If you want to Steampunk the exterior of your car there are a couple things you should know before you get started. Steampunking a car can be a very long and difficult process and can also cost a lot of money, however if you do it right, you can turn a mediocre classic into an unforgettable ride. If you’re up for the challenge it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever had, but if you feel like you might not be up for the challenge, you could start by turning your vehicle into a rat rod, using things that you can later use to make it steam punk.
The first thing you care going to want to consider is the paint job. Your paint can not look to new. If it is a plain color such as blue red or green, you can probably leave it, otherwise if it’s a metal flake, or modern paint that does not look simple, or if it is to rusty you will want to repaint your car a simple color, or a silver or copper to make it look like its built from copper or stainless steal.
Other things you want to consider are outside decorations, different turn signals fenders, headlights, and anything else you can think of to change the exterior of your vehicle. Nothing makes a car look better then round headlights. And if its at all possible putting classic round headlights on your car is a must.
A good hood ornament will be a great asset to building your car. try to find a old one of a brand that no longer exists, that will it will give the illusion that it was built in a steam punk world.
If the car you are pimping out in steampunk style has a back able to support a tire without blocking the view from the window, or the license plate, you might want to move your tire from underneath your car, or in a trunk, onto the back of your vehicle to give it a touch of old fashioned class. Remember, you can usually find a new place to put the license plate if the tire will be blocking it.
Remember, whatever you do, you will want it to be street legal. It’s not worth getting a ticket so that you can look cool. Rules are there to keep the road safe. Also make sure any add-ons that you put on the car are securely fastened. You don’t want your car falling apart on the highway.