Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

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DSS1

183 posts

82 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Hmmm, I did think it'd get mixed opinions, but all seems one-sided at the moment (and I couldn't agree more to be honest)

Now, where's the Badly Modified Cars thread?

k-ink

9,070 posts

115 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Any chance of reading the thread title and popping the tat directly in here...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Crafty_

11,337 posts

136 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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king of customs ? barris is spinning in his grave...

Strawman

6,463 posts

143 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Crafty_ said:
king of customs ? barris is spinning in his grave...
hehe
Yeah he created things like



said:
This car is a ground effects machine and rides on a five inch cushion of air and can run on land or water, has no wheels, transmission or rear end. Plus, no frictional moving parts. Air is drawn in through the front and rear openings into the open plenum chamber with outlets through a combination of peripheral jet inserts. Four inch polyethylene circular skirt is installed on the lower portion of the body. Frame construction is of 3/4 inch alloy round tubing and the dimensions are 12′ long, 6′ wide, and 30″ high. Stabilizer fins has an 8' 7" wingspan, plus 53" high. All panels are hand formed from 040 half hard aluminum, by Jack Sutton. Power is two jet aircraft starter motors 24 volt D.C., 4 horse power that turns 40,000 rpm at 300 amps. This is reduced 8 to 1 to absorb the amount of load combination of horsepower. Balanced 20 inches cast aluminum fans push 11,800 C.I.M. free flow & under ₖ″ static water pressure has 7,600 C.I.M., dry weight of the car is 422 pounds including all the accessories. Movement is obtained by a revolving jet nozzle which has an air thrust to the right, left, forward, reverse and stop. Top is vacuum formed by plastic dynamics over a male mold using 100,000 butyrate tinted plastic scoop on the top houses a penta prism rear view mirror which can be seen from the inside of the cab. The headlight is a curved reflective flourescent triple tubes which throws out a clear even light over 100 feet in the front and has no glare on the approaching vehicles. Frys plastic of LA has ⅛″ red translucent plastic with a reflective backing insert, in the complete rear fin taillight assembly.
They've wrapped a Porsche

boyoM3

160 posts

113 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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At least it was aluminium and not fibreglass!
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Adz The Rat

9,227 posts

145 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Crafty_

11,337 posts

136 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Strawman said:
Yeah he created things like.. <snip>
Oh yeah don't get me wrong theres plenty of ugly 50s customs too, but he also did stuff like this:






Which, whilst not entirely my cup of tea are infinitely better than late models with stick on tat plastered on them.

Strawman

6,463 posts

143 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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I was agreeing with you, some of his creations show great imagination and engineering skill. Compared to sticking some wrap and big wheels on a OEM spec car, then stancing it, yawn.

Otter Smacker

6,473 posts

130 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Can this be included?

Started as this:


Then went to this:



Now looking like this:


Thread: http://www.mechanicalplanet.com/forum/showthread.p...

Fantastic IMO. I now want a motorised picnic tablefrown


drophead

890 posts

93 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Du1point8

20,666 posts

128 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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DoubleSix

9,212 posts

112 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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DSS1 said:
Hmmm, I did think it'd get mixed opinions, but all seems one-sided at the moment (and I couldn't agree more to be honest)

Now, where's the Badly Modified Cars thread?
Just curious. If you agree why did you send you car there??

DSS1

183 posts

82 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Some of their cars do look good (IMO, the 6-series & an Audi they done)

Other cars (the Celica I don't really like, nor a Skyline they painted in snot green)

Edited by DSS1 on Tuesday 10th April 18:38

SMcP114

2,916 posts

128 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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DSS1 said:
From the guys who styled my Cayenne (Maybe mixed opinions here - 12 Photos)

Let the slating begin!
.... Any pics of the Cayenne?

DoubleSix

9,212 posts

112 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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SMcP114 said:
.... Any pics of the Cayenne?
Reasonable confident that the pic in his profile was once a Cayenne.

Edited by DoubleSix on Tuesday 10th April 16:48

DSS1

183 posts

82 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Yep














NickVyse

28 posts

80 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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did someone mention the south of France in a cool classic?













RichTT

651 posts

107 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Oh my eyes!

edit: @ the Porsche by the way

Edited by RichTT on Tuesday 10th April 17:03

DoubleSix

9,212 posts

112 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Chr1sch

2,465 posts

129 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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I bloody hate tinted lights, rear is crap, front is just stupid - apart from the A4 they all look cack. The Cayenne is your pride and joy and I get that, but sorry a standard turbo would be much nicer IMO - but each to their own n all that smile