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#21 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

Here's a sweetheart...

 

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#22 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

And how about this for a Pinto ??

 

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#23 Mark

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

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From 1982: the ultimate conversion kit. Factory-built. Available in four versions: Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Pontiac...

#24 Tom Geiger

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Here's a sweetheart...

 

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That's what happens when you soak an old promo in brake fluid   :D



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Here's a sweetheart...

 

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 WTF !!!!!!   :blink:



#26 midnightprowler

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

Or have a massive airbag malfunction!

#27 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

Or have a massive airbag malfunction!

 

I think it's the Miss Piggy "signature designer edition". Or it may have something to do with water retention. Then again, it may be 'art', a symbolic rejection of  the car as 'phallic-symbol', and a re-interpretation of the car as 'cellulite'. B)



#28 Agent G

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

They all scare me...........................

 

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#29 Eshaver

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

They all scare me...........................

 

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:55 PM


I've actually got one of those '49 Ford/Thunderbirds pretty far along, with a Revell '90 or '91 kit. At first, it was pretty close to the way the 1:1 conversion was done, but the '49-'51 hood rises up too much at the center to look right on the T-bird body. I did flatten the hood out, it looks better, but right now it's back in the box awaiting further inspiration. The T-Bird only cost me three bucks...

 I thought the Tbird/49 was a great looking car - easily the best of the conversions, and I believe the original. I finished mine after a few years of work. I did have to flatten the hood out. Once that was done, the rest of the front end fit went pretty easy. You can see I used the Tbird wheel wells. The rear was a little more work; the Tbird rear window area is pretty flat, the 49 is more round, and the rear of the 49 was narrower. That was all I did for the body work. It's all Tbird, except for a few 49 Ford pieces. This car is a curbside - no engine or driveline.

 

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

On of my buddies had a Pinto Pangra. Dang it was swoopy. I pass by H&H Body in Hayward twice a month, the guys that did his conversion.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Here's a rebody kit for 1990 - 2005 Miata's .  For 13K it looks pretty good , and it's steel !

 

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#33 DrKerry

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:42 PM

Here's a rebody kit for 1990 - 2005 Miata's .  For 13K it looks pretty good , and it's steel !

 

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Makes ya wonder...WHY?? If ya wanted a Mustang why didn't they buy a Mustang??!!



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

I actually like the VW Rolls kits, but mostly because it reminds me of the 70s when I was a kid, not because they are great looking cars.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

I have the Old Revell Kit of that VW/Rolls

Needs a good restoration though



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

And then there is the VW Willys.  I remembered these as looking a whole lot better than they actually do.  Selective memory obviously editing out the horror...

 

 

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#37 cobraman

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

Can't find a photo but there was a kit to convert a Z car into a Cobra. I think it was called the Tomahawk.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:53 AM

And then we have the VW-Camaro, on a shortened pan none the less!

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

Looks even 'better' on a truck. And by 'better', I mean not.

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Hey now, don't be hatin' on the Truxarossa kits.  LOL.  I remember the ones for S10s (not Blazers) were the only ones that were made different.  Now those were ugly!  I always thought the combo of big wide body kit and little tiny wheels of the era were kind of an oxymoron in itself.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

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This one was sitting outside the shop where I take my cars for repair here in PA.  I don't mind the little van concept, but that nose has to go!  I remember a van conversion kit back then called the "Vandetta".