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Wacky Mods Part 2

By FaezClutchless on 23 Nov 2011

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This is the second part of some crazy modification/alteration photos that I saw on the internet and I wish to share it with everyone. In this instalment, we get to see more photos of repair work done on cars instead of modifications.

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In the first photo (above) we see a SUV with a wooden plank door. Judging from the dents and the missing side skirts, this vehicle was involved in some form of accident. The original door probably could not be used anymore and the owner replaced it with this.

Apparently the owner got a wooden plank, some metal hinges you normally see on gates and a fancy golden door latch with a matching coloured door knob. A few drilled holes later and this is what you get. This probably doesn’t get passed at the inspection centre but it does look sturdy, suitable for a SUV.

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Next, some cars have problems with their locking mechanisms and as they get older it may stop functioning. And the best and cheapest way to replace the lock is to get a regular door knob. If a normal door knob can protect you and your home from intruders, it can most probably protect your car too. Just one minor problem, an alarm system won’t work with fixtures like this.

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What happens if your side mirrors get side swiped by another vehicle? And you need to use your car to get to the workshop to get a replacement. You do like the above. Just get a hand held mirror and duct tape it to the side of your car, where the original side mirror sits. A driver normally uses the side mirror to check before turning or changing lanes and without having one makes it pretty hard to do a check.

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Lastly, this type of modification is pretty important for places where the weather is rather hot and humid, just like our little island and also if your car’s air-conditioning system is not working as it should be. Just install a home a/c unit in your car.

It is probably more powerful than your car’s a/c unit and it won’t use up any power from your car’s battery because it has its own generator at the back! This is what I call genius home engineering.

I do not recommend any of this modification done to your or anyone’s car. This write-up is just for entertainment purposes. But if you really want to try, do it at your own risk. Cheers and a have a nice day.

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Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.

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Benben_shen Nov 23 2011 03:12 PM
very cool door handle
Dwee Nov 23 2011 04:10 PM
These people really have the creativity . . . LOL . .
Mecontle Nov 23 2011 04:54 PM
i did it once too , the mirror taped to the wing
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