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shrox
08-30-2009, 02:18 PM
I have a trusty old 1997 Saturn SC1. It's not worth much, but it runs great and gets good gas mileage,it got a few dents and the paint is peeling a bit. I am going to make it look like a car that might have came from the movie The Road Warrior. I'm not spending allot of money, I just think it would be fun. Attached is the car I am starting with. I've already installed the mount for the roof spoiler.

OnlineRender
08-30-2009, 03:33 PM
nice keep it posted , KIT would be better (",)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QqLpby5luFA/SOWrVGgg5-I/AAAAAAAABIk/euL9vjAj1h4/s400/3.jpg

shrox
08-30-2009, 03:54 PM
nice keep it posted , KIT would be better (",)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QqLpby5luFA/SOWrVGgg5-I/AAAAAAAABIk/euL9vjAj1h4/s400/3.jpg

If you can turn me on to free Mustang or TransAm, sure! But since I'm played the car I was dealt, I'm going to have fun with it.

It's better than sticking unicorns and rainbows on it.

OnlineRender
08-30-2009, 04:17 PM
ive got a spare VOLVO 460 1.8 GSI lol thats still kicking in my drive .

http://www.aymedya.net/otogaleri/img/otoresim/volvo460.jpg

not my car " its dark outside atm "

shrox
08-30-2009, 04:21 PM
ive got a spare VOLVO 460 1.8 GSI lol thats still kicking in my drive .

http://www.aymedya.net/otogaleri/img/otoresim/volvo460.jpg

not my car " its dark outside atm "

That looks like a "ramming my way through the Queen's gates" type of car.

hrgiger
08-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Are you going to put a big cow catcher on the front of it?

OnlineRender
08-30-2009, 04:36 PM
ye did you see TOP GEAR "classic "

shrox
08-30-2009, 04:45 PM
I'm putting on some side skirts and an air dam, a hood scoop, some bars on the side windows and louvers on the back window. The side skirts are 5" rubber lawn edging, I just cut them to size a few minutes ago. And I was thinking about putting a solar panel on the roof to run the A/C when it's sitting in a hot parking lot.

cresshead
08-30-2009, 06:28 PM
go for it!

shrox
08-30-2009, 07:06 PM
I've done the most important step, painting the wheel covers black.

shrox
08-31-2009, 05:30 PM
This is the scary part, this is where I actually drill holes in my car. It is scary, I've fretted away a whole day just making sure it's all lined up properly...

biliousfrog
09-01-2009, 05:22 AM
This is the scary part, this is where I actually drill holes in my car. It is scary, I've fretted away a whole day just making sure it's all lined up properly...

Measure twice, cut once :thumbsup:

DiedonD
09-01-2009, 06:06 AM
With cutting you only get lesser Shrox! Make sure that the final result is what you want!

shrox
09-02-2009, 11:01 PM
It's looking cool. I decided to use exterior auto adhesive tape instead of drilling. It really sticks! I had used it for something else a few years ago and that is still holding on tight. I'll post a pic soon.

Jim_C
09-03-2009, 12:11 PM
Are you documenting the transformation thru video or pics on youtube or flickr or photobucket or anything?

Very interested to see how it goes...

shrox
09-03-2009, 12:53 PM
I have a before pic and I was going to take an after pic. I could take some pics of what I am using. I've spent about $60 on parts and supplies...you know it's a pimping hot ride now.

shrox
09-03-2009, 01:11 PM
Here's a pic of a stock SC1 and a Photoshopped pic of what I am doing to mine.

Matt
09-03-2009, 01:27 PM
Some inspiration can be found here:

www.barryboys.co.uk

archijam
09-03-2009, 02:13 PM
some inspiration can be found here: www.barryboys.co.uk

lol

OnlineRender
09-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Thats right you dont have MOT's over there ,you can by a knight rider kit light for $14 on FLEEBAY

shrox
09-03-2009, 02:21 PM
You should se some of the stuff at the Burning Man festival in Nevada. If I get this done by Fridy I might drive it over there. But I doubt it.

biliousfrog
09-03-2009, 03:14 PM
Some inspiration can be found here:

www.barryboys.co.uk

:bowdown:

website of the week

shrox
09-03-2009, 10:54 PM
I think just about says it all.

shrox
09-05-2009, 05:13 PM
Well, it's pretty much done. I'll get some pictures at work with it, my little camera broke. It looks like a rolling piece of armored crap, which is exactly what I wanted. A little more Death Race than Mad Max I guess though.

Oh yeah, I have only spent about $75 total on this little "art car" project.

