By on May 16, 2013

03 - Nightmare Ford Expedition Tailgate Mural - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinYou see a fair amount of customization among the inmates of a high-turnover, self-service wrecking yard; sometimes it’s a full-on time-capsule RX-7 and sometimes it’s the kind of thing Manny, Moe, and Jack would build after a week-long ether-and-DMT binge. Here’s a fairly well-executed, if puzzling, airbrush mural I spotted at a Denver yard a few months back.
02 - Nightmare Ford Expedition Tailgate Mural - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinEven with the swastika vandalization— which may have hastened the depreciation of this truck’s value and helped lead to its junkyardization— you can make out some weird details on the subject’s face. There’s a certain air of Juggaloism in the semi-clownlike makeup, but what does the “Under Oath” caption mean?
04 - Nightmare Ford Expedition Tailgate Mural - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinIf only junkyard vehicles could talk!

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17 Comments on “Tailgate Mural Fails To Spare This Expedition From Crusher’s Jaws...”

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    “There is nothing as helpless and irresponsible as a man in the depths of an ether binge”. Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    It does help take the edge off of the DMT but it takes weeks to get the smell out of the carpet in the footwells.

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    This is Dia De Los Muertos artwork. It’s a Mexican thing. Hence the Nazi racist defacing.

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    Art is always so subjective ~

    Someone put a lot of thought & effort into that air brushed mural then a knuckle dragging drooler came along and put an incorrectly drawn swastika on it , thereby proving once again that The National Socialist White People’s Party (betcha didn’t know the America nazi party’s full name didja ?) are indeed mostly retards and sub humans .

    A friend of mine collects old custom painted Moto gas tanks , most are bugger all ugly but still interesting to look at .


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    It was either some guy looking at his own in a mirror or a REALLY overeager Buddhist

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    Rather than sparing it from the crusher, I’m pretty sure that mural is one of the primary reasons that truck is where it is right now.

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    Car murals aren’t really my scene, but whoever did this one put a lot of time, effort and talent into that. Kinda surprised the ‘gate was still there. Garage art, anyone?

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    Underoath were a Christian Metalcore band. Although I’m not sure if that’s what the presumably Mexico-affiliated owner of this vehicle had in mind when he put that on…

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