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HOW did they do it?
#1
Go from a pretty decent design of this
http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/4666651160.html

to this....

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POS..... guess the results speak for themselves.


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#2
Looks like a Ford sedan of the same era. Guess you have to dare to be different!


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#3
The Nash Rambler a very popular classic. Many people find them attractive. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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#4
Look at the evolution of the Nash/Hudson Rambler. The Metropolitan is - in a sense - a de-evolution of the 1950 Nash Rambler's styling (particularly the bodyside) and the underwhelming 1953 redesign, from which the Metro takes its front end.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the styling source is a much better looking car (though a bit bumper-caresque in its own right):

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Kit Sullivan;198119 Wrote:The Nash Rambler a very popular classic. Many people find them attractive. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Yeah I bet if the owner of one of those beauties/very popular classics came up and ask you what your car was worth or didn't know all the cool facts about "your" car you'd have a different politically correct opinion.


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How did they do it? Eventually, they went out of business.

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midlife;198332 Wrote:How did they do it? Eventually, they went out of business.

yeah no kidding. That was kinda my observation. I'm NOT the only one that thought the cars were ugly...apparently enough people had the same opinion as I do or it wouldn't be JUST ME vs the world


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midlife;198332 Wrote:How did they do it? Eventually, they went out of business.

What I can't understand is how Dick Teague could constantly crank out interesting designs during the AMC era - and consistently ruin them constantly introducing the slightest proportional issues into them. Greenhouses that never curved right or were too short or long, rear axles always too far back, etc. Not all of it could be attributable to cost-cutting either.

The AMC Cavalier concept is a perfect example of this. Yes, designing a car wherein the fenders, doors, hood, and quarters interchange IS brilliant, but is it a good enough reason to design the windows to interchange too? Couldn't Teauge at least have changed the C-pillar and rear window greenhouse for a pleasant appearance?

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And if making the windows swap was such a big deal - why not get rid of the tumblehome completely and go for flat glass? That'd allow one window to serve all four corners, provided the correct hardware is bolted to it.

Might as well make a box on wheels. I would have loved to see what Teauge would have done had he been in charge of the Scion XB.

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#9
Oddly enough, I don't hate that AMC. In fact, I kinda like most of the AMC designs (each in their own way are pretty cool).

I've also thought the same thing about our Mustangs - why do the door and quarter windows have the slight declination 2/3 of the way back on the opening. IMHO, they should've kept the door to quarter window transition straighter with no decline - it would've gone even further toward the "looks fast standing still" reputation our cars already have, and contribute less to the "tail dragger" look when the car is sitting perfectly level.

As well, the late '30s, '40s, '50s, and early '60s is not an era I'm particularly fond of. All of the cars from those days were bloated and bulbous-looking - I'm not a fan either, Dana. Disclaimer: I am, however, a fan of well-restored and/or cared-for examples of any model from any era - just not so much the style and design of said vehicles. As an enthusiast myself, I can certainly respect the blood, sweat, tears, love, and money that goes into keeping the dream alive, and try to do my best to never take that away from anybody.

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Mister 4x4;198378 Wrote:Oddly enough, I don't hate that AMC. In fact, I kinda like most of the AMC designs (each in their own way are pretty cool).

I've also thought the same thing about our Mustangs - why do the door and quarter windows have the slight declination 2/3 of the way back on the opening. IMHO, they should've kept the door to quarter window transition straighter with no decline - it would've gone even further toward the "looks fast standing still" reputation our cars already have, and contribute less to the "tail dragger" look when the car is sitting perfectly level.

As well, the late '30s, '40s, '50s, and early '60s is not an era I'm particularly fond of. All of the cars from those days were bloated and bulbous-looking - I'm not a fan either, Dana. Disclaimer: I am, however, a fan of well-restored and/or cared-for examples of any model from any era - just not so much the style and design of said vehicles. As an enthusiast myself, I can certainly respect the blood, sweat, tears, love, and money that goes into keeping the dream alive, and try to do my best to never take that away from anybody.
AMC made this!!!

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The AMX IS a car I would own until some dumbbunny put those gawd awful humps on the fenders of the Javelin... I love the rest of the car but would not take one if it was given to me unless I kept it long enough to sell it.


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