How to turn wrecks into cash cows
WRECKED cars normally sell for a tiny part of their original price, which is why guys prefer to get handy with a angle grinder and welder to turn bits from wrecks into cash cows.
The best example of this must be the old Land Rover Defender used as a bar counter at the Kalahari Oasis bar at Mabalingwe, on the set made famous after the “Jaaa Boet” Castrol adverts.
Favourite among panel beaters, however, is the boot-to-couch conversion, with
Wheels spotting the boot of a wrecked Ford Falcon 351 GT on sale for R12 500 (scatter cushions not included).
Flipping a truck’s engine block in its side to use the cylinders as wine bottle holders is another popular recycling trick, but for the most comfortable night in front of the TV, just put any leather car seat on legs. Wiring up an old Citroën’s seat can even ensure a massage.
What to do with wrecked vehicles? At the Kalahari Oasis, an old Defender becames a bar counter, while many a panelbeater has welded a backrest to a car boot to make a handy couch.