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Every board should have an official "Duct Tape Thread".... :D

So... :zwall:

Ok guys and gals, what is the weirdest (keep it clean! :leftright ) thing you have done/repaired with duct tape. Try to keep it automotive related... :D

I'll go first: :thumbsup:

I shattered a rear u-joint on my 65 Mustang one night at 2 AM. One complete roll of duct tape wrapped around the drive shaft and the pinion flange and I made it home with no "major" problems (just some nasty vibrations) :beek:

I should have just had it towed, because the HOURS it took to cut off all the melted duct tape was a major PITA! :redmad:
 

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put 2 stripes of the tape on my wife's mouth to get a piece of my mind.


just joking.....
 

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a 15 inch Radioshack woofer from 1989. The voice coil tore, and duct tape lasts and make it work for about a year. I get two years out of rubber cementing duct tape to fix it.
 

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i used to hold the molding on to the door of my buick with duct tape after it got hit by a pole.

damn poles. :mad:
 

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A few interesting things I've used (or seen) duct tape for. . . . hmmmm:

1.)held my summit banner to the ceiliing all last year (what else do you hold banners up with in a res hall:D)

2.)held a couple of my classmates to the homecoming bonfire during a raid (they got dumb, they got caught. . .freshmen took care of 'em)

3.)Was holding my POS brass eagle talon together

4.)Was holding in the stereo of my old cavalier (I was the third owner, 1st owner had a stereo in it, took it out, put everything back in with duct tape)

As of now, the Cougar is Duct tape free and it will stay that way.
 

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It made a sick intake setup for my car - for a couple months till the glue fell off :)
 

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We used duct tape to hold open the broken headlight doors on my mom's old "79 Tbird.
 

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We put it on a friend's Mustang....the rear e-brake brackets were not bolted to the new Lower control arms, so we noticed they were digging in the tire. Had them Duct taped on for over 6 months.

Also, I have duct tape on the firewall(inside) in my bird, where holes are now present that weren't before.
 

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The black stuff works pretty good for repairing the bumper cover on an 88 Taurus...
 

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_95badbird said:
We put it on a friend's Mustang....the rear e-brake brackets were not bolted to the new Lower control arms, so we noticed they were digging in the tire. Had them Duct taped on for over 6 months.

Also, I have duct tape on the firewall(inside) in my bird, where holes are now present that weren't before.
hey at least that's somewhat close to the orginal use
 

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had a friend who used a piece of 1/2 plywood and ducttape to fix a hole in the floor of his van
 

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Universal bonding strip... I like that.

Other names?

Minnesota chrome is my favorite followed closely by Alabama welding.
 

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Duct tape combined with great stuff and a rubber shifter boot is what I used to seal the new hole in the floor of my car when I did the T45 swap. So far no problems. Also on my crown vic, the Ebrake has been removed (long story) so now the cable that goes to the back of the car is just duct-taped up to the floor.

Mike
 

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My shop teacher used to call it racing tape, not sure why though. The best (worst?) one I've ever seen was a Viper GTS with blue duct tape all over the front end. It had been in an accident and the duct tape was holding the cracked bumper and hood together... on a Viper. I'd figure that if you can afford a Viper, you can afford bodywork on said Viper when your dumb *** crashes. :confused:
 

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The weirdest thing i've done with it would probably be repairing rotted weatherstripping on the trunk of my Impala. Rolled up some paper towels to fill in the void, DT'd over that and no more dust in my trunk :)
 

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ok, it wasn't me, but this is a pretty good use:


:uppoint: :rofl:
 

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hm...

My radiator hose blew on my truck. I used duck tape, it lasted for about 20 mins before it melted, hose blew again, and the motor seized. (Anyone want an 85 F-150 4x4.. 351, NP205, 9" Rear..)

Also, when I installed my 97 center console top, the HVAC duct in the console hit the bottom of the cup holer. I cut the duct up, and patched it with duct tape. so far no problems.
 
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