What if it had been Ford, not GM?

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  1. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    imagine it-what alt modes do you think the Autobots would have had instead? Optimus like a Mack? BB a Mustang? what do you think?
     
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    Wasn't Barricade already a mustang?
     
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    ...I have absolutely NO idea...
     
  4. MadHatter

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    Optimus would be a Mack. Ironhide would be an F-650. Jazz would be a Ford GT or Mazda RX-8. Bumblebee would have been a Mustang. Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Mazda, Volvo and Aston Martin... It could've worked.
     
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    Barricade was the Saleen version of the Ford Mustang, yes.

    I could probably imagine Ironhide as a Ford F-350 or something similar in that vein. Ratchet could have been a Ford converted into an ambulance or fire search/rescue vehicle instead of a Hummer H2. It be hard for Bumblebee to be a Mustang when Barricade has already taken that alt-mode, so who knows what he would have become. Same thing goes for characters such as Jazz, Sideswipe, the Twins, and Jolt... who knows what Ford vehicles they had turned into.

    Of course, now I'm starting to wonder... if Bay had gone with Chrysler, what Chrysler vehicles -- including Dodge and Jeep -- would the TFs had become? Though I could probably see Ironhide as a Dodge Ram with a Hemi engine.
     
  6. MadHatter

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    For Chrysler - They could get International for OP, I suppose. Ironhide could be a Ram SRT-10. Jazz a Viper. Bumblebee would be a Challenger. Sideswipe a ME Four Twelve. Jolt a Dodge Curcuit EV. Moonracer, Arcee and Chromia - Tomahawk.
     
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    When did Camry own by the Ford ??

    Well... the Japanese should have made the Honda Civic Hatchback as the bumblebee. Acura Integra as Sideswipe..
     
  8. Torque

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    true, i hadnt thought of that-i guess Barricade's alt mode might have been different too.

    and i have NO idea why i said Camry-ive been painting all day, not myself lol
     
  9. MadHatter

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    Well... the Japanese should have made the Honda Civic Hatchback as cannon fodder. Acura NSX as Sideswipe..

    There I fixed it for you.
     
  10. 1govnor1

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    No then all the cars would breakdown halfway through the movie and Bay would have to finish shooting with Toyotas.
     
  11. MadHatter

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    Then we'd die of boredom.
     
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    this would have been SIDESWIPE!! :bay 
     

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    And this could have been JAZZ :dj 
     

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    Bumblebee?

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    No, I have a feeling if TRANSFORMERS had been done with Ford Vehicles, Bumblebee would've certainly ended up as the Second Generation Shelby Mustang GT500.
     
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    Maybe. But just because GM used Bumblebee to push their pony car doesn't mean Ford would. He could've been the Euro Focus RS for all we know (and will probably never will know). But I will have to agree with you. The GT500 would probably have a better chance than the AC Cobra.
     
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    Being a Ford Fan, I am enjoying this thread. Lets see........

    Assuming the same as the 2007 Movie, they land in America, we have to pick from Ford USA lineup.

    Bumble Bee.
    Kinda goes without saying, starts off as an early model Mustang (possibly 1st Generation or Mustang II) Yellow with Black Stripes. Later coverts to a new Shelby GT500, same colour scheme.

    Iron Hide.
    Gotta be a big F-Series, anywhere from an F-350 to an F-650, again Black.

    Ratchet.
    Possibly anotehr F-Series converted to Ambulance / Rescue Vehicle, or an E-Seires Van converted the same.

    Jazz.
    Ford GT, Silver with Dark Grey Stripes, same as the Limited Eition Model they did at the end of the run.


    As for the Barricade issue, he could be a Chevrolet Impala Police Car, or even a Dodge Charger Police Car.

    Revenge of the Fallen Characters might need a bit more thought.
     
  18. MadHatter

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    For Ratchet - An E350 van sees a lot of action as an ambulance.
    And for Barricade, I like the idea of a Dodge Charger, but instead of a Impala, I think a 1996 Caprice 9C1 would be better being RWD as opposed to the Impalas they now use.
     
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    I really don't care.
     
  20. MadHatter

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    If I remember correctly, that thing only hit 40 mph being electronically limited, of course.
     

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