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11 Geniusly Ghetto Car Repairs
11points ^ | Sam Greenspan

Posted on 10/04/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by virgil283

"There's a difference between a ghetto car repair and a geniusly ghetto car repair.

With a ghetto car repair, there's no passion, no creativity. It's like using duct tape to reattach a bumper or putting saran wrap over a broken window.

A geniusly ghetto car repair is different. It's an artistic approach to avoiding paying for a car repair or upgrade. It's finding a solution to an automotive problem using stuff from around the house. The results aren't elegant but they're clever. It's MacGyver meets Rube Goldberg meets People of Walmart.

I picked 11 of my favorite photos that fall under the geniusly ghetto auto repair umbrella. Definitely do try these at home... 1.Front headlight. Wiper blades. Manual lock. Air conditioner Heater....."

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TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: carrepairs
...GPS. Unless he's planning to take a long, long, long trip... and ford a hell of a lot of bodies of water ... I'm not sure this is going to give him the directions he really needs.;

Turn signal. Does a dog looking to the left count as a turn signal?;

1 posted on 10/04/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283
Guy I worked with (not a ghetto type) decades ago had the first ghetto repair I ever saw:

Trunk lock busted, so he just drilled and bolted on a gate hasp with padlock.

2 posted on 10/04/2013 12:12:07 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: virgil283

I know a guy that actually wanted to do the heater/fireplace thing in an old econoline van.

Asphyxiation did not bother him, but when I pointed out that he wanted to build it over the gas tank, he finally scrapped the plan LOL


3 posted on 10/04/2013 12:14:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: virgil283

The outer door lock and the AC window unit were awesome.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 12:15:14 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: doorgunner69

Ha! Got that beat. I repaired the headlights on my daughter’s car using nothing but a rolled up leather glove, one tennis ball, and an old doggy toy. No duct tape. Should have seen the look on the mechanic’s face during state inspection.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 12:16:46 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: virgil283

You can see at least half of these in your typical Wal-Mart parking lot.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 12:17:18 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: virgil283

Brilliant!


7 posted on 10/04/2013 12:22:09 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: mylife

There are more naysayers around than visionaries...partly for the reason you gave. Good judgement comes from experience...experience comes from bad judgement.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 12:22:18 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: virgil283

Hilarious stuff!


9 posted on 10/04/2013 12:24:48 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: doorgunner69
A guy I know fixed the rusted out frame of his pick up truck by welding a pole from a street sign to the frame. It was one of the thick flat poles with the round holes in it. He drove it for over a year like that.
10 posted on 10/04/2013 12:27:32 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: gorush

It’s a vicious circle!


11 posted on 10/04/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: virgil283
Not unique. Did this in 1966 using a tennis ball container ...
... and a couple of hose clamps.
12 posted on 10/04/2013 12:29:48 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

When a person has limit money one came come up with ideas to keep your car running.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 12:31:25 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: PowderMonkey

I once freed up a frozen door lock on my 1969 Cougar by peeing on it.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: riverrunner
When a person has limited money one came come up with ideas to keep your car running.

So, you are saying that necessity is the mother of invention? Good one. Copyright it.

15 posted on 10/04/2013 12:35:26 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: virgil283
Here's my all time favorite. It's a new vehicle produced by AfghaniMotorWerks...

As an international company, AMW is also making a mass transport/camper vehicle for Kenya ("The Obama"...very popular)...


16 posted on 10/04/2013 12:35:46 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: mylife

http://circlecycleice.com/page9.php
Speaking of circles.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 12:37:26 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: virgil283
I drove an Opel Kadet about 25 miles without a fuel pump once. Taped a 2-liter bottle of gas to the radio antenna, and ran a length of 1/4" fuel line from that to the carb.

Had to stop twice to disassemble it, use the fuel line to siphon gas out of the tank to refill the bottle, and then put it back together, but it got me home.

18 posted on 10/04/2013 12:41:09 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: virgil283

I have used a beer can to patch a hole in my exhaust myself.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 12:44:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: mylife

I’ve seen a couple of wood gassifiers mounted in the beds of pick-ups.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 12:47:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: virgil283
Don't knock the window air conditioner. Even billionaires want that.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I have used a beer can to patch a hole in my exhaust myself.

Ha! My dad did that when they traded in our 1957 Ford station wagon, except he used a coffee can, I think. Anyway, when the salesman fired up and raced the engine, he was keeping his fingers crossed that it held (it did) and we ended up with a new station wagon. :-)

22 posted on 10/04/2013 12:59:28 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: doorgunner69

When I was a kid and the wheel wells of my ‘71 Ventura rusted through, I mixed up a batch of paper mache and dumped it down either fender from inside the trunk. After it hardened I then hit the outside with some spray undercoating.

I took it for my Pennsylvania State Inspection and sat there smiling as about a dozen mechanics all gathered around, poking at my wheel wells. They could not figure out what I had done. It passed though.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 1:02:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: virgil283

Meh. I’ve seen all of those before. And I’ve done some of them.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 1:02:52 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (R.I P. my old FRiend and neighbor Blackie Owens. Be ever vigilant!)
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To: mylife

“I know a guy that actually wanted to do the heater/fireplace thing in an old econoline van.”

I once placed a Coleman catalytic heater in my 1968 VW van during a very cold winter. It turned over and caught the shag carpet (yes I know, shag carpet) on fire. It was an interesting few minutes of my life. I learned a valuable lesson.


25 posted on 10/04/2013 1:23:06 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: virgil283

Rich guy arrogant prick hypocrite version:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/06/27/green-conscious-mayor-bloomberg-caught-hooking-up-window-ac-unit-to-his-car/


26 posted on 10/04/2013 1:25:48 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: dljordan

Having owned 3 VW Vans, I can feel your pain (even if you cannot feel your toes in winter)


27 posted on 10/04/2013 1:31:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: dljordan
I learned a valuable lesson.

About shag carpets or about Coleman heaters?

28 posted on 10/04/2013 3:30:07 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: dljordan
Always carry a couple if fire extinguishers in your vehicle.

You might be able to help someone else....

29 posted on 10/04/2013 3:56:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dljordan
Always carry a couple of fire extinguishers in your vehicle.

You might be able to help someone else....

30 posted on 10/04/2013 3:56:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: virgil283

Had a 1971 Ford F-100 with the floorboards rusted out, the fix... when you lifted up the floor mats you saw STOP.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 4:06:21 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: virgil283

SEE...Mad Magazine..

article.. Thunder Chicken..


32 posted on 10/04/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by joe fonebone (a socialist is just a juvenile communist)
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To: Paladin2

“Always carry a couple of fire extinguishers in your vehicle.”

I had one. It was still an OMG! experience.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 4:30:20 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: mylife

“Having owned 3 VW Vans, I can feel your pain (even if you cannot feel your toes in winter)”

Well, they do get warmer when the engine catches on fire.


34 posted on 10/04/2013 4:31:08 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: virgil283

Hand me the pliers ... they're in my trunk.

35 posted on 10/04/2013 5:23:19 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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