Man’s Old Car Restoration Project Quickly Turns Into A Much More Epic Undertaking
Since Henry Ford first rolled out the Model T, people have modified cars in just about every way imaginable. While some folks like simple upgrades that make their vehicles more efficient, others prefer flashier improvements like televisions and surround-sound speakers in the trunk. Some of these modifications are truly unbelievable, to say the least.
When Duncan Forster and Phil Weicker bought a 1969 Cadillac DeVille, they wouldn't have had to do much of anything with it to be the envy of car fanatics across the country. But these engineers had big plans for this automobile... and their wild vision was anything but conventional!
When friends Duncan Forster and Phil Weicker were enrolled in college at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, they had an outrageous idea. It mostly involved a few absurd modifications to their 1982 Chevy Malibu...
The plan? Transform the Malibu into a fully operational hot tub while keeping the car's driving capabilities intact. With the help of a fellow student, they went to work—and saw mixed results.
"This thing was hideous," Duncan said. "The car barely ran, but we were really proud of it." But the middling success only made Duncan and Phil hungry for a project that would really make their friends envious.
Twelve years later, when Duncan and Phil lived in Los Angeles, they revisited their plan for a hot tub car. This time would be different, though. For starters, they were going to use a 1969 Cadillac DeVille as the body—and the end result would be street-compatible.