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Summer is slowly drawing to an end here in the Northern hemisphere, which means this post is geared primarily to our hillbilly brethren South of the equator. However, it's never too early to get a jump on next Summer's oppressive heat, so I guess us Northenders can glean something from it as well.

Okay, here's the problem: it's hotter outside than two muskrats making love in a wool sock in the middle of the Sahara, and your pathetic ride doesn't have air conditioning. What's a sweat-hating hillbilly to do? You could always roll down the windows, allowing your sweaty pits to air out through your functional sleaveless flannel, but then you'll run the risk of making the back of your mullet all frizzy! Their must be some other way to stay cool!

Enter the ultra-portable hillbilly car/truck air conditioner!

Isn't that a thing of beauty, folks? Apparently all you need to cool down your hot Thunderbird is an A/C window unit, a little bit of duct, some electrical wire, lots of duct tape, and a sawzall (in case you don't have a sunroof). Simply wire the window unit into your battery, and redirect the frosty cool breeze into the captain's cabin! What could be easier?!

Now, the guy in the picture might look intimidatingly smart (with his sleeved shirt buttoned up all the way), but let me assure you, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to get this done. Here's another picture to help you out:

Well, I guess that picture is pretty much the same as the first one... only the door is closed, and the professor is out of the frame. Oh well. I'm sure you got the idea. "Pit stains are the mother of invention," or something like that. Oh, and while we're on the topic of cooling your car, how about this prototype for warming it up during the winter:

Same principle as the air conditioner, only you don't want the heater to get too close to your vinyl seats. Trust me!

So, whether you live above or below the globe's belt, one of these projects will be relevant for you. Now get out there, and give 'er the ol' hillbilly try! Yee Haa!

[via Engadget]

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  • Diane Rixon

    Oh, too funny! Now I know what to do in an emergency if our car's a/c breaks down.

  • Jon

    Amusing, but it seems that whoever wrote that article doesn't know that home AC units require 117 volts AC, while car batteries provide 12 volts DC. In other words, it won't work as described. Duh.

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