I started out sewing and then went to testing and packaging. Within the first two years, I found myself helping out throughout the whole plant. I was cementing, sewing, testing, packing, cutting material with a chickadee saw. Then I moved to lab technician and then receiving inspector.
There I found my place. I had control of my own area and had a couple of co-workers working under me. I needed no great title, but I loved doing what I did and working with all my surrounding co-workers. I became the go to person on product questions in a sense and and worked a lot with my manager and other supervisors. The hardest part of this job is when you work hard on an order and it fails testing.
It is not just disappointment, but a problem solving issue that the team works on together to improve and gives it another go. Yes 1 No. Started great, ended horribly.
Mustang Survival started out being an amazing place to work. Awesome boss, great management leaders, appreciation for the workers, and a friendly work environment. That lasted until the first firing spree, upper management got shuffled around and out, middle managers got fired and many never replaced. Things evened out after a few months, and several managers stepped up make Mustang a place that you could be proud to say you worked there. Then the next year came and another firing spree.
Managers were fired or pushed out, and cut throat replacements came in. No more incentives for workers, only punishments for not meeting any metric put in place.
No more Christmas party with gift drawings for employee's, even though there was a closet of vendor gifts. Insurance premiums rose, deductibles rose, and bonuses were essentially done away with. Instead of focusing on helping employees improve their efficiency, quality, and throughput, managers started replacing seasoned temp employees with new temp employees, while expecting production to continue to rise.
A close knit group emerged within the location, and if you were not one of the chosen few you didn't get supplies, help, or recognition. If you looked wrong at the group you could expect to find yourself being written up for a rule that was not enforced for anyone in the plant. Employee discounts, you get paid, air conditioned. Of course, that's also something that enthusiasts love about the model, but clearly the owner of this example disagreed.
And disagreed strongly enough to do something drastic. The car looks to have been chopped until leaving only about four inches of windshield visibility, while side windows seem to slide front to back instead of up and down. Hopefully the seats have been repositioned, otherwise the car will get most of its use driving back and forth from the chiropractor's office. In the pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency, sometimes even modern Mustang tuners go too far.
The wire spoked, red rimmed wheels on this sixth generation wide-body give the car a Batman supervillain feel, but you'd never be able to catch the Batmobile for the simple fact that the car probably can't make a turn. Sure, the front lip helps keep the car glued to the ground, but it looks like the rear spoiler could perform that function just fine.
And what about parallel parking? This beast looks wider than a military grade Humvee with about one tenth the ground clearance and an even worse turning radius. Think about how much cash was spent on a car that can't drive through town and can't even make it up the trailer-ramp to get taken to a track.
Luckily it's got fog lights for those late night outings, though. This example might be one of the tamest featured in this article, with only a subtle body kit, vented hood, some blacked out rims, and a small spoiler, but the car throws caution to the wind with a radical tint job worthy of a moonless midnight.
Not that you'd ever take this Mustang out, not even to lunch. The windows are so darkly tinted that you'd be rear ending poor Camaros even in the bright midday sun.
At least the darkness lends to plausible deniability, since no one would be able to testify as to who's driving the thing. Nothing grates the soul worse than hearing someone pull their bumper off while backing away from a curb. This custom Mustang gets pretty close to that level of horrific, however. With gaudy brushed aluminum trim installed all over every single detail, it becomes almost difficult to even recognize this car as a Mustang at all. The custom convertible hardtop with its teardrop profile only adds to the conundrum, while the plow-like diffuser in the rear really defies comprehension.
But hey, maybe a farmer drives this rig when his field dries up so hard he needs horses to plant one single line of corn. Definitely don't pull out from a steep driveway in this one, or you risk hoeing a row all the way down the block. Once upon a time in the old days, happy cars used to get driven around by their happy owners, who were blissfully content knowing that at no point would a shark rise up out of the pavement to chomp their feet off.
Little did these poor souls know that with a couple of airbags and a compressor, an evil genius lay in wait, biding his time until the release of this fearsome and mythical monster. Today, the land shark is a rare sight, and its victims rarer still. Despite an intimidating outward appearance, and luckily for us all, this toothed beast can't go very fast since it has to drags its bumper and side skirts along the ground, which coincidentally serves as an effective shark warning for local beaches, as well.
It's almost hard to tell whether this is a Ford Ranger that has a fourth generation Mustang superglued to it ahead of the windshield, or a Ford Mustang that got a truck cab and bed added to its rear end.
The confusion is a testament to the color matched paint job and similar styling of the two contemporary vehicles. Sadly, that in itself is a testament to the wayward direction of Ford's design team during its worst era. Hopefully any potential buyer appreciates the irony or at least acknowledges the craftsmanship that went into ruining two perfectly good automobiles just to make one that's unique but in the end, fruitless.
Ford hoped to capitalize on the success of the Mustang with a mid-engined replacement for the Shelby Cobra. Ford shoulda built this one: the Mustang Milano. It's like a Pantera, but cooler. This early prototype for the Mustang II is much prettier than the car Ford actually built.
Rambo, a design study for the fourth-generation Mustang, was a bit burlier than the one called "Bruce Jenner. The Mach III concept of provided a glimpse of the styling of the fourth-generation car.
Photo Credit: SoulRider. Suggested By: WarpedHorizon. Why it's a dark horse: The nadir. The ultimate letdown. The abdication. The top engine on the Mustang II was a 2.