Special Delivery Mod: Dude Submits 25 MPH Motorized File Cabinet

It is the file cabinet from Hell.  Look what came in the mail today! Die hard Jackass fan and file cabinet mod-junkie Jeff Dahlin tracked us down to drop off this gem at WonderHowTo HQ today.  It is his official entry for the Jackass Prank Contest. 

(1) It's a three-wheeler, does that make it a tricycle?, (2) Battery in yellow; motor in white. (3) Lots of bolts. (4) And welding. (5) Battery is secured with tie downs... hmm. (6) File cabinet, files and all.

Confused? Well, it is a filing cabinet (obviously) that is rigged with a motor to go 25mph (not obviously).... This was merely his "envelope" of sorts. It was filled with 26 files (one for each letter in the alphabet) containing his various prank entries.  The guts of this cabinet  contain a Toyota truck starter motor welded to the frame of the cabinet.  A primitive chain drive is attached to the motor, which is in turn attached to the axle.  It is pure torque.  On and off and nothing in between.  For power there is a monster dry cell battery.  Why dry cell?  Because, stupid, if the file cabinet is upright, you will get battery acid all over your body.  Jeff is a motorhead of sorts, working for car magazines in Los Angeles.  He tells us he took a week off from work to build this temple of stupidity.  It is so heavy, he needed a couple of his buddies to haul it into our offices.  I guess this is  the 'green' version of the jackass transportation department.

One of Jeff's prank ideas was to rig the file cabinet to give off a massive stun gun shock to the all metal chassis.  I quickly looked to see if Mr. File Cabinet was so rigged.  Fortunately, the shock prank was, as yet, an unexecuted concept.

We almost lost the Wonderhowto CTO on this death trap. He was the first to discover it was not outfitted with brakes.  Mystified passers by were taking out their camera phones in anticipation of carnage on the Santa Monica Streets.  Haha....Dahlin, pranks on us!

FYI, less than 72 hours left to submit to the Jackass 3D Prank Contest.... get your entries in before September 26, 2010, 11:59 PM EST.

6 Comments

I had an idea for a thrill ride, you have a carousel like the one that plays the nice music and has the cute horses, as the ride progresses, it turns into the carousel from hell. It will increase up to 3x the normal speed, the music tempo is increased and there are strobing lights all over. The carousel music becomes turns from happy music, to metal and flames should be added for effects

MY IDEA IS THAT THEY SHOULD DRIVE AN RV UNTILTHEY FILL THE POTTY AND THEN WHEN ITS FULLTHEY SHOULD RELEASE EVERYTHING ONTO THE ROAD, ALL OVER EVERYONE. IT WOULD BE GROSS BUT IT FUNNY.

Why stop there? How about getting septic tank cleaning truck and dumping the full load on the Highway! Perhaps the Honey dipper luke brand.

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