Shitty Car Mods: Wordforge Edition

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    Didn't get a pic of it, but about 2 months so, came across a BMW that was covered in felt. It looked as stupid as it sounds.
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    I think this boat fits here.



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    Somebody hot-rodded a 1948 Crosley.

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    For those of you unfamiliar with Crosleys, they were built by the appliance company of the same name for a few years before and after WWII. They were tiny cars. Even a Mini makes them look like a pedal car, that's how small they were.

    And this baby can be yours for just the low, low price of $40K!
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    I've seen cars doing this this, especially in the UK where even with climate change it still rains more often than not. It seems so stupid to do that there.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    felt? :huh: Aside from rain because of that non-slick surface it would be festooned with every bit of debris (bugs, leaves, pine pollen, etc.) keeping it clean would nearly impossible! You might as well cover it with Velcro! Anyway about the Crosley - I googled images and wondered why they had such a long front in relation to the rest of the car. Just as I I figured, they had in-line engines.
    They were the first mass produced car to use four wheel disk brakes. I love that! I'm not much of a mechanic, and disk brakes are easier & cheaper to change than drum brakes.
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    For obvious reasons, I won't post this pic on our servers directly, but it's the only thing worst that all the camber and stance. :brood:
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    They also tried out a pretty interesting engine concept that the technology wasn't quite perfected when they put it into production: An engine block made from stamped steel. This dramatically cut the weight of the engine (though it did make it a bit noisier). One could no doubt successfully build an engine like that today, but the cost of switching over to such a design probably isn't worth it, since the days of ICE engines are numbered anyway.
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    It takes real work to ruin a MINI Cooper and yet... 516e76e.jpg
    The owner of the one below is actually a mechanic at a MINI dealership near Overland Park in Kansas, apparently :[

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    Saw this car, not sure if I'd consider it a shitty car mod, looks like something Immortan Joe would drive.

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    Went to a car museum yesterday and spotted this thing. See if you can spot the big problems with the design. 7BD87038-14D8-4D0F-9EAF-00A3A3CB199C.jpeg BA204B6A-AB58-468B-B1CE-4B0836503A9A.jpeg 889221EE-ABBD-414C-890C-FBB9D50E21A2.jpeg 7220B51A-825E-400B-B4C0-4F2D701C91EC.jpeg 66704B33-9C38-44D5-A0CB-FAE84D97A417.jpeg E1E347B7-735B-4469-8BD4-D223BE99BB67.jpeg
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    the DMV should make people parallel park that car to pass the road test! :lol:
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    No beer cooler?

    Other than the obvious poorly designed high drag displacement hull, low freeboard, deathtrap cab (prototype only), and low ground-clearance, I'm not seeing any issues greater than with its neighbor, the Amphicar.
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    The throttle for the boat motor are in the bed, but you steer from the cab.
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    Like I said, no cooler.
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    deathtrap cabs are awesome! I drove a BONGO truck for work when I was stationed in Seoul Korea in the 90's. The engine was underneath the cab and you could feel the heat coming off it when you had it pegged out! Five speed stick shift too - it was a blast to drive. Of course if you ever got into a bad head-on wreck you were toast, but that's life in the big city as they say! :shrug: It looked similar to the trucks pictured.

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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I like Cab Overs. :clyde:

    Their much easier to maneuver in an urban setting, but they suck for anything more than regional work. A conventional cab is much better for longer work because there's more cabin/living room.
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    If we're gonna go with WWII aircraft themed cars, then this baby has stolen my heart.

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    Mind you, if somebody does one of these as a quadcab pickup, I'll happily go into debt to own one.

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