Monday, April 25, 2011

And So It Begins. The Biggest Project To Date.

Greetings faithful readers. I'll give you the condensed version before I go into the details. I plan on turning this:



Into this:

4 comments:

Moogybaby said...

Cool project.

A quick question- why use a confirmed movie car when surely there are other cop Caprices available?

MattMunson said...

In my mind, it's only BARELY a movie car. If it was the hero cop car in Die Hard, or a Dirty Harry movie, there would be no question that it would be preserved. But as a backup stunt car whose brightest day was use in the movie "Bad Cop," I don't really see a huge need to preserve this.

But if you'd like to buy it off me and replace it with a non screen used Caprice, I will entertain offers :)

The other consideration is that it's precisely the kind of donor car I was looking for. One that is beat up on the outside, but has really solid mechanics. It runs INCREDIBLY well, and someone has obviously put a lot of time, money, and effort into its upkeep. Seeing as how I will be stripping the car down to the frame and discarding the exterior and interior, the fact that it's beaten up does not bother me.

Moogybaby said...

Great project and knowing you, you've thought it through.

Where are you going to store it? Do you have suitable space at your complex or are you going to rent something?

What're the plans for the interior?

MattMunson said...

Build location is still TBD, though it will not be where I live as of this writing.

Interior is also still TBD. If I want to replicate the interior exactly as per the screen, that's a significant added expense for all of the found parts. I know I'm going to be doing it somewhat differently in order to add in some flat screens to cover blind spots. I think I will end up doing a hybrid interior. Similar to the onscreen one, but updated with modern technology.