My finger f&!@ing hurts.

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  1. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 Founding Member

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    I dropped a flexplate on the tip of my left middle finger from 2 feet. The bone is cracked, I have a 1/2" gash, a smaller hole, and I bled under my fingernail. I drilled a 1/16" hole in my nail to relieve the pressure. I also had to get stitches to close the gash. The local didn't take effect, so I felt every stitch. Keep track of your body parts when working with gravity and heavy objects. You have to be tough if you're gonna be stupid.
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    I'm allergic to gravity. :(
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    Yeah, it doesn't like me either.
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    Flexplate or flywheel? Unless your flexplate is a hella heavier thant he one I took off when I ditched my C4 (anyone want a C4? I've got one for sale!) I can't see how you got hurt that badly. The flexplate I took off I could have picked up slung in the air a couple time sand caught with any one of my fingers or toes.
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    didnt anyone tell you that it is not safe to drop flexplates or flywheels on your fingers? if not then we need a safety meeting here people.:rlaugh:
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    Please stop you sound like my civilian boss.
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    Nice.

    Gravity usually does not bother me. Its the end result that I have problems with.
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    Lately gravity seems to hate me too (I'm looking for a doctor to see me about my ankle tomorrow, btw).

    We once dropped the rearend (with axle) from a 65 Dodge Monaco on my brother's foot. Cracked two of his toes.

    -Chelle
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    That starter ring is sharp and narrow if you'll all recall. On top of that, fingers are soft compared to steel. A flywheel probably would have taken the end right off. I didnt do anyhing that bad, but I few days ago I burned my hand from a propane flashover.
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    One of our more delightfully confused residents was found lying on the floor next to her bed the other night. When I got down to check her out for injuries and asked her what she was doing there, she said,"I'm afraid." To which of course I asked,"What are you afraid of?".....
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    i was gonna say, when doing mine all it did was shift on the crank bolts and gashed my finger pretty good, if it had fallen on it, i see plainly that it woulda cut my finger straight off.
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    I'd really like to see some of these flexplates - seriously! The one I had I can't see doing anything more than a temporary indentation in the skin.
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    Well, maybe you should conduct a test. Entirely at your own risk, hold a flexplate with the bottom a measured 24" off a hard surface and drop it ring-gear edge directly on the end of one of your fingers. Consider it an experiment for the good of Stangnet :D.
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    If it looks anything like the one I had, sure.
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    hahaha i concur......skywalker are you possible thinking of something other than the flexplate? cuz it weighs alot to for just being a disc....heres a picture of one that looks like mine that tried to take my finger off

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    Sounds like you got pretty lucky to still have a finger...

    But I believe the quote is "If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough."--Roger Allan Wade.

    'Pint
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    No, I am thinking of a flexplate. I took one off when I did my T5 conversion.

    The one I took off weighed next to nothing. The one in the picture flat out looks heavier than the one I took off. :shrug:
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    Skin and bone will yield to concrete and steel every time. Had it been a flywheel, I would no longer have the tip of my finger. I helped a friend remove his FW from his IH Scout. I work out every day and I'm pretty strong, but that thing took me straight to the concrete. I could only guide it to the impact site while keeping my digits out of the way. I wondered then what it would feel like to have a large, toothed, metal wheel crash down upon a finger. Well, it hurts. Let this be a safety lesson to those here that are accident proned. Don't drop flexplates on your fingers.

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