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almost chopped off my finger by jwalker
Started on: 11-16-2014 11:48 AM
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Report this Post11-16-2014 11:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jwalkerClick Here to visit jwalker's HomePageClick Here to Email jwalkerSend a Private Message to jwalkerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I almost chopped off my finger cutting off a guide post on the back of a Fiero GT emblem. It was after a Notre Dame game and I had no business working in the garage after having a few drinks.
I was wondering if someone can enlighten me as to why the guide post on the back of this emblem is on the opposite side of the original? My fiero is a 86 GT. Also thought mine was originally black with gold art. It's been a long time. I bought this one from the FieroStore a pretty long time ago and it's been sitting in my dresser. Someone stole the original while I was in Meijer. I just painted my car and it was time to put on the goodies.


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Report this Post11-16-2014 12:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So do you blame Brian Kelly for your misfortune?? That must have been a tough game to watch.

The pin position in the GT emblem was different than the other ones, so I am guessing that your front bumper cover was changed a while back....and it did not come from a GT.
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Report this Post11-16-2014 12:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jwalkerClick Here to visit jwalker's HomePageClick Here to Email jwalkerSend a Private Message to jwalkerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Was yesterday's game was just discussing on many levels.
I'm the original owner so I don't think that's the answer.
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Report this Post11-16-2014 01:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
At least you still have all the finger, had my right hand crushed a few years back. Blew 2 fingers off, they managed to put most of them back on, but they are 1/4 shorter than they used to be. They also seem to have a mind of their own, I can clear a room if I pick up a hammer.
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Report this Post11-16-2014 01:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jwalkerClick Here to visit jwalker's HomePageClick Here to Email jwalkerSend a Private Message to jwalkerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's amazing what they can do. I'm hoping I get the feeling back, I play guitar and that finger is nearly useless at this point.
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Report this Post11-16-2014 02:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Side cutters work for a variety of tasks......
Hope you heal up quickly.
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Ouch. Glad they were able to patch you up. Make sure you tell them you want to be able to play the guitar again. Stress this. Have them show you the proper way to rehab your finger, and follow it to a "T". Good luck.
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Originally posted by TheDigitalAlchemist:

Ouch. Glad they were able to patch you up. Make sure you tell them you want to be able to play the guitar again. Stress this. Have them show you the proper way to rehab your finger, and follow it to a "T". Good luck.


What he said, X2.

Unless you want to have a useless nub the rest of your life go to a hand specialist like NOW and make sure there is no nerve or tendon damage. The emergency room will sew you up and make sure you don't bleed to death, but they won't make sure you have a working digit. I know someone that had to resign from their job because a simple kitchen accident resulted in a finger that was no longer usable. It can be a life changing event so take it seriously.

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Report this Post11-16-2014 07:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey! Join the club! I'm still recovering from nearly pinching my index finger off in a freak engine hoist accident. I'll match your five stitches and raise you two steel pins

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Report this Post11-16-2014 07:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for johnyrottinClick Here to Email johnyrottinSend a Private Message to johnyrottinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just ordered one from the Fiero Store and ran into the same problem...minus the finger issue of course.
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Report this Post11-17-2014 05:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jwalkerClick Here to visit jwalker's HomePageClick Here to Email jwalkerSend a Private Message to jwalkerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bloosberry wins this hand.
Thanks to all for the advise.
I just have to kick myself once and awhile -the right tool was 15ft away but I reached for a utility knife - lazy and stupid!
I went to the doctor today, she showed me what I can do to start working on the scare tissue. She said it's still swollen so I shouldn't get to aggressive with it.
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Report this Post11-17-2014 05:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My latest Fiero Store emblems has gone bad in 1-2 yrs. Wish someone would do a better one.
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Report this Post11-17-2014 05:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for zzzhuhSend a Private Message to zzzhuhEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I noticed the same thing when I put on my new emblem from TFS. For some reason, the guide post is on the left and not the right (might be the other way around.)

BTW, mine has gotten extremely faded in the past year.... Really wish it stayed nice and clear longer.
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Report this Post11-17-2014 07:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jwalkerClick Here to visit jwalker's HomePageClick Here to Email jwalkerSend a Private Message to jwalkerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is yours chrome or gold? ...from TFS. Is there anywhere else to buy them? I'm concerned it may scratch the paint over time since it doesn't have a guide post, it might twist back and forth.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pon...em23431311bc&vxp=mtr

Seems like a GREAT price for a NOS emblem! Hell I might snag them up. And I don't even have a GT.

GL with your recovery. Maybe ask the doc if it would be alright for you to play the cow bell while you heal? Triangle maybe? Just no more power chords for now!
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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Next time I expect to hear the digit flew clear across the room. Don't be half-assed about it.
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Report this Post11-18-2014 02:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I had a very similar accident but it was a clean cut with a box cutter and I just bandaged it. It goes about 40% around my finger.
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Report this Post11-19-2014 06:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Custom2M4Click Here to Email Custom2M4Send a Private Message to Custom2M4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I dropped a sawzall blade on my left thumb holding a full size sawZall one handed, couldn't lift it off fast enough before it cut down to bone. Self stitched and still scared.

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Report this Post11-20-2014 01:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Because this is turning into a "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" thread, I thought I'd post the most recent "ick-inducing" photo of my finger:



Another 10 days before the pins come out.
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Report this Post11-20-2014 04:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jwalkerClick Here to visit jwalker's HomePageClick Here to Email jwalkerSend a Private Message to jwalkerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's just freaky.
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Report this Post11-20-2014 07:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just looking at that picture makes my fingers hurt. Pins can't be fun, my brother passed out when they removed one from his thumb. I've been lucky and never broke anything to need pins or a cast.

What part of the engine host tried to separate that finger from your hand?
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Report this Post11-20-2014 07:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had taken the horizontal top arm off of the hoist to make it lighter and to get it to lie flat in my pickup truck. When I arrived at my destination, I slid the main body partway off the end of the tailgate, then stood it upright on the ground. As I did that, the hydraulic cylinder (attached only at the bottom pivot point) came swinging down all the way down pinching my finger edge-wise between the base of the cylinder and the 3/16" plate mounting ear. It felt like it had popped my finger right off.
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Report this Post11-20-2014 08:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
By the looks of the xray it would have come off if either of the parts that pinched you had been sharper.
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Sharp didn't matter when a 200lb fork dropped of a lift truck and caught my hand between it and the concrete floor, 2 of my fingers did come off. I don't know how, but they did manage to get most of them back on. Sorry I didn't take pics, I wasn't thinking of that at the time. I just discovered tonight that some of the feeling has come back in the tips when I grabbed a hot pan. The nerve and tenon damage is the worst part, I drop stuff all the time because although I think I'm holding tight my hand lets go on it's own. That's the part that drives me NUTS!!
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Originally posted by Bloozberry:

Because this is turning into a "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" thread, I thought I'd post the most recent "ick-inducing" photo of my finger:



Another 10 days before the pins come out.


Added bonus...you can get some worms, then stick your hand in the water and go fishing.
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