Car breaks down in the desert - man makes a motorcycle out of it and rides to freedom - images

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Car breaks down in the desert - man makes a motorcycle out of it and rides to freedom - images

Now here is a badass. While traveling through the desert somewhere in North West Africa in his Citroen 2CV , [Emile] is stopped, and told not to go any further due to some military conflicts in the area. Not wanting to actually listen to this advice, he decides to loop around, through the desert, to circumvent this roadblock.

After a while of treading off the beaten path, [Emile] manages to snap a swing arm on his vehicle, leaving him stranded. He decided that the best course of action was to disassemble his vehicle and construct a motorcycle from the parts. This feat would be impressive on its own, but remember, hes still in the desert and un-prepared. If were reading this correctly, he managed to drill holes by bending metal and sawing at it, then un-bending it to be flat again.

It takes him twelve days to construct this thing. There are more pictures on the site, you simply have to go look at it. Feel free to translate the labels and post them in the comments.

Hes not far away but he has a lot of tools and other hardware that could be stolen if he leaves them unattended.

More pics http://imgur.com/a/dKWOF#5
Article: http://hackaday.com/2012/05...

Information on picture

- The chassis was cut to keep only the central part. Front and back extensions were dismissed
- The direct transmission. The brake is at the top of the rear-wheel. Due to the transmission rotation you have to drive in rear-gear, maxing at 20km/h
- The saddle was made from the end of the rear bumper covered by the felt of the dashboard and held in place with orange duct tape
- The right-drum is blocked so that the differential distributes all the power to the left one
- The front wheel is the only one to have a suspension
- The handlebar is made from the main piece of the jack. On that are fixed the gears and electrics command
- The matriculation plate is necessary but didnt prevent a fine for non-conform vehicle importation
- The gas inlet pipe is used as kickstand

There is a quick video of it here followed by some strange french car video.


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By netchicken: posted on 23-5-2012








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