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Old 03-10-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default Invention of the week: The Park-Car...



How about 5th wheel/ spare tire steering for your Cadillac? Makes it easy to slide that large lead sled into inaccessible garages or those pesky, tight parking spots! The announcer says it takes power from the driveshaft, but I wonder if that's to lo...

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Old 03-10-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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sign me up ill take one that's genius
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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brilliant....thats really cool
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:42 AM   #4
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To cool!
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:53 AM   #5
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Isn't Ford doing something like this now where the car parallel parks itself? This is way cooler.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:01 AM   #6
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I just showed that to my class, too cool!
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:09 AM   #7
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Damn thats neat! I want one!
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:30 AM   #8
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Stay on top of things Jay, yer the 5th person or so to post this
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:34 AM   #9
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It's only cool if it's a bias ply...or so I've been told. I think maybe it would have a NASCAR application, for when the winner does that doughnut thingie.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #10
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Stay on top of things Jay, yer the 5th person or so to post this
I was wondering about that... It is a cool feature though.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:46 AM   #11
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I was wondering about that... It is a cool feature though.
Yes, it is cool to watch. Gotta bust jays balls a bit tho Amazing how these things grow legs online. 2 years after the fact my dad sent our office the VW fanbelt change while running............yes, I gave dad shit as well
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Yes, it is cool to watch. Gotta bust jays balls a bit tho Amazing how these things grow legs online. 2 years after the fact my dad sent our office the VW fanbelt change while running............yes, I gave dad shit as well
We're all guilty of that from time to time. Good thing cause the giving shit part is usually the best part!
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I just got an email with this last week. your not kidding, cool videos spread like viruses.
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Cool! I could use that i my tight driveway.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:11 AM   #15
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Pretty cool invention for sure!
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:18 AM   #16
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I gotta say that's the toughest part of doing these posts... Finding something to cover that hasn't already been on the HAMB!!!
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Ok, so some people have seen this before and some haven't. I hadn't. But now I'm really curious how this works. The spare doesn't simply fall. It actually lifts the weight of the rear of the car. Not knocking the HAMB, but it is amazing how many different answers you can get for the same question. Let's hear them.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:33 AM   #18
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I gotta say that's the toughest part of doing these posts... Finding something to cover that hasn't already been on the HAMB!!!
I know, I cant count the number of times I was getting ready to send a link to Ryan and I see he has posted on it already!
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:33 AM   #19
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Ok, so some people have seen this before and some haven't. I hadn't. But now I'm really curious how this works. The spare doesn't simply fall. It actually lifts the weight of the rear of the car. Not knocking the HAMB, but it is amazing how many different answers you can get for the same question. Let's hear them.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:39 AM   #20
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That's pretty cool but you would still have to be mindful of the distance between the car in front and behind. Because as you pivoted your car you would actually take up more space corner to corner. Simple geometry!
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