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      Angry Cigarette Shaped M Omni - Need Inputs

      I have been asked to do a project car for the Cancer Awareness Day on May 31st.
      The theme is a cigarette shaped car that will be driven all around the country.

      I want your inputs on the same before I talk to the project director tomorrow.

      Right now the plan is to do up a omni in the shape of a cigarette. The work will be done entirely in sheet metal and if time permits it will be converted to fibreglass.

      I want your inputs on

      1. Shape of the car - any ideas, images or pointers will be helpful
      2. The car is going to be driven all around the country. So it has to be ultra reliable. Any ideas as to what all I'll have to look into for the same?

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      Hm, I dont know much about building cars to resemble a cigarette, but the easiest suggestion for getting an ultra reliable car is to start with a new Maruti Omni, or as new as possible!

      If there is going to be a large electrical drain on the car, you might need an upgraded alternator and battery. Also, if this is going to standing still a lot, you might want to look at how to improve the cooling(these vans tend to get heated up, when I drive them) and lubrication(synthetic?)...

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      why quit smoking tadu? its cool
      i aint cut out for it and made a promise to mom i wont join dad's n bro's gang

      simple thumb rule to make it ultra reliable. stick to stock

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      Not sure how a ciggy shaped Omni will look, but here is something on similar lines from Sudha Cars from Hyd.
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      if this is a working model, I would love to drive this on Bangalore Roads
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      It seems a little difficult to get a full ciggy done on the omni right now....

      The options right now are

      1. Model the body like a half smoken ciggy
      2. Put the ciggy on top of the roof and get a car wrap on the body...

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      Sajeeth, I am not sure how you are going to implement a full ciggy body onto the Omni. Can we have a sketch of what you have in mind please?

      Instead I would say, get a paint job similar to how a cigarette looks like. What you can do instead is build a cigarette like the Red Bull guys did with the WagonR and use the original body to carry prints like "Smoking is injurious to health" or such?

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      i think rather than modelling it on a cigarette shaped , you can have a huge graphic type work with front having the cig butt and the tail having a flame and smoke, i am now thinking of a bigger vehicle, on the roof you can have a message board!

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      Some thing comes to my mind.

      Paint the omni “Pitch Black” like a mortuary vehicle. Remove all the sun films from the window glasses, if any. The by-passers should be able to have a clear look of inside. Have a human-look-alike statue in the passenger area. It should look like a skinny man with worst mouth cancer and smoking a dummy cigar (can find a electronic cigar which smoke). It should be as ugly as possible. You can also place a pluck card near the statue, with words, “I am close to grave”. Illuminate the passenger area with a red light. Drive it slowly in the evening.
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