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Old 09-19-2009, 09:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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...so-o-o-o, how many "stars" did the Bel Air get?
I don't know, but I bet that dummy was seeing plenty of 'em!
(canned laughter)

I will admit, it was tough seeing that '59 get pummeled. But, I guess it's like donating your car to Science. They needed a classic Chevy, in good shape and free of rust, to prove an excellent point. It's done in Hollywood all the time for entertainment, so why not in the lab?

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Old 09-20-2009, 03:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ummm... what was the point?

Dayam, that car was just like mine, same color and all! :sad: Maybe they could redeem themselves a little bit and give me the taillight bezels.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i'd like to see the test repeated with a same era cadilliac...
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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At least it didn't get crushed in the durn cash for clunkers mess.
I've seen so many lovely possibilities leaving us for rolling bricks that people bought.
Kind of like donating your body to science eh?
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Lovely? A '59 Chevy? Learned to drive on one of those things, and I don't recollect ever looking at it without thinking how much it could be improved by a couple of hours work with a cutting torch...
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I saw this this morning. Good video.
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I like the dust pouring out of the bel air at 1:00.

Was looking for confirmation that the bel-air it still hand an engine in it, would have expected a better showing from a v8, maybe it got pushed to the side. They didn't do the overhead shot, around 0:30 looks pretty empty under the hood area.
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I like the dust pouring out of the bel air at 1:00.

Was looking for confirmation that the bel-air it still hand an engine in it, would have expected a better showing from a v8, maybe it got pushed to the side. They didn't do the overhead shot, around 0:30 looks pretty empty under the hood area.
I was wondering the same thing.
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the ride height looks about right, fwiw.
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Yeah, that stinks, I wanted to see the whole overhead view and all they gave was a teaser.

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