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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by NEK5, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I HATE those cars(2nd gen F-Bodies) in general, but that is a really clean looking car.
     
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    I love 70-73's, camaro rs to be specific
     
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    Not my thing, but it looks like a very clean car and a good job on the conversion.
     
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    I'm not big on it... But not for any anti-second gen thing.... I was never particularly fond of that bodystyle when they where out, being a diehard Cuda/Challenger type guy at the time..

    But over the years I have grown to like the second gen bodies some... Whereas I've grown to HATE 3rd Gens, due to all the moron guido idiots that drove them...

    All that being said, the reason I don't particularly like it is, drumroll, the convertible factor.. Purely from an aesthetic point... I think it makes the body look goofy without the lines from the quarter panel sails...

    There are alot of convertibles I don't like because of that.. Some body styles lend themselves to looking good in convertible some don't... Much like I much prefer a hardtop 70 Cuda to a convertible Cuda, tho it's not nearly as rare...
     
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    I wonder how much frame flex they get without the top. I bet it's pretty bad. Plus, there's no top. They just hacked it off and called it good.
     
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    Well, considering it`s a unibody....
     
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    I'm with ARAMP. They don't show anywhere they braced the frame or body for not having a top.
     
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    Yea, I agree, I was just making the point that there isn`t much of a frame under those things...
     
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    Never said anything against ya ;)
     
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    Much like I much prefer a hardtop 70 Cuda to a convertible Cuda, tho it's not nearly as rare...

    x-2
     
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    uhh I think it was convertible originally... Convertible tops do little to NOTHING to provide structural rigidity. Older cars like that, yes convertibles have a lot more chassis flex. Thus why they make more chassis stiffeners for convertibles. But you don't buy a convertible to be a road racer.
     
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    It wasn't factory convertible if that's what you meant; it was a factory car, converted to convertible by Company X, then converted to roadster by Company Different X.
    Structural integrity is still probably a crapshoot. If you look at the pictures, the front subframe looks original (as best I can tell, I don't see anything that looks added on unless I'm misremembering my '79 F body).


    I like it, but agree with I think Ryoken about the body not flowing well as a convertible.
     

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