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I've recently acquired a Crusader tank for my garage: Crusader

It is very oppressive and white, and I would like to give it a paint job. However, like many authority vehicles it is apparently "not customizable". I'd leave it at that, if I were not previously able to customize a different kind of "not customizable" vehicle: Purple challenger

I can assure you that the Challenger tank does not usually come in purple, but I can't for the life of me remember just how I managed to get it looking like that. Any advice would be most welcome.

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Are you sure you don't just have the purple tank DLC? – agent86 May 8 '13 at 22:48
@agent86 Wrong tank. The DLC is a purple Crusader. – SaintWacko May 9 '13 at 1:38
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There is a glitch you can abuse that will allow you to customise vehicles that are tagged as non-customisable.

First, leave the vehicle you wish to customise in a garage. Then, take any customisable vehicle to a Rim Jobs. Once you get into the customisation menu, press Garage and highlight the vehicle you want to customise. Without actually selecting the vehicle, exit the menu, and answer in the affirmative when it asks you for confirmation. You will now be in the customisation menu for the vehicle you highlighted.

Edit: According to this video, this glitch will not work with all vehicles driven into the Rim Jobs; only some will work for each, with the exception of the Gat Mobile, which will allow you to customise any vehicle.

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That does indeed work, though sadly not even the Gat Mobile will allow me to customize S.T.A.G. vehicles. – Aubergine May 22 '13 at 17:28

If you're playing on the PC, you can install the Extended Customization mod which will allow you to customize all vehicles (including planes and helicopters) - even those not allowed to be customized by the vanilla game. Note that this mod is already part of the Gentlemen of Steelport mod compilation (which I recommend you install, instead of the standalone version). GoS contains other game fixes and improvements.

Screenshots of vehicles customized with Extended Customization:

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Get a gatmobile and go to a rim jobs and go to garage in the menu and click on a non customizable car press back and press up and then press ok.

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