DIY projects so epic they have to be seen to be believed

From the split-wheel motorcycle to a wooden Ferrari GTO 250, these are some of the most epic DIY projects we've seen in a long time.

by | Published on 21st Apr 2023

When it comes to DIY projects, some people are more gifted than others.

These guys’ DIY skills are on a whole other level, though.

Their handiwork is some of the best we’ve seen – take a look for yourself.

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Square-wheeled bicycle

Never in a million years could you picture a square-wheeled bicycle working.

Yet, a YouTuber called The Q has managed to design and built one – and it was a success.

The square wheels are made from steel tubing with spokes just like a normal wheel.

However, the square wheels have two chains welded to their outside, creating miniature tank-like tracks.  

Tire rubber has been screwed to the outside of the tracks for traction and looks.

Wooden Ferrari GTO 250

Surely this Dad has to be in with a shout of winning the ‘Father of the Year’ award?

In just 70 days, Mr Dao built a fully-functional wooden Ferrari GTO 250 for his son.

Underneath its wooden skin is a steel frame with suspension attached.

No stone has been unturned in making the wooden car look just like the real thing.

The car’s bodywork was whittled out of wood, sanded, and then covered with a layer of varnish.

The end result is nothing short of spectacular.

Split-wheel motorcycle

This is the world’s first split-wheel motorcycle and it’s the product of some crazy redneck engineering.

It started life as a Honda CBR, which the guys at Bikes and Beards modified by extending the swing arm.

Rather than adding another wheel onto the back, they opted to cut the back tire in half.

Both halves of the tire were then filled with pipe, rubber mulch, and spray foam to hold their shape.

It’s not perfect, as the guys can testify following a test ride, but it’s pretty damn close.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado wooden toy car

If you’ve ever tried woodworking, you’ll know just how incredibly hard it is.

That’s what makes this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado wooden toy car so impressive.

Using blocks of wood, the carving artist made a scale model of the popular 4×4.

The model comes with moving parts like working steering, as well as a hood, engine cover, and doors that all open.

Side runners, roof bars and wing mirrors have all been included to make the wooden toy look the part.

Even the alloy wheels look like the real thing, with tires that have a tread pattern etched out of them.

Jet-powered Ferrari dragster

Perhaps the most extreme on this list is this jet-powered Ferrari dragster.

The insane-looking dragster was built by a Canadian dad in his garage.

Modeled on a Ferrari Enzo, it’s powered by two massive Rolls-Royce jet engines.

It may have taken 17 years to build, but it was definitely worth Ryan McQueen’s time and effort, as it’s absolutely insane.

Which is pretty funny, as the name of the cdragster is actually ‘Insanity’.

The body has been shaped out of wood, styrofoam, fiberglass, and body filler.

Its chassis was then fabricated to accommodate the jet engines.

Those massive jet engines burn 400 liters of fuel in under three minutes. 

To put that into perspective, a normal car could be driven from New York to Los Angeles on that amount of fuel.

As crazy as that sounds, this thing churns out an insane 18,000 horsepower, and can supposedly hit a top speed of 640 km/h (400mph).



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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