Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub

Many years ago these two engineers drank a keg of beer and decided to transform a 1969 Cadillac into the fastest hot tub in the planet. After several attempts their carpool is ready—now they are asking for your help to take their invention to the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, and set their silly speed record.

This is how they built it:

Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub

Acquire a well-loved 1969 Cadillac in generally sound mechanical condition. Convince AAA that you should get free towing to retrieve it.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Remove superfluous interior, underhood and trunk components by any means necessary.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Install enormous steel reinforcements designed to support thousands of pounds of water.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Using plywood, make a mock tub in the car's interior. Try not to glue your fingers together more than fifteen times.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Using medium density fibreboard (MDF), make a negative tub mold. Sand for what seems like a million days. Spray many gallons of noxious chemicals onto it to make it smooth and shiny.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Lay up fibreglass onto the mold to create the custom tub.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Separate from the mold using compressed air.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Drop it into the passenger compartment.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Reverse the effects of time and collisions on the quality of the bodywork.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Lay down a sweet paint job.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Reinforce, repair and paint the frame.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Get 472 cubic inches to play nicely together.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Drop body on frame like they did back in Detroit.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Park some heat exchangers in the passsenger's foot well to heat the water in the tub using the engine.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Make a custom air-ride suspension system.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Polish about a zillion pieces of chrome.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Make custom fibreglass for the dashboard and other components.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Remember to take care of the little things.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Make a custom roll cage that conforms to the SCTA safety requirements.
Guys transform old Cadillac into world's fastest hot tub
Presto! Carpool DeVille!

SPLOID is a new blog about awesome stuff. Join us on Facebook