UA-47906392-1

Steelies

BMW E21 323i with GM LS1 V8 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

BMW E21 323i with GM LS1 V8 engine swap

A rainy sunday with cold wind gustst at the end of a super dry summer. No reason to leave the house and plenty of time to photoshop something. After fiddling around with a couple of projects that never quite get finished, I found a picture of a BMW E21 323i and immediately started modifying it. The most obvious choice would have been a BMW V8 engine swap, but because I wanted a USDM style theme on the vehicle, it made more sense to pretend that it is converted to a GM LS1 V8. The NASCAR inspired steel wheels give the car a more or less period-correct look and the overfenders add a more modern touch. The stance is a compromise between aggressive fitment and driveability – not too low, to remain functional. I removed the trim on the sides and the rear bumper and replaced them with two black stripes. The Alpina front spoiler, the rear wing and the diffusor create an aerodynamic package that has yet to be tested in a wind tunnel. This BMW E21 could be a daily driver with ample power and excellent gas mileage. Now, who wouldn’t want to have one?

BMW E21 323i with GM LS1 V8 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Click here to see the original picture.

Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier Edition 4x4 Pickup | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier Edition | 4×4 UTE Conversion

A friend of mine has a 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Bill Blass Edition. It is quite a barge and a lot of space is wasted for nothing but looks. But how do they say in Texas? Bigger is better. And the bigger the base, the easier a 4×4 conversion is. To add more utility to a vehicle that is rather useless for transportation purposes in stock form, I modified a Cartier Edition into an El Camino style pick-up. The friends down under call this a UTE. The shortened nose provides a better approach angle and should make it easy to navigate the trickier areas of your equestrian estate farm.

Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier Edition 4x4 Pickup | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Add the matching bed cover for those rainy days and carry your Cartier handbags garden tools safe and dry.

Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier Edition 4x4 Pickup Cab | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Click here to see the original picture.

Renault R4 Rainbow Van | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Renault R4 Rainbow Van

The Renault R4 has always been a vehicle that accepts many modifications to the body without looking too weird. I kept it simple by just removing the rear doors and windows, lowering the ride height and adding larger diameter wheels. Just a quick chop over the weekend for fun. Peace 🙂

Renault R4 Rainbow Van | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Marmon HCM V8 Hot Rod | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Marmon HCM V8 Hot Rod

Last winter I found a picture of the Marmon HCM V12. In my opinion it looks rather bland and isn’t really well proportioned. But you can hot rod everything, can’t you? ;-)

I created a new picture with all the body parts on several layers. After finding some wheels that would fit the style I was looking for, I decided on the wheelbase. It is slightly longer compared to the original car and looks even longer, because I pushed the wheels out to the corners of the vehicle. Substantial lowering just had to be done for a proper stance. The roof was also chopped a little bit. I tried to keep the simple lines of the original body and just enhanced them. The color is the same as the donor cars’. I think the color is rather unique for a Hot Rod. And as always: some may like it, some may hate it. It’s just a matter of taste.

Marmon HCM V8 Hot Rod | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

 

Nissan PAO | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Nissan PAO with deep dish steelies

Well, seems like I do have a sweet spot for ugly ducklings. This Nissan PAO is one of them. Found a picture of the car a couple of years ago and knew that it’s design definitely needed some help. Chopped the top, added fender flares and retro wheels and made it look a little angry. Did it help? You decide.

Nissan PAO | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

1941 Chrysler Town & Country Estate Wagon | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

1941 Chrysler Town & Country Estate Wagon

This beauty from the 40’s has been modified extensively – but I tried to maintain a stock look. A top chop along with opened windows, modifications to the front fascia and getting rid of the bumpers was fairly easy. I also found a nice set of chrome steelies.

1941 Chrysler Town & Country Estate Wagon | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)