Hooniverse Weekend Edition: It's Time For Another Monstrosity Edition

I stumbled upon this old chevy at an event down at Bellair Plaza a while back and I thought it was time to share it with my fellow Hoons. From the front it didn’t seem to merit inclusion in this category then I

walked around it and commented to myself….”Yeah longroof…. you found another one.”

And in the creation of this beast…I am fairly certain there was alcohol involved.

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  1. Wow, the saddest looking '49 I've ever seen. The way the bumpers were cut up and then bolted together? Criminal. Reminds me of Frankenstein's monster.

  2. How much bondo was used? Enough to make the ass end drag bumper. I like the wide whites and wheel covers, though it would look better with semi- truck exhaust stacks maybe….

  3. Ive been seeing this kind of thing done to poor defenseless automobiles for more than 50 years now. After all this time, the question I keep asking myself is, what possesses someone to do this, and why on earth would they ever think something like this is appealing? All they have done is taken an existing design and reconfigured it into a caricature of itself. I can understand the appeal of whant to create something unique, but if your are going to do that, start with a clean slate for heavens sake. At least then its YOUR design, not some bastardized version of what someone else created.
    Sorry. Now get it off my estate!

  4. There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. Tonyola's example is the right way, the pictured car above is the wrong way. You know, I shudder to think of the work that was involved in making that poor Chevy look that plain ugly. It's not like it was done unintentionally, somebody MEANT to commit this crime. It makes you wonder what they were thinking.

    1. The subtle chrome, decent paintwork and – most importantly – rear window and trunklid make all the difference.

  5. That has to be one of the ugliest customized cars that I've ever seen. This guy wanted to have something so different, that he ended up with a hideous creation.
    /shakes head in disbelief

  6. 3 cheers for this dude or dudette. I don't care that I don't find it attractive or want it. The owner knew what they wanted and made it. How often do we all here complain of people just buying a car because they need wheels and don't care about anything else? I wish for every camry/corrola/civic/accord/cruze/aveo what have you that there was one of these. I'd think twice about driving anywhere near it, but it would be nice to see more of. Just needs more bolts on the bumpers.

  7. Appealing -vs- appalling… a few small details can change the outcome dramatically.
    It's not my cup of tea, but not knowing the back-story on this ride I gotta give the guy props for trying. Hell, it might still be a work-in-progress. Give it some time for the guy's vision to gel, or if this is what he was going for then congrats! At least it invokes a reaction, which is what all artists (good & bad) strive to do.
    Put a big ass-ed 70's style naked lady mural on the back to really piss off the purists!

  8. Looks like a typical unfinished rat custom. The main things I would do would be to smooth the bumpers or fit overriders to disguise the join, fit the chrome trim below the windows, open up the rear window opening to break up that huge expanse of metal, fix the curve at the rear of the rear quarter windows (it's too angular), and paint it in a period colour. It probably still wouldn't look as good as the Barris car, but it would look a lot better than it does now.

  9. I have chev like this, the bumpers come in 3 pieces bolted together the ugly joint is usually covered by the bumper guard which is missing on this example.

  10. I like it. The whole vanishing point thing works for me. It looks like a comic book drawing of a car coming at you quickly. There's nothing wrong with a car having a certain amount of "monster-osity" to it either.
    I do think it would look even better with rear glass though.

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