5 cent wheelbrace

Submitted: Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:27
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I brouht a cheap second hand car a few months ago to use as a second car. soon as I got it home I gave it a service fitted new shocks ect. It still had original spare jack and wheelbrace? in boot. Anyway last nite I was driving home when one of the front tyres s@#t itself. No worrys I`d checked spare tyre before I left(750km trip). Got wheelbrace out only to find out it`s the wrong size (to big).I was 1 1/2 hr to nearest town no phone reception it was late and had`nt seen a car since last town 1 1/2 hr ago.I bent a 5 cent piece in half by hitting it with w/brace(all it`s good for)then put it in w/brace. it made a perfect fit and I was able to change tyre.
So it does`nt matter what tools you have in your tool kit if they don`t fit they an`t worth s@#t. (my wife has done 4000ks with 2 young kids in that car with no w/brace not a nice thouht).
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:36

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:36
Necessity is the mother of invention...
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:39

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 10:39

A good bit of re-engineering there mate, but you sure are lucky.
The bugger could have been too small:-(


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Follow Up By: Wazza - (Vic) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:39

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:39
Yeah, I reckon Crewser might have set a new record for wheel brace throwing if it was too small.
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Follow Up By: crewser - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 17:20

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 17:20
I have been known to lose a few tools over the years, you`re not one of my neighbours are you wazza? If so sorry about all that s@#t landing on ya roof. crewser
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