Borged-out car

Energy & Sustainability
Borged-out car

borg2.jpgCraig Smith, whose work has appeared in this blog numerous times (see links below) is at it again:

My wife went to visit family this weekend. So left by myself, something geek-like is bound to happen. I started cutting and forming plastic sheets, assembling doo-dads and modifying my car. The result is a car where “…resistance is futile.” Completed? Heck no. There is a lot of fender left and a lot of car beyond that. Don’t worry, items are SECURELY fastened with brackets and screws. Last thing I want is my nanites attacking the car behind me.

I’m not going to end with a Borg cube, but perhaps with the entire front quarter assimilated and various components around the car. I’ll have green LED lighting, but not lights directly visible as to get pulled over for D.O.T. lighting violations.


12 thoughts on “Borged-out car

  1. Art says:

    Hmmm. So at what point does a project like this make the change from killing your resale value, to actually improving it due to the collector-value of the car? 20% assimilation? 40% ?? Just wondering…

    1. Joe Giliberti says:

      It can only increase, as it is a late 90’s Ford

  2. Marty says:

    Yes, cool, and glad you’re having fun with it.

    The protuding parts seem like they’ll impact wind resistance, where just a little costs alot.

    In general, I don’t mean to squash creativity but in this case where it might make a real difference it’s worth asking if you’ve considered the outcomes.

    Good luck, and good assimilating :)

  3. craig says:

    The parts are held on by some of the many factory upper fender bolts, and some lower clips/screws. Components can be easily removed with no damage to the car. In fact there IS a poor job at a dent repair under that plastic sheet with red paint pen finish over it anyways. It was that way when I bought it.
    Milage wise, I’m a guy who NEEDS a truck or utility vehicle. Yet for over a decade I’ve had two sleek and economical Taurus wagons because I can slide 4X8 sheets of plywood, sheetrock, etc.. in the back. Plus I have a small trailer for bigger hauls. I’ve been quite economical in my vehicles, because anybody else doing my kind of work would just get a truck and be a gas hog.

  4. Anselmo Melo says:

    Is this project finished now? Would like to see more pictures of car, in particular full body photos.

  5. Peter Gates says:

    Ha ha ha….this is great! I saw this car today in Franklin and did a double take. I immediately googled Borg Car and this article came up. What a hoot!

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