: There is no way to describe this...



93DevilleUSMC
12-06-07, 02:53 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988-gmc-cadillac-escalade-truck-sharp-9-in-lift-look_W0QQitemZ200180540038QQihZ010QQcategoryZ6244Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

arnauts
12-06-07, 03:56 AM
That's a farking sin.

Night Wolf
12-06-07, 08:04 AM
Hmmmm, I guess I'll be the minority and say that I like it... alot... with 2 exceptions:

1) needs to be a short bed, it would look alot better

2) a 1995?+ dash would be far better then the worst looking dash to be put in a truck.... I can't stand that style at all, but the newer style is very nice.

Cadillacboy
12-06-07, 09:50 AM
:doh:

:nono:

Red_October_7000
12-06-07, 12:59 PM
It's actually not half-bad IMHO; the Cadillac grille, though, is out of place. I'd rather have it just be a GMC. I like the old dash style, though; it's not often enough that you see something that's not just some variant on stupid basic steam gauges. I'm also gonna say that short-box pickups look stupid, and unless you need the maneuverability, they ARE stupid to have too, especially on a regular cab. It's a nice 4x4 pickup. But it's no Cadillac.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-06-07, 02:30 PM
Actually, I think it's kinda neat.

My_favorite_Brougham
12-06-07, 02:32 PM
What's that thing on the floor that looks kinda like a shifter?

Playdrv4me
12-06-07, 02:44 PM
What's that thing on the floor that looks kinda like a shifter?

T-case shifter.

And I agree with Rick, a regular cab longbed looks stupid lifted up. Hell they look dorky even at normal height. I like everything else if it were an extended cab shortbed.

elwesso
12-06-07, 03:03 PM
Looks like a case of someone who likes to visit junkyards and has a bunch of spare time... I was really hoping to at least a hint of an escalade interior, but no!!!!

AMGoff
12-06-07, 03:17 PM
This isn't the first time I've seen something like this... it's not even a matter of scouring junk yards either, there are actually vendors that sell whole kits, here are just two:

'88-'98 Chevy/GMC Full Size Truck/SUV kit (http://www.stylintrucks.com/pressreleases/caddy-conversion-kit-1.aspx)

'99-'05 Chevy/GMC Full Size Truck/SUV kit (http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/sbcesclalade02.html)

Crazy I know, but the truth remains that especially for the newer SUVs, there's not all that much that differentiates say a Yukon and an Escalade... sorry Escalade owners.

As far as this guy on ebay goes... the lift is a little ridiculous and if he was going to go through all the time and trouble to do this, he could have at least taken the front half of an Escalade cabin and thrown it in there.

Spyder
12-06-07, 03:22 PM
The wooden box is ugly. The caddy front end sucks. The flames, eh, I could do without but they're not horrific. The off-color engine bay is goddamned stupid, not to mention the crappy appearance of the engine and accessories themselves. Lazy bastards couldn't spend an extra day to at least detail that. All in all though, not completely horrible.

Rolex
12-06-07, 06:56 PM
+1 what James said.

The truck looks like a work in progress. I would want a short bed and not some old long bed work truck. The interior looks stock with the exception of that horrific box thingie. And the engine bay is the suck! :helpless: I would expect a chromed out motor with a mirrored hood and custom dash and leather interior. But that's probably too much to expect at that price.

Spyder
12-06-07, 08:16 PM
Eh, even without the chrome and mirrored hood and such a well painted and designed underhood area is easily accomplished. I did THIS in one day. Granted, there was no crazy sensors or wiring or any of that crap...buuutttt...at most, a weekend project if you get right down to it. Mine, seriously, took from sunup to sundown to turn this

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4/spyder1200/Challenger/randomshit092.jpg

Into this.
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4/spyder1200/Challenger/Challenger020.jpg

Fire and Ice
12-06-07, 08:20 PM
Yes, payment by cash in person = meet me on a back desert highway road at night, I'll rob you blind and IF you're lucky, you'll walk away. Just my opinion. :D

93DevilleUSMC
12-06-07, 11:40 PM
The worst feature of this monstrosity has to be the rusted-out engine. Seriously, if you are going to waste that much money on cosmetics,you should at the very least put an engine that runs inside the darn thing.

93DevilleUSMC
12-06-07, 11:41 PM
That's a farking sin.

That's an understatement, but I agree!

93DevilleUSMC
12-06-07, 11:45 PM
This isn't the first time I've seen something like this... it's not even a matter of scouring junk yards either, there are actually vendors that sell whole kits, here are just two:

'88-'98 Chevy/GMC Full Size Truck/SUV kit (http://www.stylintrucks.com/pressreleases/caddy-conversion-kit-1.aspx)

'99-'05 Chevy/GMC Full Size Truck/SUV kit (http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/sbcesclalade02.html)

Crazy I know, but the truth remains that especially for the newer SUVs, there's not all that much that differentiates say a Yukon and an Escalade... sorry Escalade owners.

As far as this guy on ebay goes... the lift is a little ridiculous and if he was going to go through all the time and trouble to do this, he could have at least taken the front half of an Escalade cabin and thrown it in there.

You should have been a member back when I posted the 1988 Deville body which someone had lifted onto a 1988 Chevy Blazer frame and monster tires.

LS1Mike
12-07-07, 12:22 AM
Hmmmm, I guess I'll be the minority and say that I like it... alot... with 2 exceptions:

1) needs to be a short bed, it would look alot better

2) a 1995?+ dash would be far better then the worst looking dash to be put in a truck.... I can't stand that style at all, but the newer style is very nice.

I like it too.
Does need a short bed. He could have cleaned it up some, but I like the concept.
I don't mind that dash, Big Poo (my 1 ton) has the same one, but the updated door panels give me an idea...

Rolex
12-07-07, 05:13 PM
Eh, even without the chrome and mirrored hood and such a well painted and designed underhood area is easily accomplished. I did THIS in one day. Granted, there was no crazy sensors or wiring or any of that crap...buuutttt...at most, a weekend project if you get right down to it. Mine, seriously, took from sunup to sundown to turn this

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4/spyder1200/Challenger/randomshit092.jpg

Into this.
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4/spyder1200/Challenger/Challenger020.jpg

That's a great example of what I meant. Looks good. :thumbsup: