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(Daily Mail)   Man builds life size version of a Cozy Coupe complete with engine. Fark: At 0-60mph in 17 seconds the toy version is still faster   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 70
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2014-01-30 12:07:54 AM  
Did you say cozy coont?
 
2014-01-30 12:18:30 AM  
I get that it a bit of work and all to jack up a roof but that's all he's really done. the lines look similar but it ends there.

The Tango is a better match and that's unmodded.
 
2014-01-30 12:22:10 AM  

mikaloyd: Did you say cozy coont?


No, that's the pr0n star thread further down.
 
2014-01-30 12:23:46 AM  
A mechanic has created an adult version of classic kids car the cozy coupe - which cost a whopping £35,000
A mechanic has created an adult version of classic kids car the cozy coupe - which cost a whopping £35,000
A mechanic has created an adult version of classic kids car the cozy coupe - which cost a whopping £35,000

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Daily fail, figures. Couldn't be arsed to come up with more than one caption for all the pictures.
 
2014-01-30 12:23:50 AM  

mikaloyd: Did you say cozy coont?


What?
 
2014-01-30 12:25:16 AM  
So is anyont gonna make a replica canyonero?
 
2014-01-30 12:27:04 AM  
You see, via evolution, we are actually genetically programmed to die at age 25, Just long enough to teach our kids how to hunt and gather. So when one get old now, thanks to modern medicine and the standards of living, you kinda lose it, and start doing a lot of strange things that really don't make a lot of sense. Some old people pay big money to go on a big boat for two weeks and spend the whole time crapping and vomiting. Some drive and run over people at farmer's markets. And some, build things, like stables for unicorns, homes for retired mannequins, and strange cars.
 
2014-01-30 12:27:32 AM  

megarian: mikaloyd: Did you say cozy coont?

What?


I said crazy coont.
 
2014-01-30 12:28:57 AM  
Drew's Dad?
 
2014-01-30 12:29:11 AM  
Why.
 
2014-01-30 12:29:38 AM  

fearmongert: megarian: mikaloyd: Did you say cozy coont?

What?

I said crazy coont.


WAT?! don't make me turn off my goddamn notifications.
 
2014-01-30 12:37:13 AM  

Oldiron_79: So is anyont gonna make a replica canyonero?



Step-by-step guide to making your own:

1. Buy a Canyonero badge

2: Put it on this:

s2.hubimg.com
 
2014-01-30 12:39:43 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Oldiron_79: So is anyont gonna make a replica canyonero?


Step-by-step guide to making your own:

1. Buy a Canyonero badge

2: Put it on this:


Its 12 yards long and 2 lanes wide, 65 tonnes of American pride. Canyonero, Canyonero.
 
2014-01-30 12:40:18 AM  
Yer idle's buggered and yer moofler's shiate, mate.
 
2014-01-30 12:45:03 AM  

megarian: fearmongert: megarian: mikaloyd: Did you say cozy coont?

What?

I said crazy coont.

WAT?! don't make me turn off my goddamn notifications.


You owe me a new keyboard :-)
 
2014-01-30 12:46:59 AM  

Jannock: Why.


Why not?
 
2014-01-30 12:49:21 AM  
Something Id love to see a car manufacturer do as a joke for like 1 year or something is make a medium duty truck based SUV like international CXT or F650 truck and call it the Canyonero.
 
2014-01-30 12:49:44 AM  
Needs a blown small block
 
2014-01-30 12:51:43 AM  

megarian: mikaloyd: Did you say cozy coont?

What?


Cozy,  not crazy =)
 
2014-01-30 12:51:52 AM  
My kid absolutely loved that car as a toddler, she saw one that someone else had and was hooked. We bought her one and she could only push it backwards when she was sitting in it and spent most of her time either getting in and out of the seat or pushing around from behind but she got countless hours of fun out of it. She even fell asleep in it more than once.
 
2014-01-30 12:53:49 AM  
England is such a depressing shiat hole
 
2014-01-30 01:00:55 AM  

Boo_Guy: megarian: mikaloyd: Did you say cozy coont?

