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The Ultimate Bassman's Gigmobile

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by malthumb, Oct 3, 2003.


  1. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Another weekend, another super-cool vehicle for me to toy around with.

    This time it's the Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster) truck that's about to hit Chevy showrooms in a month or two.

    DETAILS: Two seat 300 hp V8-powered hardtop convertible pickup truck. Enough seating space for you and your favorite drummer (or the lead singer if she's seriously hot). A locked bed compartment suitable for hauling basses and a decently sized rig. A powered convertible hardtop for.....well, why not?

    [​IMG]

    Peace,

    James
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    jeez!!!!

    :eek:
     
  3. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    The wood inserts would make any boutique bass owner proud. BTW - this is a sneak peak at my newest acquisition. Straight from the UPS depot. Hasn't even been in the house yet. Hanewinckel 6 string fretless, Arpeggio body style.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    This thing is a hoot to drive. I'm getting thumbs up & double takes everywhere I go. I'll be taking it and both Hanewinckels to my birthday party gig tonight.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Wow!

    I heard of it, nice pics.

    Won't sell in San Antonio unless they call it 'El Camino' ...
     
  6. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  7. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    WR - You're not RELATED to nojazzloco?

    Tell me it's Not true!
     
  8. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    you mean that's not a brand new el camino?

    :(

    ;)
     
  9. wow, Bitchin Gigmobile! I kind of dig it...
     
  10. looks like an S-10 on acid :p

    seriously tho, looks neat, though i would still prefer a honda element over anything for gear carrying :)
     
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I love the future-retro look (said the PT Cruiser owner). :)
     
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    My idea of the ultimate gig vehicle was a UPS truck.
     
  13. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    Check out my gig mobile....

    [​IMG]

    156,000 miles!!!
     
  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Uhhh......where are the bumpers? If you get tapped by anything larger than a shopping cart, youre screwed.
     
  15. good question, i didnt notice that!

    my only guess is that somehow the body material is painted bumber (?) or thats a prototype model
     
  16. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Well, thanks, but it's not my birthday. Already had one o' them this year ;) . I was playing at a birthday party gig.
     
  17. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    It's all in the substructure. Lot's of vehicles are going this direction. Corvette's been there for years. Peel off the fascia and you'll see all kinds of honeycombs and rails for crash absorbsion and powertrain cradle crush dynamics.

    It's great for styling....on the other hand, what looks a minor cosmetic repair could becom quite costly because of a need to replace parts not visible to the casual eye.
     
  18. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Nope. Production intent. This vehicle can be (and likely will be) sold as is.