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My Cars (Miami Vice & Mad Max)
« on: December 15, 2009, 06:42:44 AM »
Hey, I'm Rick and just thought I'd share some pics of my cars.

My first car was a 1974 Ford XBGT which I planned to make into a Mad Max Interceptor, but when prices for GTs started to skyrocket I thought it would be more worthwhile to restore it to factory condition, so that's what I'm doing now. I've owned it for nearly 10 years, and this week the shell is finally ready for primer (after 6 months of rust repairs) and I should have it back from the painters with a bright new coat of paint sometime late January.

So this is my XB:



Although it's not gonna be an Interceptor replica, I will be keeping the big black rims and BF Goodrich tyres, and as a nod to Mad Max I'll have the blower switch on the gear stick ;-)

This next car isn't mine, but it was made by a dude called Adrian from the Mad Max Movies club. He did an awesome job on this car, and that's genuine Broken Hill red dirt (where Mad Max 2 was filmed).



This is my other car that I currently drive, I bought it because I am a big fan of the Miami Vice TV series, and it's the car that Rico Tubbs drove for 5 seasons. It's a 1964 Cadillac DeVille Convertible. The only thing I needed to make this car a replica was the "Cowboy Cadillac" number plate on the front, hehe.




My father also has a car that he bought after being inspired by Back To The Future, that being the DeLorean. One of only 30 in Australia. No plans to mod it like the movie car, but he has spent a lot of money reconditioning the engine and squeezing more HP out of it.

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Re: My Cars (Miami Vice & Mad Max)
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 02:19:02 PM »
Cool cars man, I'm hoping to add a DeLorean to the list of my cars within the next couple of years.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 03:06:19 PM »
I'm a huge fan of the last of the V8 interceptors.  I actually know what you're talking about when you say XB or XBGT.  If I weren't making an Ecto, the only other car I'd consider making would be the MFP last V8.  ( Nothing against the Interceptor and Pursuit models which were cool too, but come on....  There's nothing like having Max's car. )  I'm a little sorry to hear some of these projects come so close to being reproductions but then pull short, but I think I understand your reasons and respect those. 

Any idea whose car is used as the Interceptor in the video for Puretone's "Addicted to Bass"?  Anyone you know?  Just curious.
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Re: My Cars (Miami Vice & Mad Max)
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 07:34:55 PM »
Well, even an XB GS or Fairmont is expensive these days. XB Hardtops are a bit like 59 Miller Meteors at the moment, lol. My car is going back to Burnt Orange with GT blackouts, 15x10 Max rims on the back and 14x8 on the front. Black trim as well.

Not sure whose cars are in the Addicted To Bass video. That was about 10 years ago now. But I recently went to the Hardtop Nationals in Victoria and took some rad video from the skid pan and circuit. You might enjoy this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RAX0mDeNjs

There was a Max replica there as well, tearing up the skidpan.

Also there's quite a few XB's in the US now. I'm a member of Australian Ford Falcon Club on yahoo groups. It's a good techical resource for coupes. And there's also the Mad Max Interceptors forum on yahoo.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 01:56:42 AM »
I just did all the drilling into the panels on my DeLorean to mount all the parts. It was a hard choice, but you only live once :)

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Re: My Cars (Miami Vice & Mad Max)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 02:34:54 AM »
Ouch, that would be hard. I figure the same thing with drilling holes into Ecto-1's. The only difference is the DeLorean being stainless steel, it's not as easy to fill in the holes if you wanna turn the car back to factory config.
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Re: My Cars (Miami Vice & Mad Max)
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 10:12:56 AM »
Small update on my cars, I managed to sell my '64 Convertible. I didn't get as much as I hoped, but it's a buyers market at the moment. Especially for cars like the '64.

Also, all the rust repairs and body work on my XB are finally finished! Yay :-) I visited the paintshop on Monday to have a look at it and to pick a paint colour. It'll be Orange (similar to factory colour) with black GT stripes. I have to go overseas with work for a few months shortly, so the paint should well and truly be finished by the time I get back in July. Looking forward to it!


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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 11:28:55 PM »
A bit of unfortunate news. My old man crashed the DeLorean this morning on his way to Sydney from Brisbane. Silly old fool fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road. He's alright, but the car has a bit of front-end damage and will probably need new front quarters, fascia and bonnet, radiator, etc. Thank Christ for insurance, it's gonna be an expensive venture getting all these parts flown over from Texas  :'(
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2010, 12:10:04 AM »
Well Rick, once upon a time someone said to me "you gotta pay to play".  Sorry to hear about the DeLorean, but at least you can get parts for it, unlike oh I dunno....say a 60 MM ;)

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 12:20:19 AM »
Yeah I know what you mean. At least DeLoreans are a well-supported orphan car. Not many other classic marquees enjoy such support.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2010, 04:26:56 AM »
Aw man, that's a real shame :(

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 09:21:46 PM »
Well at the moment I got 2 car projects at opposite ends of the world, and I'm nowhere near either of them. Kinda sucks being away from the ones I love :-( On a brighter note, my XBGT which has been in the panel/paint shop for nearly 12 months now has finally got a bit of colour on it. The interior of the shell has been painted in my colour of choice (burnt orange), and the undercarriage has been painted in 2-pak stone guard.

This week will see the rear diff and front-end get some restoration and colour treatment, with the exterior of the car to be sprayed next week.

I'm totally chuffed to see a car that I've owned since I was 18 look like a brand new muscle car, and I can't wait to see it in person when I get home in 2 months.





Of course after this car is done, it'll be straight into the 60 MM Ecto-1 Project for OzGB's.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 02:42:38 PM »
This gets me all misty eyed.  You Aussies had a great muscle car with that Falcon.  It's a world-reknown classic.  I'm so happy for you to see it getting restored.  Great job having the bottom protected like that.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 09:10:12 PM »
This is what "a simple respray" has turned into. I think I may shed a tear as well when I'm reunited with it in July

I'm not sure if I posted this already, but here's a little video I shot while at the Ford Hardtop Anniversary in Victoria last year. Lots of lovely coupes tearing-arse around a skid pan and an old racetrack. Also present on the day were a couple of veteran Bathurst race cars, boy did they sound mean!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RAX0mDeNjs
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Re: My Cars (Miami Vice & Mad Max)
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 09:12:49 PM »
Whoops, I did post that already. I should re-read stuff I've said before I post it!
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