Temporary car insurance

If there's a store in your neighbourhood that specializes in collecting and re-selling various kinds of scrap (paper, fabric remnants, moulded plastics, adhesive-backed foam shapes, cardboard tubes), you can start your temporary car project right away with minimal investment. Otherwise, you may have to rely on whatever you can find in your basement, the dumpsters nearby, or your neighbours' houses. Finding your neighbours at home while you're scavenging for parts can be vexing, especially if they discover you rummaging through their trash. If that happens, just say that you're making something that all of you can enjoy--a temporary car--and that you wanted it to be a surprise.

Almost anything can be useful when you're engineering a vehicle that isn't "built to last." Start with a stack of egg cartons? Sure. They could make a comfortable chair. A bucket full of small, plastic discs? Again, yes. They could be an external covering, layered shingle-like, and painted to resemble the scales of a fish. Keep in mind, though, that it won't be useful as a car, even a temporary one, if it doesn't roll. That's why you'll definitely need at least three hard, round, flat objects to serve as wheels, in addition to whatever odds-and-ends you discover and want to incorporate for decorative or insurance purposes.

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There are, as you would expect, many different ideas about how to generate power in temporary cars. One of the most elegant solutions was created by a hot-air balloonist, who is also an award-winning origamist and air-flow engineer. Although he has yet to create a functioning model (he's now collaborating with a coatings specialist to make fire-proof paper), his diagrams for using super-heated air to push the extra-light car forward, instead of up, are inspirational. Unless you have insurance and a laboratory of your own, not to mention mad folding skills, you should probably choose a less theoretical power source.

With a heavy-duty tarp, or several yards of stout fabric, and a long pole, for example, you could go the charming, old-fashioned route and rig a sail. This is for builders who like a temporary car that's stately, majestic, and slow. Also, since wind-direction and force are unreliable, and since traffic lights are common, you'll want to make certain your insurance cover is current, and that it applies to your temporary car before you head out on the road.

Strong magnets used skilfully can get you zooming from the steakhouse to the club without noise or weather delays, although you'll be dependent on the metal in ordinary vehicles to get you rolling. Your insurance in this regard is that, even when traffic is sparse, it's usually quite easy to find large metal objects along almost any roadside. Street signs, light poles, and fire hydrants should be enough to keep you from being stranded.

Obviously a temporary car is better than no car at all, so put on your tinkering hat and assemble yours today from whatever's at hand. Good luck!

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