posted by RJ
Wow, amazing how polyurethane can rust in that climate. I don’t get the skirts though if you are going for a rat rod theme you need some big tires out back and to show them/open up the wheel wells to accommodate them.
That must have been wrapped, I saw a Bentley Continental done like that recently the effect looked very real. I like it actually.
I’m amused to see the export-spec taillamps on this thing.
The juxtaposition between them and the clearance lights added to the flanks is stark. The Town Car was probably one of the most frequently exported modified vehicles from the US, so I understand the compliant taillights, but those clearance lights need to go back on the peg hook at the truck stop.
I say one of because I’ve seen Chevy van ambulances with Hebrew and Arabic writing on the sides on carriers rolling through here on I 40 several times. If your roads can accommodate an American ambulance, it’s probably the one to buy.
Side marker lights are required by ECE Regulation 48 on vehicles ≥6 metres long. At least one side marker light must be fitted to the middle third of the vehicle, the foremost not more than 3 m from the front, the rearmost not more than 1 m from the rear, and the distance between any two adjacent side marker lights not more than 3 m.
It wouldn’t necessarily have to be those particular side marker lights, but whatever lights are used do have to be type-approved, and because side marker lights are mostly only on commercial vehicles, not on passenger cars, most of the ones available are rather commercial-looking. I don’t think these are too awful; their football shape fits well with this car’s form; they’d be much worse if they were rectangular or round.
I’ve often wondered whatever happened to Lord Humongous’s bitchin’ ride, which I spied on the NJ 139/I-78 approach to the Holland Tunnel in the summer of ’13.
YUK and the one at the Holland Tunnel, too. Creative if nothing else.
Can you wrap a vehicle and still have all the shiny bits looking crisp and undefiled ? In any event, I’m gobsmacked.
Sure wrap is just a big sticker and you use an exacto knife to cut around things you don’t want covered.
However I don’t think this is a wrap I think it is an air brush job.
What is “cars that are up to no good”?
(If this were a Jeopardy response.)
Interesting what rich folks will get up to .
As one who’s never bought a new car or truck and had to keep old beaters clean and tidy I will never grasp why anyone would want to deliberately want to look like a bum .
A guy in…. ? Dublin ? recently scored a nice old Mercedes 230 Sedan (tiny little 4 cylinder gasoline engine not very powerful) and did this to it, forced the pristine original paint to rust and added dents and other foolishness to it, like all rat rods it’ll be old hat and junked in a few years .
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