What's the most ghetto thing you've ever done to a car?
>bolted to plastic
>wires running from the boot and through the cabin
>have to set the lights a bit low because of the air-resistance pushing them backwards so that they're perfect at 50mph
>actually illegal to drive with due to only being allowed to have two extra headlamps, and that they're too powerful
I got a car with a blown fusible in the aftermarket nigger rigged stereo wiring.
I don't know what the fuse went to, but I just spliced the power and memory wires together, and just made it so I had to manually turn it off and on.
My left headlight is being held up by zipties and electrical tape. Bumper is help by zipties too. Kinda embarrassing cause I had my uncle replace the clutch the other day and I'm sure he saw but I wasn't there and he didn't tell me anything.
Had a rusty V8 S10. Pulled the bed to replace the gas tank. Three out of the six bolts snapped or had to be cut off. When I put it back together I clamp one corner of the bed to the frame with a pair of vise grips.
Stayed like that for 2 years until I sold the truck. Took the vise grips off, cleaned and oiled them and they work fine.
So much butchered shit on that truck. It was a fucking riot.
I sprayed water out of the cooler with this thingy before winter.
When you want a k5 blazer but all you have is a s10 blazer
Pissed in the radiator of an old F150 when it started leaking coolant. We were about 3 hours from the nearest service shop, seemed like the right thing to do.
Patched up a hole/spot under the hood that was leading to a different hole I couldn't reach. I used a cut out section of a toothpaste roll and silicone. It redirects the water and doesn't leak anymore.
>obtain first Vespa Scooter
>Vespa 200 Rallye
>exhaust is fucked
>noisy as fuck
>cant buy exhaust
>decide to try to muffle sound
>remember how much shag pile carpet muffles footsteps
>wrap exhaust in old shag pile carpet
>quiet as fuck now
>be driving down my street
>carpet catches fire
>i dont notice
>come to T junction
>wonder why the fuck i'm feeling heat on left leg
>scooter lies there and happily burns itself to death
I've ghetto repaired so many things in my car history,
Vice grips for window winders, soda can for exhaust repair, used screws and ubolt to attach exhaust tip on shitty car, use silcone caulk to repair sunroof, sellotape to repair inner door car lining, cable tie bumpers, cable ties for any lost screws or panel pins,
I've done a lot of ghetto things to my shitboxes back in the day.
I had to do that to get gunk out of my coolant reservoir once. Couldn't get the god damn thing to come out because the bolts were so rusted.
I also kept the fuel filter attached with zipties after the bolt broke.
I also patched up a hole on the exhaust using a furnace pipe.
I also built extenders for my roof rack out of bamboo. Unfortunately they didn't work too well.
cover for my battery was missing so i set up this rigged box which did a sufficient job for a month or so. when I brought it in to get replace they replaced the wrong friggen cover so I had to go back. Annoyingly the first cover they replaced recently fell off and I probably drove over it. Have a soy sauce box over that one but it's more exposed to the elements then this one was.
Subaru in question was $700, hence the ghetto grill. Engine and tranny are pretty decent though and so far it's not in too awful shape mechanically. Body is beat to fuck though. Whoever had it before either drove like a retard or purposely just banged into shit.
>canister charcoal media failed, letting charcoal pellets into evap system
>fucking up the solenoid valves, made refueling a cunt
>removed canister, pulled inlet/outlet screens out
>used blowgun to create charcoal cannon
>shot all remaining charcoal out onto the grass next to the shop
>reinstalled canister shell
10k and counting, still hasn't failed the evap monitor
>gas tank strap stud snapped off while removing nut
>bent strap forward 1/4" - just before where the broken stud was
>drilled new hole in sub frame
>found two identical bolts of appropriate size
>used die grinder with a sanding wheel to cut a large notch on the end of one
>carefully tapped subframe hole with new fabricobbled tap
Worked good - 7/10 repair, 10/10 macgyverism
driver door delete (hinges pulled through the frame b/c rust)
rag on the battery to hold it in place when the hood is closed
tekscrewed number plate to bumper
felled a tree on top of it
clutch cable holder thing is a piece of metal jammed in because it's pulled through the firewall
Rear mounts for the exhaust broke, so I mounted the muffler with metal strapping that I screwed into the trunk floor. Same car - stitched the rear bumper together with zip ties. Same car - before I fixed the exhaust, it was held in place with bailing wire, dollar-store C-clamps, and cheap bungee cords.
That's actually in pretty good condition for a Subaru tmic. I've seen some with entire sections of heat sink fins flattened from being leaned on or tools placed on there etc.
Doesnt take much to fix them though just time and a pair of long nose pliers to straighten the fins.
When I changed my clutch+flywheel I broke the rubber bushing that keeps one of the shifting cables in place on the shifting mechanism outside of the gearbox.
It's now held with a ziptie contraption that, besides holding the cable in place, allows it to freely move around the shifting mechanism as it is supposed to be.
It has been like that for more than a year and the zipties didn't snap yet, I'm quite proud of it.
My exhaust hangers broke on the way home so I walked to the hardware store and bought some duct tape and taped my skateboard to the muffler and drove maybe 15 miles until I took it to the shop the next morning.
It's designed so that you can only see it when it lights up. I just told the inspector there was no ABS and he didn't notice that there was a light that was supposed to light up.