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slightly redneckjimmyriggin fixes in a pinch!

thought it would be funny to hear your quick fixes haha. we've all done something off the wall at some point right?

i was wheeling with a friend last weekend in his old bronco and he got a flat. no spare of course haha. anywhoo he does have a bike pump and i got the brilliant idea of using a foam ear plug to slow the leak a bit. his lazy A$$ put off fixing it for a week but it only lost about 5psi! haha. so +1 for redneck ingenuity!

anyone else have a funny one??

and.......GO
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My parking brake cable for the passenger side was rubbing on the shock and creating a rust spot so I used a ziptie to pull it off and hooked it to a ubolt lol.

I put black duct tape over the rusted out holes in my bed.

My electrical wiring job for my lights is a whole 'lotta jerry-rigging.

To insulate the hole in the firewall I cut the ends off of a screw plug and siliconed it in place.

I couldn't find a work box to put my 3 relays in so I ziptied them to the ABS pump bracket.
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Well my power steering hose blew but I didn't fix it, I just drove it home with no power steering. Then I parked the truck in the garage and didn't touch for 2 weeks. Does that count?
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Well, until I can get the Rock Auto center console fix, I took the cracked piece and traced it onto a piece of laminate cutting board I had laying around and cut it out and screwed it to the bottom of the armrest and it is actually very strong, it will never crack, but the hinge piece was shot also, so I found a door hinge to use in it's place for now. It works really well and is strong, but just being the way the hinge is made, there is play in it, so the armrest wiggles around a bit, but I couldn't find anything that worked better. Also if I painted the armrest bottom with some black Krylon Fusion it would look pretty good.
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using my 1st gen to clear brush at a construction site i must've burned through a plug wire....

grabbed some 14 gauge house wire and wrapped one end around the plug and the other on the distributor cap....wrapped the plug with a LOT of electrical tape and drove home without any problems....actually drove the rest of the week like that until i got paid, then got new wires
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This is about as bad as it gets for me. When I first jnstalled my new double din headunit all I used was wire nuts to make sure everything worked before I did all the connections properly. Ran it for like 2 weeks like that
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This is about as bad as it gets for me. When I first jnstalled my new double din headunit all I used was wire nuts to make sure everything worked before I did all the connections properly. Ran it for like 2 weeks like that
hahaha, I soldered mine together and hoped for the best. Worked like a dream!


uhh... I cant think of my own hack-job fixes... I liked stuff looking CLEAN and professional.
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i cut the suspension off and left it in the drive was untouched for 4 months.
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well if your not gunna use it, send it my way! lol
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My dad used to have a VW Bug... and one day the throttle cable just snapped while driving on a highway... Trying to figure out what to do, we saw a homeless guy passing by pushing a cart. We saw he had a metal cloth hanger and so we 'bought' it from him. Cut a piece of it, attached one side to the broken end, the other to the TB and we were good to go.
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most useful items ever.

bungee chords
ducktape
coat hangers
zip ties

those items will get the job done one way or another
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i cut the suspension off and left it in the drive was untouched for 4 months.
lazy @sshole
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most useful items ever.

bungee chords
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coat hangers
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Lots of profanities
beer

those items will get the job done one way or another
Fixed.
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why ya'll gotta hate on jimmy. He ain't done nothin but help!
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why ya'll gotta hate on jimmy. He ain't done nothin but help!
It's either him or jerry, lol
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as i have found out in the army "everything can be fixed with 100mph tape(duct tape) and 550 cord( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_cord )"...lol

my wiring is a mess in my truck..i keep telling myself im going to rewire everything correctly but still hasnt happened yet
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as i have found out in the army "everything can be fixed with 100mph tape(duct tape) and 550 cord)...lol

my wiring is a mess in my truck..i keep telling myself im going to rewire everything correctly but still hasnt happened yet
Sound's like the army i'm in. EVERYTHING is jerryrigged in some way lmao.
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My dad used to have a VW Bug... and one day the throttle cable just snapped while driving on a highway... Trying to figure out what to do, we saw a homeless guy passing by pushing a cart. We saw he had a metal cloth hanger and so we 'bought' it from him. Cut a piece of it, attached one side to the broken end, the other to the TB and we were good to go.
That is common on VW bugs, my first car was a 69 bug and that throttle cable snapped on me
Three times
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That is common on VW bugs, my first car was a 69 bug and that throttle cable snapped on me
Three times
I'd rather have my throttle cable snap, than pull a toyota lmfao.
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550 cord

my wiring is a mess in my truck..i keep telling myself im going to rewire everything correctly but still hasnt happened yet
Good old 550 cord. The navy guys in Norfolk swear by that stuff.


Yeah my wiring is not pretty. I was trying to set up my switch panel in my airbag selector cubby and and I realized that I couldn't identify my light switch wires from the radio and hvac wiring.

The stupid spade connectors I got at AZ were at 90 degree angles so that don't organize well. Plus some of my wires are a foot too long and some are way too short.

One day I will rewire. And SAS. hahahahah
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most useful items ever.

bungee chords
ducktape
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those items will get the job done one way or another
got a ziptie holding my pass headlight in, been like that for two weeks now, wont be for long as i just bought some new headlights of ebay
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One day I will rewire. And SAS. hahahahah
sas ur truck with

most useful items ever.

bungee chords
ducktape
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lol

who needs a welder anyways!
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sas ur truck with

most useful items ever.

bungee chords
ducktape
coat hangers
zip ties
BFH
Lots of profanities
beer


lol

who needs a welder anyways!
i will shorten a bronco d44 with a hacksaw and duct tape!
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i will shorten a bronco d44 with a hacksaw and duct tape!
Ready GO! Clocks ticking.
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A friend and I were in Southeastern Indiana in his '49 chevy rolling down a backroad in the middle of nowhere when we heard a bang and the engine died. Flipped up the hood & noticed that the distributer cap was in 10 or 12 pieces. Went to the trunk & found some electrical tape & cardboard. Carefully pieced the cap back together & found several pieces gone. Walked back down the road & found some of them. Taped the cap back together, chewed up some of the cardboard to fill in the gaps, and carefully drove back about 40 miles to the west side of Cincinnati.
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