Saturday, September 13, 2008

Not original equipment

I almost hate to admit it...but this is kind of cool.

For discussion and terrible, terrible puns, click here. HT Susie.


Chas S. Clifton said...

When I was a student at Reed College, a classmate used springy Douglas fir samplings as bumpers on his VW Bug.

Worked great -- he drilled holes in them and ran carriage bolts through the standard bumper-mount brackets.

And they gave the Bug a certain Pacific Northwest vibe.

Mark Churchill said...

There are only a few vehicles for which this sort of thing might be appropriate: the Outback, of course, and maybe the Subaru Forester; the Land Rover—and here I mean the old Land Rover, not the new, godawful expensive yuppiefied version; the Toyota Land Cruiser, with the same caveat; and maybe certain Jeeps. The VW Beetle, I must admit, I wouldn't have thought of, but the way you describe it, I can accept. (Again, assuming we're talking about the classic old Bug, and not the 21st century reincarnation.)

Chas S. Clifton said...

Definitely the classic Bug/Beetle/Type 1.