Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Stanmobile: 1932ish Custom

The builder of this next car must have been inspired by Johnny Cash...no, not by Cash's dark days of cocaine & alcohol abuse (although that could be a factor) but the 1976 song "One Piece at a Time" where the singer describes a custom built car that used a variety of parts from his factory job at GM.  "Now, up to now my plan went all right, 'Til we tried to put it all together one night, And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong. The transmission was a fifty three, And the motor turned out to be a seventy three, And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone." You get the idea.  Find this 1932ish Custom here on eBay built from 32 vehicles offered for $25,000 in Bay City, MI.


Where do I start? I dunno.  I don't want to be the guy who disparages someone's hard work/effort...but what is going on here? The Batmobile-esque silhouette seems strongly influenced by the 1st grader's sketches at the Bay City Elementary school...but...I just...let's take a look at the build sheet.





I'm not sure what is the backbone that holds all these parts together since the seller claims "THE STANMOBILE TOTALLY ASSEMBLED BY PARTS * NO MAIN BODY"...but I sure hope it is fire resistant because Stan used a '72 Ford Pinto fuel tank...which is the automotive equivalent of using a Chevy Colbalt key switch attached to a Takata airbag and a Toyota gas pedal.  Except WAY more hazardous.  


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10 comments:

  1. [image src="https://media.wired.com/photos/593252a226780e6c04d2af1a/master/pass/the-homer-ft.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  2. "Still adding more"...of course Stan is, he just doesn't know when to stop! Oddly enough, no Edsel parts? It's about time someone part this thing out and return the parts to their rightful cars!!

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  3. What the hell is holding this collection together? Pop rivets? Drywall screws? Hopeful thoughts? It’s manifestations like this that convince me of the evolutionary intelligence behind dream’s fleeting nature upon waking.

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  4. eBay says 22 people are watching it!

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  5. There is nothing right about this, except maybe the paint.
    It's perplexing.

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    1. I'm really feeling the 1/2 vinyl roof/opera window motif. ;)

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