What?

Cozy,  not crazy =)


Oooooh.
 
2014-01-30 01:01:00 AM  
I'm surprised the thing is street legal without a windshield,  it wouldn't pass a safety in my neck of the woods.


"0 to 62mph in 17 seconds"

Slooow,  common drop a turbo in that thing.  It'd be great to put a beating on the ricers in a little tikes car.
 
2014-01-30 01:04:57 AM  
Whatever. Like none of you have ever fed the give-you-a-seizure No Doz with a Pepsi chaser to your random girlfriend's nephews and nieces. Until your eyeballs itched? And you wept? And just general gnarliness? Ohh! Sleepin' at the ol' Piggly Wiggly? Although, some of my best friends are Yankee fans. Hope you're feelin' better. Mmmkby.
 
2014-01-30 01:06:02 AM  

Boo_Guy: I'm surprised the thing is street legal without a windshield,  it wouldn't pass a safety in my neck of the woods.


"0 to 62mph in 17 seconds"

Slooow,  common drop a turbo in that thing.  It'd be great to put a beating on the ricers in a little tikes car.


In this state a windshield isnt technically required, but windshield wipers are.
 
2014-01-30 01:15:40 AM  

Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: I'm surprised the thing is street legal without a windshield,  it wouldn't pass a safety in my neck of the woods.


"0 to 62mph in 17 seconds"

Slooow,  common drop a turbo in that thing.  It'd be great to put a beating on the ricers in a little tikes car.

In this state a windshield isnt technically required, but windshield wipers are.


And the wipers are there to clean the windshield. So in order for the wipers to function as intended you need a windshield. =)

/circular logic is circular
 
2014-01-30 01:19:59 AM  

Boo_Guy: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: I'm surprised the thing is street legal without a windshield,  it wouldn't pass a safety in my neck of the woods.


"0 to 62mph in 17 seconds"

Slooow,  common drop a turbo in that thing.  It'd be great to put a beating on the ricers in a little tikes car.

In this state a windshield isnt technically required, but windshield wipers are.

And the wipers are there to clean the windshield. So in order for the wipers to function as intended you need a windshield. =)

/circular logic is circular


That is not correct if you was given a fix it citation for not having wipers and you added wipers but no windshield you would be technically legal, the best kind of legal.
 
2014-01-30 01:27:04 AM  

Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: I'm surprised the thing is street legal without a windshield,  it wouldn't pass a safety in my neck of the woods.


"0 to 62mph in 17 seconds"

Slooow,  common drop a turbo in that thing.  It'd be great to put a beating on the ricers in a little tikes car.

In this state a windshield isnt technically required, but windshield wipers are.

And the wipers are there to clean the windshield. So in order for the wipers to function as intended you need a windshield. =)

/circular logic is circular

That is not correct if you was given a fix it citation for not having wipers and you added wipers but no windshield you would be technically legal, the best kind of legal.


Then you could fill the washer fluid reservoir with your favorite beverage and aim towards the mouth for a refreshing drink whenever you're on the go.
 
2014-01-30 01:28:43 AM  
How do you get a homemade care street legal? are there different restrictions or freedoms with it?
 
2014-01-30 01:35:53 AM  

Oldiron_79: In this state a windshield isnt technically required, but windshield wipers are.


It probably comes under the same exceptions from safety requirements that weiner-mobiles and such come under.  It's a one-off 'experimental' kit car, drive at your own risk.
 
2014-01-30 01:43:52 AM  
Petrolhead John Bitmead spent five months creating a life-size version

I read that as POTHEAD john Bitmead... which made more sense in the context of the project ;)
 
2014-01-30 01:50:03 AM  

Firethorn: Oldiron_79: In this state a windshield isnt technically required, but windshield wipers are.

It probably comes under the same exceptions from safety requirements that weiner-mobiles and such come under.  It's a one-off 'experimental' kit car, drive at your own risk.


Its an oversight in how the legalese was written.
 
