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I have an idea to save the failing auto industry...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by KeithBMI, Mar 22, 2009.


  1. ...and I'm going to lose millions by telling all of you.

    Why are there no cars on the market that have a fuel door on each side of the vehicle?

    No longer will I be forced to use 1/2 of the gas station's real estate! (without backing my car in)

    I'm pretty sure my idea could be profitable. Someone get on it.
     
  2. Fontaine

    Fontaine

    Apr 27, 2006
    i didn't think anything could make the unce unce failtruck fail quite as hard as it already has. But you've clearly proven me wrong.
     
  3. No, it's a terrible. You're just stoopid.





    *See the irony?*
     
  4. kelso_burn.

    EDIT:Found another one.

    KelsoBURN2.
     
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Fuel doors used to be behind the rear license plate, which is in the middle of the rear bumper on most cars. You could pull up to either side of a pump and fill up. Those were also the days that the tank actually sat right behind the rear bumper. Modern tanks are located under the rear seat (so you can have a deeper trunk), and imo trying to rig up two filler necks so you could fill from either side would be a pain in the rear.
     
  6. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    See, that's what you have to do. You have to use your mind and come up with a really great idea. Like that guy that invented the Pet Rock. The guy made a million dollars.

    I had a great idea like that once.

    It was a "jump to conclusions mat". You see, it was this mat, that had different conclusions on it that you could jump to.
     
  7. Your idea reminds be of this one
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  8. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    I love my avatar,no need to log in to imageshack.:p
     
  9. Instead of using wheels they should use 8 robotic legs and we could all go about on robot spider cars.

    It's the way of the future.
     
  10. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    How about moving the filler door directly underneath the rear window?

    I know that'd be problematic for wagon type vehicles, but in thos cases you are already changing the framework and sheet metal, so...
     
  11. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    office_space_kit_mat.
     
  12. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Not many people remember those days.
     
  13. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    Now would be an appropriate time to look at your dashboard and realize there's a sign that tells you which side the fuel door is.
     
  14. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    + infinity. read the owner's manual? what's that about.....
     
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Or just buy one of them there new fangled electric cars, and ya don't need no gas.

    :D

    -Mike
     
  16. So you're gonna sell unce unce failtrucks now?:eyebrow:
     
  17. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i do along with "regular" gas (leaded) :D
     
  18. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    when i was a kid, i invented the double sided ketchup bottle. it never made it to the market... they finally one upped me and designed the ketchup bottle with the opening on the bottom. thieves! :spit:
     
  19. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
    im pretty sure i've seen a few cars, a ealy '90's jag being one of them, with fuel doors on both sides.
     
  20. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    You sir, are a dumb man.
     

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