Seen in front of a rental house near the University of Oregon campus. Science has proven that the male brain doesn’t develop the capacity to anticipate the consequences of actions until age 25 or so. Winter? What’s That?
Didn’t you have a picture of a Pontiac transport that somebody tried to make into a convertible? Same house or somewhere else? Something must be in the water.
The Transvertible guy has stuck again! What’s next, an Econoline?
Edit timed out, I meant “struck.”
Oh , those damn kids ! .
(don’t park that on _MY_ lawn)
There was a house around the corner from me a few years ago where someone did the same thing to a 70s Dodge pickup. The kid’s father was not amused, and the truck was not around long. It was certainly gone long before winter.
Bummer that was a nice truck and what if it was not a guy who did this? Looks neat, maybe they should sell it to an Arizona Snowbird. In New York this is one way to send out your rust bucket out with a blaze of glory.
As a Male I have done some stupid stuff including nearly lopping off my finger off with a sawzall.
So many extended-cab C-series of this generation with rusted-out cab corners, and he had to hack up one where they’re intact? Kids…
On the other hand, you could rip out the carpets..drill floor drains and por-15 so they don’t rust…reupholster the seats in vinyl…seal up the window mechanisms…figure out a way to weatherproof the dash and rig up a cover for the ignition cylinder…
That’s not even a complete list and it sounds like too much work!
Hopefully a tree or something destroyed the cab, otherwise what a waste of a truck.
remember when it was a fad to do that to mini pickups? you saw them everywhere…and then you never saw one again. and you wouldn’t want to do that in AZ, you’d get sunstroke and dehydration.: )
Used to see a lot of mini trucks chopped off in the 80’s. Often they would have a roll bar, maybe to help stiffen the body back up after cutting off the roof. True, as quickly as they appeared they seemed to disappear.
Yeah, custom mini trucks were like butterflies, they only seemed to last for a few days, after they “bloomed”. But there were lots of them, and then like you said, there were none. I wonder how many ended up in impound, overall, they probably have a pretty high average, probably 2nd only too Camaros and Microbuses.
Beer + Sawzall = FUN!!!
A friend’s brother cut a very large rectangular hole in the roof of his Plymouth Satellite – but he did think a bit about the practicalities. He got a very large sheet of Plexiglas which was attached to the car with bolts and wingnuts, so it was known as the Plexi-Plymouth.
Mind you, he lived in Winnipeg, so I’m not sure that the practicality extended to use in winter. I suspect it was only used for one summer.
Maybe it’s your friend I’ve seen driving around the ‘Peg in a late 70’s Malibu with a plexiglass hood scoop!
Perhaps this was the inspiration.
On the other hand they may be like “Dodge made a convertible Dakota?!?!”
That they did. Found this one in Florida a couple years ago:
I drove a factory built Ford that was done that way belonged to a good friend a 1928 Model A Roadster pickup is how it was described.
hopefully, no one will roll it over.
I’d be pissed if my nephew did that to my truck, unless he can figure out a way to make the roof removable and replaceable.
This is one of those vehicles a teen drives until one night they run off the edge of the road, over correct then flip over. Then the local law enforcement comes to the parent’s door in the middle of the night with very bad news. I seen this happen locally over and over, especially with modified 4×4 pickups. Roof strength is not a pickup’s strong suit. This owner has taken what little protection they had out of the equation. Too many young lives lost to this or severally altered.
That’s how Jim rolls. Big Jim for soul mates.
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