Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

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MarkwG

3,095 posts

155 months

Monday 10th May
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Steamer said:
irocfan said:
swisstoni said:
Randy Winkman said:


Found this on the Miles Classic Jaguar website. Strange thing is that it has quite big wheels and low profile tyres that I normally poo-poo. But it looks good with them.
I’m normally a sucker for a big wheel but these cars really were virtually perfect out of the box imho. Not even sure about the removal of the vinyl roof.
this ^^^ There just seems something 'off' about the wheel and since I like the design it has to be the size
I believe that is Ian Callum's car (restored by Miles)

Granted, a few unusual choices - but thats what a retro-mod project is all about.
Indeed - & it's gorgeous, no debate wink


https://www.autocar.co.uk/slideshow/inside-ian-cal...

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Harry Flashman

15,330 posts

208 months

Monday 10th May
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MarkwG said:
TheJimi said:
Lord_Howit_Hertz said:
ajprice said:
Retropower's take on the XJC. Altered rear arches, no vinyl roof, 17" wheels, LS3 V8.



https://retropower.co.uk/2019/02/04/jaguar-xjc430-...
Yep..... that will do nicely! Love what they have done to the interior and the front too!
Just magnificent. I think I'd want it in a different colour, but I'm being overly fussy there.
I love it, particularly the wheels: it would be great if it could have an updated Jaguar engine, but appreciate that puts the costs & complexity through the roof.
Just... Yes.

Spitfire engine start button, forsooth! Only thing I don't like are the front grilles.

Randy Winkman

9,788 posts

155 months

Monday 10th May
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MarkwG said:
Indeed - & it's gorgeous, no debate wink


https://www.autocar.co.uk/slideshow/inside-ian-cal...

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Love his '32 hot rod.

off_again

9,912 posts

200 months

Monday 10th May
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Wadeski said:
I've always been a fan of these big Chevy sleds, but Tim Allen's (the actor from Home Improvement) one is probably the best of them all.



It looks pretty stock, but the motor was swapped for a 6.1L stroker version of the Corvette ZR1 engine (DOHC, 32v, designed by Lotus) making 454hp and I'm sure a lot of torque. Transmission is built up to take the torque. The wheels look OEM but are actually custom, wider versions of the stock ones, and the suspension is stiffened.
Thing is, those mid-90's B-Body GM products were, to be honest, a bit crap. Actually, a lot crap. Massive, sloppy, terrible to drive and overall just not nice. Now, I will absolutely admit that I have a soft spot for the Roadmaster wagon from the same period, but purely because its got the whole brown on brown with plastic fake wood trim thing down perfectly.

What makes the subtle look so appealing though is that a TON of money was thrown at this thing. All hidden, all around the suspension, engine and gearbox and all to un-st-box it. Its easy to drop a big motor in one of these things, its a completely different thing to make it go around corners and have fun. You can get well north of $100k of modifications on them and still keep going!

Not my thing, but you have to admire the focus and depth of engineering that went into it. Close to a perfect USA sleeper? Not far off!

1602Mark

14,814 posts

139 months

Tuesday 11th May
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swisstoni said:
MarkwG said:
TheJimi said:
Lord_Howit_Hertz said:
ajprice said:
Retropower's take on the XJC. Altered rear arches, no vinyl roof, 17" wheels, LS3 V8.



https://retropower.co.uk/2019/02/04/jaguar-xjc430-...
Yep..... that will do nicely! Love what they have done to the interior and the front too!
Just magnificent. I think I'd want it in a different colour, but I'm being overly fussy there.
I love it, particularly the wheels: it would be great if it could have an updated Jaguar engine, but appreciate that puts the costs & complexity through the roof.
An absolute mess imho.
I had one of these back in the late 80's that I smoked around in for a couple of months. This makes me wish I still had it and the cash to restomod it.

Truckosaurus

8,410 posts

250 months

Tuesday 11th May
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off_again said:
... Close to a perfect USA sleeper? Not far off!
The Icon 4x4 people in Los Angeles who normally do LS-swapped Land Cruisers did an epic Caprice with an amazing interior for some bloke who hated flying who was going to just do huge mileages on the interstate in it.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30507/ic...

Don1

14,523 posts

174 months

Tuesday 11th May
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That's weirdly cool.

james_TW

15,828 posts

163 months

Tuesday 11th May
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Truckosaurus said:
The Icon 4x4 people in Los Angeles who normally do LS-swapped Land Cruisers did an epic Caprice with an amazing interior for some bloke who hated flying who was going to just do huge mileages on the interstate in it.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30507/ic...
That's bat crap crazy - I quite like that smile

SuperCharged V6

708 posts

160 months

Friday 14th May
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I am not normally a fan of Matte paint, but I thought this looked good in the Golf Club car park

SlimJim16v

3,506 posts

109 months

Friday 14th May
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Truckosaurus said:
The Icon 4x4 people in Los Angeles who normally do LS-swapped Land Cruisers did an epic Caprice with an amazing interior for some bloke who hated flying who was going to just do huge mileages on the interstate in it.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30507/ic...
Nice. "gun safe" biggrin


Captain Smerc

2,423 posts

82 months

Friday 14th May
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That Caprice is smokin

alorotom

9,420 posts

153 months

Monday 24th May
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Love this … taken from CamperLife TV:


Gameface

16,565 posts

43 months

Monday 24th May
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Is it real?

Don1

14,523 posts

174 months

Monday 24th May
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God I hope not.

generationx

3,740 posts

71 months

Monday 24th May
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Gameface said:
Is it real?
Seriously? Render is obvious render

Don1

14,523 posts

174 months

Monday 24th May
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Yes, I know that h8rs gonna h8 but seriously - stretched wheels, stupid camber. Out!

Caddyshack

3,344 posts

172 months

Monday 24th May
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SuperCharged V6 said:
I am not normally a fan of Matte paint, but I thought this looked good in the Golf Club car park
I’m not normally a fan of matte paint and after seeing that I am still not a fan of matte paint.

irocfan

27,068 posts

156 months

Tuesday 25th May
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I'd imagine, hope, it's on airride


Escort3500

8,191 posts

111 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Caddyshack said:
SuperCharged V6 said:
I am not normally a fan of Matte paint, but I thought this looked good in the Golf Club car park
I’m not normally a fan of matte paint and after seeing that I am still not a fan of matte paint.
It certainly doesn’t improve the car’s gopping looks

Steamer

12,472 posts

179 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Escort3500 said:
Caddyshack said:
SuperCharged V6 said:
I am not normally a fan of Matte paint, but I thought this looked good in the Golf Club car park
I’m not normally a fan of matte paint and after seeing that I am still not a fan of matte paint.
It certainly doesn’t improve the car’s gopping looks
I like the way they have highlighted the edges of the panels with inch wide black tape...


...oh boxedin