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A friend who knows I just love unc Tony sent me this link.
MINT! Well, what do you want for $100? lol
parting running driving 97 chevy silverado
Unless he can prove that the factory intentionally engineered these cars with flex in the unibody his entire premise is wrong. The answer is far more likely is they just didn't care. Tires back then didn't grip like they do now and suspensions were intentionally weak for ride comfort. The flex was a byproduct of simply not having to care and cost savings.
That being said, even a grocery getter from this era that I drive would be receiving a pair of frame ties.
That being said ; How do you think your ride from this era would ride if you did tie the frames together ?
A good majority of modern cars have full length subframes. I don't believe his theory about why they built cars the way they did. What I've found in the past 35 years after working on cars for a living is, when a manufacturer does something that seems silly or poor engineering is, it was to satisfy the bean counter accountants. A lot of times it comes back to bite them in the backside, when the cost savings measures cause failures in the field, then they have to issue a recall or campaign and pay to have a fix performed. Sometimes it costs the company WAY more than they saved, the Pinto is one example. The engineers wanted to put a bladder in the fuel tank and a shield behind the tank to prevent fires in a rear end collision, but the bean counters said no. Well, we all know how that turned out.
Anyways, a more solid chassis is not only good for handling and ride but also squeaks, creaks and rattles along with vibration reduction. If it can't flex or twist, it's less likely to make noise.
This guys audience is 16 to 20 years old that doesn't know shit by his own definition. So he doesn't have a problem baffling them with bullshit and looking like a genius.
I like how statistically impossible it is for 90% of the used cars for sale to have engines just rebuilt, "fresh transmission" etc, yet that's what I keep seeing.
Yeah, I get a kick out of that. So, you spent $2,000 to put a reman trans in a vehicle you're asking $1,995 for? Sure you did. "Rebuilt engine" to some people is new gaskets and seals, and a can of spray paint.
Here you go. New trans, new tie rod ends, new...…………...
2001 F-150 4x4 Crew Cab
Not CL ad , But get the car and the name . All I can say is Really ? get it together please .
Funny looking Charger! Actually, it's s funny looking 'Cuda. What's up with the roof and, where did the deck lid go? Has to say "Made in China" on the pkg, it just does.
WOW, they found Steven Js stolen Mod Top Hemi Cuda. ITS IN CHINA rebadged as a charger.
I get a kick out of stuff made in China that isn't even close to what they say it is. It's common. About a year ago I found some aluminum valve covers for Ford 429 at Autozone. The finned ones that say "Cobra- Powered by Ford". I got them because they were on sale and I had a 429 on a stand, thought they would look good until the engine went back in the car with the stock valve covers. They didn't fit though. Not even close. They wouldn't fit any Ford stuff I have. In fact, they fit big block Chrysler! They fit perfectly! They must have crossed up some CAD files or something and got the Ford details onto the file for Mopar valve covers. I went to return them a week later and Autozone had pulled them all from the shelves. I wonder what the "Mopar" ones fit.....
It will debut for 2020 as the Red Dragon Motor Corp Xing Xao Charger XL with a Samsung 3.0GB powertrain and a ten year warranty and flaming balls when your dash harness catches from those aluminum wires
Another mint condition Wisconsin truck for sale. I'm sure it'll buff out though. Kind of happy on the price IMO. I'll bet the underside is pretty scary looking.
On the other side of things,,,,,,,,,this looks like a really nice car for a fair price. He calls it a Cordoba (which it is) but it's technically a Chrysler 300, one of 4,829 built so it's not super rare, but rare enough. If I had an extra $7,500 laying around.......................
1979 Chrysler Cordoba $7,500 OR OFFER
We had a guy coming into the dealer looking to get every single new (and used) part for those ’79 300’s that he could get his hands on. I thought (still think?) he was a bit on the loony side, sense I had only seen a couple of ’79 300’s, to begin with. At the time, I’d think a person would be better off looking for ’71 and older 300 parts – but what did I know at the time.
My ’76 Cordoba was (also) white with red interior – but the car pictured was in much better condition than my Cordoba was. It also looks more cream colored . . . maybe.
Unrelated, Arizona Parts has a lot of new ’79 300 parts.
Also unrelated, those aluminum wheels look at lot like the (steel) Chrysler 15” road wheels and are cool and desirable to me (if one is looking for 15” factory wheels) and rank just below the Mirada aluminum wheels (either version).
Steel 15” Road Wheel (with trim ring “A”)
Aluminum 15” Road Wheel (without a trim ring)
(With trim ring “B” (the fined part))
If I was to guess, I would say the steel and aluminum versions used the same stamping tools.
I've got a pair of those steel 15" Road Wheels up in my attic, as a matter of fact! Forgot they were there until seeing the photo. Complete with trim rings and center caps. I don't remember the condition of the rings and caps right now. How did I end up with them? Not a bleeping clue, seriously. I know it was a loooooong time ago though.
BudW, I haven't forgot about the other stuff. Someday, one day, probably when it isn't 8,000 degrees up in the attic.
I can't remember the paint code for the white but it faded to an off white. It was a paint to spray, you would have a bright white newly painted fender and a brownish white door. If you tried to rub the old paint you might hit primer before it brightened up.
The white used on my ’77 Cordoba was a bright white.
The white used on my ’70 Chrysler 300/H is more of an off-white (a Hurst color, along with the gold - which more brown).