I like seeing what others come up with, here's one of mine.
My son dropped by to do some unrelated car repair and I found his drivers window handle busted off at the end of the spline. Since this is a safety issue I decided to repair it.
This is on a 1999 VW Golf in quite a sorry esthetic state.
I cut around the old handle with a RotoZip, made a bushing and cross-drilled the old crank shaft. The new "handle" is bent from a washing machine shipping bolt that I just couldn't toss. Still have 3 more.
Materials just about free, labour about $200.
If you guys have any pics of Ghetto repair I'd love to see them!