A great thread is developing titled "shoelace saved me" or something
like that. It is some great reading.
I wanted to capitalize on the creative mojo and do a formal thread on
some of your best "jury-rig". (and drive the "that was unsafe" and "it
would not have broken if you took care of it" crowd NUTS)
One of my favorite "rig" stories is in a museum at Hill Airforce Base
in Utah. It was a small exhibit about the combat engineers, who
basically jury-rigged stuff. They has examples of how they sealed
fuel line holes on planes with aluminum from beer cans held in place
with hose clamps. They also used empty coke bottles as insulators for
high tension lines on ship, I can't remember what else they had.. I
visited 15 years ago, but it was fun to see.
Interested in hearing your best rigs.
My best was probably with my brother, when his rear axle broke on his 4
wheel drive beater we got a hold of one of those tow dollys...
disconected driveline to rear wheels, and used power to the front
wheels to drag the thing home.. sort of towing the back wheels with the
Another time we were recovering a car with no brakes at all.. we hooked
up a tow strap to the good car.. which was behind the no-brake vehicle.
Both cars drove under their own power.. but when it came time to stop
my brother in the in front would just coast, and I, being in the back,
would brake for both cars. It was 2am, so we were just putting our own
lives in danger, no one else.