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Old 18th March 2010, 22:27   #16
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Great job! Looks good enough to me.

Kudos to the spirit.
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Old 18th March 2010, 23:05   #17
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Full mark to his effort, side profile looks bit odd though. and for 3000 euros we cant ask for more :-)
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Old 18th March 2010, 23:37   #18
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I find it so amazing that the guy went out and did this job at 3000 euros. The desire and his effort is well appreciated and I am sure will shortly get noticed and take him places ( if not already )

Applause !
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Old 19th March 2010, 16:04   #19
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If you can't have the original, for heaven's sake, don't go around in counterfeits! Not only has he destroyed the charm of his Mercedes, but he doesn't really have a Rolls Royce either. Only a fool will mistake the car for a Rolls. Thumbs down.

Those 3000 Euros could have been utilised toward restoring / repairing his 124 to factory perfection. Alas...
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I recently stumbled upon a page where some Canadian guy has converted this
DIY - Rolls Royce Phantom-001francoiscoutureh150hummerh1.jpg

into this
DIY - Rolls Royce Phantom-039francoiscoutureh150hummerh1.jpg

I'll post more pics but if you google (images) for Hummer H1 you'll probabale find it on 9th or 10th page. Better add 'Francois-Couture' in search field.
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Old 20th March 2010, 10:21   #21
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a little off but a great job done!!
i definately wouldnt mind rolling in one of those!!
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Old 20th March 2010, 11:03   #22
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I recently stumbled upon a page where some Canadian guy has converted this


into this


I'll post more pics
1987 Ford F150 to HMMWV

There you go, link for the original thread... And his project has come along really good, and I mean REALLY GOOD.

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Old 21st March 2010, 14:30   #23
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Wow, both the done up cars(Phantom and Hummer) get my full appreciation!
Well done to the creators. C'mon GTO, we have just one life. Live it to the fullest. They know they cant or may never be able to own these ridiculously priced cars. Why not enjoy them in their own way? Theres passion in their work and sometimes you gotta do that little silly thing to keep the spark of life bright.
Wheres the fun element in you if you drive a well restored w124? Well it all depends on your age and persona but image taking the Phantom downtown hell yeah!
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Old 21st March 2010, 20:48   #24
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C'mon GTO, we have just one life. Live it to the fullest.
Exactly my point : You only have one life, live original. In thought & practice.

Plus, I don't see how living with an imitation helps living to the fullest!

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Wheres the fun element in you if you drive a well restored w124?
To someone who appreciates Mercs for what they are, driving a pristine example is where the fun is.

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but image taking the Phantom downtown hell yeah!
Until someone from the crowd points out that its a fake. It'll be the downtown crowd that laughs the hardest then.
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I agree with GTO to an extent. Check the thread of a guy who recently bought a Corvette in US. The guy bought a second hand because his budget was restricted but he did buy a Corvette.
IMHO we should not make imitations (lets leave that to Chinese) of another car. Try giving your car its own identity. I'm working on sprucing my M800 & will shortly start the project. Keep watching.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 19:00   #26
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GTO, the guy wanted a RR phantom so he tried his creative best with the finances at his disposal. Then it doesn't matter if what he previously owned was a Merc or a BMW (or any other). Even if fake, its a decent attempt.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 20:41   #27
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It'll be the downtown crowd that laughs the hardest then.
Haha, exactly the point of the car. People are gonna have a good time looking at it. And im sure a guy who can come up with this concept is the kind who can laugh at himself. And have a good time Thats what I meant by live life to the fullest.
I dont think he claims it to be an original and almost anyone interested in cars can make out but its not like he did it to show the world that he 'owns' a "Phantom". Its about the design and the cheap thrills one gets when driving around in something as 'exclusive' if I may call it, as his car. Its simply Phantom inspired.
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live original.
Until someone from the crowd points out that its a fake.
There are lot of "replica" kits out there. If all the world thinks "live original" that would't be the case.

Just for sake of argument for the "common guy" he would't have a clue which is fake and which is not.

For each his own view suits best. This is mine

I personally like to keep my ride stock and I'm not a fan of "bling".
But you got to give credit for the sheer effort these folks took. After all its no "bolt-on" kit.

Anyway "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" so the RR guy and the Hummer guy get my
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There are lot of "replica" kits out there. If all the world thinks "live original" that would't be the case.

For each his own view suits best.

Anyway "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" so the RR guy and the Hummer guy get my
Guys the piracy market for any product you name it is HUGE!
Forget these guys who have put in a lot of effort and rightly get my ,
there are two BMW 5series' in South Bombay itself which have put on m5 kits. To top it off one even has the M5 badging at the back. Now look at that, a guy spends over 50lakhs for his car but still wants it to be something else he desires but cannot afford.

Yet,
To each his own. Well said.
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Old 16th January 2013, 16:56   #30
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well i didnt realise that the hummer was a fake one. not bad. I guess the guy who did the phantom could have used an S class for a little longer look, then the side profile would have been fine. Old thread but still good job!
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