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This just showed up in the parking lot of the apartments down the road from me.

Brian has owned it for eight years, has put on 100,000 of the 400,000 miles on the odometer, and is on it's third engine.

The front clip came out of a Camaro which also donated the rear end.

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I have more detail photos if anyone is interested, and access to the vehicle to photograph specific details upon request; 'cause I just know someone is going to build this ;) . Just shoot me a PM.

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Lots to look at and it would make a great vehicle to replicate in scale.

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Lots to look at and it would make a great vehicle to replicate in scale.

I totaly agree, Doc. Finding the base model might be a challenge, though.

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I can tell it's a hotrod because the nameplate is right there on the dash.

source kit? a box of busted up snaptites would be a good starting point. cut and glue, cut and glue.

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looks like he had his "three finger gloves" on when he created that.

lots of real fine engineering all over that vehicle. :D

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Lots to look at and it would make a great vehicle to replicate in scale.

My thoughts exactally Doc!

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Notice the handy chain for towing under the two front bumpers to tow this POS when it breaks down again! :lol:

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There was a diecast of the van version by Spec Cast a long while back. All American did the pickup version and the station wagon. I think RMR may make this wagon today.

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Notice the handy chain for towing under the two front bumpers to tow this POS when it breaks down again! :lol:

Yes, and I agree with you. The GOOD news is that it's not parked on MY property. LOL!

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The craziest thing is that that entire exhaust "system" is unsupported! And he seemed confused that he couldn't keep the exhaust from leaking. :wacko:

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The craziest thing is that that entire exhaust "system" is unsupported! And he seemed confused that he couldn't keep the exhaust from leaking. :wacko:

If you removed the goofy exhaust and put a hood and side panels back on it, it would be a neat ole Jeep wagon!

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Lots to look at and it would make a great vehicle to replicate in scale.

I totaly agree, Doc. Finding the base model might be a challenge, though.

I think you could use something like a Revellogram '48 Woody sans fenders, you could at least build something with the same look.

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Believe it or not, I actually kind of like this one. It has an honest and brutally functional post-apocalyptic vibe, and looks to have been built from whatever was available and affordable, rather than being hacked together into something visually awful, just to get attention. The claim he's put 100K miles on it is believable, but it might be a little tricky starting in a downpour.

The craziest thing is that that entire exhaust "system" is unsupported! And he seemed confused that he couldn't keep the exhaust from leaking. :wacko:

There IS an exhaust support located just at the front of the glasspacks. Not ideal, and somewhere the system WILL fatigue crack, but it's kinda okay.

I especially like the EZ-OPEN wingnut-and-hinge exhaust dumps for a little impromptu dry-lakes action. B)

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There IS an exhaust support located just at the front of the glasspacks. Not ideal, and somewhere the system WILL fatigue crack, but it's kinda okay.

Actually, there isn't (anymore).

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