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Old 06-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Nice link 463, very descriptive. Far better than I could have done.

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Here it is on my 68 Barracuda as demostrated by my daughter. Stay tuned next week when she explains rocker ratios...

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #108 (permalink)
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I would take issue with BMW inventing it in 1961. Here is a 1960 Plymouth Fury with clearly a bigger better example then the 1961 BMW 1500 has.

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #109 (permalink)
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1991 was the first Impala to get it although here is a 1963 Impala with the top off the 1960 fury pictured above. It definately make it look better IMO!

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Old 06-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #110 (permalink)
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U serious about deciding on a car based on where the filler cap is?
YES! Of course my cripple status factors into it since I don't want to have to waddle my busted butt all the way around the car while printing/potentially scratching using it as a crutch just to put fuel in it ;)

Also, it f's up the rotation at the station with people trying to pull through different directions. Just keep it simple, logical & practical (I realize that this is a tall order these days), and put the filler on the same side as the steering wheel!

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I will only buy a convertible with a factory roll bar which rules out all Gm and Ford cabrios. Porsche, MB, and BMW fit the bill.
Almost forgot my .02 on this part... If you've got the dough for any of those rides, chances are that you can afford to add a roll bar to any car. Besides that, a roll bar is a relatively easy mod compared to relocating the filler.

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Almost forgot my .02 on this part... If you've got the dough for any of those rides, chances are that you can afford to add a roll bar to any car. Besides that, a roll bar is a relatively easy mod compared to relocating the filler.
Even Porsche, MB, and BMW used can be attained by the masses. Boxters are way cheaper than you may think. Here is an example of one with under 40K miles selling for $16K. Factory roll bar included.

I am OK with an add on roll ber as long as it meets DOT or SCCA standards and is installed properly- many do not, especially if installed by Corky.


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Old 06-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #113 (permalink)
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They are pretty inexpensive to buy, a little pricey to maintain. My dad had a '97 with 35k miles or so and it was worth like $10k or so. Great little car to drive, learned stick on it. :) He just recently traded it in unfortunately. Theres a nice lil blue one for sale around here though. :) lol

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:57 AM   #114 (permalink)
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Impala designers at GM- Hey guys, lets sit around with our thumbs up our asses for like 8 years and let everyone get the 9th gen. we designed. Then lets come out with the bat-mobile like car to piss of all the 9th gen owners..........

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:14 PM   #115 (permalink)
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saw a test version of the 2014 impala today. It looks pretty nice. Just not my cup of tea. Too conservative for me

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #116 (permalink)
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im looking forward to seeing the new impala at the philly auto show this january but i think ill probably be drooling over the new vette. Damn i wish i had 55 grand laying around..
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i know this is an impala forum but look at this thing kick ass!
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nice rear too ....
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