Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car

Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car

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    Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car

    wherever you are, we take our hats off to your real-life MacGyver skills

    not sure if itís true but you have to admit it is interesting. Too bad he didn't break down with army surplus truck it could have sported a turret and machine gun

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    Interesting, though I think I agree with retsupt.

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    I think he may have watched “Flight of the Phoenix” one too many times.
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    I've had to improvise in less than ideal conditions, so I can see the motivation to improvise like this.

    What I can't see is having the material and tooling to do so. Not while stranded in the desert. Unless he happened to be hauling a genwelder in the back of his citroen along with a bevy of other tools. I also notice instead of building trike (much easier than a bike, no balancing issues) he went the hard route.

    Even if he had the tools and materials, he would have died of dehydration before he finished it. Unless he also happened to be towing a water buffalo.

    I'm calling BS.
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    French guy, lets see him build that with an F-250. The car was a wind up toy to begin with.

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    Thats hard to believe....but this one time when I was searching for "Hansel and Gretel" in the black forest a bird ate my bread crumbs and I got lost too,so I knew I had to find a way to get out fast and I built this
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    Looks like you can whip that up with only a few isles at Home Depot.
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    My wife and I got lost in the Amazon once, and using our backpacks, tent, canteens, vines and a few others things we found, I built this and we flew out. Well, actually I flew out alone and hiked back to get her, it couldn't carry both of us at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    Looks like you can whip that up with only a few isles at Home Depot.
    Shoot, you can build that from a section of your neighbors privacy fence.

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    not even treated lumber! and its a hardtail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    My wife and I got lost in the Amazon once, and using our backpacks, tent, canteens, vines and a few others things we found, I built this and we flew out. Well, actually I flew out alone and hiked back to get her, it couldn't carry both of us at once.
    Good choice... Paul Cornu, first manned flight in a helicopter in 1907. Recognized that one right off.
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    Possible but how would he cut frame? And heat exhaustion would have got him.
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