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how do you get a car on a roof?

Old 06-05-2007, 06:29 PM
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At our lame little school noone but our grade seems to have the guts to do any pranks and noone has the guts to do anything major but my buds and me, so for our final prank we are debating putting a car on the roof. Its well known but it will be memorable. We are stuck trying to find the best way to do it. We could use a boom truck or a front end loader, both of which we have acces to, but we would prefer not to due to the noise. Does anyone have any ideas? Our last idea is a pulley system attached to the top of the gym so we can pull the car up to a lower part of the school.
Old 06-05-2007, 06:32 PM
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Take it apart and then bring the parts up to the roof then re-assemble..
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Or fake it:

http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/...ks_traditions/
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You could always try dynamite.


Oh yeah, you want it to be up there in on piece. But it would be memorable at least. Good luck
Old 06-05-2007, 09:55 PM
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Take it apart and then bring the parts up to the roof then re-assemble..
It's not an RC that you can do really fast. Just playin'
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Any of you have a dozen rc helis? fly it up to the roof
Old 06-05-2007, 10:00 PM
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Not so bad on an older car...



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Not so bad on an older car...
True..or if it didn't have any driveline components and engine, ya know? Still, you'd need a group of people to do it in a night...
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Yeah, but school / college prank -> usually, you have a group of people / classmates to help you out..
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Not so bad on an older car...
True..or if it didn't have any driveline components and engine, ya know? Still, you'd need a group of people to do it in a night...
Thats what Im thinking. A small car thats been in a wreck and then been gutted cant weigh that much, or be that expensive. And yes, we have a group of about 6 trustworthy people.
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I know people do it w/ those old VW Beetle before....
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Fake it? They did that for real, they took the car up in pieces.

Only logical ways I can see are (1) do it piece by piece, (2) have a helicopter place it there, (3) have a crane place it there, or (4) construct some gigantic ramp that can support the car's weight, and drive it to the top.
Old 06-05-2007, 11:07 PM
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Fake it meaning that it is just the shell, no drivetrain, etc.
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Oh, ok. I didn't know if you were implying a hoax or something, like a hologram. Yeah. They did a firetruck a few years ago.
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Gut it, slice it in 4 peices, reassemble on the roof. Bondo it and spray paint the whole car
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lol, this is great. take a picture when you'r done
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hey i hate to sound like the negative one but just be careful not to mess up the roof. depending on how old the building is and what its made out of there could be dome serious dangers to that. but ne way i say just try to put the body or empty shell or something. i once heard about these things called a kit car where the whole thing is just a fiberglass shell. that prob would work. i dunno how hard it is to find them tho. oh and be especially careful if the building is concrete bc if you crack the tie beams it could be very very bad....
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When r u heading to MIT? Know what major you will be doing yet?


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Oh, ok. I didn't know if you were implying a hoax or something, like a hologram. Yeah. They did a firetruck a few years ago.

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You have considered how much weight the roof could support haven't you? I doubt it would be so funny if the roof collapsed and killed someone.
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Im up for the Take apart re assemble part

LMAO im in hartford right now LMAO
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Not much to do at Hartford...
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A BIG CRANE!!!
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Right, I am sure a group of high school (guessing?) kids will not spend that kind of $$$ to rent a crane.. and also, that would be pretty obvious to the security, don't you think?! Hee hee..
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When r u heading to MIT? Know what major you will be doing yet?


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Oh, ok. I didn't know if you were implying a hoax or something, like a hologram. Yeah. They did a firetruck a few years ago.

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Default RE: how do you get a car on a roof?

saw this awesome prank on MTV's High School Stories build a car around a flag pole with a big hole in the roof of the car

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