johndej
johndej SuperDork
2/7/24 11:21 a.m.
clownkiller
clownkiller Dork
2/7/24 11:28 a.m.

There goes box flares make everything look better. 

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/7/24 11:29 a.m.

At first I was ready to barf and then I looked a little more and I think it could be not heinous with some tweaks. This car is the perfect example of 80% there but the details matter so much to the finished product. 

RonnieFnD
RonnieFnD Reader
2/7/24 11:30 a.m.

Just a little?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/7/24 12:01 p.m.

In reply to clownkiller :

Can you imagine the hideousness without them?

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
2/7/24 12:16 p.m.

Trying to mimic an 037, but missed the mark with the details. I like the concept, but the execution leaves something to be desired. I'd have tried to make it look like the 222D Group B Toyota instead.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
2/7/24 12:40 p.m.

Better headlights, better taillights and a better front grill and a good paint job and that would look pretty decent. Not correct but cool in that homemade sort of way. I would not put Lancia badges on it though. 

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Dork
2/7/24 1:38 p.m.

No one said " that's Challenge car price!!" ???

I am surprised!

accordionfolder
accordionfolder UltraDork
2/7/24 1:43 p.m.

In reply to NY Nick :

Couldn't agree more. Just a bit more polish and that turd would be cool.

Kinda like when the road kill boys stand back and squint and you know it's going to be pretty good, like stubby Bob. That car is a stand back and squint, fix a few things and hang a turbo and turbo scoop out the trunk away from being cool.

dan0
dan0 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/7/24 1:45 p.m.

Definitely needs a paper bag on the front, but from the back it's passable... 

clownkiller
clownkiller Dork
2/7/24 1:56 p.m.

Or 3/4 of a Steve

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/7/24 2:26 p.m.

Honestly, This looks like an awesome start to a lemons car. I can just picture it out there in a lemons race. 

gixxeropa
gixxeropa GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/7/24 3:40 p.m.

Were they trying for a Bentley front end? 

dan0
dan0 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/7/24 3:53 p.m.
gixxeropa said:

Were they trying for a Bentley front end? 

Given the lettering on the back they were going for this.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
2/7/24 6:00 p.m.
bmw88rider said:

Honestly, This looks like an awesome start to a lemons car. I can just picture it out there in a lemons race. 

I like this suggestion.  And any time the car breaks down and there's some "custom" bodywork in the way, just rip it off.  

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
2/8/24 8:39 a.m.

Same thing I said on the Enabler's group, change headlights/taillights, rallycross fun.

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
2/8/24 9:57 a.m.

This is the car you build when your family tree doesn't fork.

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/8/24 10:48 a.m.
dan0 said:
gixxeropa said:

Were they trying for a Bentley front end? 

Given the lettering on the back they were going for this.

Agreed.  And, that's not really a classically good looking car either.  Super cool but not pretty.  With some tweaks that MR2 would make an excellent Lemons car.

eurotechms
eurotechms New Reader
2/9/24 10:47 a.m.

People have to much time and not enough skill. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
2/9/24 12:29 p.m.
MyMiatas said:

No one said " that's Challenge car price!!" ???

I am surprised!

I think that comment is more likely to happen when the car is desirable.  

Mrfurzzy
Mrfurzzy Reader
2/9/24 4:51 p.m.

In reply to MyMiatas :

It's missing the drivetrain though. It would be a better "deal" if it was driveable. I'm not sure that its worth $750 in the current condition

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