Ever used a shoestring for a throttle cable? What about a 2 by 4 for suspension on a classic Stingray?
Gearheads and unconventional thinkers have been doing what's necessary to get home for decades. My grandmother, who is 97 years old, used to tell me how her mother would have to go up steep hills backwards in the family Ford Model T because the car wouldn't climb them in forward gears. They did what it took to get home.
Back in the 1980s, the rear transverse spring on my Corvette broke on the side of the road. The wheels were jammed up into the wheel wells and the car was totally immobile. I jacked the car up, shoved some lumber under the trailing arms and drove back to the house. That was the bumpiest ride I've ever been on, but I got home.
Since then, many cars, trucks and trailers have tried to mess up my day, but I won't let them. I persevere. I adapt, improvise and overcome! I make it home!