Camo trucks and cars

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lead, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    Missouri
    This might just be a Missouri thing but, hunting seasons are near and I've started to see the old trucks and cars with camo paint jobs driving around town. It's not too unusual to see the trucks, but I've seen two Ford LTD's and one Dodge in home made camo. I don't know where they keep them the rest of the year, you don't see them in summer, but they are out now.
    Anyone want to admit to being the proud owner of one of these beauties? Better yet, got any pics to show off?
     
  2. gunfreakboy

    gunfreakboy Member

    334
    Sep 20, 2005
    Buffalo, N.Y.
    Not me but I once saw a Dodge van with another half van on top and it was covered with green indoor/outdoor carpet. What a sight.
     

  3. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Remember that water soluable paint they had back in the school days.... ?? :D

    Gram is rolling over in her grave as we speak....

    mike
    gn
     
  4. cec

    cec New Member

    501
    Feb 19, 2005
    New Hampshire
    I don't own one but there are few of those around here. What doesn't make sense is that they are inner city vehicles, I don't think these things have ever seen a dirt road, much less off road.

    I always wanted to ask "What is the point of the camo paint job if it makes your car MORE visiable?"
     
  5. midnight_cougar

    midnight_cougar New Member

    114
    Sep 2, 2007
    Upstate, NY


    we got the same thing in ny. i would love to camo my truck, but they have this film like window tint that comes in huge rolls that will do a whole truck.
     
  6. dcd_enterprises

    dcd_enterprises New Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Wheatland, Iowa
    A buddy of mine has a camoed Ford Festiva, of all things, as if they were too easy to spot to begin with, and drives it 52 miles one way everyday to work.
     
  7. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    I used to be a member of a VW club. One of the members had a urban camo 1988 GTI.
     
  8. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    Oh, I don't know. I've got an old Suburban (1990) K1500 that's not only seen a dirt road (lots) but also been off-road on the back trails of deer camp.

    It ain't camo, though.
     
  9. The ultimate milsurp camo hunting vehicle:

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    :D;):p
     
  10. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Is this camo enough for you?

    85 Chevy K20 with Detroit locker.

    350 bored out 30 over

    Balanced crank 4 bolt main
    Holly 600
     

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  11. Terry G

    Terry G Member

    127
    Feb 19, 2004
    Wisconsin
    My brother-in-law ( I know it's a miracle, but I really like him), has been in the car business all his life, and say's trade in value on a camo'ed vehicle will be at the bottom rung no matter the mileage and condition. The cost of professional re-painting would be prohibitive on most vehicles to try to recoup trade-in value. Something to think about.
     
  12. Michael G

    Michael G New Member

    364
    Dec 4, 2007
    Garland Texas
    I never did understand why someone would design the outside of their vehicle in all camo.....and then put big chrome wheels on it.

    Maybe if they covered all the metal on the vehicle with little tiny mirrors they could hide in any terrain and the chrome wheels wouldn't stand out so much????
     
  13. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Those are VERY far from crome by the way.
     
  14. Michael G

    Michael G New Member

    364
    Dec 4, 2007
    Garland Texas
    Sorry Marlin T. I wasn't referring to your ride. Uuuuuhh, nice paint job?
     
  15. Terry G

    Terry G Member

    127
    Feb 19, 2004
    Wisconsin
    Kind of reminds me of the big status symbol several years back with monster Mudding four wheel drive pick ups. Front and rear stainless steel bumpers, four foot high tires that cost what a new semi-automatic handgun went for (each!). Roll bars, you name it. I'll bet not one in twenty ever left a paved road.
     
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