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(Jalopnik)   Turn a Chrysler Sebring into a 'Mad Max' Road Warrior   (jalopnik.com) divider line 38
    More: Spiffy, Chrysler Sebring, Sebring, Mad Max, psychiatric hospitals, Joshua Tree  
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2012-07-05 10:14:57 PM  
That's no Javelin.
 
2012-07-05 10:44:56 PM  
See, Rice is (along with river rafting instructor, mentor at a mental health center...

Got enough from that to understand the crap I saw pictured in the article.
 
2012-07-05 10:48:21 PM  
Well, you'd be screwed then

I'd start with one of these garbage trucks

upload.wikimedia.org

also my go to vehicle for Zombie apocalypse
 
2012-07-05 10:56:45 PM  

loonatic112358: Well, you'd be screwed then

I'd start with one of these garbage trucks



also my go to vehicle for Zombie apocalypse


No. Armored truck I.e.a Brinks truck. Bullet proof and has nice small cut outs to shoot from.
 
2012-07-05 11:04:14 PM  
I'd start with a DPW truck. I could haul all the crap I'd need in the back, and the snowplow mount on the front could clear traffic jams, to say nothing about clearing personnel.
 
2012-07-05 11:06:57 PM  

titwrench: No. Armored truck I.e.a Brinks truck. Bullet proof and has nice small cut outs to shoot from.


yes, but, if we're converting things there's much more potential with that garbage truck, I see a plow mounted on the listing tines, and it may up armor more easily
 
2012-07-05 11:10:23 PM  
Wow. Even new cars look boring when 'spiced up'.

Bleah.
 
2012-07-05 11:11:02 PM  
FTA The Sebring stayed a normal, anonymous transportation appliance until Rice found himself in a seven-way accident on a Los Angeles highway. An accident where, alarmingly, not a single participant had insurance, so everyone just agreed to keep their mouths shut and get the hell out of there.

Just walk away, and there will be an end to the horror.
 
2012-07-05 11:16:08 PM  

Znuh: Wow. Even new cars look boring when 'spiced up'.

Bleah.


too bad that's not a new car

and also, why bother with a fake super charger?
 
2012-07-05 11:24:01 PM  

loonatic112358: Znuh: Wow. Even new cars look boring when 'spiced up'.

Bleah.

too bad that's not a new car

and also, why bother with a fake super charger?


Technically, you're absolutely correct. I think I just discovered that anything after 1982 = 'new' to me, automotive-wise.
 
2012-07-05 11:36:04 PM  

sno man: That's no Javelin.


AMX to be pedantic

For the longest time I thought it was a Mustang Mach 1
 
2012-07-05 11:47:57 PM  

One Bad Apple: sno man: That's no Javelin.

AMX to be pedantic

For the longest time I thought it was a Mustang Mach 1


It especially isn't that or that, either.
 
2012-07-06 12:01:51 AM  

Znuh: Technically, you're absolutely correct. I think I just discovered that anything after 1982 = 'new' to me, automotive-wise.


understandable

I usually go with a -5 year count for new,
 
2012-07-06 02:44:44 AM  
www.imcdb.org

pics.imcdb.org

"Brad probably loaned the car to the Pope. Don't let the hat fool you, Man, the Pope's a crazy farker. He probably blessed the car, got wasted and drove it off a farking cliff. "

/Probably not obscure
 
2012-07-06 02:45:21 AM  

sno man: One Bad Apple: sno man: That's no Javelin.

AMX to be pedantic

For the longest time I thought it was a Mustang Mach 1

It especially isn't that or that, either.


It wasn't an AMC, it was an Australian Ford Falcon (pretty close in body to the '73 Mach-1.
 
2012-07-06 03:02:08 AM  
and they simultaneously increased its value TOO!
 
2012-07-06 03:36:09 AM  
So why didn't this professional stunt man have car insurance when out driving?
 
2012-07-06 04:53:27 AM  
Sorry, dude, it's still a biatchmobile.
 
2012-07-06 05:01:50 AM  

loonatic112358: Well, you'd be screwed then

I'd start with one of these garbage trucks

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x425]

also my go to vehicle for Zombie apocalypse


No, no, no. You turn a garbage truck into a Soylent Green Riot Vehicle.

theangrysquirrelblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-06 05:36:49 AM  
There's a good bit of whimsical mechanical fakery on the car, from the fake hood scoops and butterfly valves, the fake supercharger pulley, and the fake flame-throwers on the sides, complete with spark plugs and wires. Rice has considered making them functional, but for him that's not really worth the effort.

If you're not going to make it real then why bother in the first place? So basically all the guy did was weld a bunch of rusted junk to a POS car.
 
2012-07-06 07:02:51 AM  
Every time he drives out to Joshua Tree, for example, he's stopped by cops, who always ask "Do you have guns or drugs in your car?" Carrying anything more illegal than a mis-stamped letter in a car like this seems like a profoundly terrible idea- who's that stupid?

telstarlogistics.typepad.com

Considering that the Mexican drug cartels are building their own Mad Max-style defensible assault vehicles, I'd be leery of driving that thing out of LA and into the desert. It does seem like asking for a hassle, warranted or not.
 
