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Old 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM
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BB, the rear window and taillamps are the same.

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You got it Joe! Isn't it wild it? It took me months of owning it before I noticed that the extra door I had was different being it was for a 60!

It's your floor!

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Thanks, Brian, that was an interesting question.

Next question:

The MacPherson strut was first introduced on a concept car that never made it to production. What is the name of this concept car (make & model).
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:43 AM
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Uuugghhhh. You guys must be walking trivia memmory banks. There are questions the rest of us could answer you know.... Like, What were the low priced three. LOL

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BB, the rear window and taillamps are the same.

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Actually Brian they're not. The back glass on the 60 raps around further and uses a different back glass. Your right about the tail lights being the same but the 1/4 panel sheet metal is different. The 59 rear 1/4 tips the tail light assy from the top. The 60 taillight assy is vertical. If you go back to Joe's picture you can see it.

Identify the 1959 Rambler visually. The 1959 Rambler's tail fins are a style reminiscent of the 1957 Chevrolet and these fins extend to the rear door. Other notable styling points include the decidedly Studebaker Hawk flavor of the vehicle, the wide side-decorative strip expanding at the tail fin and the optional "Continental Kit" spare tire on the trunk. The trademark "Rambler" was not spelled out on the front of the hood and the headlights sit in a high side-by-side position.

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Identify the 1960 Rambler visually. The most significant styling change is the less pronounced tail fins. According to AMCyclopedia, grill inserts and side trim were also changed yearly. The rear quarter-panel changed from the earlier 1959 as a result of the smaller fins. Gone is the wide decorative strip on the side of the vehicle. Added is a wrap-around rear window and the trademark "Rambler" across the front of the hood.



Read more: How to Identify 1959 Through 1961 Rambler Cars | eHow.com How to Identify 1959 Through 1961 Rambler Cars | eHow.com

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Thanks, Brian, that was an interesting question.

Next question:

The MacPherson strut was first introduced on a concept car that never made it to production. What is the name of this concept car (make & model).
Joe was it pre 1949?
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:31 PM
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BB, ummmmm that article isn't talking about an American, they are talking about the Rebel or Amasitor or something,but not the American. Where the rear window and the "fins" are identical 54-60.

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1960 Ambassador.



1959 Ambassador.

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Go back and look at Joe's pictures. You can see the differences.
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Joe was it pre 1949?
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Yes, the car was to be introduced in late '47 as a '48.
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Their the same, I can see how they look a little different but they are the same.

My car, 1959.



And a 1960



It's an illusion that the glass is different, between the top being a darker color (which "shrinks" things) and the chrome moulding, they look different but as far as I know are identical. That and the slightly different angle of the shot. I have a 60 window at home I plan on putting in my car, I'll check it tonight.

The tail lights are different and I would put a crisp $10 bill on it that even the Rambler nuts wouldn't know, the 60 has about a 1/8" diameter larger red reflector at the bottom, no kidding.

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Well Chevrolet almost went into production with It's Cadet in the mid to late fourties. The car featured what was to be the for-runner of he McPherson strut but it never went into production. Prototypes were built but it wasn't a concept car as such. It was a much smaller vehicle meant for economy and initial low cost but GM decided not to go further with it.
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Their the same, I can see how they look a little different but they are the same.

My car, 1959.



And a 1960



It's an illusion that the glass is different, between the top being a darker color (which "shrinks" things) and the chrome moulding, they look different but as far as I know are identical. That and the slightly different angle of the shot. I have a 60 window at home I plan on putting in my car, I'll check it tonight.

The tail lights are different and I would put a crisp $10 bill on it that even the Rambler nuts wouldn't know, the 60 has about a 1/8" diameter larger red reflector at the bottom, no kidding.

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Yeah measure it. 57-59 calls for the same glass 60 is different.
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Well Chevrolet almost went into production with It's Cadet in the mid to late fourties. The car featured what was to be the for-runner of he McPherson strut but it never went into production. Prototypes were built but it wasn't a concept car as such. It was a much smaller vehicle meant for economy and initial low cost but GM decided not to go further with it.
You got it, BB. Chevrolet Cadet was the answer I was looking for. As I understand it, MacPherson himself lead the design team on this car, and the strut suspension was just one of many ideas that were ahead of their time on this car. Chevrolet had already built new factories and was tooling up for production when the GM brass decided the project was an unnecessary financial risk.

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Well done, BB, the floor is yours....
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I don't ever remember seeing that Cadet before, looks like that could have been a winner, just a little ahead of it's time.

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I'm sure everyone has one of these in your tool box so it ought to be a easy question. What is this and what do you use it on.
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I don't ever remember seeing that Cadet before, looks like that could have been a winner, just a little ahead of it's time.

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I read that GM scrapped the last of the prototypes in '68, so unfortunately we'll never get to see one.

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
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