WTF Friday: I Used To Be With “It”

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I used to be with “it”, but then they changed what “it” was, now what I am with isn’t “it”, and what is “it” seems weird and scary to me.

That quote, which itself is pretty old, is from Abe Grandpa Simpson and adequately describes my reaction when I saw what cgod_zak is working on.

Taking the 3 piece up-sized “Sudani” lip truck (putting a larger diameter step lip on to a wheel to create the illusion of a massive unsafe stretch) to the next level he’s created what people are calling a “4 piece” wheel.

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Photo: @cgod_zak

Basically its a combination of lips and barrels that allow the wheel to be mounted to one of the barrels while the second barrel and an additional lip remain exposed.

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Photo: @cgod_zak
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Photo: @cgod_zak

This means that the tire is, more or less, safely mounted even though it looks like it’s being held on by the collective will of the entire Camber Gang.

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Photo: @cgod_zak

While I actually quite like the design of the wheel, the color choice, and think the mirror finish on the lips themselves the end result is not for me.

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Photo: @cgod_zak

For this old man it is a bit much but a quick peruse through Zak‘s instagram reveals its right up his alley and what he wanted so more power to him for wildly going against the grain. Hopefully the police department where he lives is pretty lenient because around here, well, that’s a paddlin.

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Photo: @cgod_zak

Before “hater” accusations start flying left right and center I actually really liked his car when it was like this, oh well.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I may not know art, but I know what I like”…. & I like it myself. The wheel that is. It’s not something I would put on my car, but I’m in awe.

    Now the 5th pic, of the completed car coming out of the garage, is that the finished paint job. If so I have to be honest it looks like someone skinned Fozzy the Bear cousin Grizzly & stretched his pelt over the exterior.

  2. If viewed as ‘art’ or ‘automotive sculpture’ – it’s a masterpiece, simply put; beautiful and awe-inspiring. Viewed as a functional car – which is what a lot of ‘haters’ will view it as – because ‘haters’ seem to think cars are purely appliances to serve a purpose – then of course those types will think it looks ridiculous.

    Let us not take our lifestyle too seriously and just strive to create things which challenge the norm’, because those who challenge the norm’ push forth the boundaries which we set ourselves. Just because it hasn’t been done, doesn’t mean it can’t be done and just because you’re told it can’t be done, doesn’t mean you can’t try..

  3. Bit late to the party, but that last picture you included isn’t the same car. The main car is a pov spec low range Lupo, I believe 1.4 if memory serves, the final car is his Lupo GTI, which I’m pretty sure still looks like that

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