I can't see if it's the 2WD or 1WD version...
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)
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?
Hey Mabel, Black Label.
Bottom of the range --No reversing cameras.
Real jeeps do not have reversing cameras..or doors,,, or radios, unless they take up the whole bake of the jeep.
Biggest Pedal Car I've ever seen.
I just notice that it has a trailer hitch.
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.
They make other cars, too.
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.
Is that Jeep made out of bicycles???!?!?!
Would that Toyota be considered still on the road, when the company boast about the number still on the road.
This is the way we do it.
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.
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.
I'll start a new thread with this as the subject...don't post here.
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.