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Artist Turning Hummer into horse-drawn carriage Answered

Jeremy Dean is in the middle of a project where he will be turning a Hummer into a horse-drawn carriage. It's a commentary on what the future could look like after an oil crisis and it's also a pretty amazing mod. I really hope the result is worth the $15k for the used H2 and the hours put into it.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Surely that would be rather heavy?

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

Hummers are mainly plastic, they arnt as tough and beefy as they look...

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

For that engine and everything else, the chassis must be heavy.

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masterochicken
masterochicken

Reply 11 years ago

Hummers are heavy. This is an H2 though. Still heavier than most cars, but no "heavy duty" really.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Not quite as light as one of these though?

And you'll have higher rolling-resistance with the fat tyres I guess.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

I believe it's more of an art piece than a practical escapade.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

*screams*

No youtube! I can't see it running now but should be able to on the weekend.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Well yes, but I guess they will have it pulled, and that'll mean a cart-horse or two, Or perhaps a team of 4?

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PKM
PKM

Reply 11 years ago

Given the fact that the whels aren't driven and the top speed will probably be considerably less than stock, they can probably get away with LRR tyres (f they make them that big) or just overinflating to reduce rolling resistance.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

I was thinking simply overinflation, kind of like our economy...


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PKM
PKM

Reply 11 years ago

Well, we all want the wheels to turn more freely :)

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kreak403
kreak403

Reply 11 years ago

At least not the newer ones. A true Hummer (H1) is a beast, though. The new ones (H2, H3, etc) are just for show and the name; toys when compared.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

 Military armor plated versions are heavy.  These are the pressed tin matchbox consumer versions.  I had to laugh at these guys when they were at the gas pump when prices went sky high.

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ihordyky
ihordyky

11 years ago

check out my instructables

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

HUMMERS ONLY COST $15K !?!?!?!?!

Thats a cool idea, from the pic in the video it looks pretty disfugured by the end though.

NOTHING can beat this hummer though !
My dad actually saw this in Mayfair in London

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

they cost a lot more than 15 k... so it must be a broken one or a used one he bought.

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bowmaster
bowmaster

11 years ago

Cool, but I would just make something to go onto the front towing hitch, put it in neutral, roll down the down the windows, and have the reigns go in the window.

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DRoseDARs
DRoseDARs

11 years ago

Ironic project is ironic. Congratulations, you win the Series of Tubes for the day! Good job, sir, good job. :b:

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darkclaw42
darkclaw42

11 years ago

 I'd transform it, from if anything, into a super hummer. Not a horse drawn carriage! Still, pretty cool. Just a shame to see something so modern, get demoted so much.

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Vynash
Vynash

11 years ago

Hummers were way better without that lol!

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fozzy13
fozzy13

11 years ago

Oh that poor Hummer!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

It'll still get 8 miles or less per bucket of oats.  He might have to remove the chrome if he wants to talk the Amish into trying it.