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

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  1. zx24me

    zx24me Guest

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    How about a 4 foot by 3 foot "Sun Roof" in a four door
    Plymouth Fury III courtesy of a fire rescue saw and several
    drunk friends?
    Talk about your Flexi-Flyer!!!!
  2. DamnYourHonda

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    ok... well necessity is the mother of rigging :)
    and im a master-rigger now.

    so i didnt have money for a radiator for a while, and this is what i came to:

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    doesnt look too bad right?

    wrong:
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    effing plastic sided radiators...
  3. marclar

    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    any of my cars... nuff said
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    When i first got my GT, i didnt have a cooling fan relay. So i took wires from a computer power suply and cut them up in 2 inches pieces and stripped either end. I would bend it in half and bridge the positive and negartive to get the fan working. i did this for 3 months. Every time i had to go somewhere and when i got to my destination, i would have to pop open the hood and put the wire in or take it out. LOL
  5. zx24me

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    When the lock on the steering colume gave up in my wife's 72 Delta 88,
    I went looking for a switch to put in the dash.
    Can still hear people asking "Did you drive a Massey Ferguson tractor here?".
  6. MadBrad

    MadBrad BYO Plastic cutlery

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    I don't get it. Are you saying you drove the tractor to the store?
  7. MadBrad

    MadBrad BYO Plastic cutlery

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    OK this isn't really a ba jerry rig, and it's not me, but it is kind of related and amusing.
    My neighbour has a 2004 BMW 3XX convertible. One day very soon after they got it, his wife kind of took out the passenger side mirror backing out of the garage. The damage turned out to be just the body coloured cover that is attached to the front side was torn off. Its mounting points were all broken, but on the outside it looked fine. The dealer wanted about $700 to fix it, most of that money was just for that part, which they would have to paint. However, a mechanic that was on break outside decided to just tape the broken cover on with a band of electrical tape. No charge. You caould not see the tape becaise it is where there was a black area around the mirror there anyway. He must've used the best quality electrical tape available, because to this day it still looks good. He is trading it in this month, and the dealer hasn't seen this jerrty rig. The perfect crime!
    BTW he is leasing a 2008 330i convertible. That's the twin turbo 300hp folding hardtop.
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    ghetto air con fix

    i fixed my AC condensor with a self tapping screw and some jb weld on the threads to fix a hole in the condensor
  9. TristateHustler

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    Well I have in the past used the old macguyver egg in the radiador trick on an 85 VW GTI I had that had a nasty hole in the radiator.

    I had an 87 tempo who's exhaust fell off at the cat from a rediculous speed bump. I put it back on with tin foil and coat hangers. drove it like that a month till I sold it at an auction for 130 dollars! woot

    But currently my front passenger caliper on my 91 EGT is held together by Winterfresh. Yes the gum. I was on my way to work tonight when I hear loud banging. stopped and saw my caliper pins had both been sheared off by my rotating rims. poop... good thing I had the vice grips (to roll my windows up and down) in the trunk. I used them to get everything back together and patch it with my after dinner mint...
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    Ingenuity right here baby!

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    bradsescort FEOA Donator

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    i've dremel'ed the diameter of the air temp sensor to fit in a honda civic CAI

    kept blowing fuses pushing two dvc 12" infinity kappa's w/ a 800watt 1ohm stable pioneer amp so i said fuk it and put in a 3/8th's 2" extension bar, wrapped it up with electrical tape to bridge the gap in the 80amp fuse box (yeah i know i needed a larger fuse but iddnt have cash!) lol it worked fine
    damn that was 3 years ago now.. never had electrical probs, took setup out, loaned it to an old friend, never saw it again

    used an appropriate length lawn mower belt on the mercury capri's alternator and water pump belt after it kept eating regular v belts since the pulley was off allignment... let me tell you that gates 'powerated II' belt has held 10,000 miles and counting, no problems.. 'strong as steel'

    the top studs on my old tranny top mount were semi stripped.. so i used some extra strut to spindle nuts and some lock washers on it, no problems and dont have to hassle with replacing those metric studs

    lotta other stuff..
    soon to come:
    mounting mtx75 axle into bg chassis bolted up to the CVH using the focus zetec oil pan assembly


    oh and this dude was classic, too bad the pic is gone; it was basically a water valve jb welded into the oil pan where the drain plug normally is! (imagine the one on the side of your house connected to your lawn hose) :lol:

    https://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Fo ... ic&t=43120
  12. MadBrad

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    When I wanted to drive somewhere, I didn't have a real car handy so I took the Escort. Works in a pinch anyway.
  13. lambsbread

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    jerry rigged

    part of a jif peanut butter bottle cut the bottom off and a piece of pvc pipe and a crap load of duct tape and electrical, what is all now part of my custom intake system works great!! sounds great!! =]
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    inner tie rod broke used duck tape and a big drill bit to hold it together to get car home 4 miles it came un done once i turned onto my street
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    the weld on my flex pipe broke all the way around,so i jacked the car up lined the pipe's back up got some exhaust joint and crack sealer slopped it all the way around the pipe put a piece of can around the connection a hose clamp either side to the can. car sounds even better then when i bought it. lol
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    had an 88 Delta 88. Lady ran the stoplight and clipped the front end. Gimped it over the the church parking lot about 15 feet away. Bent the frame badly, so my friend and i took some old steel pipes, used a Sledgehammer to straighten it, then welding the pipes to the frame to hold it together. In order to drive the thing home that night from the church, I used a floodlight ducttaped to the car. Lol did 95 on the back country roads on the way home with a tweaked frame, had some serious pull towards the left where the thing had been hit.
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    flex pipe was falling off so i used two big hose clamps and a ripped up beer can. (coors can because they are taller.
  18. Georonimo

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    I've embraced the art of jerry rigging. I no longer look down on it and since then I've come up with new uses for zipties besides last minute band aids. Case in point, my "CUSTOM" wire loom... Thats the final product you see there (untill I take them off to clean the wires and redo it with fancier zipties).

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    But I still use them for every other hack job I've done such as my boost controller "bracket". My intercooler is held in place with mechanics wire. My air meter is held down against the frame rail with a bungy cord. The battery was held in place with a massive ratchet strap before I put in a real battery tray... It's actually pretty rough under my hood now that I think about it.
  19. zzyzzx

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    A freind of mine was driving his car to the junkyard, and I was going to follow him to the junkyard to give him a ride home. When I got to his house, he said that his transmission was leaking and he didn't have any transmission fluid to put in it. So I asked him what he had. He did have some antifreeze, so we filled up the transmission with antifreeze and drove it like that to the junkyard. Worked fine.
  20. Clint

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    changed rear calipers last week end and broke the top slider bolt off luckly got the remander of the bolt out found an old bolt to fit cut it down and sliped a peice of rubber hose over it and jamed the new caliper on till the new sliders came in! (dont think much would beat that) lmao

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