2014-01-30 01:54:15 AM  

WillofJ2: How do you get a homemade care street legal? are there different restrictions or freedoms with it?


Whats necessary will vary from state to state and even more so with other countries, but yes you generally only need the most basic of safety and emmissions equipment on a home built (like seat belts and a catalytic converter on an engine made after like 1976) that would probably not meet new car standards if a factory made it.
 
2014-01-30 01:57:22 AM  
Awesome :D
 
2014-01-30 03:13:52 AM  
Finally, the perfect car for richard hammond to test!
 
2014-01-30 03:29:12 AM  

WillofJ2: How do you get a homemade care street legal? are there different restrictions or freedoms with it?


As Oldiron said, 'Depends on where you're trying to register it'.  Though the rules I've seen worry less about the safety of the driver/passangers and more for the rest of the people on the road.  IE you'll need a bumber at X height, lights of given strength at Y heigh, turn signals, some sort of rear-view system, etc...

Of course, said rules are ignored a lot - see lift kits and such.  There's good odds that he just never bothered to tell the government/insurance company that he modded the car that extensively.
 
2014-01-30 04:26:17 AM  

Firethorn: WillofJ2: How do you get a homemade care street legal? are there different restrictions or freedoms with it?

As Oldiron said, 'Depends on where you're trying to register it'.  Though the rules I've seen worry less about the safety of the driver/passangers and more for the rest of the people on the road.  IE you'll need a bumber at X height, lights of given strength at Y heigh, turn signals, some sort of rear-view system, etc...

Of course, said rules are ignored a lot - see lift kits and such.  There's good odds that he just never bothered to tell the government/insurance company that he modded the car that extensively.


Its always a passing curiosity of mine when i see for lack of a better term dune buggy looking cars that are all frame and uncovered wheels and some trucks that look like someone took every thing off the frame and just put doors and other things for four wheeling out on the roads
 
2014-01-30 04:48:48 AM  

Firethorn: WillofJ2: How do you get a homemade care street legal? are there different restrictions or freedoms with it?

As Oldiron said, 'Depends on where you're trying to register it'.  Though the rules I've seen worry less about the safety of the driver/passangers and more for the rest of the people on the road.  IE you'll need a bumber at X height, lights of given strength at Y heigh, turn signals, some sort of rear-view system, etc...

Of course, said rules are ignored a lot - see lift kits and such.  There's good odds that he just never bothered to tell the government/insurance company that he modded the car that extensively.


Well the bumper heights allowed are generally quite a bit higher than stock on a pickup. But to put the biggest street legal DOT approved tires on you are gonna either have to enlarge the fender wells or go illegal because if you lift it high enough to put 44s under stock fender wells it wont be legal.
 
2014-01-30 04:55:31 AM  

Boo_Guy: I'm surprised the thing is street legal without a windshield, it wouldn't pass a safety in my neck of the woods.


It's in the UK..  Things like the Ariel Atom and Morgans with fold-down windscreens are legal there.

WillofJ2: How do you get a homemade care street legal? are there different restrictions or freedoms with it?


Here in the States, if you want to be able to get a car you build registered, you have to start with a chassis built by a known manufacturer.  It's often amusing to find out what certain vehicles are registered as.  The Weinermobiles are all GM vans or trucks underneath.

A hundred years ago, you could build a car completely from scratch and get an "Experimental" or "Inventor" pate, but there are just too many safety and emissions regs today for it to be possible.
 
2014-01-30 05:06:01 AM  

Firethorn: There's good odds that he just never bothered to tell the government/insurance company that he modded the car that extensively.


'Radically modified' cars, which are viewed as having lost the identity of the original car*, like this one, have to be declared to the DVLA (DMV equivalent.) Failure to declare can result in your car being illegal for road use. Some people just wing it, but, based on the motor insurance database, he appears to have registered the car correctly.

