When cars are too expensive

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When cars are too expensive

Post by explorer » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:03 pm

When cars are too expensive, make your own.

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You could probably make something a bit better than this, but here is one for ideas.
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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by John Bingham » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:10 pm

It's ingenious, but that engine(?) might make the front passenger's ride slightly uncomfortable. Where is the picture from? Africa?
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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by explorer » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:15 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Where is the picture from?
Cambodia

I have also seen another one but did not have my phone with me at the time.

Then there are 3 wheeled home made vehicles.
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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by Flexxman » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:13 pm

Sihanoukville 2014, quite nice with a natural airflow instead of ac:

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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by John Bingham » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:47 pm

It looks like the same car they have on display outside a restaurant on 214/ 51 or thereabouts.
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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by Ghostwriter » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:00 am

Cheap riders from Java
2 /3 / 5 wheels, barbwire, goat skull, car wheels on d.i.y frames, any idea, you name it, they did it, some are still rolling now.


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Sorry for the damaged / modified photos. The originals and many more are somewhere else, can't find them now
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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by Flexxman » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:49 am

Ghostwriter wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:00 am
Cheap riders from Java
2 /3 / 5 wheels, barbwire, goat skull, car wheels on d.i.y frames, any idea, you name it, they did it, some are still rolling now.

Sorry for the damaged / modified photos. The originals and many more are somewhere else, can't find them now
Many similar vehicle subcultures on Java. Check out this photo-series on extreme Vespas:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/galle ... n-pictures
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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by Ghostwriter » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:21 am

Flexxman wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:49 am
Ghostwriter wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:00 am
Cheap riders from Java

Many similar vehicle subcultures on Java. Check out this photo-series on extreme Vespas:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/galle ... n-pictures
They ARE extreme vespas from Java.
Yeah, big gatherings here and there. Freewheelers. Lots of fun and smoke and punks.
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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by explorer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:46 pm

Another home made vehicle

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Re: When cars are too expensive

Post by explorer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:56 pm

If you want to be environmentally friendly and not use fuel at all.

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I have thought about making something like this, but I probably never will. You could make it pedal with electric assist, and the roof could be solar panels.

You could even make it with a back seat, and a space for luggage, and call it an environmentally friendly alternative to a tuk tuk.
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