@wbizarre Yes! A bigger badonk is like... The biggest different. Maybe losing the Hoffmeister kink, which is kind of fun for a platform allegedly inspired by the E39 BMWs. Good morph. I approve and may share this liberally.
@skyfire77 That's one thing I love about this film - it looks like the poor guy is going door-to-door trying to sell new Chevrolets to people. Walking door-to-door trying to sell Chevrolets no less! I know he's supposed to be visiting the prospective customers he has already lined up but that's not what it looks like on the screen at first glance. Another great thing is reflecting on how soon all this is about to become largely irrelevant to the target audience given the 1941 production date!
I'll say this for Jam Handy though, it was the film they made explaining differentials that finally let me really understand and visualize just how they actually work. I've never seen anything else on the subject that does a better job. You just have to sit through (or fast forward through) quite a bit of formation motorcycle riding demonstrations first...
@pip-bip It's the Rally edition, with the 60 hp engine instead of the base 52 hp engine. The car is only 2000 pounds, but that's still not much if you are going to try to navigate modern American traffic. That 2000 pound weight also mean no crash structure at all.
Maybe you get this to take to shows on weekends, but anybody over 50 will look at it and shudder. The Chevette was GM's attempt to prove to Americans how much better the Japanese compact cars were.
@pip-bip This is very similar to the Nova project Dave at Omega Auto Clinic has been working on on his YouTube channel, except that one was only sitting 20 years. Obviously, even if it runs, everything made of rubber, plastic, or cork is going to need replacement, because if it isn't leaking now, it will be gushing after a few thousand miles
Personally I think if you are going to dunk your truck, you should use this one on the other side of the marina:
Looks like many fewer people to see how much of an idiot you are.
@aestheticsinmotion I had some rando set up a tent on my property last summer. I drug it into the adjacent county road. They did not return. Which reminds me, I need to put up my no trespassing signs again
@pip-bip Regular two door Impalas are fun, but the rare bubble tops are sought after because of their looks even though they weren't super popular in their day. This one is a rare factory SS 4 speed to boot.
@pip-bip I've seen that car posted pretty often in the "Bastards by Design" facebook group.
I kind of like it. Once you get over the oddness of it, it's fun to see a variation of a hot rod and a variation of the standard muscle car body (though I'm not a fan of the current primer gray paint job).
There was also a 1st gen camaro done up in a similar way, but I can't find a pic of it now.