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What’s the craziest jerry rig you’ve ever done?

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  1. pos_clunker

    pos_clunker Guest

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    So far, the worst I’ve done is zip-tied my fuel rail down. Anyone fashion a head gasket out of McDonald's cardboard without wiping the slop from your grease burger off of it first?
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    When I had a hole in my radiator in an old pos, I put an egg in there to plug it up. It actually worked. :D
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    i tied my muffler up with clothes hanger.

    nothin beats an exhaust bouncing off your suspension
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    Mythbusters proven :lol:

    Matt
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    Damn straight. When I saw that, I said to myself "HA! I've already proven that so I know what's gonna happen." Wasn't a surprise.
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    A beer can to finish off an electrical connection with duct tape.
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Hasn't everyone done that at least once? :lol: Yeah... done that, plus "fixed" an exhaust intermediate pipe with a soda can. Lasted 2 days until I had time to get it fixed (the 2nd day it fell apart on the way home from work).
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    MadBrad BYO Plastic cutlery

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    One time my heater valve broke in half while I was driving on the highway and dumped all the coolant out. I used the broken tubular piece where one of the hoses attaches as a coupling, and put the two hoses together, bypassing the heater core. I just used the existing hose clamps to do it. I can't remember, but I must've had some coolant in the car. I know I just had the motor swapped so it would've been logical. Not really a jerry rig but it's the closest thing I can think of.

    I have filled holes in the body with chewing gum though.
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    One time in my Grand Prix, the door wouldn't shut, so I used a bungee cord to hold it shut... I took a corner and the cord let loose and I almost smashed a van! Another time I had those fake chrome wiper blades and it snapped in the middle of a storm, and because I had just recieved a shipment at the computer store, I had electrical tape and I had the bubble wrap that my part came in, so I taped the bubble wrap to the wiper arm (the whole chrome thingy flew away) and it worked amazing!
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    my father was racing at VIR and he couldnt get his pressure plate to release so we used those mini bungees that you get at walmart and some duct tape to pull the slave cylander back into place everytime he left off the clutch. it worked really well for about 3 laps till he blew an oil seal on the left side of his car.
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    How about having your oil drain plug fall out on a road in the middle of nowhere?
    (LOTS of these in Kansas!)
    I walked back, found the plug, (LuckyLucky!) and got it back in with a pair of pliers.
    But I didn't have so much as one quart of oil.
    HOWEVER I had "Picked Up" a 5 gallon container of deep fat frier oil.

    Yeap! I put that in there and ran it for two days until I got around to an oil change.
    It came out real black, so I pulled the valve covers and the engine was as
    clean as when we put it together 6 months earlier.

    Or how about using the parking brake to get home after a Master Cylinder went out?
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    I broke one of my wipers one morning when it frosted over and I didn't realize it, so when i hit the wipers it broke it off the arm.

    So I proceeded to ziptie my wiper on for 4 days until I got paid so i could get some new blades.
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    thats something i've never heard off :?

    OIL DRAIN PLUGS POPPING OUT!

    and how the hell did u knew it fell off :?
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    The Oil light came on and the gauge fell to zero.

    And the nut was loose on the other end of the wrench
    when I put the plug in after that week's oil change.

    This was 1973 and I WAS driving a 64 Chevy Biscayne.
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    I JB welded a hole in a radiator shut because it was off a honda and I couldnt find the correct metric plug for it.
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    i've tied my hood down with a rope when it flew open and i drove it like that for 2 days, with the hood all messed up and folded, it was a bad sight :lol:
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    I used cinder blocks as wheels on my car.




    lol i dunno... I had a rusty 4runner with a big hole in the exhaust so I used some 2 dollar C clamps and a piece of sheet aluminum to block the hole and hold the oxygen sensor in place! lol
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    When I smacked that cone and the mirrod broke(just the glass) I used a 99 cent vanity mirror from Canadian Tire, by taking it out of its housing and gluing it in place of the broken one. Lucky thing Escorts have such a squarish mirror. It was a pretty close fit!
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    How about duct-taping tree limbs to "splint" a broken tie-rod together to drive 30 some miles home?

    It works for broken legs in the Boy Scouts and movies!
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    ^ i think ur just making things up! either that or u drive the crappiest car i have ever known :lol:

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