Mr Rid
09-05-2009, 11:27 PM
Mad Max was the reason I bought a black Z28 in '84. It became dented and scratchy after 10 years of tearing a-s-s. I painted it flat black, along with the wheels... other drivers kept their distance. But I got pulled over a lot, and searched a few sometimes, for no reason.

The original Interceptor restoration-
http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/mad-max-interceptor/history3.html
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Diecast model-
http://www.4diecastcars.com/AutoArt-Mad-Max-The-Road-Warrior-Interceptor-p/aa72745.htm

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meshpig
09-06-2009, 12:04 AM
The original mad max mobile was just a trusty supercharged Ford (1979) and the film "Mad Max" a totally B grade number...:)

Mr Rid
09-06-2009, 12:43 AM
1973 XB GT Australian Ford Falcon Coupe
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'Pursuit Special'
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replica
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meshpig
09-06-2009, 01:03 AM
1973 XB GT Australian Ford Falcon Coupe



Yeah, that's the one. Crazy **** but what a "bloody ripper mate"! I don't know/can't remember; did "Mad Max" ever screen OS?

Mr Rid
09-06-2009, 03:00 AM
Yes, but it came and went so fast I remember I missed it in the theater and had to wait til video. I dont think it was marketed well, but it didnt make much money in the U.S. Most Americans had never heard of it, so Mad max 2 was titled The Road Warrior in the U.S. to avoid confusion. For a long time Mad Max ranked as the highest grossing film in ratio to it's budget- a $200,000 movie that grossed just under $100,000,000 worldwide. Knocked out by Blair Witch. I recall that Road Warrior was the most expensive movie ever made in Australia at the time, at only 2 mil. I remember when I managed video stores, I saw that Road Warrior had spawned more crappy ripoffs than any other movie.

I consider Road Warrior the best action movie, and along with Mad Max, a great example of what can be done on a very low budget, with distinct style and humour, and not one digital pixel.

Mad Max 4 was last rumoured to be produced as an R rated animated.

meshpig
09-06-2009, 05:40 AM
Most Americans had never heard of it, so Mad max 2 was titled The Road Warrior in the U.S. to avoid confusion...

Amazing since Mad Max (1) was pretty bad you must admit. The "road warrior" bit only came into it in the tawdry voice over the credits.

At least some part of why road warrior was such a success surely has something to do with the movie-wise hitherto unexplored desert around Broken Hill in far North West New South Wales where most of it was shot; as in "Toe Cutter"... where he catches the boomerang and it takes his hand off?

There is no wild west here it's just desert after desert, home of the longest parallel sand dunes on the planet but somehow all the best action movies have a desert in there somewhere:)

shrox
09-06-2009, 09:18 AM
Amazing since Mad Max (1) was pretty bad you must admit. The "road warrior" bit only came into it in the tawdry voice over the credits...

I saw Mad Max at the drive in theatre. My friends wanted to see Friday the 13th or something, I noticed Mad Max playing behind us, so I turned around and watched it. Bad sound of course, the drive in had different AM channels for each movie. I thought iwas a great film. Good cinema.

shrox
09-06-2009, 12:50 PM
Been driving it now for two days and nothing has fallen off. That's good.

I am surprised no one commented on that picture I posted of the men that will save the future. Here it is in case you missed it. I thought it was a great pic, maybe I'll make one of the women that will save the future, Elien Ripley, Sarah Connor, who would be the third though?

http://www.newtek.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=76879&d=1252040016

Mr Rid
09-06-2009, 06:35 PM
Amazing since Mad Max (1) was pretty bad you must admit. The "road warrior" bit only came into it in the tawdry voice over the credits.

At least some part of why road warrior was such a success surely has something to do with the movie-wise hitherto unexplored desert around Broken Hill in far North West New South Wales where most of it was shot; as in "Toe Cutter"... where he catches the boomerang and it takes his hand off?

There is no wild west here it's just desert after desert, home of the longest parallel sand dunes on the planet but somehow all the best action movies have a desert in there somewhere:)

Everyone I know loved Mad Max. We often quote lines from it. One friend is always calling me Bubba Zanetti. Am sure the desert made for a really inexpensive place to shoot where it was ok to blow things up- unlike L.A. where you can not blow your nose while holding a camera without permits, payoffs and permissions from every entity to the horizon. Is there a location named Toecutter? Toecutter was the villain in the first one, while Toadie lost his digits to the boomerang in the sequel.

toby
09-06-2009, 09:46 PM
I remember seeing the trailer for Mad Max on tv, was too young to go see it. Saw Road Warrior when it came out, then again on every friday after it started playing weekly at the local second-run theatre. Then I had a friend buy the first one when he went to Australia, so I could see it without the awful dubbing, but the sound was really bad; part of the reason they dubbed it in the first place.

