OT- Chinese Junkmobile Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 07:04 pm:

This guy obviously watched way to many re-runs of the Flintstones. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 08:02 pm:

I have to admire his ingenuity, sometimes you have to do whatever you can to make your life better.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 08:38 pm:

It gets him where he's going!
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 08:48 pm:

New meaning to barnyard speedster.

Would love to see a video of it in action.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 08:55 pm:

Was that assembled by GM, Might need a recall.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 09:02 pm:

Come on Bob, you know that car is too nicely built to be a GM car!
Check that wooden jackshaft bearing with the ropes around it.
I think the head light is a bit low.
That may be a ticket pinned to the top but I'll bet it's not a speeding ticket.
Seems to have two brake shoes, one on each foot.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Robb on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 09:12 pm:

If he loses that cigarette, the whole thing could go up in flames!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 09:21 pm:

He uses that for his daily commute to his job.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:37 pm:

I have to admit, that is 1 strange method of conveyance. But hey, it probably didnt cost much, and it is easy to repair.The cardboard welding shield is a real eye opener.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:56 pm:

he must work the swing shit as he has a headlight to get him home at night. I'm a bit perplexed about the steering ability or lack of. Wonder if he did the catipiller thing and locked up a rear wheel to turn.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:15 pm:

OT Ford: I just finished building my Red Neck Lemozene Ford Truck. Well some of it is a U-Hal Truck. It is powered by a 1934 Ford V-8 Engine. It's not much for climbing hills but it sure is a chick magnet!(Yes I live in Bakersfield)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 12:20 am:

The guy in the first pic, you can see it in his face. "I will build a car for the great multitude"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 01:36 am:

Re: cardboard welding shield. I had to go back and see that, again. I missed it the first time. Instead, I thought I had seen Billy Gibbons of the ZZ Top band.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 10:16 am:

The vehicle in the first picture needs a belt guard
unless it is the latest method of controlling the birth rate in China

It seems that both the motor and driver smoke a bit too much


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:16 am:

In the third photo Ralph posted, I wonder how long that guy lasted with the plastic bag wrapped around his face?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:21 am:

Fred, I am also wondering what he may be smoking to much of!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:27 am:

Henry, Life's cheap in China. They just get another worker to take the place of the one that turned blue and died.:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:35 am:

After thinking this over, it's not so funny. Yesterday I did a brake job on one of our modern cars. I purchased the needed parts at Napa, asking for and receiving the "best quality" for my application. The guy at the counter who waited on me (about my own age) made a comment concerning his doubts about the quality of what he was selling me. Every single part I purchased was clearly labeled "Made in China".

I guess my modern iron is sort of a "Chinese Junkmobile".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:47 am:

Henry you are spot on. So many of the parts are made over there now.What really bugs me is the ignition parts. Napa's Echlin used to be good stuff. I hope it is still made here.
As I have said before, I certainly hope they can make better stuff over there than what they send here because if they don't I don't see how they get any work done because of failed parts and broke tools.
I put a water pump on my dads 95 road master last week and the pump was made in the US new.We opted for that as it is to much trouble to install to chance a rebuilt 1.
Thermostat, was strange. The box said made in Israel and the thermostat said made in Germany that was in the box.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 12:14 pm:

The really disturbing part of what's going on is not so much that there are many imported products, it's the fact (as pointed out by the guy at Napa) that many of these items are no longer made in the USA. The choice is foreign parts, take them or leave them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Derocher on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 07:43 pm:

I wish I would have seen that picture about 50 years ago, looks like the idea we had when we were kids, use what ya got.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 09:41 pm:

Those pictures remind me of where i work..


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