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    Wooden Car

    This is the text from the Email I received Looks like quite a project!

    The owner turned down just under $10,000.00 on eBay. I don't blame
    him. It's got to be one of a kind and, therefore, worth a lot more than
    $10,000. Beautiful Custom-Built 2009 Wooden Car. If it was mine I

    would be asking at least $30,000.


    This custom wooden car rides on a 1986 Toyota truck frame and gets power
    from a Chrysler 318 engine. It is driven by an automatic transmission and has
    merely 1,800 miles on its speedometer. The whole body is made of cedar and
    its interior is just as over-the-top as the exterior.

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    Everyone needs a hobby, I guess.
    Finally a use for red cedar.
    Probably never have to worry about
    Moths eating the upholstery.



    Jesus was a Woodworker

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    That's great, but is it certified safe? I'd hate to have to do a crash test with it.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Won't have to worry about moths with this baby--lol
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Very cool. But what were they thinking with the green upholstery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    That's great, but is it certified safe? I'd hate to have to do a crash test with it.
    Probably about as safe as any other custom hot rod, particularly a T-bucket style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very cool. But what were they thinking with the green upholstery?



    Probably about as safe as any other custom hot rod, particularly a T-bucket style.
    I See Der Car, but where is the beautiful lady?

    Enjoy,
    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    I See Der Car, but where is the beautiful lady?

    Enjoy,
    JimB

    I am with you Jim, where is the babe. I like the way you think for a man that says his brains are leaking out your sure have not lost the good part.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    That's great, but is it certified safe? I'd hate to have to do a crash test with it.
    Well, moth and rust won't corrupt it, but woodworm and termites...
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Everyone is a self-made person.

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    Nice wheels.

    I wonder how mandatory insurance requirements are met on it. Or maybe North Carolina doesn't have mandatory insurance requirements on cars.

    Imagine the agent trying to write the policy. "Ummmm...no...I don't think termite damage is covered under comprehensive coverage..."
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    A no injury car crash happened out on the highway they had a great weenie & marshmallow roast as one of the cares was made of wood. There were a few splinters removed from the people involved in the crash but nothing serious. No one went to the hospital.
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