This guy obviously watched way to many re-runs of the Flintstones.
I have to admire his ingenuity, sometimes you have to do whatever you can to make your life better.
It gets him where he's going!
New meaning to barnyard speedster.
Would love to see a video of it in action.
Was that assembled by GM, Might need a recall.
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.
If he loses that cigarette, the whole thing could go up in flames!
He uses that for his daily commute to his job.
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.
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.
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)
The guy in the first pic, you can see it in his face. "I will build a car for the great multitude"
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.
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
In the third photo Ralph posted, I wonder how long that guy lasted with the plastic bag wrapped around his face?
Fred, I am also wondering what he may be smoking to much of!
Henry, Life's cheap in China. They just get another worker to take the place of the one that turned blue and died.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Those pictures remind me of where i work..