail.  Personally, I think it got away from him since it has no power steering.  I am sure he would rather say he just didn't see the house, though.
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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 05:54:05 PM »
He is a small guy, in his 70s and kind of frail.  Personally, I think it got away from him since it has no power steering.  I am sure he would rather say he just didn't see the house, though.

House? What house officer? Of course I didn't see no house, shoot I didn't even see an intersection! ;D
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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2009, 06:47:34 AM »
Best argument I can think for a spotter-second person outside giving directions.  Good Luck, TomC
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Re: Too old for non-power steering
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2009, 05:37:57 PM »
Spotters, the direction frequently ignored:

Look up, look up....

happy coaching!
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