Metal rusts and velour can be torn, so it's only a matter of time before your old Honda Civic breaks down. Of course, if you have money and you bought that car because you love the way it looks, you can probably just take it to the mechanic and let them fix it. However, if you're broke and that was the only reason why you got that pile of junk in the first place, you'll probably have to bring it back to life yourself.

But fear not, you'd be amazed to know how much is possible with so little. And the subreddit r/RedneckEngineering is the perfect example of that. It has plenty of funny, surprising, and creative DIY projects that simultaneously make sense and appear completely useless but can definitely inspire you to pick up a wrench and start working on that metal pony of yours.

Continue scrolling to check out recent posts that went viral within this online community and fire up Bored Panda's earlier article on it for more.

#1

Cut A Pool Noodle In Half To Make A Comfortable Armrest For The Truck. From Australia

Cut A Pool Noodle In Half To Make A Comfortable Armrest For The Truck. From Australia

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eeeeeeeee
Community Member
10 months ago

Attach a string to it, and watch it fly when you hit the highway!

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#2

It Makes Sense

It Makes Sense

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San.adam
Community Member
10 months ago

Genius

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When my colleague Liucija contacted the founder of r/RedneckEngineering, they told her that the term “redneck engineering" is still open for interpretation. However, the Redditor reassured that it's also “the kind of thing you know when you see.”

For example, “It can range from something as common as using a hand mirror to replace a side-view mirror to something complex like building a backyard water slide with a loop-de-loop.” The members of the subreddit give “bonus points if it'd make an OSHA inspector cringe.”

#3

Not The Prettiest, But It Gets The Job Done!

Not The Prettiest, But It Gets The Job Done!

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PandaJon
Community Member
10 months ago

A little paint could make it epic

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#4

A Plunger And Hot Water, Who’d A Thunk It

A Plunger And Hot Water, Who’d A Thunk It

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
10 months ago

This one is useful and unlikely to kill anyone.

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#5

Who's Laughing Now?

Who's Laughing Now?

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KJ
Community Member
10 months ago

Smug life!

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The biggest difference between now and the old days in 2013 when r/RedneckEngineering was created is growth. The founder said that he used to be responsible for most of the posts, but the community has become really self-sustaining over time.

When it comes to submissions, you’ll see all kinds of bizarre makeshift gadgets and very questionable workarounds. Most posts generally come from people finding “low-budget workarounds to everyday problems with a few high-effort engineering projects and other submissions sprinkled in.”

The pandemic might also have something to do with the subreddit's increasing popularity. According to a national survey by The Freedonia Group in December 2020, 39% of consumers reported undertaking home improvement projects because of changes associated with these trying times.

#6

Czech Engineering

Czech Engineering

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
10 months ago

Czechnology?

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#7

How To Keep Your Drone From Falling Down Into A River

How To Keep Your Drone From Falling Down Into A River

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

OooOoOoH smart!!!

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#8

The Birdhouse Booby Trap Device

The Birdhouse Booby Trap Device

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

The birds in there be like 😂😂😂😂

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#9

I Work At A Warehouse In Sweden, And Recently They Halved The Speed Of All Forklifts (From 16 Km/H To 8 Km/H) For Safety Reasons. I Just Thought They Put Some Limiter In The Software, But No. They Found A Far Smarter Solution…

I Work At A Warehouse In Sweden, And Recently They Halved The Speed Of All Forklifts (From 16 Km/H To 8 Km/H) For Safety Reasons. I Just Thought They Put Some Limiter In The Software, But No. They Found A Far Smarter Solution…

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Ivo H
Community Member
10 months ago

And it's configurable in the future!

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#10

Homemade Roller Coaster

Homemade Roller Coaster

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Tvin
Community Member
10 months ago

Wee!

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#11

All Y'all Doing Yard Work Like Scrubs. Here's The Real Way

All Y'all Doing Yard Work Like Scrubs. Here's The Real Way

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H Edwards
Community Member
10 months ago

I'd hate to live somewhere that I can't even have a dead plant in my own yard.

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#12

Found In A Group Called “Stairs Designed By People Who Aren’t Afraid To Die” But I Still Quite Like How Simple And Cheap A Solution It Is

Found In A Group Called “Stairs Designed By People Who Aren’t Afraid To Die” But I Still Quite Like How Simple And Cheap A Solution It Is

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Ivo H
Community Member
10 months ago

Few supports and I would trust it.

