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A couple of months ago, AutoPuzzler Emeritus Paul Jaray posted a puzzle of a wild custom car of questionable heritage and possessed of a muddled overall look. I'm sure it looked great to the builder, but to others...?

http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=27824.msg320903#msg320903

At least one other Auto Puzzles member besides me spent considerable time looking at picture after picture of some wild and woolly custom cars which, like PJ's puzzle, probably looked great to the builder. I've started a thread here to share them all with you. At least one of them was once a puzzle, but has been repainted since. Can you spot it?

Please feel free to add some of your own. 

Enjoy!  :o
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 05:09:10 AM »
...and...

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 02:15:41 AM »
Ouch !
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 02:24:11 AM »
A very well executed custom car, that failed was the brazilian "Cisne Pratedo" we had here as a puzzle long time ago:

http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=5822.msg45878#msg45878

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 02:32:43 AM »
Another nice, but quite ill-conceived custom car.

I found it at a friend´s home while searching through his very cool vinyl collection.
It´s shown inside of Steppenwolf´s vinyl album "For ladies only" and I´d really like to know more about it... :)
« Last Edit: June 08, 2014, 05:27:06 AM by grobmotorix »

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 03:12:02 AM »
There were also some very ill-conceived custom cars in the 1980´and 1990s in Russia, the GDR and in Germany...

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 04:55:49 AM »
Awesome!  ;D
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 06:50:08 AM »
 :bag:

Here's #5 in all its splendor:
« Last Edit: June 08, 2014, 06:53:38 AM by Paul Jaray »

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 07:16:18 AM »
OMG... :o

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 04:13:48 AM »
Another nice, but quite ill-conceived custom car.

I found it at a friend´s home while searching through his very cool vinyl collection.
It´s shown inside of Steppenwolf´s vinyl album "For ladies only" and I´d really like to know more about it... :)
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2015, 09:45:34 AM »
Okay, let me nominate this car here. The guy who built it was very enthusiastic about the project and wanted to trademark it. I don't think he succeeded. It's powered by a Volvo 440 engine
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2015, 06:24:44 AM »
I think #5 is the car from mars,pretty cool though!

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 04:53:09 PM »
This is #5 once new.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 05:03:40 PM by Paul Jaray »

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2016, 03:38:54 PM »
You have deserved this one:

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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2016, 11:08:55 AM »
Wow, some of these really make my eyes hurt.

I kind of like the 3rd car in the 1st post, though... a Marlin with fins!
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2016, 07:44:12 AM »
Have to agree with ftg3plus4. The idea of a Marlin with fins actually doesn't look half bad.
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2016, 05:14:22 AM »
Actually, I think it's a '58 Plymouth with a Marlin roof grafted on
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2016, 04:50:53 PM »
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Re: Blame PJ - It's the Ill-Conceived Custom Car Picture Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2016, 03:06:50 PM »
Spotted these two in Texas a few years back




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