It gets better the longer you look.
By - JollyGiant96
“Now the headlight' was another sight, we had two on the left and one on the right, but when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on.”
It’s a ‘49, ‘50, ‘51, ‘52, ‘53, ‘54.............
Johnny Cash, baby!
You're gonna know it's J_Ditz100 when he comes through your town
The back end looked kinda funny too...
With a little bit of help from an a-dapter kit...
We had the engine runnin’ just like a song.
Honey, take me for a spin!
that was always my favorite part lol
“Honey take me for a speeeeein”
I got it one piece at a time
Clearly it’s another vent for his massive turbo
*"I got it one piece at a time*
*And it didn't cost me a dime*
*You'll know it's me*
*When I come through your town."*
“I’m gonna ride around in style
I’m gonna drive everybody wild
Cuz I’ll have the only one there is around”
Believe it or not we had those little Rampages in the Army out in New Mexico back in the days. We would fly down desert roads in those things. I thought they were pretty cool vehicles. Haven't seen one forever!
I grew up in New Mexico, my dad had a rampage for a while, I wonder if that's where it came from?? They're not that common...
If it was light green it could have been Army surplus!
Dude is absolutely ready for the lightning to hit the clock tower
I thought that was the bumper car power hook thing.
That’s totally what it is. Wouldn’t have realized without your comment.
The official technical term for it.
I suppose you could call it a pantograph, at least that's what the similar devices on trains/busses/trolleys/ etc. are called. I'm sure the bumper car manufacturers and operators have a term for it.
Bumper car manufacturer here. We call it by the official technical term: the bumper car power hook thing.
Thanks, I just learned a new word that I'm going to forget before tomorrow.
When the car hits 88 miles an hour
Lol you think this car can get to 88 Mph? Dreaming.
How else are we going to generate **one point twenty one** ***jiggawatts????***
"I love that jiggabit download speed! Oh man, hard drives are getting so big now, they're like thousands of jigs now!"
...are you not familiar with the obscure underground film Back to the Future?
'If' is the word you are looking for. By my calculations you will need to drive that vehicle over at least an 80 meter cliff for it to be approaching that speed by the time it hits the ground.
Only if it's in neutral
You keep using that word. Is there something wrong with the Earth’s gravity in the future?
The. More. You. Look. At. It. Did not disappoint. At all
Roughly in the order I noticed:
* Those color choices...
* That thing on the hood
* Painted by hand
* Is that duct tape on the hood? No, just looks that way.
* Replacement headlight
* What's that thing sticking out of the right side mirror?
* Don't know if those red things on the roof are an addition, but there's a gap on the right.
* Is that a fat slab of metal bolted onto the back?
* Why are there wires coming out of the hood and disappearing into the slit by the hood's front lip?
* For some reason, the sealant around the windshield in was painted yellow, but only in the top right corner.
* And apparently so was the top edge of the side window.
* It seems the car was originally red or orange, there's a bit of old color sticking out in front of the front wheel.
* The paint job on the right edge of the hood seems to have been intended to be straight, while on the left edge it's apparently curved.
* The seats inside are bright red...
* Wait, what's with this assemblage of various horns/speakers on top? I thought that was part of the background until I looked closer!
* Those horns aren't arranged symmetrically and both sides have the left horn drooping lower.
I probably still missed a few things.
* Oh hey, the red things on the roof aren't even in a straight line.
* Oh fuck I didn't see that antenna until someone pointed it out! It's... something.
also, the snake on the dash
The seats inside aren’t red... they appear to have Yosemite Sam (or similar) seat covers.
That looks like a stuffed animal on the passenger seat to me.
I’m thinking Angry Birds.
>What's that thing sticking out of the right side mirror?
On the driver's side? Just the door handle is the same yellow, so it just looks like something is sticking out lol I was fooled too until I zoomed in.
Paint job. Boat cleats. Rubber snake. Headlights.
I am SO curious what that back window says.
“Boy & Melinda” if I’m not mistaken, but that took a lot of eye squinting to realize part of the rear view mirror wasn’t in the lettering lmao
I think it's "Roy & Melinda"
That would make more sense lol
Am I the only one seeing an A in front of the M?
Oh did you miss he’s rolling with Yosemite Sam? Check out the passenger seat.
Needs more horns.
Honestly thought you meant something like animal horns and wondered how I might have missed those.
I wonder what the dock cleats are used for, probably to complete...the look.
I really, really want to see pics of the bed.
"I'd like a Boba Fett themed car , and I have a budget of $80 total. "
In fairness its not the worst I've seen.
