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Old 07-10-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Crappy Cars Made Better

This is a carryover from the Nice Cars People Have Destroyed With Bad Taste - idea stolen from Ogre_fl

so we can start with the Pacer that spawned the idea.

everyone knows the infamous Pacer....







and go
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ill never forget when the this Caprice came out - I nearly puked on myself. It's hideous




at some point, someone was tasked with making an SS version of this car and I was BLOWN AWAY when I first saw one. This may have been the best factory improvement of a car, ever.

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Old 07-10-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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ill never forget when the this Caprice came out - I nearly puked on myself. It's hideous




at some point, someone was tasked with making an SS version of this car and I was BLOWN AWAY when I first saw one. This may have been the best factory improvement of a car, ever.
Back seat still looked like a cop car!
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The early 90's Taurus was terrible also. I had a friends whose parents owned one when I was a kid - it was like sitting in a coffin.



again, someone at the factory was tasked with making a high performance model out of it so they put that Super High Output V6 in there and restlyed it a bit and came up with the SHO



my wife's first car was an SHO and it hauled ass! It was one of the best sleeper cars of the day
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #5
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I'm sure we all remember the Subaru Brat. Some would call it a crappy car, some thought it cool, but it certainly was odd. Well what if someone could upgrade the drivetrain to STi levels? Done.







While we're messin' with little pickups, lets do something about that poor little gutless Rabbit. How about a TDI?



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While we're messin' with little pickups, lets do something about that poor little gutless Rabbit. How about a TDI?



cool!

im convinced if VW could sell a small TDI pickup for a reasonable amount, they would go like hotcakes..... but I doubt they would be able to sell them for less than 30 and then whats the point
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A little extreme, but...

There's a 2000 Ford Excursion under there somewhere.



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Something tells me that one doesn't have the optional rear seat DVD players...
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A little extreme, but...

There's a 2000 Ford Excursion under there somewhere.



Badass!

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oh that's a MAJOR improvement.....

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Old 07-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #10
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ill never forget when the this Caprice came out - I nearly puked on myself. It's hideous




at some point, someone was tasked with making an SS version of this car and I was BLOWN AWAY when I first saw one. This may have been the best factory improvement of a car, ever.

I concur!
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How about the most famous one; the transformation of the homely little AC Ace to the Shelby Cobra?


My nomination though, is one that looks completely factory; Mercedes engineers take a rather nice 1992 190E 2.6 Sportline and swap the drivetrain for the 2.2cdi diesel from a 2010 model, complete with transmission.


I want that drivetrain in a W124 wagon (1986- 1995 300E/ E320 bodystyle!)
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This is a carryover from the Nice Cars People Have Destroyed With Bad Taste - idea stolen from Ogre_fl

so we can start with the Pacer that spawned the idea.

everyone knows the infamous Pacer....





I've searched and searched the interweb for an image to no avail, but about 20 years ago I remember seeing in a car magazine where a guy had taken the ass ends off two of these, welded them together, and made a little trailer to tow behind his hotrod when he went to car shows.
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I've searched and searched the interweb for an image to no avail, but about 20 years ago I remember seeing in a car magazine where a guy had taken the ass ends off two of these, welded them together, and made a little trailer to tow behind his hotrod when he went to car shows.
i couldnt find the pic you're talking about but I did find this.....











http://pacertruck.wordpress.com/category/pacer-pickup/
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I always wanted to do that with my old Honda Del Sol.

I was going to call it the Del Camino.
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ill never forget when the this Caprice came out - I nearly puked on myself. It's hideous




at some point, someone was tasked with making an SS version of this car and I was BLOWN AWAY when I first saw one. This may have been the best factory improvement of a car, ever.

Engine, Wheels, paint and a grill can do a lot for a car
Sadly around here everyone one and their brother bought used up police cars put a SS badge on them and gave them a cheap repaint, so it kind of sullied the real car.

A buddy's wife got a reall SS from her grandfathers estate, they drove it for a little while but found that it was such low miles it was worth more to not drive it and sell it then to keep it, buying themselves a decent little civic-esque car and giving the rest of the money back to her grandmother.
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