Great pics of Automobile D.I.Y. repairs gone wrong


When it comes to D.I.Y. fixes on a budget, there are some pretty inventive folks out there. We’ve all seen the standard duct taped headlights, taped up windows, screws holding on body parts etc. so we’re not going to waste your time with any of that standard stuff.

The picture above is by far my favorite D.I.Y. repair for your car’s a/c system. This one is intricate. You’ll need a home a/c unit and a gas powered compressor to power the a/c unit. These folks did a great job with the install. They are definitely skilled at D.I.Y. projects and it shows!

This next guy must have had security issues in the past, so he added an extra lock and chain that you’d normally see on a gate or maybe a bicycle. Very well done.

Next we have a pretty standard exhaust repair with a Red Bull aluminum can. It looks like this guy was also pretty skilled. The can is trimmed well and the fitment looks precise.

I guess this van had a problem with the automatic open/closing factory doors. Why not add a little touch of class and solve that door problem at the same time? Good idea. Now the problem is solved and this old style solid oak door let’s you know that this is a very classy vehicle.

Here’s a nice sturdy log added to the back of the Subaru Outback as the rear bumper. Well done and eco friendly.

Here’s a super classy Jaguar XJ luxury sedan with a bright yellow pipe as the front bumper. I think this D.I.Y. job could have been made better if they painted the pipe the same color as the car. If you’re going to do something, do it right…i’m just saying

Here we have an interior door handle that broke off and was replaced with a bottle opener. Very classy touch.

You can never find enough good uses for “C” clamps. These things usually lay around the workshop and get used one a decade. Good for this guy putting this clamp to good use.

Next is a guy who put this little mirror to good use. This was a quick fix and it earned him a spot on the list.

Most D.I.Y. solutions include either duct tape or vice grips, so this list would not be complete without at least one pic of someone putting the pliers to good use. Knobs go bad all the time, here’s a quick and easy solution.

Next is my 3rd favorite of all time. Talk about “pride of ownership”. If you lost the front emblem on any other car and could not or would not afford to replace it with a shiny new one…you’d just forget about it. A Mercedes-Benz owner is different. This person is so proud of their vehicle that they made a new emblem out of wire. Nice job!

I saved the second best pic for last. Here’s a guy who knows how to get things done.

That’s our list. These are the best pics we could find showing the most inventive D.I.Y. repairs to cars. Feel free to send your pics over to our email and we’ll post them if they’re worthy.

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