We'll *never* see stunts like those in RW again. Aussies are insane. Driving into/under the wheels of a big rig at freeway speeds?? Three different cars did that, one was a pickup truck with an open top and people in the back! Watching it with that in mind really amps up the thrill. Great music, performed to the timing of the shots, really makes it too.

I think it was the first blu-ray I bought, and I sat 6 inches from the screen for the opening. Highly recommended.

Mr Rid
09-06-2009, 10:30 PM
...

We'll *never* see stunts like those in RW again. Aussies are insane. Driving into/under the wheels of a big rig at freeway speeds?? Three different cars did that, one was a pickup truck with an open top and people in the back! Watching it with that in mind really amps up the thrill. ...

Yes, that is a point I was trying to make in another thread about suspension of disbelief. As the characters are replaced by CG avatars in impossibly swoopy camera moves, it becomes less engaging to the viewer as they instinctively know there is nothing really at stake but pixels. Watching destruction and real people risking life and limb in front of an actual camera is more engaging on a gut level. Pixel fights like in the Matrix sequels bore me personally. The Max films captured spontaneous events that actually occurred in time and space, rather than just watching the end result of a lot of expensive mouse pushing.

You can still see insane stunts in Asian cinema, unhampered by insurance concerns. Particularly Thai action movies in recent years, if you can endure the hokey stories.

archijam
09-07-2009, 06:07 AM
Max Max is a classic - the scene where they get his wife and child, ynd you just see the shoes flying? Cinema magic : )

Doesn't get much better.


ps. this looks like a bit of fun:

http://www.amazon.com/WELCOME-WHEREVER-YOU-ARE-Documentary/dp/B001LF35WS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1252325341&sr=8-7

Driving an unregistered interceptor rebuild across the australian desert ..

Tom Wood
09-07-2009, 08:15 AM
Find a piece of plastic tupperware the size of a hood bulge. Paint it black. Glue/screw it on!

Mr Rid
09-07-2009, 08:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ejbUHlLtg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7F6_s_zn34&feature=related

shrox
09-07-2009, 08:39 AM
Find a piece of plastic tupperware the size of a hood bulge. Paint it black. Glue/screw it on!

Can't find the shape I am looking for...

Tom Wood
09-07-2009, 08:49 AM
Can't find the shape I am looking for...

Hmmmm... At least plastic is easy to work with a small blowtorch.

kosmodave
09-07-2009, 10:38 AM
Bunked off college to watch Mad Max at a friends house when it first came out on video. He had the first VHS video player ( remember those? ) that I had seen that included slow motion playback, we watched that car smash through the caravan in the opening car chase at least a dozen times in slowmo. .....Awesome stuff :)

Dave.

archijam
09-07-2009, 01:22 PM
Dave (Ridden) you are a bad influence, I almost went and bought that diecast interceptor ..
*wrestling creditcard back into wallet*

toby
09-07-2009, 02:36 PM
Dave (Ridden) you are a bad influence, I almost went and bought that diecast interceptor ..
*wrestling creditcard back into wallet*
So did you order the video (15$)? Can I borrow it when you're done? :)

Mr Rid
09-18-2009, 07:02 PM
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RudySchneider
09-18-2009, 07:44 PM
Great, looks like a sweet ride! But how do you manage to control (and FEED) that monstrous cat?

OnlineRender
09-19-2009, 03:24 AM
darn how big is your cat , Shrox any pictures of the BEast !

archijam
09-19-2009, 03:45 AM
pics

dave, I just found a place yesterday in Zurich that has it and you post these..

How much did you find it for? PM me! ;)

OnlineRender
09-19-2009, 05:50 AM
http://blog.makezine.com/bat-mobile.jpg

just ideas , guess what im doing for the speedmodel challenge (".)

Mr Rid
09-19-2009, 05:39 PM
Great, looks like a sweet ride! But how do you manage to control (and FEED) that monstrous cat?

With plenty of Dinki Di!

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I just now noticed this detail after looking at the snaps.

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Down giant kitty, no!

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archijam
09-20-2009, 06:48 AM
I just now noticed this detail after looking at the snaps.

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I still cringe at the idea of him destroying that car ...


PS: just found this film : I had never heard of the term 'OZ-Ploitation' .. but I like it : )
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Ooh3C94bL._SL500_AA240_.jpg (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996966/)

shrox
09-20-2009, 02:36 PM
Pictures! I'll get pictures Monday.

