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Every so often something awful appears on the ebay tat or one shite picture thread where somebody has taken an angle grinder to some poor unsuspecting car and I just thought they deserve their own thread.

 

Some have been done really well but are still awful. Others are just laugh out loud bad. Here's a couple to kick things off.

 

A lot of work went into this but I still wouldn't want to be seen in it.

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Most of the chrome trims have been replaced with wooden ones. Even the Rover lettering is wood.

 

 

This though is in a different league. I can hear the conversation that led to its creation:

 

"Hey Dave, I need a pick up"

 

"Ok Bob, I'll nip down the shop and have a look in the Friday Ads"

 

"No, I need one now"

 

"Err, can you wait an hour?"

 

"Ok, Dave, I'll see you about 3 o'clock then"

 

 

45 minutes later...

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I mean, they actually made a proper pick up of this, how desperate do you have to be to do this.

 

Someone please find me a shittier conversion than this.

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Not actually that shitty, this was running about down our way but haven't seen it for a year or so....

 

 

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I wish I had got a shot of the Bond Equipe 2 Litre that used to knock about Six Dials with a Harvey Frost on the back of it!

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At an old site i used to admin on, we briefly owned this shit tip.

 

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Every bit as terrible as it looked (no, we didn't do that to it, it came like that!)

 

In fact, worse.... The intention was to do up, take to shows and basically be a rolling advert/community car

 

The reality was, it was a deathtrap well beyond rescue.

 

I know, i was stunned too....

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Just had a quick flick through some old steam pics (sorry about the reflections - I have just had to rephotograph them in the conservatory) and found these two...

 

The 'Alf-an-etta was at a Spring A-R gathering at Beaulieu in the 1990s but I can't even remember taking the Zodiac photo let alone when or where it was....

 

 

 

 

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There are some more but gonna have to dig the albums out....

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That Rover at the top is actually beautifully executed. It was featured in PC mag recently. He has a penchant for Rover 75s and has also done a push-me-pull-you version (yes I know) and a very clever and rather lovely two door coupe. Trouble with the pick up though, like all the others above, is it still manages to look rubbish.

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That Rover at the top is actually beautifully executed. It was featured in PC mag recently. He has a penchant for Rover 75s and has also done a push-me-pull-you version (yes I know) and a very clever and rather lovely two door coupe. Trouble with the pick up though, like all the others above, is it still manages to look rubbish.

Yes it is. As I said, a lot of time and effort has gone in to it. I think it is supposed to look a bit boaty and it is certainly a good advert for his woodworking skills but I'd much rather have a good ZT-T.

 

I'm rather ashamed to admit, despite it looking tacky as hell, I rather like that Zodiac.

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I made one a few years ago, always fancied giving it a go so when nobody wanted to buy this I had the opportunity to try.

 

20745079223_401966c3b5_c.jpgOnly room for one by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21333682470_e990710981_c.jpgDSC_5998 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21510590012_2bf4f29ee0_c.jpgDSC_5999 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21330430779_707bac76d2_c.jpgDSC_0035 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Our landlord left lots of sheet metal lying which he said he didn't need so I used a fair bit on making this monstrosity.

 

21333675700_bdcdb85d76_c.jpgDSC_6007 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21556105181_ff95b65efb_c.jpgProton Jumbuck! by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21391092958_8b39391e20_c.jpgDSC_6010 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I found some green paint that was previously used for painting buses

 

21887958279_8f2f479bf0_c.jpgDSC_6214[1] by srblythe, on Flickr

 

But I knew as soon as it went on that I wasn't a fan off it so tried to cover it up with black paint which reacted with it and made it look like this!

 

21473081214_6bfa72e5f2_c.jpgDSC_6219 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21473079724_4269c367c9_c.jpgDSC_6221 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

22083413702_e17ea77afc_c.jpgDSC_6224 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21908020938_2eaf6d455f_c.jpgDSC_6225 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

22169636275_2bfa134364_c.jpgDSC_6276 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21982777449_dc6da8d416_c.jpgDSC_6277 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

22276601768_7fb0f554a3_c.jpgDSC_6465 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

It died at the end of the road so I ended up giving it to Chompy Snake who A-framed ti away with the Xantia

 

22260025683_08d9b55fc6_c.jpgDSC_6902 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

The last I saw was someone using it as a farm truck trying to sell it a short while later.

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I like these.7069050b6882c09a77ae58004f5a3835.jpg

Home made but with proper parts.

Ahh... I posted a 'are you serious!!' Youtube linkkie to DIY PU VW (South Africa, mebbies)... Fully made up/parts out of the box.

 

Opinions differed on 'T bone/rearender' survivability...

 

Scored -10 on the 'virtual' concrete block kiss :/

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I made one a few years ago, always fancied giving it a go so when nobody wanted to buy this I had the opportunity to try.

 

20745079223_401966c3b5_c.jpgOnly room for one by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21333682470_e990710981_c.jpgDSC_5998 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21510590012_2bf4f29ee0_c.jpgDSC_5999 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21330430779_707bac76d2_c.jpgDSC_0035 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Our landlord left lots of sheet metal lying which he said he didn't need so I used a fair bit on making this monstrosity.

 

21333675700_bdcdb85d76_c.jpgDSC_6007 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21556105181_ff95b65efb_c.jpgProton Jumbuck! by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21391092958_8b39391e20_c.jpgDSC_6010 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I found some green paint that was previously used for painting buses

 

21887958279_8f2f479bf0_c.jpgDSC_6214[1] by srblythe, on Flickr

 

But I knew as soon as it went on that I wasn't a fan off it so tried to cover it up with black paint which reacted with it and made it look like this!

 

21473081214_6bfa72e5f2_c.jpgDSC_6219 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21473079724_4269c367c9_c.jpgDSC_6221 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

22083413702_e17ea77afc_c.jpgDSC_6224 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21908020938_2eaf6d455f_c.jpgDSC_6225 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

22169636275_2bfa134364_c.jpgDSC_6276 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

21982777449_dc6da8d416_c.jpgDSC_6277 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

22276601768_7fb0f554a3_c.jpgDSC_6465 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

It died at the end of the road so I ended up giving it to Chompy Snake who A-framed ti away with the Xantia

 

22260025683_08d9b55fc6_c.jpgDSC_6902 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

The last I saw was someone using it as a farm truck trying to sell it a short while later.

I have to say the shape of that lends itself remarkably well to conversion.

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