To register a car in one of the amateur constructed categories (kit cars, radically modified cars, etc.) you have to submit it for a 'Basic Individual Vehicle Assessment'. This is a fairly involved design and construction test, which is supposed to ensure the safety of the car for occupants, pedestrians, and other road users. It was responsible for much wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst car enthusiasts when it came, but has broadly succeeded in its goals.

*in essence you can swap out components, including, for example, doing an engine transplant from an entirely different vehicle, but you can't alter the chassis/monocoque (at all) or change more than a certain number of components
 
2014-01-30 05:31:19 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: A hundred years ago, you could build a car completely from scratch and get an "Experimental" or "Inventor" pate, but there are just too many safety and emissions regs today for it to be possible.


It's actually entirely possible, although not always easy. There are procedures for registering 'custom built' vehicles in many states. Here are California's.

Again in most states, those modified from existing registered vehicles do not require new registration. This makes life easier and cheaper and is the reason for the Weinermobile still being a GM truck.

So, why does some random Brit know this? My sister in law used to build cars on TV.
 
2014-01-30 05:54:07 AM  
Since that 35K was apparently parts AND labor I wonder what it costed excluding labor.  Lazy daily mail writers.

\Awesome project though.
 
2014-01-30 06:05:28 AM  

Boo_Guy: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: Oldiron_79: Boo_Guy: I'm surprised the thing is street legal without a windshield,  it wouldn't pass a safety in my neck of the woods.


"0 to 62mph in 17 seconds"

Slooow,  common drop a turbo in that thing.  It'd be great to put a beating on the ricers in a little tikes car.

In this state a windshield isnt technically required, but windshield wipers are.

And the wipers are there to clean the windshield. So in order for the wipers to function as intended you need a windshield. =)

/circular logic is circular

That is not correct if you was given a fix it citation for not having wipers and you added wipers but no windshield you would be technically legal, the best kind of legal.

Then you could fill the washer fluid reservoir with your favorite beverage and aim towards the mouth for a refreshing drink whenever you're on the go.


A teammate on the Cal cycling team had an old Mercedes that allowed us to change the orientation of the reservoir jets that you speak of. We set it up such that we could spray down hot chicks on the sidewalk when we pulled the lever that was supposed to wet the windshield to assist in cleaning. Good times were had spraying down hot chicks on the sidewalk. in white shirts on hot days. Good times indeed. =D
 
2014-01-30 06:18:25 AM  

WillofJ2: How do you get a homemade care street legal? are there different restrictions or freedoms with it?


In the UK you can put the car through an SVA (single vehicle assessment) Designed for prototypes, kit cars and custom builds like this one. It's a very thorough (but non-destructive) working over of the safety elements of the vehicle.
 
2014-01-30 06:24:33 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Since that 35K was apparently parts AND labor I wonder what it costed excluding labor.  Lazy daily mail writers.

\Awesome project though.


Paint and a used Daewoo. I'd guess about £10k.
That £35k is probably what they'll be selling them for to crazies.

/and running a money press doing it.
 
2014-01-30 06:44:42 AM  

mike_d85: Uchiha_Cycliste: Since that 35K was apparently parts AND labor I wonder what it costed excluding labor.  Lazy daily mail writers.
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\Awesome project though.

Paint and a used Daewoo. I'd guess about £10k.
That £35k is probably what they'll be selling them for to crazies.

/and running a money press doing it.


If he started with a real ca and chop-shopped a bunch, how did he lose a seat and why is it so week. I can see why you say they just took a Daewoo an extruded the top. But I don't get how he spend so much to lose so much, It's odd.


\still awesome .
 
2014-01-30 07:19:48 AM  
He screwed up.
He put the steering wheel on the wrong side.
 
2014-01-30 07:30:21 AM  
The toy can hit 60mph?
 
2014-01-30 07:58:14 AM  

stuhayes2010: The toy can hit 60mph?


Yes, but I've been told that pushing one off a cliff is regarded as ill-advised. Particularly if you don't take the child out of it first.
 
2014-01-30 08:00:47 AM  
YOU MANIACS! YOU BUILT IT! OH, DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!


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