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I love that car- tons of thought & unique parts involved. Nice to see someone not beholden to 'tradition' in a big way.

BTW- what the hell is a "Chrysler DeSoto" ?? :wacko:

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BTW- what the hell is a "Chrysler DeSoto" ?? :wacko:

Good question. It's either a Chrysler or a DeSoto.

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Good question. It's either a Chrysler or a DeSoto.

Not quite guy's, Chrysler Corporation DeSoto Division

GM / Chevrolet

Ford / Lincoln

Kiser / Jeep

Studebaker / Packard

ect...

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Love the car and the subversive name. :hot:
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yes but it needs fenderettes(is that even a term?)

supposedly the guy is in the process of enclosing it. the thing is built from scratch... i envy the skills of others sometimes...

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Not quite guy's, Chrysler Corporation DeSoto Division

GM / Chevrolet, Ford / Lincoln, Kiser / Jeep, Studebaker / Packard, ect...

So when someone holds up a valve cover with a 'Corvette' script in raised relief on it, asks you what it is, you tell them it goes on a "GM Chevy" ??

It's fine to say "Chrysler Corporation's DeSoto Division", but it's incorrect to say "Chrysler DeSoto".

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This car is twelve different kinds of cool. It's also quite ugly, but I think that's the point.

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So when someone holds up a valve cover with a 'Corvette' script in raised relief on it, asks you what it is, you tell them it goes on a "GM Chevy" ??

It's fine to say "Chrysler Corporation's DeSoto Division", but it's incorrect to say "Chrysler DeSoto".

Granted It's just we all are lazy with language any more. Myself I hate to type & hated English + Spelling(Luv spellcheck) but I hate the way people speak anymore. Those that make a living with language are the worst, truncating sentences miss pronouncing words or using the wrong word IE then/than interchangeably. I'm only a HS grad + Tech School but even I can hear the snafus that these Professionals make. So the "Chrysler DeSoto". thing wasn't sooooooo bad, but I see your point. It would read Chrysler Division DeSoto make to our ears right?

Read / ears :duh::lol:

Us motor heads are anal aren't we

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Some may call it 'anal', but to me, what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong.

Proper names are important to me personally, esp when the opportunity to misrepresent history arises. It's no longe topical, but that doesn;t mean it should go uncorrected.

To put it in modern terms, saying 'Chrysler DeSoto' is exactly like saying 'toyota lexus'.

But yes- laziness is generally catching....

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Saw AND enjoyed this today. Tough to get pics, what with the people circling it. I hung for a good 5 minutes, didn;t hear a single disparaging comment (puzzlement; yes).

I tried to explain the attraction to my son: people can sense a vision was behind it.... they're just trying to figure out what vision.

It's different and it has a ton of attitude, so I liked it... tho I would've liked to see it a teensy bit 'cleaner'. BTW, I believe he widened the whole cab/nose to better match the bed. Interesting.

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I think it's the "sinister" factor that makes stuff like this work.

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