OT - "Jeep" production moved to Africa?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 11:03 pm:



I can't see if it's the 2WD or 1WD version...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 01:29 am:

Enclosed, mirrors, windshield wipers, light and even looks like it has a radio! I am sure the guys in spandex would love to see that coming up hot on their tail in the bike lane! :0)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George_Cherry Hill NJ on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 02:57 am:

Sort of reminds me of a time I visited Zimbabwe for work. They were running Carling Black Label boxes using Kelly Green ink. Carling US was always so adament about the exact hue of red used that I just had to ask, why green?

"Oh, green ink? Only color we have this week! They either wait or shut down brewery! They decided to not shut down!"

People in developing countries adapt, you know? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 07:02 am:

Hey Mabel, Black Label.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 07:15 am:

Bottom of the range --No reversing cameras.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:17 am:

Real jeeps do not have reversing cameras..or doors,,, or radios, unless they take up the whole bake of the jeep.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 08:21 pm:

Biggest Pedal Car I've ever seen.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:23 am:

I just notice that it has a trailer hitch.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:40 am:

Don't automatically presume it is a pedal car. There actually may be a small motor under the hood.

Using a pair of bicycles as the basis for building an automobile is nothing new.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:48 am:

They make other cars, too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 03:24 pm:

That is a neat picture of the 2013 Toyota Hybrid 6 Cow Power (US 1.2 HP) .005 Leader Z400. Comes with your choice of 3 different interiors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 04:36 pm:

Is that Jeep made out of bicycles???!?!?!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 04:40 pm:

Would that Toyota be considered still on the road, when the company boast about the number still on the road.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 08:11 pm:

This is the way we do it.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8f3_1339868225


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 08:52 pm:

My neighbor across the street is from Cameroon.. Each year she fills a container with everything from small used cars to bicycles, furniture, clothing, anything people will donate. Two years ago she sent over 400 bicycles, including some that needed repair. I bought two nice sets of tools at Lowes, sockets, ratchets, open end/box end, etc. and put them in along with a couple dozen pairs of pliers, wire cutters, etc. a pail full of bolts, nuts, washers and a few more things. She told me those tools would put somebody in business as a bicycle repairman. Her village is so poor that, according to her, nothing would go to waste. She said they are ambitious people but so far from anywhere that there is a job, a decent school, electricity, etc., that most are subsistence farmers or just barely get by on what little work they can find. Another thing she always wants are small portable typewriters. The school has no electricity or computers so the only way to learn to type and possibly get a job as a secretary or in an office is to learn on a manual typewriter. I gave her the little Smith Corona I bought in college after saving for months to come up with the $30 it cost in 1962. I had always kept it but thought if it would help some young girl or boy better themselves in life it would serve a better purpose than being in my attic. Since then I have bought every little cheap typewriter I can find at garage sales or auctions for her to send over there. She has a small business of selling hand woven baskets here for the women who make them in Cameroon. She keeps 35% for the cost of shipping them here and returns the rest of the money to the villages to give them some actual cash to help them survive.

After hearing her stories about life there, I see this little Jeep as pretty ingenious -- whoever made it was an excellent craftsman considering what he probably had to work with. Whoever made it is trying to pull himself up with whatever he can to better his life. More power to him. If this one is pedals, maybe the next one will have an engine and then he will start building them to sell.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 09:59 pm:

Having been to Africa and me being me...here's an idea:

Rather than send unloved Ts to the scrap-yard or let some "good old boys" part them out why not donate them to villages in Africa to be used as school buses or carting water or farm workhorses, etc.

The "Ts for Africa" charity ???

I remember in northern Kenya a little kid wearing a neat school uniform, maybe 6-7 years old, asked me for a lift to get home from school.

Well, the walk home would have been several miles and we're talking through a hot semi-desert area in the middle of nowhere. Chances of getting a abducted by passing truck drivers or meeting a wild animal I would think are not small.

Robust and easy to fix Ts are perfect for Africa.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 10:02 pm:

I'll start a new thread with this as the subject...don't post here.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 12:01 am:

Looks like these folks might have a little engine trouble. This Jeep has a lot of ingenuity. Seems like they took a whole bunch of nothing and built a little bit of something and probably had enough cash left over to buy a gallon of gasoline.

I vote with Stan on this little machine.


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