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anyone have some ideas. i work at a auto shop. and the shop down the street ( great guys ) are always getting some one with their jokes. example, hooking siren onto trailer stoplight wiring. tying 1000 feet survey ribbon to bumper. gay and proud of it bumper stickers etc , ect. these guys are good. and always on the lookout. we need something classic.
 

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Find a car they're working on, get ahold of a totalled copy of it, push the good one around the back of the shop and park the bashed one where the other was...
 

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what i did to one of the guys at my work was hook up his horn to the turn signal... that was good for a laugh!
 

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good ideas, keep them coming.
thanks, tony
 

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1-hook their horn up to the brake light switch
2-whistle in the exhaust
3-drain the air out of the tires and put superglue in the nipple so they have to take the tire off because they cannot put air in it.
4-put their car on rollers and place it in a spot thats impossible to get out of
 

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Dont see cars with points often anymore, but a little clear nail polish on the contacts is a good one.
 

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Take an ignition condenser and charge it. Leave it laying on your tool box. Some idiot will eventually pick it up and touch the wire and case at the same time. It is like grabbing a sparkplug wire with the engine running.

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One place I worked had 2 Rottwelier/Ridgeback mix guard dogs. We used to hook the electric hoist to the apprentice's belt & hoist him up about 6ft then set the dogs on him.
He used to wear steel toe boots. Welded a L on his right boot & an R on his left boot.
Another day we held him down & welded his boots together with his legs wrapped around a ceiling support. It didn't occur to him to take the boots off to get free, he was still there when we got back form lunch.

Try rigging a cattle fence capacitor to someones tool box....."hand me that wrench please.." BzzzzzZZZT
 

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On 2006-05-03 11:50, ZRX61 wrote:
One place I worked had 2 Rottwelier/Ridgeback mix guard dogs. We used to hook the electric hoist to the apprentice's belt & hoist him up about 6ft then set the dogs on him.
He used to wear steel toe boots. Welded a L on his right boot & an R on his left boot.
Another day we held him down & welded his boots together with his legs wrapped around a ceiling support. It didn't occur to him to take the boots off to get free, he was still there when we got back form lunch.

Try rigging a cattle fence capacitor to someones tool box....."hand me that wrench please.." BzzzzzZZZT
DAMN man glad I don't work with you
 

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On 2006-04-30 17:30, Luv70sFords wrote:
Dont see cars with points often anymore, but a little clear nail polish on the contacts is a good one.

you can also use the clear nail polish on the male connectors in the ignition wiring plugs.

ground the oil pressure light switch in a hidden location. they will go nuts trying to find out why they have no oil pressure. you can do the same with the temp sending unit also.

disconnect the throttle linkage from the throttle body.

disconnect the shifter linkage from the trans.

nail polish on the battery terminals.
 

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Spool of fishing line, duct tape, and a split shot fishing weight. Tape the end of the fishing line (6-8 lbs test line should be fine) above one of the shop's windows (can work on a door with the right sized weight). Go around a corner letting out the line off the spool. Get into a good postion (I've been amazed how far this can work form and how many trees, polls, corners, etc. you can weave it around and still work) where you can see but won't be seen. Give the line a little pull to get the weight away from the window. Then give some quick slack to allow the weight to fall into the window making a decently loud tick. Don't use a big weight since it'll break the window. It does need to be big enough to make a decent sound. Repeat, repeat, and repeat.

When they finally look out the window pull the line tight and they will hardly ever see the line. If (more like when) they finally come outside to see what the heck is going on you can just give the line a good pull to rip it off the wall to get rid of the evidence and have them stumped. Do it again a little later or the next day. Keep going 'till they figure it out.

You can have them agitated and stumped as can be if all goes well. My buddies and I used to do this in college and had all sorts of laughs. It's the best on someone's bedroom window late at night when they're trying to sleep.

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Go fishing or to the fish market. Get a nice size fish and lay it across their intake manifold. After driving for a while their car really starts to smell like ( fish ? )
 

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On 2006-05-07 14:50, Freddie wrote:
Go fishing or to the fish market. Get a nice size fish and lay it across their intake manifold. After driving for a while their car really starts to smell like ( fish ? )
UGH! that reminds me of the one my friend used to like doing...he would buy a can of sardines and open it up, and then wedge it up under the work truck seats when you weren't paying attention...in the summertime no less. After being inside working for 10 or so hours, you come out to your truck that has had it's windows rolled up in 85+ degree weather....nasty!!!
His other favorite, but extremely dangerous prank was to take the chalk line dust and load up the air vents in a truck, that was not only extremely dangerous if you turned on the iar while driving, it was also not good for your lungs to get a load of that! It got to the point where everyone would get into the habit of thoroughly inspecting their work trucks from top to bottom before even starting them up at the end of the day...he was a vicious little bastard at times!
One of my favorites was to take the very large tie straps (look like big zip ties) and put them around the drive shaft...always fun watching the guys trying to figure out the "smacking" noise that only happens when they drive

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a good one is to run the windshield washer line into the dash aiming at the driver, wire the switch into the turn signal, headlights...ect. Lot of work and time, but i think it would be worth it.

Another one i heard, dont know if it would work here, but it was used in a school i think, get pigs, geese, ducks, ect, anything that would be hard to catch, and let them go in the shop, i dont know how big of a shop it is, maybe even pigons or sparrows would be good for high rafters or something. The one i heard about was that they got three pigs and numberd them 1, 2, and 4, let them go in a high school, and they spent hours looking for # 3
 

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I work on tractors.....

I had done a clutch job on a 60 HP John Deere once, and a coworker wrapped a wire tie around the trans input shaft. Sounded like a knocking engine when the clutch was out. Bad part was, it took me another 8 hours of my time to find a practical joke....and the boss wasn't exactly happy.

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Heater vents full of confetti...

Couple of gallons of water in each tire....

This wasn't a prcatical joke, but the result was funny after we'd calmed down...
I'm walking down the street one day & see a friend working on his van. I ask what the problem is & he tells me that it fires up & then dies almost immediately. While he's telling me this he is taking the lid off the air filter..... & thats when we find the problem. There is a human hand inside the airfilter housing & it's draped over the carb intake. We both scream like little girls (we were a bit stoned) & take off down the street like a bat outta hell.
At this point his girlfriend walks out of the house & we're yelling at her to get away from the van & "don't look under the hood!!"
So what does she do? walks over & looks under the hood....








.. & calmly removes a pink Marigold glove from the filter housing....
 

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The best one we ever did was for a guy getting married. We filled his Cutlass up to the top of the doors with styrofoam shipping peanuts. 6 months later he was still finding them in the car. Not enviromentally friendly but if they try to "drive" them out, at about 30 MPH it looks like a giant swarm of large white bees in the cab.
 
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