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5 hours ago, balthazar said:

Ya- I don't get the long-running fashion of slapping skirts on cars that didn't come with them- it's almost universally a worse look.
And in the custom arena- 101% of the 'cruiser / bubble' skirts look awful.

Here's the same body shell '63 vs. 64 Eldorado- the '63 looks fine but I prefer the '64 ~

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Cars that big, coupes especially, need skirts to look right. 

 

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26 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Not always; this would look terrible with skirts~

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It's because it has those wheel flares. 

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I can 'see past' those flares; if the quarters had none, I still say it would look bad with full skirts.
Look at your Toro.

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18 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I can 'see past' those flares; if the quarters had none, I still say it would look bad with full skirts.
Look at your Toro.

Also has the wheel flares... but it is a relatively short rear deck.  I'm talking about cars with half a Stratofortress as a trunk. Ones that look like fuselages. 

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I never cared for the '55 Biscayne- too bug-eyed and strange. Also; 1st gen Corvair-esque from the rear, which I don't hate, but it's not necc 'beautiful'. Still, I love that it was brought back from the grave ad I appreciate the elevated strata it lives in as a General Motors concept car.

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Posted (edited)

Did I hear someone say fuselages?

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How about this one?

 

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I think l also read something about skirts?

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and skirts not looking so good with fender flares?

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I must have misread then...sorry! 

 

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I like the Mopar C-body fuselage styling era.....here are a couple more...the Dodge and the mega beast Imperial. 

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15 hours ago, ocnblu said:

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Did someone say... FUSELAGES?

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My high school gym Teacher Alex Barron had one of those...I always smiled when it rolled in the high school lot.

2 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

I like the Mopar C-body fuselage styling era.....here are a couple more...the Dodge and the mega beast Imperial. 

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That imperial is wonderful!

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14 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

 

That imperial is wonderful!

Yeah...

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I actively tried to pick up a '70 Polara coupe with the Superlite option, but we couldn't agree on a price.
I was also heavily eyeballing a '69 version, don't recall if price was ever discussed/talked to anyone.
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1960 Pontiac Mustang (local 1-dealer, 1-year package) ~

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20 hours ago, balthazar said:

Shawangunk Mountains, Ulster County NY ~

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Nice...  a place in NY I'd like to visit again is Letchworth State Park and the Gennessee River in Wyoming County, NY (pic below)..  I visited there 20 years ago when I was at a wedding in the Buffalo area.

I was up in Western NY last year to Dunkirk, saw the lighthouse and some beaches...a short drive from Cleveland. Want to go to Chautauqua Lake and Niagara Falls this summer. 

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21 hours ago, balthazar said:

Shawangunk Mountains, Ulster County NY ~

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There's a tourist railroad near there that I've wanted to visit. 

55 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Nice...  a place in NY I'd like to visit again is Letchworth State Park and the Gennessee River in Wyoming County, NY (pic below)..  I visited there 20 years ago when I was at a wedding in the Buffalo area.

I was up in Western NY last year to Dunkirk, saw the lighthouse and some beaches...a short drive from Cleveland. Want to go to Chautauqua Lake and Niagara Falls this summer. 

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You should come out my way and go to Fallingwater. 

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3 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

You should come out my way and go to Fallingwater. 

I've been wanting to do that for years...maybe this summer.  Been to Pittsburgh many times, but haven't explored the surrounding area much. 

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Nothing like a 1971 Buick Estate Wagon, all 227 inches of her with a 455 V8 good for 355HP at 10 mpg. This station wagon as I learned is 3 inches longer than today's Chevrolet Suburban. :P 

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Buick built & tested a 525 CI V8 for production. Story goes, an engineer loaded it with 5 or 6 Division uppers and the car laid rubber many tens of feet. They decided the 455 was plenty (510 torque!)
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@Drew Dowdell and/or @William Maley, What year did the Cherokee get Apple's CarPlay or does it yet? Or when did they get the latest version of UConnect? I'm looking around for used vehicles and trying to find what else has things I like(that isn't new). 

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43 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Buick built & tested a 525 CI V8 for production. Story goes, an engineer loaded it with 5 or 6 Division uppers and the car laid rubber many tens of feet. They decided the 455 was plenty (510 torque!)
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I really love cars of this era.

About 45 seconds in...pretty brutal....looks like a lot of cars got damaged or destroyed on these car hauling rail cars...wonder how the OEMS and insurance companies deal with that...

 

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5 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

I really love cars of this era.

See- I mostly look at them as a source of big cube motors. I owned a running '72 Riviera boattail; white, black vinyl half roof, 455, black interior - had been smacked in the rear quarter. It was totally fixable if one got a new quarter... but I was only thinking of putting it's 455/th400 into my '59. I line a '59 coupe next to a '72 Riviera, and I almost can't focus on the '72.
 

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7 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

@Drew Dowdell and/or @William Maley, What year did the Cherokee get Apple's CarPlay or does it yet? Or when did they get the latest version of UConnect? I'm looking around for used vehicles and trying to find what else has things I like(that isn't new). 

It has it now with the latest version of uconnect. I think the year it got the facelift would have it. I’d have to look it up. This reminds me that I need to write my review of it.

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