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Real Life Mad Max Built Motorcycle From Car that Broke Down in the Desert


Photo: Daniel Denis/2CV Magazine

When Emile Leray’s Citroën 2CV car broke down in the middle of the
Sahara Desert, he couldn’t build an arc reactor to fit into his flying
suit of armor, so he did the next best thing: he stripped down to his
manthong and converted the car into a Mad Max-ian motorcycle!

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, he’s still in the desert and un-prepared. If we’re
reading this correctly, he managed to drill holes by bending metal and
sawing at it, then un-bending it to be flat again.

Link – via Hack-a-Day
and reddit

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May 22nd, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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