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    Most Unsafe Car Ever?

    Never mind the fact that this is a Ford Pinto, a car that has been plagued by safety issues throughout its life, most notably a serious rear fire hazard. No, it's the incredible state of disarray that this Pinto was found in that makes it perhaps the most unsafe car we have ever come across.

    The driver of the Pinto (yes, it drives) was pulled over by a Minnesota State Trooper and was cited for unsafe equipment and driving without a license. The car was then impounded.
    Is This The Most Unsafe Car Of All Time?

    Click the link and look through the pics. This is incredible.
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    That needs to go to the Smithsonian.
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    They should see rez cars
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    Nah, the car is just showing a little bit of what they call "Patina." Looks something like my old 92 Ford Ranger I finally gave up this past January.

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    Whats the Problem. The Pinto was in fact very unsafe and had a high likelihood of fire from rear end collisions. This driver has eliminated the problem all together. and the state should pay him look what the salt on the roads of Minnesota has done to his poor car.
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    Heck, that's a typical car around here...

    Seriously though, I've seen worse in my previous job as a mechanic... Always fun when you remove a tire and the brake rotor comes out in two pieces, or is worn completely through one side to the vanes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    If there had been a 5 gallon bucket for a drivers seat it would have been perfect.
    Five gallon bucket might have been too high. I vote for a plastic lawn chair with the legs cut down, mounted on 1x4 boards to span the gap in the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Five gallon bucket might have been too high. I vote for a plastic lawn chair with the legs cut down, mounted on 1x4 boards to span the gap in the floor.
    Beer keg would be classic.
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    I was stuck in an old pinto for a few months once, I had to hold the driver's seat up with a PR-24. The guy must have a PhD in Redneck Repair, though!
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    I showed my dad these pics. He was impressed with the level of desperate genius behind this. Especially the gas tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlaw View Post
    Whats the Problem. The Pinto was in fact very unsafe and had a high likelihood of fire from rear end collisions. This driver has eliminated the problem all together.
    I was going to say the same thing... haha!

 

 

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