Backyard Mechanics

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Brinker88, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    So I gotta tell you a scary and ****ed up story that happened yesterday.

    I got home from work and my cousin stopped by and asked me to come up to his house and look at his brakes. His buddy had just done pads and rotors the night before.

    I go up there and jack it up, and you can pull the wheel in/out almost 2 INCHES [​IMG] on both sides.

    I get the wheels off the front end and see there's metal shavings everywhere. The outer brake pad and the inner bearing was missing on both sides and the spindle nuts were just hand tightened. And the hubs were locked. There wasnt even grease on the inner RACE where the bearing was supposed to be. The seal was ruined on both sides needless to say.

    We needed to go get all new bearings, races, seals, and pads again just bc some dumb **** wasnt man enough to say he couldnt do it right.

    It kinda scared the **** outa me that there's pple out there that can do something like this. [​IMG]
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  3. shovelmike

    shovelmike New Member


    That is scary and messed up, I'm glad nobody got hurt. Some people should not be allowed anywhere near tools.:eek:
  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Good lord, I hope you pay that douche a visit to reimburse your buddy
  5. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    Holy ****! Lucky no one got hurt. Is this guy gonna pay for the parts?
  6. Okay, I don't know a ton about fixing trucks, but at least I can do better than that! Lmfao. Was he driving it around like that???
  7. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    crap man that is messed up man glad ever thing is ok tho
  8. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Guy refuses to pay for the parts. He's a POS in my book.
  9. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Guy refuses to pay for the parts. Hes a POS in my book

    He drove it like 10-15 miles home :eek:
  10. That blows man... Go kick his ass for the money. Or better yet, let's send Lint to go arrest him lol That'd get him to pay up lol Where does he live? Haha
  11. 360Ranger

    360Ranger USAF Veteran


    I understand the situation, and obviously this guy shouldn't be workin on anybodys car.

    But, why the header of "Backyard Mechanics"? I consider myself one of those, as I've never been to school for any kinda mechanics, I'm not certified, and I've learned all that I do know from workin with mechanics, and/or watchin as somebody else did the job, to include buildin engines.

    I'm a "hands on" person, readin books & then tryin to do what was described just hasn't worked for me.

    I'm very sceptical of workin on others vehicles, but I do all my own work that I'm comfortable doin, and also work on my Son's vehicles.
    I get people all the time askin me to do this or that to their cars, and I just refuse.

    Not tryin to stur anythin up, just given my O2 on the header.

    GLAD it was caught before your buddy and/or somebody else gettin hurt.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  12. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    A backyard mechanic doesnt know their ass from a hole in the ground. Not particularly skilled but is broke and tries to fix something himself because he cant afford someone else to do it for him, usually ending up breaking it even worse.
  13. There's a difference between weekend mechanics and backyard mechanics... Backyards are the halfassers that don't know what they're doing. Weekend mechanics know somewhat of what they're doing, but go through people that do for guidance.
  14. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Or have the smarts necessary to look it up/ learn from experience
  15. That too
  16. 360Ranger

    360Ranger USAF Veteran


    Hmmm.......I can honestly say in all my years of tinkerin on my cars, I've never heard the term "Weekend Mechanic".

    Thats a NEW ONE on me............but, if thats what I'm consider, works for me!
  17. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    ^^rotflmfao....a backyard mechanic explaining the difference to the weekend mechanic....that's a classic right there
  18. I ain't a backyard mechanic brad, although you seem to like to play me out to be... I know a lot about vehicles, and I usually just come on here to second my thoughts.
  19. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    lol.....This made my night
  20. I'm a shadetree mechanic kinda guy where does that put me, let me tell ya under a freakin tree LOL
  21. 360Ranger

    360Ranger USAF Veteran


    They otta make a TV series called that!:thumbup:

    And I do fit that title too......LOL

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