Looks like they missed a window.
Nah, somebody just punched out the glass. Probably someone who just noticed the rear windows don’t roll down 🙂
Nothing like pride in workmanship… 🙂
They’re probably using it for a demolition derby or cheap(er) dirt track racing or something.
Nothing a razor blade can’t fix!
Razor blade, acetone, any of that will work on the glass. The plastic taillight and side marker lenses will require weaker solvents – I’d start with 90% isopropyl or classic all-citrus-oil Goo Gone – and thus more elbow grease.
Wow. Long ago I would periodically see cars being used as taxi cabs in the Kansas City area that had masked little more than this when they were converted.
That said, the one time I painted a car, a little paint was able to worm its way around the newspaper I had used to mask off the windshield. Acetone then came into play.
That looks like someone’s helpful teenage friends decided to paint their car for them.
We had an ‘81 Century when I was growing up and I always considered it to be a relatively handsome car for the time, but seeing it painted like this minus the trim and vinyl top makes me realize how awkward some of the lines are, especially the relationship between the angles of the B pillar, C pillar, and real quarter window line.
That awkwardness always bothered me about this body.
We also had a ’80 Century – the first year of the formal roofline sedan. I think this may be a ’80 model because it has the amber turn signals in the taillight assembly. Later model years had the red turn signals.
I want to say our ‘81 had amber signals but I last saw it, like 31 years ago. So I’m not sure.
It’s just an awful job.
I mean really, who deliberately paints their house beige?
If it actually had a full set of those slotted mags, they’d be the most redeeming feature of the whole sorry picture. I just think they look great on almost anything. Almost.
Maybe its a Cash for Clunkers rig and nobody at the yard told the kid he was just supposed to paint the ENGINE, not the whole car. 🙂
It has to be for a demolition derby. I cannot fathom why it would be done this way otherwise. Hopefully those slot mag wheels get salvaged.
“Hopefully those slot mag wheels get salvaged.”
If they’re 14 inch diameter they’ll go begging, as it’s hard to find a good tire. Someone MAY bite if they’re 15″.
Sadly, no one wants a classic wheel in the original dimension.
I had Anson’s on my Cougar from 1970-2010 and then needed new tires. Not finding much in 14″ so moved up to 15″. That was as far as I would go and what is on the car now in Anson.
Yeah decent 14″ tires pretty much went extinct several years ago. When looking for tires for my MIL’s old Ranger the only choice in the factory size was the Radial T/A, not a bad tire, but they were expensive. So I went +1″ with a set of 92 Crown Vic wheels that I had.
I’d expect to find a drunk passed out in the back seat who thought he was going for a ride in a taxi.
Does anyone remember THIS GUY?
His advertising slogan was “I’m Earl Scheib, and I’ll paint any car, any color for $29.95. No ups, no extras.”
I guess masking was considered an extra.
When I was much younger, I was advised to never take my car there to be repainted.
Of course the guy who told me that had a father who owned a body shop. He used to say that masking before painting was not their strong suit.
My college roommate (mid 80’s) bought a low mileage, sun faded ’74 Maverick for $500 and had it Painted at Earl Scheib. At that time I think it was $99.95. It came out decent. Not great, but again….’74 Maverick.
They had their own line of self edging primer and sand paper. We used to joke that when painting a car, they mounted the spray gun in a fixed position and put the car on a turn table.
Here you go, complete with the pitch.
Earl Scheib, the leader in thin film coatings.
I’ve always believed that a lot of old cars are around today because an Earl Scheib paint job kept the body rust at bay.
This was before my time but my grandpa got his old Rambler painted at Earl Scheib. My mother said a year later, the paint started to fall off in sheets.
Dad had his ’66 Beetle repainted its original color, and had a dent fixed in the rear fender. He got the Earl Scheib “Deluxe” highest quality job, I think it totaled $79.95 around 1970. No overspray, and paint never peeled, turned out really nice.
And after this spectacular release of ugliness, GM corporately decided to never again build cars without plagiarism….. which is even uglier.
I could have drank the paint and then peed it on better than this guy sprayed it. Sloppy!
Don’t you people recognize Pointillism when you see it? This is art!
I know Art. Art is a friend of mine. This, Sir, has not been painted by Art Pointillism – he was in another state with me, and we have witnesses to prove it.
A combination of laziness, modern dwindling supply of newspaper, & drunk – “I’ll just wipe it off later” – logic.
Where he/she scored points is if the taillights, trim, etc. were coated with Vaseline before the painting party.
Don’t look at me….. I don’t know anyone who has ever had that thought///////
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