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Old 30th March 2008, 01:15   #1
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A friend who collects wwII jeeps was pleasantly surprised to find this jeep (see pics) fixed into the wall of his home, his son & team of mechanics had been busy while he was away on holdiday.

I gather some part of the jeep have been fabricated/made.

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Old 30th March 2008, 02:57   #2
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Here one cant get a jeep which is being desperately sought and then there is this guy who sticks it into his wall... Kya zamana aa gaya hai!!
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Old 30th March 2008, 06:22   #3
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How fast was the housel going when it rear-ended this jeep?

This kind of thing is common in the West where only a fragment of a vehicle survives. Restaurants will stick the fragment in a wall for artistic effect. Never seen it done in a house before, though.
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We have the front half of an AC Cobra in our local mall, in a store that sells cellphones.
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I dont know if im glad or upset to see that!

Theres a little shop in Bandra with the front vanlence of their 63 Fiat sticking out in the same fashion. They had scrapped their car, but kept this as a memento.

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Also while in Frankfurt we spotted this at a Burger King at one of the stations. Thats my dad standing near a car he would love to own some day

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The Black Cadillac pucs in Hyderabad and Pune used to have some lovely mock up early Caddys hanging on the walls. I have some pics somewhere, lemme dig them up.
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Old 30th March 2008, 10:09   #6
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Wonderfull pictures guys,The jeep one and the Cadillac above is superb.There is a used car outlet of a maruti dealer in Cochin were you find a swift jutting out of the first floor wall,
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IMHO, Its weird to preserve the memory of a car you love this way. But it surely looks cool !

BTW, is it just me or the pics of the jeep look like they are photoshopped ??? take a closer look and you'll know.
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yeah its look like photoshoped to me too, there is some smudge in the wall near the jeep
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^^Yeah, It looks like a botched photoshop job.
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I don't think it's a PS job; as you can see, in the first picture, the sunlight is falling on the front wheels and the bonnet in a natural way.

The colour difference & bodging you see on the left side of the jeep could be due to re-cementing and re-painting after the jeep has been fixed.
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Isn't the 1st of April around the corner?
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100% Photoshop and a poor one at that.
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I think SAT has given us an early April fool prank! look at the tires guys, and also the part where the jeep is joined to the wall! Looks like a PS job to me!
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It's a PS Job! In the second picture look at the space between the two wheels, it's in a different colour!
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The Jeep is a nice concept, and that is what it will remain, since this is definitely a PS job and a bad one at that

We have some of these ideas see face here in UAE, we have the Hard Rock, which has a circa 60s Cadillac hooked onto the ceiling, there is also the Rock Bottom cafe, which has a Harley coming out from behind the bar counter. Will try to get the pictures asap.
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