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Old 05-21-2013, 08:54 AM
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I bought a 73 "Swinger" for my sister-in-law, she needed a car bad and this thing fell in my lap. We are talking about 10 years ago. It was SUPER NICE I mean original paint, SUPER nice. She hated it. She had a 74 Dart and just couldn't imagine getting an OLDER car than she had. double I didn't need a car at the time and I sold it. It wasn't long with computer controlled junk I was driving that I wanted that old Swinger back!

It really was a very nice car, six with an automatic, hardtop, damn it was nice.

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:00 AM
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That actually looks like it could be a factory landau option from that era. Not my "thing" but nicely done.

Remember the 73-75 era Cutlass with a flowered "Mod Top" option. I can't find a pic but a guy I worked with around that time bought one new...

Lots of flowery, psychedelic carry over to the cars around that time.
Even with the little windows? I sure as heck know they did this sort of stuff but don't remember this one exactly.

I was working at a shop where we were getting out work from a Dodge dealer and I remember a bunch of odd specialty edition cars they did. One was a Duster with 43 on the side! It had black rims with no wheel covers. They had another one that was a "Cruiser" as I remember, it had a friggin fake Carson top, chrome wheels with baby moons and fake lake pipes!

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Even with the little windows? I sure as heck know they did this sort of stuff but don't remember this one exactly.

I was working at a shop where we were getting out work from a Dodge dealer and I remember a bunch of odd specialty edition cars they did. One was a Duster with 43 on the side! It had black rims with no wheel covers. They had another one that was a "Cruiser" as I remember, it had a friggin fake Carson top, chrome wheels with baby moons and fake lake pipes!

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Nope that's a aftermarket top. The windows are add-ons. Remember " Fast Eddie" from the recent thread on body side mouldings? Well he installed tops also. Round, diamond, crescent, oval, rectangular all kinds of port hole shapes. Padded tops, half tops, full tops, landau bars, side emblems that went into the sail area of the top. Ugh! As I remember the tops came as kits. Pre cut and sewn. You could order different grain patterns also.
As long as we are talking about add-on accessories lets not forget curb feelers! The best curb feeler story I can remember was the White on White Grand Prix with Vogue Tyres ( about a $600 option in 1972) that I installed double curb feeler on both sides of the car! This was the same car that the customer had brought back in with the complaint that the seats were discoloring. When I got the car it had a bright blue coming out of the Drivers seat. I walked back up front to talk to the service manager about theseat but what do I spy? This tall nattily dressed Afro-American gentleman in this bright Peacock Blue Suit! Guess who owned the GP? I suggested to the service manager that he might explain to the owner that perhaps he ought to pay more than $10 for his next suit!

Now the next part of this story I am totally ashamed of myself over. We live in a much more politically correct time and I am a much more mature and caring person. What did we use to call curb feelers there after? N----- whiskers!

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Nope that's a aftermarket top. The windows are add-ons. Remember " Fast Eddie" from the recent thread on body side mouldings? Well he installed tops also. Round, diamond, crescent, oval, rectangular all kinds of port hole shapes. Padded tops, half tops, full tops, landau bars, side emblems that went into the sail area of the top. Ugh! As I remember the tops came as kits. Pre cut and sewn. You could order different grain patterns also.
As long as we are talking about add-on accessories lets not forget curb feelers! The best curb feeler story I can remember was the White on White Grand Prix with Vogue Tyres ( about a $600 option in 1972) that I installed double curb feeler on both sides of the car! This was the same car that the customer had brought back in with the complaint that the seats were discoloring. When I got the car it had a bright blue coming out of the Drivers seat. I walked back up front to talk to the service manager about theseat but what do I spy? This tall nattily dressed Afro-American gentleman in this bright Peacock Blue Suit! Guess who owned the GP? I suggested to the service manager that he might explain to the owner that perhaps he ought to pay more than $10 for his next suit!

Now the next part of this story I am totally ashamed of myself over. We live in a much more politically correct time and I am a much more mature and caring person. What did we use to call curb feelers there after? N----- whiskers!

Bad BB bad BB!
What your post reminds me of is how the big auto makers never sold the interior pieces in the proper color! They offered ten different colors from bright red to green to blue (many of them gaggable) and then when you needed a new door panel for a 75 Chevy pickup for instance it couldn't be ordered in color! THE BAS-TARDS! You had to buy it in what ever it came to you in, BRIGHT red and your customers truck had a white interior, so you had to paint the darn plastic door panel white. First off, covering red with white was a beach enough, but then if it got even the tiniest chip or something it stood out horribly!

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Do I need to say anything.
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Yes you do - - - LIKE "sorry for ruining your breakfast"
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I think the second one is like Taco Bell, comes from south of the border
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I've seen the green one captioned as 'this is what happens when you fart in a smart car'.

Probably on here, too.
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What your post reminds me of is how the big auto makers never sold the interior pieces in the proper color! They offered ten different colors from bright red to green to blue (many of them gaggable) and then when you needed a new door panel for a 75 Chevy pickup for instance it couldn't be ordered in color! THE BAS-TARDS! You had to buy it in what ever it came to you in, BRIGHT red and your customers truck had a white interior, so you had to paint the darn plastic door panel white. First off, covering red with white was a beach enough, but then if it got even the tiniest chip or something it stood out horribly!

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Yep I remember it well. I also remember the tap dance explaining why we didn't use "original parts" when the paint did come off. I hated it.
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pull that from my personal photo album???

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Do I need to say anything.

These photos cane from ,,George Barris Concept Cars.

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Did you everthink about where the movie CARS got the idea for the cars in the movie,
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This started life as a Hillman Imp....
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J.R. the caption under that ?car? should be "somebody shoot me - pleeeeeeeezzz"
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