Saturday, January 1, 2022

Old Cars Made Really New

 I like this a lot.

The Derelict



They take an old car like a 48 Buick, which compared to today's cars is indestructible, and equip it with a modern chassis, suspension, and engine with all the current emissions standards in compliance as well as enough horsepower to move the beast around. Or convert it to an EV. 

They also do up the interior to look original at first glance but is a joy to sit in and drive with all the modern stuff like AC and electronic technology.

They leave the outside of the car alone. Just add some clear coat to maintain the patina and keep it from rusting further.

It would be a Joy to park this in a crowded lot.

I would put in one of those alarm sensors, that when someone knocks it with their car door for example, instead of tripping an alarm, it would play a recording through a PA system.

Something like "Hey Dipstick ! You hurt your own car more than you did this thing !  HAHAaaa.  Now get in your car like the irresponsible little Twit you are and run away.  Hahhaaaa. 

What's more, my video system has been tripped and I'll be sure to get video of you and your license plate so I can report it as a hit and run.  Of course, wait around and give me your insurance information and all that nasty business can be avoided."

Oh Yes... 

And if they chip the paint some more or add a dent, it just enhances the appeal!

Of course I'll have remote access to the video and if the driver is a Bruce Lee facsimile, I'll arrange to have the cops meet me there.


Check out their past projects.

They'll even convert the vehicle to an EV

17 comments :

  1. Or, you could simply drive a 1948 Buick.

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    1. I could, but I wouldn't want to maintain it. Or try to find parts for it :)

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  2. If they converted that Buick to an EV, I'd have to smack them. Sorry, but...
    I LOVE this idea....Imagine seeing that sitting in a mall parking lot! SO FUn!!!!!!!

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    1. I would not do the EV either Z. I Do love the things. Not cheap though ! :)

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    2. I'll BET they're not cheap! Wish you could enjoy one!! I'd buy you one if I could :-)

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    3. That's Extremely Generous Z. I'll consider the offer as the gift :)

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  3. I'm okay with everything EXCEPT leaving it look like a junkyard car. I'd like to see it restored to it's original (external) condition. Now, if you'll do that for me, my birthday is coming up and I've been damned good so far this year.

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    1. Just let me know which one you would like Mustang.

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    2. I like seeing it done with certain vehicles, old work trucks in particular, but this deserves an iridescent paint job. I just can't afford it though. Or won't.

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    3. Ed, Our Hispanic friends with the low riders do Incredible paint.

      Check out the orange car in this one.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud9SdeFJen8

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    4. My brother was maintenance manager in a auto paint packaging plant.
      That expensive $400 a quart iridescent was locked in a cage.
      Then it was stolen.
      The next Monday, one of the employees hoopdies has a beautiful iridescent paint job.

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    5. Man the underbody on that orange car is criminally hidden from the public.

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    6. Ed, I've seen a bunch of these and they DO these cars up. Knew some Mexicans in S Phoenix that had a machine shop and they used to stretch Rolls Royces among other things. They're no slouches.

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  4. I'm a member of this group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/oddvehicles

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    1. Interesting. Plenty of odd vehicles out there.

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  5. Well that was most awesome.

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