Introduction: COOL CAR PRANK

Learn how to perform a cool car prank using a simple zip tie.

Comments

author
NewY1 made it! (author)2015-07-02

Seriously? Bush with a potato wha??? That's funny.

author
Habayeb made it! (author)2014-07-18

loooooool

author
gzuckier made it! (author)2011-10-09

Ah, a modern version of the "couple of pebbles inside the hubcap" trick.

author
reed9driver made it! (author)2011-10-09

You can do this on a rear wheel drive vehicle too.... I am have done it many times in the past....haha. Just put the zip ties on the driveshaft. It makes a heck of a noise and there is nothing under there to damage, as the driveshaft sets up in a depression in the bottom of the car.

author
rhoult made it! (author)2011-10-09

What was that about shooting george bush in the face with a potato cannon?!?!

author
oldschoolrides made it! (author)2010-02-19

 Yeah this may be "cool" or "funny" But it wont be funny when that zip raps its self around the rubber brake line and rips its free. IMO this is a bad idea... could land you in possible trouble if you cause a wreck. 

author
DAND made it! (author)DAND2010-02-19

 Rubber Brake Line? must be a geo metro!

author
scitzz made it! (author)scitzz2011-09-17

Those are no where near the drive shaft though. A split second of thought should be all it takes to make sure nothing is hit...

author
iceteamonster made it! (author)iceteamonster2010-06-06

in that location what you would also have to worry about is gas (depending on the age of the car), automatic transmission, or any other electrical lines, this prank can cut them if you are not careful

author
ginger20037 made it! (author)2011-05-02

HAHAHAHA! I know what I'm doing to my mom's car... as soon as I find the zip ties xD

author
Boomer1 made it! (author)2009-06-30

Great prank and still a classic. with a modern twist via the camera and mic. It seems like every HVAC contractor that comes to the jobsite tries this little goody at least once....Bums! Anyway, we usually retaliated with.... 1.We made "bumperstickers" with white duct tape...."Gay Pride" one one side of the bumper and "Honk if you're horny!" on the other. Or any combo you choose. That works great if the target is a homophobe or easily flustered. 2.Glue his/her windshield wipers down with white glue, it's easier for them to remove than super glue. 3. Put firework type "smoke balls" up his cars tailpipe until they fall in the muffler. The heat from the exaust will lighy them and He'll be driving down the street with colored smoke trailing behind. 4. Wire the horn to blow when the ignition is turned on. Happiness and fun for everyone.

author
spartancaver made it! (author)spartancaver2011-03-27

Wire the horn to the brake lights. That way the person in front of him will shoot him. We had a guy that went on and on about going to Florida with his family. I stuck a "Just Married" sign to his trunk where he could not see it in the rear view. He blasted out the parking lot to pick up the fam and head out on a weeks vacation. He didn't realize the sign was back there until he got home wondering why people passing him grinning, smiling, blowing their horns as they passed.

author
elmarco38 made it! (author)2010-02-17

I did this to a friend of mine in high school it worked like a charm!!!!

author
JerryMopar made it! (author)2009-11-21

Im a mechanically-inclined guy, and I thought this is brilliant. If a prank is harmless, yet gets a good reaction, its all good in my book! Now to find some huge zip-ties!

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2009-12-03

thanks

author
Baronrc made it! (author)2009-11-17

 BRILLIANT!!!!! doing this to my mother today, she's got a nice expensive mercedes E-class and she is SERIOUSLY paranoid about every little squeek it makes

And I can charge her for "fixing" it later! woot woot woot!

author
crapflinger made it! (author)2008-10-24

i once did this to a "friend" with a bronco that was lifted about 2 feet past normal...i swear i had like 14 zip ties on the thing...those big 1.5" thick industrial guys.....he took it to the shop at least 4 times before he got it "fixed"...i think the mechanic lifted his truck once...saw what was happening and decided to only remove a few at a time so that he'd have to keep coming back....pretty funny....i think it ended up costing him something like $200 to $300 bucks to get them all off...but....he deserved it

author
smashbob made it! (author)smashbob2009-08-28

that's EVIL! but still funny.

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-25

That is awesome. Great prank hugh. I can't believe he didn't figure it out. Some people are so gullable. Thanks for the comment.

author
hoihoi151 made it! (author)2009-03-23

lol i had this happen 2 me twice. only realised that it happened to me afet i watched this vid. looked under my car and found 2 worn down zip ties. (im cheap n wont take my car in for a fix.)

author
Thelonelysandwitch made it! (author)2009-03-20

i do this all the time, because my dad is paranoid. We just replaced our cars with 2 new ones. every tick, he brings it into the shop to check it out. I love doing this.

author
ventsi made it! (author)2008-10-23

so evil hope no body does it to me

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

Yeah....that would be pretty evil. It is a hardcore prank.

author
sorinescu made it! (author)2008-10-23

hehe...funny

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

Thanks buddy

author
CarStalkerZ made it! (author)2008-10-23

your wife is funny as hell i love the part about the patato gunt and goerge bush damn hes stupid

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

Yeah, she would rather me do another Potato launcher video or rather video tape more of me shooting him. lolololol

author
Nextraker made it! (author)2008-10-23

Look out chappy she's coming at you with the belt. Haha

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

Yeah, she is gonna whip me into shape.

author
discontinuuity made it! (author)2008-10-23

Would you like me to recommend a divorce lawyer? I don't think she took it very well : ) And what did she say about George Bush?

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

HAHAHAHAHA.....she is good now and is laughing about it. But thanks about the divorce lawyer.

author
greeenpro made it! (author)2008-10-23

This is a great prank! Good luck with your wife.

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

We are fine now. I shot the video four days ago.

author
stevenscorsese made it! (author)2008-10-23

no harm or clean-up, yet effectively raises the blood pressure - nice!

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

Absolutely

author
nagutron made it! (author)2008-10-23

Great prank. Though I think the wife was in on the prank! Watch carefully: at 2:20, she glances right at the camera, moments before she's supposed to know that it's there. Maybe a coincidence, but maybe staged!

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

Wow...there is always at least one skeptic out there

author
gagfilms made it! (author)2008-10-23

5 big stars for this prank!

author
ChappyShowcase made it! (author)ChappyShowcase2008-10-23

gracias mi amigo

author
brandom741 made it! (author)2008-10-23

great prank. 5*

author
wibrle made it! (author)wibrle2008-10-23

I agree 5 stars

About This Instructable

23,447views

14favorites

License:

More by ChappyShowcase:Low Budget Film LightingEZ Cam Mount Test BenchMake a Cam EZ Mount
Add instructable to: