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Start Your Car As a Crook!

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So you have see ‘Gone In Sixty Seconds‘ and now impersonating ‘Nicolas Cage’ who was impersonating a car thief in the movie, So you are impersonating a impersonator from car stealing movie. Wait. what are we discussing here? Anyways if you are doing that and now you have a urge to impress someone showing off your car stealing talents then you have to go through this detailed guide of how to look cool and show off as a car thief, While you are starting your own car with only with a “screwdriver” Don’t show the head of the screwdriver to anyone be sleek like ‘Christian Bale‘who was playing a illusionist in ‘The Prestige.’ (I have to stop watching movies)

Visit a thrift shop or a nearby garage sale for that matter and get yourself an old screwdriver, which has the shaft of same thickness as that of the car key. Once you have the screwdriver you need to cut the shaft down to almost an inch long. Once you have achieved that, cut a slot that is ¼-3/8 inches deep at the end of the shaft. The job doesn’t require much of precision though. Once you have made the slot, round the end using a grinder or by making use of a file. This rounding allows for a smooth transition between the shaft and the key.

Start Your Car As a Crook!

Start Your Car As a Crook!

Start Your Car As a Crook!

Start Your Car As a Crook!

Now you need to check how far into the ignition your car key goes to work. Once you have marked that, add to it the depth of the slot that you have cut into the screwdriver’s shaft and then cut the key as well. Also, keep in mind to use the spare key and not the original one. If your key and the shaft is an exact match, then that’s perfect, otherwise you’ll either have to narrow the key or widen the slot that you’ve cut onto the shaft of the screwdriver.

Start Your Car As a Crook!

Start Your Car As a Crook!

When it comes to fixing the key onto the shaft; apply some flux on the key and then tap it into the slot located on the screwdriver’s shaft. Make sure that everything is in order and then use a torch to silver solder the key to the screwdriver followed by the use of a grinder to get the edges tapered of the key. Sandpaper can be used for smoothening it and afterwards clean it in with a Dremel.

Start Your Car As a Crook!

Start Your Car As a Crook!

Keep in mind that this won’t work for keys that have chips in them and also that having such weight hanging from the ignition is not a good idea for longer use.


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