Field Guide to Wasteland Vehicles: Combine

At the opposite end of the spectrum from the scavenge-built, use-what-you-found vehicles are well thought-out rigs like Caliber’s Mustang named Combine.  Combine is the brainchild of Caliber and was brought to life by Troy from MadMaxCars.com.  Though the company is known for creating replicas of vehicles from the Mad Max series, Combine is a full custom project all its own.  Caliber started with a 1973 Mustang Mach 1, and the folks at MMC built a custom four-wheel drive chassis for the car, getting it up in the air in style.  The 351 Cleveland V8 was bored to 408 cubic inches for additional power.

Underneath the car is where the custom work really shines.  The custom-welded differentials look as tough as they are and the hand-built front bumper rides on heavy steel.  The exterior is weathered but largely unmolested right down to the factory decals and a custom mural on the hood, making this car stand out as something special among the ratty survivors of the wastes.  Combine’s a work in progress, and Caliber plans to add an upgraded interior with a roll cage in the future.

Owner: Caliber

1973 Mustang Mach 1 on custom chassis by Troy from Mad Max Cars.com.  351C bored to 408. Custom bumper up front, welded pumpkins. Plans for a roll cage and finished interior, will remain street legal