How make car out household items?
Many people with a technical mindset have thought more than once about how you can make a car with your own hands? In fact, the world knows a lot of such eccentrics who tried to do something similar – some succeeded, but some did not. Let’s figure out what it takes to try to make a car from improvised means.
Interesting about creating a car with your own hands from all over the world
Chen Yanksi created his personal author’s car from what he found literally in landfills. The car looks very unusual and even drives, though not too fast – only 40 km/h. The two-door sports car has an electric motor and looks very much even nothing, but only at a distance, closer it is betrayed by the rude style of the creator.
Lee Weil was a fan of the movie “The Dark Knight” and decided to replicate the protagonist’s car on his own, having invested almost $ 11,000 in creating a copy and spending 2 months on work. The metal was taken from dismantling and dumping sites (a total of almost 10 tons). The car turned out to be amazing in appearance, but it never “learned to drive.” Its creator began to lease the “non-transport” vehicle for photography and managed to recoup the expenses.
Farmer Guo from the Chinese town of Zhengzhou created a copy of Lamborghini for his little grandson. The machine turned out to be exactly the same only in reduced dimensions, but thanks to the electric motor it even accelerates to 40 km/h. It took almost a thousand dollars and 6 months of life for this.
What do you need to make a car at home?
The first is a great desire and free time. If you do not have big finances, then you need to be prepared for the fact that you will have to travel more than one dump in search of source materials. Although you still have to invest, because you need to have a standard set of tools:
- workbench and vice;
- hand tools in stock;
- semi-automatic welding machine;
- spray gun;
- mallets, hammers of various sizes;
- metal forming machines.
Of course, body design needs to be considered. If this is a replica, then it is worthwhile to understand in detail the sizes of spare parts in order to maintain a balance. When we talk about completely independent development, then here you also need to have the makings of a designer in order to calculate the ideal parameters. It is best to pre-create a base dummy of metal or fiberglass and polyester resin.
Knowledge of specialized programs – CAD or Alias will help in design. Here you can use pre-installed templates that are purchased over the Internet, but you can also create your own from scratch.
It should be understood that creating a car is a painstaking and expensive process that can be called a matter for the soul. Even if your brainchild can ride, it will be almost impossible to legalize it. Although it is quite possible to participate in exhibitions of unusual hand-made creativity and may even win a cash incentive prize.