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#13

Adjustable Wrench

Adjustable Wrench

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Ivo H
Community Member
10 months ago

This is absolutely genius!

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#14

Disinfecting In A Beiping Market, Smart And Timely!

Disinfecting In A Beiping Market, Smart And Timely!

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Beta
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow those are really dirty

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#15

This Has To Count

This Has To Count

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KJ
Community Member
10 months ago

I hope they were doing sound effects too.

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#16

Fixed The Downspout

Fixed The Downspout

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San.adam
Community Member
10 months ago

That's a jumper

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#17

Anti-Theft Protection

Anti-Theft Protection

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Don Golosso
Community Member
10 months ago

In the USA, having a stickshift is a theft protection on its own. (It's just a joke, don't hate me)

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#18

My Father Built His Own Observatory

My Father Built His Own Observatory

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David Struve
Community Member
10 months ago

Absolutely nothing wrong with this. This is how the first observatories were built and even became a thing in the first place!

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#19

This Guy Built A Wooden Gym So He Could Train

This Guy Built A Wooden Gym So He Could Train

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Helen Haley
Community Member
10 months ago

Amish swoll?

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#20

I Couldn't Find Any Washers That Would Fit Over The Heads Of Screws... So... Yep

I Couldn't Find Any Washers That Would Fit Over The Heads Of Screws... So... Yep

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

Smart! I like this solution. I rarely have washers around, and bottle caps are just trash. It's smart to reuse them.

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#21

Safe As Houses

Safe As Houses

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H Edwards
Community Member
10 months ago

You see this kind of thing at construction sites everywhere in the country where I live. There have been several serious accidents and multiple deaths but nobody seems to want to do anything about it. Not home repairs like this picture, actual construction sites.

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#22

Humane Rat Trap

Humane Rat Trap

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

I did this once when we had some baby mice trapped in our garage. We set them free in a park nearby~

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#23

Someone Suggested This Would Fit Here

Someone Suggested This Would Fit Here

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Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
10 months ago

coolness t its best

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#24

Our Doorbell Has Been Broken So We Had To Improvise

Our Doorbell Has Been Broken So We Had To Improvise

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La Kalypso
Community Member
10 months ago

Nah, more fun like that :-)

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#25

This Man Is Before His Time

This Man Is Before His Time

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KJ
Community Member
10 months ago

Glad its a parasol not an umbrella, that would raise questions of handle placement.

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#26

Home Made Drone

Home Made Drone

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS BUYABLE OMG I WOULD FLY TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY

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#27

A Pvc Pipe Basketball "Hoop" I Made So That My Son Could Practise

A Pvc Pipe Basketball "Hoop" I Made So That My Son Could Practise

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
10 months ago

Love it. I'm sure the son does too ^-^ that show caring as well as ingenuity

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#28

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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KJ
Community Member
10 months ago

My coworker did a similar one when his mirror fell out, came in with his daughters barbie mirror taped on as a replacement.

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#29

Found This On An Old Project File, I Was Ahead Of My Time

Found This On An Old Project File, I Was Ahead Of My Time

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Bron
Community Member
10 months ago

I know someone who needs this

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#30

This Was Very Smart

This Was Very Smart

Using tree limbs chained to the wheels to free a stuck tractor.

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Tom Spade
Community Member
10 months ago

Got to try this. Happen to have a tractor available, lol....

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#31

When You Finally Decide To Re-Purpose Those Old Bombs You Had Laying Around...

When You Finally Decide To Re-Purpose Those Old Bombs You Had Laying Around...

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Robert T
Community Member
10 months ago

Those swings are an absolute blast!

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#32

Saw This Volume Limiter On R/Hometheater Thought Of This Sub

Saw This Volume Limiter On R/Hometheater Thought Of This Sub

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Beta
Community Member
10 months ago

Somewhat effective

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#33

Portable AC Unit (Pumps Ice Cold Water From Cooler Through Copper Coil Over Fan)

Portable AC Unit (Pumps Ice Cold Water From Cooler Through Copper Coil Over Fan)

PharmacistDude Report

Thorsten M. Weisner
Community Member
10 months ago

the cooler shouldn't be in the same room or the it would generate heat to cool

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#34

Ain't Stupid If It Works!

Ain't Stupid If It Works!

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Ivo H
Community Member
10 months ago

That looks well thought-out and functional!