Mr Rid
09-20-2009, 08:22 PM
PS: just found this film : I had never heard of the term 'OZ-Ploitation' .. but I like it : )


Beautiful! American sites are showing the tamed down 'R' version of the trailer. The naughty version- [url]http://www.notquitehollywood.com.au/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996966/)

The whole thing is on YT of course.

shrox
09-20-2009, 08:25 PM
Dinki Di, wonder if my dog would like it.

Mr Rid
09-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Dinki Di, wonder if my dog would like it.

No doubt, and good enough for desert marauders too.

shrox
09-20-2009, 08:33 PM
No doubt, and good enough for desert marauders too.

Too bad it's not real. Great name and label design. Dinki Di for dittums.

shrox
09-21-2009, 02:13 PM
Here it is. Understand it's not meant to be a replica of Max's car, rather a car that could be from the same world. Maybe another Interceptor from a different car maker. Complete with bullet holes....

Mr Rid
09-21-2009, 05:42 PM
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shrox
09-21-2009, 06:25 PM
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Apparently, Mr. Rid was speechless...

cresshead
09-21-2009, 06:35 PM
more to come yes?
need some nasty bits adding on!

shrox
09-21-2009, 07:04 PM
more to come yes?
need some nasty bits adding on!

Yes, a hood scoop, and some sort of rear armor, maybe like the "tombstone" from John Statham's car in "Death Race". I guess I mixing movie car styles.

I drove to Santa Fe over the weekend, I wondered if the gas mileage would be affected, it was the same, I guess the drag of the roof spoiler was nullified by the air dam and side skirts.

Fake machine guns would be fun, but probably get too much attention. Maybe a Punisher skull on the hood.

shrox
09-22-2009, 11:34 AM
OK, several people have said it's a Death Car rather than a Mad Max car. I can go with that...

OnlineRender
10-05-2009, 07:05 AM
went to visit my mother yestarday "don't do it that often" and her nieghbour just towed this in the drive , didn't get a chance to speak him ,i'll keep you posted, I dont even know the make ?? ............

http://www.onlinerender.com/car.jpg

colkai
10-05-2009, 08:11 AM
for some reason, my mind says Vauxhall, summat like an old Victor or Viva.
not rounded enough to be a MKI Escort I think.

shrox
10-05-2009, 08:28 AM
for some reason, my mind says Vauxhall, summat like an old Victor or Viva.
not rounded enough to be a MKI Escort I think.

Vauxhall, but maybe it's an Opel?

OnlineRender
10-05-2009, 09:10 AM
Vauxhall, but maybe it's an Opel?

nope , opel is the French version , defo not a escort MK1 or Mk2 I had one of them , i think its an import of some kind , defo not a brittish car , I'll go up and ask him tonight ....

colkai
10-05-2009, 09:36 AM
Ahh, MKI Ezzy, we had one for ages, good little car. :)

OnlineRender
10-05-2009, 10:09 AM
Mk2 xr edition fiesta , metalic blue with pepper pot alloys .............hmmmmmmmmmmm

flakester
10-05-2009, 10:19 AM
went to visit my mother yestarday "don't do it that often" and her nieghbour just towed this in the drive , didn't get a chance to speak him ,i'll keep you posted, I dont even know the make ?? ............

http://www.onlinerender.com/car.jpg

Ford MkIII Cortina, pretty sure.
Went roof-surfing on one once. Egads, I'm surprised surprised that I made it to this age sometimes!

--
flakester

OnlineRender
10-05-2009, 10:25 AM
hmmm still not sure , trip to see my mother me thinks BRB :P

Thats a MK2 cortina
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/WishboneAshe/FordCortinaMKII1600EZV7977.jpg

Hieron
10-05-2009, 05:24 PM
I have a trusty old 1997 Saturn SC1. It's not worth much, but it runs great and gets good gas mileage


Good gas mileage is a bit different around the globe I see :)
That is pretty awfull here.... Still it is better than the Taurus I had when I was in the US.. Insane engine size, 0 power.

shrox
10-05-2009, 05:53 PM
Good gas mileage is a bit different around the globe I see :)
That is pretty awfull here.... Still it is better than the Taurus I had when I was in the US.. Insane engine size, 0 power.

30 mpg is good for a 12 year old mid-size GM coupe, but if I bought a new car I'd be looking for better. At least 40.

Stooch
10-05-2009, 09:49 PM
be careful, dont get a citation...

http://dmtalon.v8eaters.com/Pictures/ricecopticket.jpg



some inspiration can be found here:

http://www.ricecop.com/gallery.php?make=Saturn

shrox
10-05-2009, 09:56 PM
be careful, dont get a citation...

some inspiration can be found here:

http://www.ricecop.com/gallery.php?make=Saturn

Well, log on and nominate me! But wait, Saturn is GM...