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    he lost his head!

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    Back when I worked in truck repair I had a tire blow out on me. The Cx rolled in with a flat on one of the little low profile tires on a moving trailer. I pulled the wheel and started airing it up to look for a hole. At about 60 PSI it went off like a gunshot. I heard a zipper sound half a second or less before it let go but didn't know what that meant. It blew a fist sized hole through a 1/2" OSB partition wall and the chunk of wood it knocked loose was stuck about an inch into the side of the shop refrigerator.

    I don't know if it would blow your head off, but it would certainly have put you in the ER.

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    That's why they are called zipper failures. It is good to give them a wide berth even when parked.
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    I remember seeing photos in the local paper once of a bloke that was sat on a Truck Tyre.
    It blew him straight through the ceiling and he landed infront of one of the office girls sat at her desk.
    He was dead of course and in a pretty mangled shape. I would imagine that vision would stay with the office girl for life.
    I have a 1972 Land Rover Series III Truck Cab/Pick-Up and a 1962 Land Rover Series 2a Carawagon Camper.

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    This might be a little different in context, but it remains to be fact concerning air pressure! I was a young boy in the 50s when my father and I were at a gas station/truck stop together getting fuel and there was a truck tire shop in this station and we were busy fueling up our new 1955 Ford station wagon, when we herd a very loud explosion. A split rim exploded from a truck tire and killing the person next the guy airing up the tire, no safety cages in those day's! What I saw was a man that had lost most of His chest on up, do to the split ring going through Him! it haunted me for several years! My father got a hold of me and dragged me back to the car. I still have thoughts about it when airing up a tire, the gas stations I would work at would not let us work on any split rims or large truck tires ever!
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    "would not let us work on any split rims or large truck tires ever!"

    In the 1950's we stood in line with the tire and pointed the split ring at something cheap.


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