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#248768 - 07/19/12 02:14 AM Man stranded in desert does a MacGyver
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384

#248770 - 07/19/12 04:51 AM Re: Man stranded in desert does a MacGyver [Re: Bingley]
adam2 Offline

Registered: 05/23/08
Posts: 427
Loc: Somerset UK
I suspect a hoax.
It is no doubt possible given suitable workshop facities, time and tools, but in the middle of a dessert and with only hand tools ? I rather doubt it.

#248771 - 07/19/12 05:35 AM Re: Man stranded in desert does a MacGyver [Re: Bingley]
bsmith Offline
day hiker

Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 584
Loc: ventura county, ca
Originally Posted By: Bingley

anyone notice he also took the time to attach a kickstand?

would you? i would probably focus on getting out of dodge.

a fine project, A+ for originality, design and construction.

the story doesn't pass my smell test.

but i have been wrong....once. grin
“Everyone should have a horse. It is a great way to store meat without refrigeration. Just don’t ever get on one.”
- ponder's dad

#248772 - 07/19/12 02:04 PM Re: Man stranded in desert does a MacGyver [Re: Bingley]
ireckon Offline

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1628
Loc: Northern California
Looking at the photo, I'm confused how either wheel is powered. For example, there's no chain, what an amazing motorcycle. lol
If you're reading this, it's too late.

#248786 - 07/19/12 10:30 PM Re: Man stranded in desert does a MacGyver [Re: Bingley]
GarlyDog Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
Nice piece of Steam Punk art by any measure. However, regarding the story, I'm not convinced.

#248794 - 07/19/12 11:20 PM Re: Man stranded in desert does a MacGyver [Re: Bingley]
Teslinhiker Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1379

Since near the end of May, this story has been heavily discussed on hundreds, if not thousands of other forums and websites and the consensus that while the car>>>motorcycle build is real, the "stranded in desert" backstory this is a fake/hoax.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock

#248801 - 07/20/12 12:25 AM Re: Man stranded in desert does a MacGyver [Re: Bingley]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077

A little information about the Citroen 2CV, aka the 'French Tin Snail'


Its a simple and lightweight vehicle which can usually be fixed with some basic agricultural tools, although not as simple at the East German VEB Sachsenring Trabant, which could be taken apart with a couple of Hex Keys.

The question should be 'why not just fix the 2CV' when it broke down, rather than rebuild a 'MacGyver' 2CV motorcycle.

Is this for real?

I doubt it!


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