2012-07-06 07:51:03 AM  
I'm by no means a Ford man. Hate 'em with a passion. But by damn, The Road Warrior is my favorite movie (Mad Max is a good movie, but TRW is my fave) and I'd love to get my hands on a vintage Austrailian Ford Falcon to make a replica Interceptor out of.
 
2012-07-06 07:53:00 AM  

Turn a Chrysler Sebring into a 'Mad Max' Road Warrior


So the goal is to turn the Sebring into a person?

Hint: 'Road Warrior' did not refer to the car.
 
2012-07-06 08:09:43 AM  
Wake me when you can make a Chryslus Highwayman

media.giantbomb.com

or a Corvega

www.fallout-archives.com
 
2012-07-06 08:35:05 AM  
I still want the vehicle from Damnation Alley.... Loved that triple wheel thing..

Of course, a tank from Hammer's Slammers would be nice too.. ;)
 
2012-07-06 08:37:09 AM  
Ask and you shall receive, it appears that the Ford Falcon is returning to life. Now I'm going to have to take a vacation to Australia

Link
 
2012-07-06 08:44:07 AM  

ShawnDoc: So why didn't this professional stunt man have car insurance when out driving?


More important question: what the hell is a stunt man doing driving a Sebring?

/I can understand stunt men who dive sleepers like police-spec Crown Vics or Caprices, but a farking Sebring?
 
jht [TotalFark]
2012-07-06 08:50:42 AM  
At last, something useful you can do with a Sebring (other than trade it in for a decent car).
 
2012-07-06 08:58:44 AM  
My wife had one of those. I think the only thing that didn't need replaced by the time we gave up on it was the horn. Granted, she bought it, despite numerous warnings from her father and me, with 120k miles on it and we have no idea how it was taken care of by the previous owner(s), but still, she had two other cars with similar or more miles and combined they didn't have even half the problems this one did. In fact, between her and I we've owned 11 cars and it had more problems on its own in three years than all the other 10 combined have had in fifteen.

I guess what I'm getting at is, it seems like a particularly frail vehicle to pick for a post-apocalyptic highway war in the outback.

Looks neat though.

/ my wife swears up and down she loved that car more than any other but one of them she owned
// I think it's because she forgets she spent so much time driving other people's cars when she owned it...
 
2012-07-06 09:04:53 AM  
Do I have to go into nerd mode and point out that the car is not called a "road warrior"?
 
2012-07-06 09:16:16 AM  
The Sebring stayed a normal, anonymous transportation appliance until Rice found himself in a seven-way accident on a Los Angeles highway. An accident where, alarmingly, not a single participant had insurance, so everyone just agreed to keep their mouths shut and get the hell out of there.

So, this Carl Rice guy is admitting he was driving uninsured...?
 
2012-07-06 09:39:15 AM  
After this thread anyone feel like playing

Car Wars

there's a tabletop game I saw that uses modified hotwheels, damn if i can remember the name
 
2012-07-06 10:07:43 AM  
One Bad Apple: sno man: That's no Javelin.

AMX to be pedantic

For the longest time I thought it was a Mustang Mach 1


All the Cop cars in Mad Max are Aussie Ford Falcons. Max's black supercharged one has a Chevy Monza front clip.
 
2012-07-06 10:42:37 AM  

parkerlewis


Do I have to go into nerd mode and point out that the car is not called a "road warrior"?


Or you could just scroll up a bit.
 
2012-07-06 10:50:16 AM  
Yeah! Stick unnecessary crap on a car that you'll have no idea what will happen if/when you get into another accident. Could stay on, could go flying through your windshield and kill you, could injure or kill someone else...who cares?

Hopefully the California patrol flags everything here as an illegal modification and has the car crushed.

It's hard to outdo some of those Fast & the Furious riceboys, but you definitely did it.
 
2012-07-06 02:19:54 PM  

parkerlewis: Do I have to go into nerd mode and point out that the car is not called a "road warrior"?


I noticed that too. It's actually referred to as a Pursuit Special in the movie, and wikipedia has an entire article about it. Also, the supercharger that was added to the Falcon XB used in the movie was a non-functional one as well.
 
2012-07-06 11:02:16 PM  

Glitchwerks: Yeah! Stick unnecessary crap on a car that you'll have no idea what will happen if/when you get into another accident. Could stay on, could go flying through your windshield and kill you, could injure or kill someone else...who cares?

Hopefully the California patrol flags everything here as an illegal modification and has the car crushed.

It's hard to outdo some of those Fast & the Furious riceboys, but you definitely did it.


So long as you don't remove muffler, mirrors, brakes, seat belts, lights, or license plates, the CHP won't be giving a fark.
 
2012-07-07 03:09:52 AM  
Actually... those metal grills he installed in place of the stock plastic bumpers... might actually work as REAL bumpers.

Here's the thing about looks: it's way easier to build something well and weather it all down than the other way. The Sebring needs more functionality and armor.
 
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