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Old 11-30-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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Local FJ Cruiser goes Boom!

Found this on a local forum today. Figured I should post it up.

Quote "So my time almost came to an end this morning... im very lucky to be alive.

First of all, GO HUG YOUR WIFE/HUBBY and tell them you love them.

i had an acetylene bottle in my truck, the valve was bumped so slightly and over night the truck filled with the gas. i noticed the smell, and opened the doors to air out the truck. i drove the truck out of the garage to get some more air movement. i went to roll the pass side window down and as soon as i touched the power windows. BAM. with me in the truck. i lost all hearing out of my right ear and got a scratch on the back of my head. all things considering, im alive.

so now ive got the question out to toyota about a 2012 TT. 125 to canada only, 15 in standard. i want a standard...

pictures tell 1000 words.

dont take any minutes or seconds you have for granted... it may be your last...

peace everyone,"


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Old 11-30-2011, 03:12 PM
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:31 PM
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damn... super lucky that hes alive
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:18 PM
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Dang it, I don't have a wife. Can I borrow someone else's to hug???


That looks like an acetylene explosion OK, Really fast, lot of volume but not a lot of major damage.

I know, I know, that is a lot of damage, but the main frame structure was not torn or sheered.
It just mostly blew the sheet metal off.
Thats why Big Bang Cannons are so safe. They don't develop a lot of pressure. If he had opened all the doors and back hatch, it might have been repairable.

He said he did, but I doubt it. Otherwise why was he rolling down the window.

He was lucky that it did not go off when he opened the door.
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My brother saw it at the salvage yard today, he was looking for some parts for his tundra.. He told me to look for it on the other forum but I saw it on here first! Brutal to say the least..


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Cant believe that the guy walked away with out any serious injuries. Pretty crazy stuff for sure though.
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Damn! Lucky!
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Wow, local gas and welding shops need to post this up for customers to see.

Now....I have 3 medium 02 bottles in my burban, but caps are sealed and no acetylene
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Yikes! I wouldn't put a compressed gas cylinder in the cabin with me, explosive or not! That's crazy man! I'm going to print this thread off and take it to work. Some of the guys there are known to put calibration gas cylinder with 2000 PSI of H2S in the cab with them to keep it warm!
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Prime example reassuring me why the Pops won't let us have acetylene inside a sealed garage.

Glad to hear he is okay.
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