This is a pretty battered example of a factory produced car. The 1984 Dodge Rampage.
Except for the hood scoop, the body is unmodified and looks like a "work in progress" to me. The cab lights and headache rack are obviously after market additions.
Source: I once owned am 1982 Rampage. I really miss that car sometimes. It was an anemic and gutless, very cheap interior, but surprisingly fun to drive.
My grampa owns this very model to this day. Only a few thousand were made and they weren’t very popular for some reason
Nobody back then wanted a front wheel drive pickup car that couldn’t carry much weight in the bed and was dangerously slow and built terribly.
I desperately want one.
Looks fun to drive, what's the wire hook on the roof? This is some Mad Max shit
It's the last of the interceptors!
Pursuit Special Needs
I fucking love it
Probably one of Fedsmoker's cars.
This is the car he uses when he goes undercover.
That looks like a half- done kitbash
Man I've wanted a Brat for ages... I'd be happy with that one!
not a brat, its a dodge rampage. I don't think I've ever even seen one in real life, amazing there's still any on the road. I've heard they're real pieces of crap although they look kinda cool
They're not any shittier than any other 80s FWD mopar really.
I've seen people stuff the 2.2L turbo engine in them and run 13s at the drags all day. Not too shabby for a shitbox of that era.
Well it's a k-car variant and exceptionally rare in the first place, it's not like there's many aries left out there either because they're all really awful cars
Ah ok thank you for the clarification! Yet another car/truck to add to my wishlist.
I had never even seen a Brat until I married my husband, he has 2.5 Brats. Its ridiculous.
BRAT had awd. Rampage was a K-car so... FWD. Not to say ther weren't any fun K-cars... turbo minivan and the Shelby Omni GLH and GLH-S.
My first car was an ‘84 Brat. I loved that thing.
Mine was a 76 D100. Always wanted a car/truck though! 64 El Camino is top of my list
Oooh. I love the old el caminos.
Well that’s a fucking lie. It never once improved from first look.
Well the hubcaps match
It’s a shame, because you don’t see Dodge Rampages too much at all. And that’s one less, because this is too unrecognizable.
Hell yeah brother
This guy follows proto.
This specific car is actually really hard to find because they only made a few thousand of them. My gramps is actually a proud owner of his and takes a well good care of his and had all the parts replaced and the car was actually painted last year. There’s not a single scratch on his car. I don’t know what the hell is going on in this picture. Ig it’s another proud owner or something as it says “RAMPAGE” though it looks like a homemade fishing boat
Maybe it *used to* belong to a proud owner and was seized and sold at auction to someone who just wanted an old car to unleash his "creative juices" on.
Is this Australia? It looks like a “Ute”
It’s a Dodge Rampage.
These style cars are very popular in Australia. They deck them out like crazy un needed accessories. I never seen this one.
Basically a Dodge Charger with a bed. I can't remember if there was a Shelby version. I thought the Shelby Charger was cute.
No. No, it doesn't.
Is that a gaming chair?
It does get better! Notice the: primer paint, the hood clips, the bed in the back, the yellow trim pieces, the headlights, the horn selection, the antenna...
It really is the gift that kept in giving.
There is an uncanny valley in the cool/rat graph where a car will decrease in coolness the rattier it gets until it get so ratty that it becomes cool again.
I miss my old Rampage. This could be a beautiful r/projectcar
Is that a snake in the car?
Looks like something outta twisted metal
Did they somehow make this in a garage from Saints Row 2
Is there a sub for "it gets better the longer you look" pics?
Hey man, some people just really like Twisted Metal I guess
Honestly it's so bad it's now very cool.
Like the car from a movie that I not only would want to watch in theater, but buy a physical copy too.
Didn’t know this existed! Will post there too, thanks!
I looked long enough and noticed that beautiful yellow mustang in the background. So, I guess that checks out.
What do they call those things on the back where you tie up your boat?
Sweet sweet ride
the title is perfect
Looks like Karl Dall.
The car with the trunk open in the background I thought for a second had the entire front opened up somehow
Someone managed to make the Dodge Rampage even uglier than usual
I'm waiting... It's not getting better. My eyes! My eyes!
Is this a LeMons car?
there was a shitty mobile game where you had exactly this type of car with a machine gun on top and you'd shoot zombies or something. what was the name of that game? i remember playing it on my ipod touch in sixth grade lol
Is that a Knuckles seat cover?
I also saw the seat cover on the passenger's side. I believe that's Yosemite Sam. Also, don't miss the rubber snake on the dashboard.
