The Mustang and the Manhole

I have to give a big THANK YOU! to the guys over at the Brandywine MD fire house for helping me out with my mustang this afternoon!  I was worried sick that I might have caused serious damage to the car, but they really saved the day!

You see, I went out to a cruise-in at the fire house this afternoon, and as I was parking the car at the show, I drove over a manhole cover that collapsed beneath the weight of the car!!!  Apparently the welded steel tabs that hold the cover snapped, and the front end of the car sank into the hole!  I immediately froze, terrified I had snapped the A-arm or wrecked the suspension, and imagine my shock when I stepped out of the car and found this!:

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Of all the places for it to happen, I was lucky it was at the fire department!  Aside from the hideous embarassment of it all, at least they had airbags on hand to lift the car and get it out without causing any damage!  Believe it or not, I didn’t have any damage to the body panel or paint, and only a slight nick to the lower chrome trim.  I did catch serious hell from the Chevy guys there, but I was just glad there was no serious damage!  It could have been a whole lot worse, and the guys at the fire house did decide to put cones up around the manhole cover after the little run in with my car!

2 thoughts on “The Mustang and the Manhole

  1. classic Mustang

    Ouch! Seems like every time I check out your blog lately, something not good has happened.

    The manhole cover, the use of your pic without your permission. Yeesh.

    Hopefully the rest of the year gets better.

    Reply
    • teambenya

      The car is being stripped to bare metal right now, so I have a feeling that it’s all going to be uphill from here! Thanks for stopping by, I should have the shots of the car in bare metal up soon!

      Reply

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