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post #1 of 19 Old 10-30-2004, 8:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

Got this from another forum. The text with it follows, but no idea if it's the real story behind the pictures.

this kid was filling ballons w/ acetelyene and blowing them up w/ roman candles...after the party he had a couple left over that he took home..parked his new '04 chevy truck in the garage..opened the back door..grabbed 1 of the ballons ..dragged it across the seat and boom...static electricity set it off..the kids lived to tell the story..

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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?



Story's a lil iffy but WOW!
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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

Wonder if the insurance company will cover acts of stupidity

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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

Sounds a little iffy to me as well but the rear seat is definately pushed back as if a large load was applied to them. We could always send it in to Myth Busters and see if they will take up the challenge of duplicating the feat!

Can you say 6 in a ROW!!!!

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edit: I guess I do have ADD

if you can't convince them, confuse them.

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SEAT.
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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

I think it could have happened as reported. When doing ironwork (in another life) I've been privy to some acetylene experiments (cal-carbide too)... Don't think I would have forgotten about static discharge though.

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[bob seger] Like a rock...... [/bob seger]
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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

And that wouldn't have happened with a Ford or Dodge?
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edit: I guess I do have ADD
wasn't me this time...so what happened
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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

Acetylene and oxygen bombs can be nasty. A friend of mine set one off behind his house and took out several back windows.

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And that wouldn't have happened with a Ford or Dodge?
When you quote dependability as a feature, and you sell mechanical items, you better be prepared for the ribbing.. Cars and trucks break. In my opinion claiming that yours breaks less is a bad marketing idea, but hey Bob Seger probably doesn't agree with me.

I am no engineer, but I bet that wouldn't have happened with my 78. Of course, the upside here is since the cab did rip apart, that's probably what kept the people inside from dying. Had it stayed together, my guess is they would have received more of the force, potentially killing them.

It was just a joke anyway, but hey, not everyone has a sense of humor I guess.. Just like I am wondering why I am spending all this time typing a reply.
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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

well...these machines were not made for this type of trama? Am I right? Or did I miss the DOT inside cab explosion test for all 04 trucks?

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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

It definately looks like something blew up in there.


But I find it pretty hard to believe if he was indeed "only" using ballons. I took a welding/fabrication/casting class in college, and the instructor, to impress upon us the seriousness of messing around with acetylene, would fill a ballon full right out of a torch and then touch it off within about 5 feet of us.

He did it under a hood and the joke was that was how he dusted the hood every year.

It was loud, and you felt a bit of a pressure wave, (and a year's worth of dust and **** rained down from the roof) but there is no way it had near enough pressure to do something like that.

Edit: I just re-read it, and if there were a bunch of ballons in there, and the one touched them all off, I think it may actually be able to do that.


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Re: Pickup Truck or Tin Can?

I know the new GM cabs are tight...when you close a door with all the windoes up you see the window seals flex. There are vents on the back of the cab to keep your windows from blowing out. I do not see any burn marks either...or scrapes that that matter.

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