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Today 05:17 PM
496CHEVY3100 Don't know how well the straps work ,but I see a LOT of propane tanker using them might just be a company policy,??

back in the 90s we attached one to the bottom bolt on the axleof my Peterbuilt ,Suppose to jumble radar signal,,,it don't work on Vascar in Texas ,
Today 04:15 PM
sprecher48
'bout them there straps;

back in the late 50's-early 60's if you had a taildragger you had to have those straps, as far as I know they started on old gasoline trucks and sorta became a fad after that tom
Today 02:33 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
The thing is "normal" people will have them.
But those fads never last very long...
Remember the string lights and the windows tinted half-way up in the 80's?
Today 02:31 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
I've heard that some people would hang rubber strips or wires from under their vehicle for 2 reasons.

1) To through off the signal from police radar.
Didn't Stroker McGurk or Arin Cee try that, and end up attracting dozens of cops?
Today 02:06 PM
Dave57210 Urban myth: Unless you prevent the build-up of static electricity, you risk blowing up the whole neighborhood when refilling at a gas station. So the straps "ground the car" - no sparks - no boom
Today 12:07 PM
MARTINSR The thing is "normal" people will have them. The one my son showed me a picture of was a stock Rav4 and the guy has them on his Civic too, totally stock otherwise.

I remember getting a shock now and then when I grabbed the door handle, can't remember the last time, decades ago. So why in the world would you need them now? Some kind of Urban myth on falling asleep, or protecting the computers or something?

It can't be getting shocked a the door handle, they're plastic!

Brian
Today 11:48 AM
Too Many Projects As for why they would put them on.....look at the rest of the pic....looks like homemade skirts too. Just another way to add more blue bling and the reflectors probably look cool to the cars behind at night.

I see a new fad coming....
Today 10:35 AM
harposrepair I can't think of anything to stump you guys with right now so if someone else has something go for it.
Today 10:06 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
I've heard that some people would hang rubber strips or wires from under their vehicle for 2 reasons.

1) To through off the signal from police radar.
2) To release the static charge built up in the vehicle
that can make you sleepy when driving.

Don't know if it work or not. Never tried it.
Make you sleepy? LOLOLOL Ok, you are sort of right let's see what someone else says but I am going to give it to you. It's a "Static strap" but it is NOT so you don't fall asleep, a cup of coffee for that. But I'll give you it's for static electricity.

Brian
Today 09:52 AM
harposrepair I've heard that some people would hang rubber strips or wires from under their vehicle for 2 reasons.

1) To through off the signal from police radar.
2) To release the static charge built up in the vehicle
that can make you sleepy when driving.

Don't know if it work or not. Never tried it.
Today 08:30 AM
ntfday He couldn't find any coon tails.
Today 08:13 AM
MARTINSR Ok, way to simple for you guys but my son just showed me a photo on his phone asking what the heck this thing was he saw on a car on the way home from school.



But I don't want just what it is, why in the heck would anyone use them is the question. I just can't see a need. It would be akin to putting screens on the windows of the cars because of that one time 12 years ago a fly came into the car and went in my mouth while I was talking.

Brian
09-20-2014 04:25 PM
496CHEVY3100 I didn't drive the cars ,we used these Pancake engines in sand rails and Mud buggies ,the had much more power and better cooling.
09-20-2014 02:12 PM
sprecher48
re vw engines

Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Thess and the Kambac and Fastbac had better engines than the beetle (pancake engines )
You obviously didn't have much experience with the rolling fuel leaks aka german time bombs tom
09-20-2014 09:34 AM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
A VW Square back (Type III) made into a pickup?

Brian
The owner says it is factory built but I haven't seen anything online about it.

Looks like you won the brownie button! Do you need a chest to pin it on? LOL
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