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How To Build A Redneck Jacuzzi Out Of A Pickup

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Just in time for the Fourth of July, here’s our ultimate tip for a summer weekend, courtesy of ingenious Hungarians, and a bare-bones Home Depot shopping list.


My ex-colleague Tamás Rácz, editor-in-chief of Vezess, a Hungarian motoring magazine, presents a wonderful and cheap way to turn utilitarian tools into deranged Independence Day fun. All you need is a pickup truck and a quick trip to Home Depot to pick up the following items:

  • A tarp
  • A piece of garden hose
  • Duct tape

Per Mr. Rácz’s guidance, assembly instructions (as if you needed them):

  • Arrange tarp in truck bed, allowing for overhangs
  • Fill with water from a source of your choice
  • Secure tarp’s edges to truck with duct tape
  • Tape one end of hose in exhaust pipe
  • Put other end of hose in water
  • Purchase beer
  • Bribe friend with beer to operate engine at steady revs
  • Drink remaining beer

That’s about it. The truck he’s used for this lovingly photographed demonstration is a tiny Romanian-built Dacia Logan ($7500–8000), but if there’s one thing I’m sure you’ll have no trouble procuring in the U. S. of A., it’s a truck with more generous proportions.

Now go and make it happen. Don’t let America down.

Photo Credit: Vezess