This is the worst Mad Max reproduction I've ever seen.
I dont know shit about cars but i knows theres about 8 cars there.
It looks like that car belongs in the 24 of LeMons. Although the hood pins has me wonder about what’s under there. Hahah
Now, THIS is podracing
Sadly this is all I snapped, didn’t want to be “that guy”
Anyone figure out what the back windshield says?
“When this baby hits 88mph in reverse,.....!” - Brock Elliott (probably)
Things like this usually get serious street credit at car meets
Looks like one of the desert cars you can buy in Cyberpunk 2077.
Looks like something out of flatout
Better is not the word
It's a time travel machine! It has the same Clocktower hook on it just like the DeLorean! Doc Brown must be near by making a plutonium deal...
That big hook for bananas?
More like Sad Max
I will say, those hood clamps are on point.
A buddy and I did that to one of my friends car after not being able to find a replacement for his hood latch, which I bet he ran into the same problem with a car they only made a few thousand of.
Back to the Future theme in minor scale starts playing
Oh cool, a prop from Mad Max.
I'm guessing "better" has a relative definition
Sick ass ride
Disney cars version of frankenstein
My first car was an 82 Rampage and I miss the shit out of it
It really do dont it
The only way I can describe this is tragic.
I love everything but the paint job.
I kinda like it
Everyone talking Mad Max and I'm trying to come up with the back story for this Twisted Metal character. Specifically "Black" cause you know damn well Calypso took one look at this thing and said "yeah I'll release this person from an insane asylum"
Is this from the new Mad Max?
All that's missing is a flashlight duck taped in the right headlight slot.
God I miss my shitty old Rampage. Top speed: 59 MPH. I was still the fastest 14 year old around, though.
Only thing it needs to be absolute perfection is a homemade hot tub in the bed.
Most expensive thing in there are those four Yakima towers.
Don’t fuck with those train horns
Of course it's in a Walmart parking lot
No, no it doesn't...
That rubber snake on the dashboard brings back memories ...
In South Africa, putting a rubber snake on the dashboard was sometimes considered a "security measure" - the idea is that those who are scared of snakes will not come anywhere near the car and thus theft is 'prevented'.
One bright spark had also done that and parked his vehicle at the Cape Point nature reserve, home to a troop of baboons. Well, the baboons saw the rubber snake, got agitated and started hurling rocks at it. Car windshield was completely smashed in because unlike a real snake, this one in the car did not slither away.
What even is it?
It looks like it reeks of weed on the inside.
At least it doesn't have a Rambo mural on the hood.
I’m pretty sure that’s a hot tub I spy in the back.
Where is this from? My high school used Yosemite Sam as their mascot for a long time and their colors are green and yellow
Terms of Enrampagement
Is that a flux capacitor hook?
Happy cake day
Happy Cake day!
I love it lol
This is my dream White Trash Joe Dirt Mullet-Mobile.
I refuse to believe this wasn't professionally done
The snake on the dash and the Yosemite Sam seat covers did it for me! Boy howdy, that sure is a vehicle I'd not like to be seen in.
Is that a Toyota, Camero, Firebird, El Camino with more horns than a semi truck??
There is not a pair of parallel lines on this car
It....... does not
It’s a gahd damn lambogini panel wagon
What in the Meth is that?
Ugh... frikkin Looney Tunes, man... I couldn’t stand them back in the day and I can’t stand them now.
Disagree. That’s badass.
That's the offspring of a road collision
Ahhhhhhh, a mustang
The Chrysler K car front adds at least 10hp.
🎵 with one headlight 🎵
The snake on the dash in front of the steering wheel 😂
Complete with Yosemite Sam sear covers
This feels Australian.
And that bitching’ antenna made me swipe my phone a few times thinking there was a beard hair on it.
Green Bay Mad Max Road Warrior!
Fuckin' miiiiint 👌
Looks like those cars you get in burnout paradise
After all that, I’m a little disappointed the guy (let’s face it, definitely guy) isn’t parked diagonally across three parking spaces.
Reminds me of the arcade game "off road"
Even the horns fit
looks a little....horny
If you look closely, you can spot my man Knuckles on the passenger seat.
Is that a snake on a dashboard?
Idk. Its got character. Looks like a grrat place to start to learn working on cars.
I had a maroon Rampage about 22 years ago. I wonder if this is it now ...
this is like the ugly-on-purpose sneaker of cars
Fed Smoker would love this
This is what would happen if Doc Brown was a crackhead