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Ernie’s Dwarf Car Museum..[4:38 Video]
iowntheworld ^ | Ernie Adams

Posted on 07/14/2013 8:52:13 AM PDT by virgil283

Ernie Adams made a machine shop out of scrap from the dump and then made miniture cars that he could drive..."The first Dwarf Car came to life in 1965 as a 28 Chevy two-door sedan made out of nine old refrigerators. Ernie began gathering the materials for this little car in 1962. By 1965 he had enough materials and an 18 hp Wisconsin motor to begin construction. With a homemade hacksaw made from a chair frame, hammer and a chisel, Ernie began construction. He had no idea what this would be the beginning of. ."....

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dwarfcar
A mechanic by trade, Adams, 72, says he began building things as a boy in Harvard, Neb
1 posted on 07/14/2013 8:52:13 AM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

"Ah, that tiny new car smell."

2 posted on 07/14/2013 8:59:08 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: virgil283

Sad but there no dumps anymore.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 9:05:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: virgil283

I miss going to junk yards and pulling off parts to fix a car.


4 posted on 07/14/2013 9:13:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: virgil283

“Wanna V8” That is great!!


5 posted on 07/14/2013 9:16:18 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: bmwcyle
Go here. I do.
6 posted on 07/14/2013 9:22:36 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

I Frodo had had this car, he would have made it to Mordor right quick!!


7 posted on 07/14/2013 9:25:45 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool
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To: Radagast the Fool

I—If


8 posted on 07/14/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool
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To: null and void

I don’t live close to them.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 9:26:28 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Autonomous User

We used to love going to the city dump as kids !

It was like a special field trip.....


10 posted on 07/14/2013 9:28:14 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: virgil283

He even shapes the body panels himself.


11 posted on 07/14/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: virgil283

I am so impressed by all that that guy knows and can do. To be able to create all the individual parts from flat steel and other odds and ends, and make them into a working automobile...it blows my mind. Few people really know what it takes, and fewer still can actually do it.


12 posted on 07/14/2013 9:34:29 AM PDT by Imnidiot (This space for Rent)
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To: bmwcyle

A StartPage search for “automotive scrap yards Virginia” shows 30 in your neck of the woods, granted, not the PicknPull brand, but dozens nonetheless.


13 posted on 07/14/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: bicyclerepair

I used to make my dad so mad, I usually brought back as much as I took out. I salvaged enough materials from 2 or 3 trips to completely finish 3 rooms iin his basement, except for hardware. I once pulled out an old carpenter’s tool chest that had a bunch of rusty looking tools in it. I still have, and use, most of them 40 years later.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 9:57:19 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: virgil283

I prefer the more PC term, “height challenged cars”.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 10:00:29 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: null and void

Got it.


16 posted on 07/14/2013 10:02:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Neat, but he sure as heck did not make “that” using some homemade hacksaw and a chisel.

As usual, writer taking too much poetic license.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: bicyclerepair

My brother used to take his girlfriend to the dump and “shoot rats”. I was never allowed to go, which at the time seemed pretty mean to an 8 year old.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: jstaff

Like you, I used to go to the dump with my dad once every couple of months - in a time way before weekly trash pickup. It was like getting to hunt for buried treasure! I was always amazed at the things people would throw away that found a new home with me......


19 posted on 07/14/2013 11:13:38 AM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: null and void

I admire the man’s skills! Would that he could make a whole fleet of them.


20 posted on 07/14/2013 11:24:08 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: virgil283

I had the pleasure of visiting Ernie’s shop and museum in February this year. For me, it was a “you had to see it to believe it” type experience. Being somewhat mechanically inclined, I had a lot of questions and Ernie was more than happy to answer. He is a true gentleman.

Ron


21 posted on 07/14/2013 11:37:12 AM PDT by roninoronoco
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To: Donkey Odious

Yeah, I was a “picker” long before it was cool.


22 posted on 07/14/2013 7:44:53 PM PDT by jstaff
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