Oddball Kustoms' GT-R x VW Thing

I assume it's just a GT-R at the end of the day...

Tim Schmidt AKA the @hapyhipi actually lives very close to me. He's local to us here. He has a place in Florida and a few years ago it burned down. His garage in Florida caught fire and they lost a bunch of cars there including one of his GT-Rs. They were able to salvage most of the GT-R but as you can imagine the exterior is cooked. The interior - totally cooked; a bunch of it had been melted away.

But he also has this Volkswagen Thing. If you're familiar with the Thing, it's this like sketchy looking dune buggy boxy car. They were a hell to drive and they had like 50 horsepower already. So I can't imagine how much scarier this is gonna be. So it's not quite an engine swap. It's not a VR38 swapped entire thing as much as it's a Thing body dropped onto what's left of the GT-R with tons of custom fabrication work as you can see. This is done by Stoney Smith of Oddball Customs, also relatively local, he's a bit northeast of Toronto. There's a quick little video here too Stoney Smith kinda walks the audience through a little bit of the process.

If you wanna check him out on Instagram, it's @stony_oddballkustomss. And I believe they also have a YouTube channel where they just dive into stuff like this and he's giving periodic updates without giving the whole game away, but all in all, really unique build. It's definitely not something you see every day. Probably won't see another one of these in your lifetime and I'm really curious to see what the drivability is like. I assume it's just a GT-R at the end of the day but it looks neat.

(As seen in PASMAG Tuning 365 Season 2 Episode 23 on REV TV Canada)

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