Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s Dream Ride

While surfing one of our favorite websites, we came upon this little jewel. We can’t really tell if this is hack-worthy, or just a deathtrap, so to help decide…

Mechanics crawler + 80cc motor – safety concerns = deathtrap

It’s really that final “Brakes? Why would I need to stop?” that puts this project over the edge. Regardless, check out a video after the break. And please, do not try this at home.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2LEknVrJ8w%5D

33 thoughts on “Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s Dream Ride

  1. The fact that they end the vid with a slide that says “Death Cart V3 — yes it’s dangerous” would seem to indicate that they understand the hazard.

    But the real prize goes to the fellow shown about halfway through who is riding it face-forward without a helmet.

  2. A friend I had in grade 5 died from being thrown into a tree from a go kart without brakes (he was wearing a helmet) that some jackass built, same as this.

    I love the part (1:40) where the wife and toddler are watching thier father trying to kill himself. What a great role model.

  3. Where would you drive it? My neighbors would complain about the noise and the police would be called. They would be here in about two minutes.

    It would be more impressive if he was driving around in a cage to protect his body. I know a nurse who has to tend to motorcycle riders who need skin grafts because they fall off their bikes and slide on the ground until they don’t have any skin left.

    I could easily go to Pepboys and buy a toy motorcycle and it might be safer than this creation. I think even a go kart with a bar would even be safer than this creation.

  4. I’m pretty sure this is still safer than shoehorning a K20 into a late 80’s Honda civic hatch, and not changing anything else…Trends make me giggle…Props on the build tho, it makes me wanna break out the welder and see if I can make something even more dangerous. I’m thinking some thing one wheeled, with a samurai sword, and a rabie infested mongoose duct-taped to the front like a hood ornament…

  5. Danger is relative to one’s current situation. An infantryman in Afghanistan would love the relative safety of this vehicle cruising around suburbs free of IED’s. How about an aviator ending his mission without a landing? We owe it to these brave men of the military to live life on the edge now and then and fight the powers that will conspire to foam-pad this great country.

  6. @Pete someone stuck 7 wires in a ps/2 port, 3 of them going to no connection. all the comments say 6 wires because ps/2 has 6 pins but they didnt look closely at the picture. so the 3 unused wires could theoretically be separating the others like 1x2x3x4 in the usb plug, but i’m pretty sure the person just did it for the pic and it didnt really work.
    but stupid shit is often funny shit. ima have to explore their ‘favorite website’

  7. I’m going to cry myself to sleep tonight knowing that somewhere an adult is doing something unsafe in full knowledge of the consequences and possibly enjoying themselves in the process.

    However, I’ll sleep a little easier knowing that there are commenters who care enough to conspire to protect a grown man from himself and his unsafe ideas.

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