Living in an apartment complex has its benefits, but for shade-tree mechanics who like/need to work on their own cars, it definitely has a number of disadvantages. Relatively simple tasks such as brake jobs and oil changes are difficult when you don't have dedicated driveway space, to say nothing of more in-depth repairs... like pulling an engine, for example.

For these types of challenges, a little ingenuity and plenty of muscle are needed to get the job done. Scroll down to watch these four men snatch the V8 out of a Chevrolet K1500 using nothing but a chain, landscape timber and good ol' fashioned brute strength. Good work, gentlemen.


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      Patrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Squats do transfer into real life situations =)
      foamypirate
      • 1 Year Ago
      Easier out than in, I'd imagine...
      wem1000
      • 1 Year Ago
      In sandals nonetheless... yee haw!
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Redneck jokes are the low hanging fruit but seriously, they aren't paying for work like this. More power to 'em. The sandles however is an avoidable hazard.
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am sure the aparement management would love this. When I lived in a complex we were not allowed to so much as check our oil level in the parking lot
        chrono00
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        Last apartment I was in ten years ago, if we stained the driveway with oil or grease if we decided to do car repairs, we were also responsible for paying a third party to clean up the mess, which was added to our rent. Any more serious repairs that would disturb the neighbors because of noise would incure a one-time penalty... added to the rent. Broken cars left in your own assigned parking slot that hasn't moved for a month, would be towed away unless you do it yourself to get it towed to a mechanic. Any towing fees would again be added to your rent. It was stupid and ridiculous. My roommate and I moved out after the college semester ended.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        I think some of that depends on where the apartment complex is located. These guys would probably come under a lot more heat from management if they were in a retirement community in south Florida or upper middle class suburb than if they were in a more sparsely populated area or lower income community. But no need to worry, the folks in the first two are more likely to own newer cars and take their vehicles to mechanics for oil changes and call AAA when they get a flat tire.
      56Jalopy
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's how I pulled engines 45 yrs ago, but they where small MG and Austin engines. Last year I screwed an eye bolt into the header on my garage door and pulled one with a come-along.
      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      interesting. the lease for my apartment complex specifically states you can't work on your car in the lot.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Some places are stricter than others. When I lived in Florida, there were some places that didn't even allow pickup trucks. Others would allow them just so long as the bed was covered, or you promised to park it in the garage. If the HOA didn't catch it right away then chances are some old, busy body retiree from New York would report you. They rule with an iron fist in those parts.
          rwbronco
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          whaaaat?! "we don't want no working class in our neighborhood! No jetskis either!"
      • 1 Year Ago
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      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey at least they didn\'t attach a pully to a joist in the garage and pull the whole thing down.
      wilkegm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man- how many of those Teal Z71's did Gm build? Shakiest I've done myself was on a chainfall strapped between 2 (big) trees. It was fun lining up the mounts with the wind blowing.
      Freereader
      • 1 Year Ago
      Me and my brother did the same for about 10 years ago. Unfortunatelly, we had no camera at that moment.
      BB79826
      • 1 Year Ago
      The guy in the left in the flip flops nearly flipped that tire as he was standing on it. That would have been a disaster.
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