posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 04:05 AM
I have a warning against bad repairs from my own life.
I used to drive around in a 1969 Triumph Spitfire that I fitted a modern LOUD stereo system to, unfortunately when I fitted the CD player into the
dash I couldn't find anywhere to attach the back bracket to, so I ended up just bending the bracket in half and using it as a king of improvised leg
that rested on the gearbox tunnel.
This worked out fine until one day I hit a big bump in the road, the bracket got spun around, the CD player dropped and the front broke off, it
started blaring the radio at full volume "which was enough to make my ears bleed" while I was driving down a tiny quiet country road.
I desperately tried to yank the wires out of the CD and while I was distracted I hit a curb and buckled my suspension
Why I didn't think to pull over I don't know, I just panicked. That bad repair ended up costing me a lot of money