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How big is yours?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Rodeo Joe, May 29, 2020.

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  1. Rodeo Joe

    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Found this in the back of the shed, can't remember the last time I used it . Probably put it back again.......just in case.
     
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    Mine is just about that big and like yours and also sits at the back of the shed for use now and then.
    When I was a Coastguard we used to carry in the truck a similar sized bolt cutters, it took two coasty's to handle it.
    We called it our " universal key " and would get you in anywhere we needed to go.:D
     
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    You wanna throw that away just in case there is any credible DNA left on it. That isn't a tool for any other job than robbing banks.
     
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    There was a bit of hair on it.....maybe it was Abel's.
     
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    That was last seen in the A-Ha video "Take on me" in 1985. See here (2m 13s):
     
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    If there's a scrap I wonna be behind the guy that bent it :D
     
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    He probably had a ten foot scaffold pole on it.:D
     
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    Yes beats me how to bend a thing like that, you'd have to be really trying.....had considered heating it up and having a go at straightening it but haven't got a vice big enough.
     
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    Hah!.....puny.
     
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    Ideal for straigntening your front bumper when you bend it off roading.
     
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    Reminds me of the days when I was a bus mechanic. We had a guy who was built like a gorilla, his hands were like bunches of bananas. He frequently bent the handles on bench vices without any effort and if he replaced a bus wheel, it was impossible to undue the nuts again. He was six foot six and drove an MG midget.

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    Would make a good oil filter wrench :D
     
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    You mean like these ones:
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    Picked up for the princely sum of £2.50 form a spares day and refurbished, they now also hang in the back of the garage never to be used!
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    The one we had was the full length of our Toyota's load bed and took two blokes to handle it.
    One night a vessel ran aground on the harbour's outer breakwater and the chap with the key was nowhere to be found so out came the croppers, The mothers of all padlock's was no problem. Later the harbour master was none to pleased his new super duper high security lock had been trashed, but hay ho :rolleyes:
    Yous looks very nice and I am sure one day you will be glad you have it.
     
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    Its not how often you use something - its how useful it is when you do...
     
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    I completely agree, I have some very specialist tools which have only ever been used once, but they paid for themselves the first time I used them!
     
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    One of the best examples of that is a fire extinguisher, it'll sit on its bracket for years, only used as a door stop, then one day...
     
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    Indeed, I have those as well and so far they have been the biggest waste of money ever, a large CO2 in the garage and a small powder in the cab of the 110, however as you say, I would not be without them!
     
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    That day arrived a couple of weeks ago......I soaked up a bit of spilt diesel and oil with some sawdust and thought nothing of it till I did some welding. A spark must have gone behind me cos when I'd done I turned round to see a fire in the middle of the shed, luckily it was in the middle on a concrete floor but needed the extinguisher when I set fire to my boot as well trying to stamp it out:eek:!
    Bloody glad to have the big red doorstop then:)
     
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    So long as you see it. I keep a big CO2 exstinguisher by the oven. In the days when I had lodgers came home to find a perfect inpression of the grill melted into the floor. I pointed to the exstinguisher - what about that? "I forgot..." After that I got come old exstigishers and made each lodger pull the handle.
     
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