115 Times People Had Such ‘Genius’ Solutions To Various Problems, They Got Posted On ‘Redneck Engineering’

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

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#2 Who’s Laughing Now?

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#3 Fixed The Downspout

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#4 This Man Is Before His Time

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

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#6 Feast Your Eyes… My Brother’s Gaming Chair

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#7 Anti-Theft Protection

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#8 How To Keep Your Drone From Falling Down Into A River

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#9 My 11 Year Old Scotch Taped The Phone To His Face So He Could Play Xbox And Talk

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#10 Automatic Door

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#11 Ramen Fix

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#12 Saw This In Another Sub And Thought It Belonged Here

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#13 It Makes Sense

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#14 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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#15 Pool Heater

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#16 It Ain’t Stupid If It Works

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#17 This Has To Count

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#18 Disinfecting In A Beiping Market, Smart And Timely!

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#19 Ain’t Stupid If It Works!

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#20 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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#21 Humane Rat Trap

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#22 Does This Count?

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#23 Oculus 2 Weight Balance Fix

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#24 Homemade Roller Coaster

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#25 The Birdhouse Booby Trap Device

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#26 Home Made Drone

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#27 Way Above Around Pool

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

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

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#30 That Oughta Do It

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#31 This Guy Built A Wooden Gym So He Could Train

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#32 Forgot To Get A Fork For My Salad While On The Job. Worked Perfectly For Chick-Fil-A As Well. Only Took A Few Zipties And Tape

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#33 Speaker Theft Deterrent

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#34 The 80s In Switzerland

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#35 My Sunglasses Broke While Working On A Roof Two Days Ago. So Far, So Good

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#36 Never Too Young To Start Rednecking

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#37 Ummmm

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#38 Redneck Rotisserie

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#39 Adjustable Wrench

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

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#41 Safe As Houses

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#42 Broke My Glasses, Lost My Backups. Threw This Together Out Of Desperation

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

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#44 When You Finally Decide To Re-Purpose Those Old Bombs You Had Laying Around…

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

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#46 Someone Suggested This Would Fit Here

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#47 There, I Fixed It

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#48 Our Doorbell Has Been Broken So We Had To Improvise

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#49 Don’t Know

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#50 Got Tired Of Losing Nerf Wars…

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#51 Jetskiyak

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#52 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

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#53 I Told Ya’ It’d Fit!

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#54 Deathcart

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#55 Local Shop Wanted $400 To Use Their Coil Compressor. Boss Said I Could Borrow The Pony Clamps As Long As I Brought Them Back Monday…

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

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#57 The U Pipe Under My Kitchen Sink Refuses To Stay Connected. A Ten Pound Dumbbell Solved The Problem

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

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#59 My Mum And Sisters’ Attempt At Providing Air Conditioning In The Back For Me, It Did The Trick!

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#60 That’s A Pretty Cool Audi

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#61 I Couldn’t Find Any Washers That Would Fit Over The Heads Of Screws… So… Yep

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#62 My Dumbass Solution To The Problem Of High-Hanging Fruit

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#63 This Temporary Fix Has Been There For 6+ Years

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#64 My Father Built His Own Observatory

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#65 Guess It Fits Here

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#66 When You’re Too Lazy To Paddle

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#67 This Was Very Smart

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

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#68 Gotta Put That Pacific Northwest Heat To Good Use! Redneck Ingenuity!

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#69 We Made A Buggy At The Machine Shop By Welding Two Scooters Together

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#70 Either Or

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#71 Redneck Boat

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#72 Newest Swimming Pool Heating Technology

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#73 Who Wants A Marg?

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#74 Who Needs A Gaming Chair When You Have A Folding Chair, Pillows, A Towel, And A Roll Of Tape?

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#75 A Menu Holder Out The Front Of My Local Indian Restaurant

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#76 Well It Surely Works

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#77 Behold, My Friends Butt Razor!

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#78 Theft Protection

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#79 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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#80 This Guy Knows Whats Up

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#81 Sun Blinds Were Not Bought, So They Built Their Own

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#82 This Trailer I Spotted A Few Years Back

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#83 Fisher Cat Broke My Last Cat Door Into My Chicken Coop, I Decide I Wasn’t Going To Let It Win

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#84 Drove The Chevy To The Levee

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#85 Houma La, After Hurricane Ida

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#86 Czech Engineering

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#87 USB In A Hotel Room

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#88 Farm Truck Boat On Water

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#89 Not Say I’m A Genius But

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#90 Behold, My Homemade Pontoon Boat

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#91 A Pvc Pipe Basketball “Hoop” I Made So That My Son Could Practise

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#92 Floating Concession Stand Towed By A Jet Ski

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#93 I Present The Garden Multi Tool. Aka My 14 Year Old Is Learning To Weld…

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#94 My Brother’s Solution To A Bird That Wakes Him Up Every Morning

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#95 I Want To Steam Potatoes But Don’t Have The Rack

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#96 Hm

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#97 Trash Can Broke. Buy A New One? Never

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#98 Redneck Engineering To Balance A Camper…

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#99 Saw This On A Highway In Missouri. I Think It’s An Old Truck Turned Into A Boat…?

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#100 We’ve Already Thrown Out All Of Our Kitchen Without Realizing It’s Gonna Take 2 Weeks To Ship The Next One

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#101 Thought This Belonged Here

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#102 How My Husband Stirs Paint!

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#103 USB Power Bank

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#104 Apparently, Forceps Make Great Antenna Boosters

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#105 Mounted The Clock Boss. Vaccination Center, Bacau, Romania

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#106 If It Works, It’s Ok

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#107 My Buddy Needed A New Gaming Chair… He Sent Me This…

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#108 I Think This Belongs Here

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#109 Custom Body Work

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#110 I “Installed” A Temporary Solution To Stop The Downstairs Ac’s Cool Air To Escape To The Rest Of The House Upstairs And Prevent The Hot Air To Come In Downstairs. The Bubblewrap Is Like A Curtain

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#111 What In The Redneck Heck Is This…

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#112 Private Hospital, To Keep The TV At The Right Angle…

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#113 Hm

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#114 I Mean…

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#115 Not The Prettiest, But It Gets The Job Done!

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