posted by musicalmcs8706
Creative use of galvanized sheet metal, although I have reservations about the stress risers introduced above the Buick emblem.
So how do you like your Oldsmobuick?
Lol. And the prize for the best caption goes to…
Bug shield? Aerodynamic enhancement? Stand-up radiator grill? Too much extra sheet metal lying around?
Love the square cut-out for the round emblem.
Also, if you need a hood ornament that badly, at least try to find one that’s the same make as your car.
I’d like to see what’s written on the back for this Buick’s driver. “Stay awake!” “Push down the gas pedal!”
There’s a Buick I really WOULDN’T rather have…
Somebody obviously doesn’t care about esthetics-or is on a tight budget and/or is
pining away for a lost Oldsmobile.
“Let’s see….get the headlights re-aligned after my accident? Nah, that insurance money would be better spent on an Oldsmobile hood ornament and a tin bugshield.”
Check out the Cad in the background. Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Busted GM Grilles.
Deflecta Shield Pro. Debug shield for MN-size skeeters.
The zip ties holding the hood shut is a nice finishing touch.
Judging from the strings holding the bumper cover on, I’d hazard a guess that there is damage to the grille behind that piece of metal.
This guy just needs to go down to the local pick-n-pull on a half-price weekend and pick up a whole new front end – those Buicks are plenty common in yards these days, and it’s likely that one could find that exact color as well!
I won’t post pictures of my Lesabre that has front-end damage – I did replace the grille and headlights, and used a heat gun to straighten out the bumper cover as best as I could. Used parts (from pick-n-pull, half-off over Labor Day weekend) are in the back yard, waiting for me to drive them over to a family relation for painting (body shop wanted $1500 just for hood & bumper cover, yikes).
Just saw an ad special for Maaco–any body panel painted for $100.
I’ve always seen a lot of classified ads for cars such as “Oldsmobile Electra” and “Buick 98”. People seem to get the two makes confused… but this is taking it to a ridiculous extreme!
“Delta 98” is the one that drives me bonkers — I hear it a lot!
Reminds me of Fletch……
“As I pulled up to my imitation palatial apartment building, I noticed the familiar red OldsmoBuick of one Arnold J. Pants, esquire, attorney to the former Mrs. Irwin.”
Hilarious! We don’t want bug splatter on our old, damaged front end, do we? I personally, have never understood the appeal of bug shields. The manufacturer spent millions wind tunnel testing the car, then some yokel slaps a $29.99 piece of plastic, or worse as we see, and changes the aerodynamics that the engineers worked so hard to achieve.
I like the aim on the headlights – everywhere but on the road. Curiously ‘headlight aiming’ is not part of any car inspection process here in Oregon. I do not wonder why there are so many accidents at night.
Nah, the headlights are perfectly aligned. It’s the car that’s crooked! 😉
I think that his galvanized bug shield will outlast his rocker panels if he spends any time driving in salt country.
I love these wordless outtakes. They take so little time to edit.
What the? I don’t even….*shakes head*
I think this guy is ready for the zombie apocalypse.
As near as I can tell this guy bought the wrong year of grille and right side headlamp assembly. This looks like a 96 and older vintage LeSabre and the grille is 97 and newer.
You know when I lived in FL the old farts used all types of hardware store crap to keep the LoveBugs from destroying the paint on cars and trucks. The common fix was a big piece of screen held down with bungie cord across the hood and grille. Talk about a generation gap. Old farts on one side and dumb ass teenagers and their rice’d up imports on the other side.
I’m guessing the owner is a big fan of the Mad Max movies.
I saw this outside of my church one day and did a double take and knew I had to grab a picture. I live in west central MN, so there’s a lot of older people. And a lot of Buicks around town.
Paint on the front bumper’s fine and the front plate looks quite straight. Judging by that crinkle partway back on the hood, my take is that the hood flew up over the windshield and he jury-rigged it back into place.
Things are different in Minnesota don’chano.
Ya sure, youbetcha!
Oh fer jeeze. Had to clean tha beer off the Monitor there.
Wouldn’t you really rather not have your father’s Oldsmobuick?
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