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#35

Back In 2006 When We Lived In Thailand I Couldn't Find A Guitar Hero Guitar For My Playstation 2 So I Hacked A Knock-Off Dualshock Controller And A Mosquito Zapper Into A DIY Guitar Hero Controller - Complete With A Mercury Switch For Star Power

Back In 2006 When We Lived In Thailand I Couldn't Find A Guitar Hero Guitar For My Playstation 2 So I Hacked A Knock-Off Dualshock Controller And A Mosquito Zapper Into A DIY Guitar Hero Controller - Complete With A Mercury Switch For Star Power

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Buren
Community Member
10 months ago

The gaming experience must be electrifying

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#36

My 96y/O Great Grandma Was Having Trouble. Her Apartment’s Ac Vent Blew Directly Into Her Eyes To The Point She Couldn’t Watch TV Or Read Anymore. I Made A Cardboard Vent Cover To Go Over The Vent & Reverse The Air Flow Direction

My 96y/O Great Grandma Was Having Trouble. Her Apartment’s Ac Vent Blew Directly Into Her Eyes To The Point She Couldn’t Watch TV Or Read Anymore. I Made A Cardboard Vent Cover To Go Over The Vent & Reverse The Air Flow Direction

HandMadeFeelings Report

Deborah B
Community Member
10 months ago

You couldn't remove the existing vent and turn it around?

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#37

Feast Your Eyes… My Brother’s Gaming Chair

Feast Your Eyes… My Brother’s Gaming Chair

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eeeeeeeee
Community Member
10 months ago

What's he holding it hostage for?

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#38

Oculus 2 Weight Balance Fix

Oculus 2 Weight Balance Fix

butwhyisitso Report

David Struve
Community Member
10 months ago

Kinda dumb that the makers of this device (and other makers of devices like these) didn't even bother to solve this issue themselves to begin with. Unless they intend for your neck/head to get sore after a while to purposely limit how much time you use the device for??

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#39

The 80s In Switzerland

The 80s In Switzerland

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Millie
Community Member
10 months ago

I have so many questions

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#40

Pharmacy Ran Out Of Iv Holders. They Suggested To Hold It With My Hands. I Lasted Half A Bottle

Pharmacy Ran Out Of Iv Holders. They Suggested To Hold It With My Hands. I Lasted Half A Bottle

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Thinker Dell
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Poor cutie cow

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#41

Well It Surely Works

Well It Surely Works

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GaeFrog
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm so confused

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#42

My Dumbass Solution To The Problem Of High-Hanging Fruit

My Dumbass Solution To The Problem Of High-Hanging Fruit

BlueOysterCultist Report

Joonscrab
Community Member
10 months ago

I think a lot of Indian homes in the countryside use something similar lol

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#43

Deathcart

Deathcart

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

The description is literally perfect

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#44

Ramen Fix

Ramen Fix

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Millie
Community Member
10 months ago

.....HOW.....

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#45

Only Had Two Batteries, And Also This Thing Was Crazy Bright

Only Had Two Batteries, And Also This Thing Was Crazy Bright

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Twodogsandapicnictable
Community Member
10 months ago

The messed up part is that it has a three battery compartment if it never needed that much power to begin with.

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#46

Redneck Rotisserie

Redneck Rotisserie

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Robert T
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Hah, amateurs. I know of somebody with an aeroplane engined race car that has a sausage rotisserie attachment for the side of his car and he flame grills sausages with the exhaust. It even has a couple of toast holders. Sausage butties wherever he goes! Edit: Can't find footage of the rotisserie, but this is the car: https://youtu.be/Ua-0wSn0azs

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#47

There, I Fixed It

There, I Fixed It

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Tassenküchlein168
Community Member
10 months ago

Perfect, if a first-aid-kit was attached beneath.

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#48

Automatic Door

Automatic Door

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C. Wade
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm trying this

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#49

Saw This In Another Sub And Thought It Belonged Here

Saw This In Another Sub And Thought It Belonged Here

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Natasha
Community Member
10 months ago

Wait wha- I how did they get on the cycl- how did the cycle get ther- is there someone sitting in the ca- I - what the- I- so many questions- I-

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#50

Bubba, Why Does Your Lawn Have Crop Circles On It?

Bubba, Why Does Your Lawn Have Crop Circles On It?

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
10 months ago

Love it

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