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Old 06-04-2008, 08:51 PM
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worst jerry rigging on a vehicle

We have been working on getting the 63 C-10 running for a few days. I have noticed some off the rigging on that truck. It has no brakes because it has a rubber brake hose, instead of a regular radiator hose it has two short pieces of hose and about a foot off pipe in between. The starter would not engage then I realized there was only one bolt holding it on, the headlights are held in with coat hangers. That's about all I can think off now. I am glad I am only using the motor. There is no telling what other weird fixes are on it. What is the worst rigging you have ever seen

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Old 06-04-2008, 09:34 PM
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My dad had a Ford Courier pickup ( Mazda B1800 ). The shifter broke so he yanked it out, and to shift it after that, he jammed a crow bar down in the hole to catch the gears.

I looked at a '66 F-100 that had a 200 6cyl engine in it, the Mustang/ Falcon chassis mounts were welded to some 1" black iron pipe, and that was welded to the X member.. duct tape held the inner fenders togther, and a peice of wood wedged between the floor and the trans X member held the cab somewhat square ( paper thin floors, no rockers, nothing was holding it togther ).. It had a nice frame and box, but I didn't want to look for a cab and front sheetmetal

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2 Radiator hoses with a pipe in between was common in some factory applications, truck like that would have 3 rubber brake hoses right from the factory. 2 in front 1 on each side, and 1 on the diff. what kind of hose are we talking?
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:39 PM
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The radiator hose is nothing special. It goes from the top part off the radiator to the intake. You could easily put a regular rubber hose on it. It has about a 3inch piece clamped to the radiator. One end of the pipe is claped to this and there is a short piece of rubber hose off the inatke and the pipe clamps to it.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:10 PM
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instead of a regular radiator hose it has two short pieces of hose and about a foot off pipe in between.
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2 Radiator hoses with a pipe in between was common in some factory applications, truck like that would have 3 rubber brake hoses right from the factory. 2 in front 1 on each side, and 1 on the diff. what kind of hose are we talking?
Like Matt167 said, the radiator hose thing might not be anything to worry about. My 1972 Blazer came that way, the original pipe in place of the upper radiator hose still has the factory part numbers stamped into it.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:11 PM
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Reading this I was thinking (dang this sounds like some Bama back woods rigging)! Then I see it is. No surprise.
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typo lol

I'll have to concur with Blazin72...I have 3 old GMC's a 69burb 2 71 pickups and they all 3 have the same pipe and 2 short hoses for the upper radiator neck to thermostat housing. As for a rubber brake line every vehicle i have ever had has had at least one. Like from rear end housing to frame...
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:31 PM
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Anything I do on one could be classified Jerry Rigged.
Have a nice day! Jerry
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I ripped apart a trailer running light to get the center socket, then sheet metal screwed it to the inside housing of a taillight, so I didn't have to fix the socket.
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Anything I do on one could be classified Jerry Rigged.
Have a nice day! Jerry

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:26 PM
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Anything I do on one could be classified Jerry Rigged.
Have a nice day! Jerry
Years ago me and my friend went down to milwaukee to pick up and tow back a parts car. I Bought the car from a black guy whos name was jerry. My friends says, now just be carefull what you say when we hook it up, don't say jerry rig or n rig.
It wasn't really the nicest part of town where it was located. Turned out to be quite the interesting adventure for two scrawny white kids who went to high school out in the country that didn't have any blacks attending. One guy hits my friend up for a buck as soon as we get out of the truck, and then when we are hooking it up, another guy stops seeing us hooking it up to a tow dolly, and asks if someone stole our car, because someone stole his truck last week.
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Take it easy on Jerry... the correct term is "Jury Rigging"

According to Wikipedia, it refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement mast and yards improvised in case of damage or loss of the original mast.
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my truck was full of hillbilly technology. I have spent the past 2 years undoing what the pos P/O had done. he put the thing together and didnt care if the parts actually WORK together or not. if the oil could be changed or the driveshaft fit or brake calipers clear the rotors... its like he threw it together and didnt see that it doesnt work like that.

MOST people would see that the drive shaft is too long and binds up and will do something about it. a reasonable person will see the rotor doesnt turn because of teh caliper and then look to see why it doesnt turn and fix it. I have seen too many half assed jobs on my truck to thing it was just a "mistake". why do it and not do it right? [/rant]
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:25 AM
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there was a little flatfender Jeep CJ (regular metal cab 2 foot box, it looked funny) with a plow and a lot of rust for sale I saw a couple years ago...

the body mounts were chunks of 2x4. I have pics on my computer at home, so if anyone's interested send me an email or a PM, since I'm sure I'll forget to check back and post them.
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I thought in todays politicly correct world it was called Afro-Engineering.
My 79F-100 had 2 bucket seats out of a Dodge truck. I changed the motor from the 300-6cylinder to a 400M , but not the motorr mounts --- I just stacked up about a dozen washers on each bolt under the shorter of the two to even the height out for the V8.
Put in a dodge radiator and the return line on it was on the wrong side for the Ford water pump . So I took two radiator hoses , a short piece of steel fence post , inserted the post into each hose as a coupler , clamped it together and it worked like that for years.
There are other "mods" that I made , but those two stand out in my mind this morning
Like Ben Franklin said: "Do what you can with what you have , where you are" .
I've been called 'McGuiver' on more than one occasion.
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Mike, do you still do bodywork too???


In a while, Chet.
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