10k DTween: Custom Built Chopper Transport Horrorod
It doesn’t get much more horrific than a custom car built on a horrible chassis with mediocre components, questionable build quality, is unfinished…and the seller is asking premium price. No, we aren’t talking about a brand new Fisker Karma – we are talking about this Custom Built Chopper Transport Horrorod for sale on ebay starting bid $10,000 with no reserve and located in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, NY.
So much win in just one photograph, where do we start? This ‘Chopper Transport’ is a ‘custom’ vehicle using a GM front wheel drive engine/trans to pull the rest of the wreck around, still installed the unit body structure from some unidentifiable 1980s GM FWD slushmobile sedan that served as the basis for the entire project. Particularly noteworthy are the 8 un-driven (!) rear wheels that are just along for the ride, Dodge Ram hood and welded together front/rear doors.
Pop the hood, with a coat hanger, and you reveal a primer overspray covered 3800 GM V6 – also known as the 3.8 liters-per-flush urinal special. We won’t even bother discussing the specifics of the GM V6 other than to say its mated to a slushbox and makes about as much horsepower-per-liter as an actual urinal.
No photos are seen of the inside – but its a pretty good assumption that it is a) unfinished, b) covered in primer and c) ‘custom.’ We are still awestruck by the door assembly and we’d expect it would be somewhat difficult to park without door-dinging the guy next to you, not to mention the 24 foot stock length.
The seller is stingy with details, but he does mention that he has Nissan NSX headlights…but seeing as how Nissan never made an NSX (Honda sold one under the Acura brand a few years ago…) we aren’t sure what would fit the Dodge Ram front end other than Dodge Ram headlights.
We imagine that the only custom chopper this will ever haul is the fake corpse of a Michael Myers wannabe Halloween decoration scarecrow that should by all rights be permanently installed inside a coffin on the obscenely long rear deck/bed…thing. Seriously – what else could this monstrosity possibly be used for?
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~ what are you going to haul with this? a 3.8 V6 didn't even propel the LeSabre with any gusto.
Jalopnik asks, 'Has the builder never heard of an El Camino (a very unlikely scenario) or was the chopper in question also ridiculously long with far too many wheels (far more likely)?'
You could stand in the back with a whip and bullhorn announcing the coming of the Apocalypse in this thing, and in this thing, people would believe you.
I am not sure where to begin on this vehicle; I will give a nod to the imagination that went into this, but I would have to counter that with the execution. Sometimes being different, just for the sake of being different, is a terrible idea, and I will generously ascribe this project to that thought.
When I saw the initial pic, I was intrigued, thinking that it was a Ram that had been lengthened and customized, but it was not to be. I would be wary of the entire thing, the frame (whether it will hold any weight), the powerplant (will it haul itself, let alone any loads), and definately the hinge pins (is there any way they can survive the action on them from having the doors repeatedly opened?).
I could see so much potential in this project, but it lets me down as soon as I hope to see what could have been.
@James: hopefully you detected the sarcasm in our DT review of this vehicle…we tend to agree with your assessment of this "thing." Intrigue, followed by shock, followed by horror is the appropriate sequence of reactions.
Who has the time to look at eBay images and write sarcastic reviews? At least this guy attempted to pursue something which could be arguably a better use of time than the writing of this article. Get a life everyone involved.
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You are a coward.
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~ posting as Anonymous strips one of the validation to accuse others of cowardice.
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Ok thanks for the suggestion. Please have your transport truck come and pick up this wonderful creation.
I could see this rolling up at a gay nightclub…. Painted neon pink and turquoise…
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