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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by noob5,000,000 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:13 am

I saw one of these coming down a street in my neighborhood today. I didn't even know it existed. It's kind of cool looking I guess.

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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by potownrob » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 am

noob5,000,000 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:13 am
I saw one of these coming down a street in my neighborhood today. I didn't even know it existed. It's kind of cool looking I guess.

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am eye the only won who finds it odd, pretentious and distasteful that they couldn't/wouldn't even put a fake grill on that thing, nor the other Teslas eye've scene at least late lee?? :?
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by theholycow » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:44 am

I like it. It's super clean and smooth.

I'm sick of gaping, toothy, industrial, gratuitous grills.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by tankinbeans » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:47 am

I've seen a number of them and find them obnoxious. Then again familiarity breeds contempt. I currently work 2 miles from a showroom.

I agree the lack of a grill is disconcerting. It looks like it belongs more in the movie Cars.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by potownrob » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:56 am

theholycow wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:44 am
I like it. It's super clean and smooth.

I'm sick of gaping, toothy, industrial, gratuitous grills.
it doesn't need an ugly over the top toyota style grill, just something more than it has. it looks like it's missing parts up front.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by IMBoring25 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:08 am

Either put something that breaks up the flat section or eliminate it entirely. That treatment is awkward.

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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by watkins » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:00 pm

Never mind the forward face. The whole vehicle is just unpleasant to look at.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:03 am

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Back when I was a lad, the Franklin Automobile Company decided to change the look of their cars. They were air-cooled, but they styled them to look like they were sporting radiators, so they wouldn't be lookin' like wierdos.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by tankinbeans » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:30 pm

I just saw what looked to be a mid-60s era Newport qith the 'normous fins and the 45° slanted stacked headlights. It was kind of a salmon orange.

I liked it.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by ClutchFork » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:13 pm

Just saw a beautifully restored 60s GM pick-up, but no photo. I left as soon as I saw that the column shifter was just sitting there uselessly while a "sporty" PRNDL set-up was on the floor between the seats, and the third pedal had been removed. That is despicable! Turning a perfectly good manual transmission vehicle into an auto should be against the law!
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by tankinbeans » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:45 pm

ClutchFork wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Just saw a beautifully restored 60s GM pick-up, but no photo. I left as soon as I saw that the column shifter was just sitting there uselessly while a "sporty" PRNDL set-up was on the floor between the seats, and the third pedal had been removed. That is despicable! Turning a perfectly good manual transmission vehicle into an auto should be against the law!
I half-heartedly toyed with the idea of a auto to manual conversion with my 98 Blazer (ala Cow's Buick whose torso was formerly stolen from an S-10 and whose torso is now stolen from a T5 equipped something or other), but knew the funds weren't there nor was the required expertise and patience. Would have been fun.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by theholycow » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am

ClutchFork wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Just saw a beautifully restored 60s GM pick-up, but no photo. I left as soon as I saw that the column shifter was just sitting there uselessly while a "sporty" PRNDL set-up was on the floor between the seats, and the third pedal had been removed. That is despicable! Turning a perfectly good manual transmission vehicle into an auto should be against the law!
...and totally bass-ackwards with regards to shifter location!
tankinbeans wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:45 pm
I half-heartedly toyed with the idea of a auto to manual conversion with my 98 Blazer (ala Cow's Buick whose torso was formerly stolen from an S-10 and whose torso is now stolen from a T5 equipped something or other)

Excellent memory! Second T5 donor is a Chevy Astro.
but knew the funds weren't there nor was the required expertise and patience. Would have been fun.
Would be a totally simple job, probably almost 100% bolt-on with all OEM parts and engineering from S10. Probably still best to buy a donor vehicle if you have the sort of yard where you can get away with that sort of thing.
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