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Old 12-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #111 (permalink)
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As most of us know, GM did alot of 2 year near look alike versions where doors, etc..
can be interchanged.

Thusly the 64/65 Chevelles, 66-67 velles, 68/69 velles, 70-72 as well.

I like the '69 face also. The '68-'72 wagons, and El Camino's all really have the same
main body, and rear.

My question is a custom stretch of a nose, or shortening of frame needed to put
a '69 Chevelle nose on a '70-72 Chevelle wagon/El C ???

Are the Olds, Buick, Pontiac cousins in the same boat???
The Buick, Olds, and Pontiac A bodies are all largely the same. There are a few really cool cars out there where people have mixed the brands. One that comes to mind was a guy who built a 70 Buick GSX Stage 1 El camino. It was awesome, he had the buick front clip on the El Camino.

Here it is: http://www.chevelles.com/elcamino/ec_gsx.htm

As far as going between the 68/69 to the other generations I'm sure it is doable, but difficult. I know the core support is different between the 68/69's, the 70's and the 71/72's. The 70 was similar to the later ones, but was set up for the 4 headlights. It has to be changed when going to the 70 front like the wagon. A lot of the chassis parts are interchangeable but I'm not sure about the body parts, I'm pretty sure that the earlier cars have more of a curve to the fender where it meets the doors, and the body lines wouldn't line up, but with enough work ot could be done.

The best way to go about it would probably be to use the front end parts from a 68/69 El Camino, including the doors. (El caminos use different doors).

That would be a cool car though!

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #112 (permalink)
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I fully agree! Those and the Charger Daytonas are incredible, I would love to have one.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #116 (permalink)
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I admit that I prefer the '70 chevelle front clip many times over the '71/'72.

The massive parking light/turn signal lenses shout Grandma car to me!

But as a customized TRUCK so to speak; a good use of them: sedan deliveries!
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Porsche. Almost anything from mid-90s and up, but two doors only. Although if I had a pack of runts to carry around, and one helluva bank account, I'd definitely look at a Panamera S.
I also like Porsche, but I still have my objections to the Panamera. If it had the rear door handles more discretely-mounted, like the Alfa Romeo 156 and 147, could look more attractive since it would remain closer to a traditional view of Porsches
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #119 (permalink)
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Back in the day Peugeot made some lovely cars, like these :

205


306


Then they kind of messed up.


I mean what the heck is going on at the front, the rear, the sides - oh it just hurts to look at it.

I'm really liking the new 208 though, back to the good old days.



Ooof - even at the back



EDIT - forgot to add - the one reason for thinking of a Fiesta in the Arragonis household just went away.
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I'm not a Peugeot fan, but I like the 3008.

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