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Old 11/22/2018, 12:56 PM   #166
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Old 12/01/2018, 07:22 PM   #167
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A couple people had bad days.
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Old 12/01/2018, 09:32 PM   #168
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Old 12/09/2018, 09:04 PM   #169
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I was looking at an ad for an Opel GT and this photo confused me. I finally had to ask the seller why there was no spring. It’s actually barely in the photo but I sure couldn’t find it because I wasn’t looking for 1930’s engineering.
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Old 12/10/2018, 01:10 PM   #170
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Gosh, a side to side front leaf. Model T? My brother used to own one of the Opel GT's. Kinda a fun car. Good mileage! Not much power...
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Old 12/10/2018, 04:11 PM   #171
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Gosh, a side to side front leaf. Model T? My brother used to own one of the Opel GT's. Kinda a fun car. Good mileage! Not much power...
Of the three Get Smart cars;

Opel GT
VW Karmann Ghia convertible
Sunbeam Tiger

Get the Sunbeam Tiger.

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Old 12/10/2018, 04:17 PM   #172
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Gosh, a side to side front leaf. Model T? My brother used to own one of the Opel GT's. Kinda a fun car. Good mileage! Not much power...
Sorry for cut and paste,
A number of manufacturers have produced vehicles or concepts utilizing independent front or rear suspensions supported by transverse leaf springs that have an anti-roll effect.

Chevrolet Corvette: C4 1984–1996 (front only), C5–C7, 1997–present (front and rear).
GM W platform cars: first generation (Lumina, Grand Prix, Regal, Cutlass Supreme).
GM E platform cars: (Eldorado, Toronado, Riviera, Reatta, Allante).[16]
Volvo 960 (from model year 1995) renamed to S90 (sedan)/V90 (wagon) from model year 1997 to 1998.[17]
Volvo XC90 (second generation).[18][19]
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans (front only, Hotchkiss in rear).[20]
Opel GT: 1969–1973 (Front only), Trailing arm with coil springs, panhard bar (Rear).
Smart ForTwo Mk1-Mk3 (used with MacPherson Struts).[21]
Volkswagen 1-litre car, prototype.[22]
Indigo 3000, a Swedish made, low volume roadster. Due to the anti-roll properties of the transverse leaf-spring, the car does not employ a separate front anti-roll bar.[23]
The Fiat 128 used a similar system with a more traditional multi-leaf steel spring but configured with two pivots to provide the anti-roll effect.[24]
Transverse leaf spring and solid axle front suspension of early Ford cars.

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Old 12/11/2018, 11:10 AM   #173
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So in contest with the thread title.... A "Good" idea!!

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Old 12/14/2018, 07:42 PM   #174
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Ouch. This can't be good.
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Old 12/14/2018, 07:50 PM   #175
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Old 12/17/2018, 11:37 AM   #176
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Ouch. This can't be good.
There used to be a Chevelle stuck in a farm field outside of Mishicot WI. buried half way up the body of the car in the mud. So sad to see any car go that way. This summer it was gone.

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Old 01/01/2019, 04:04 PM   #177
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Now this is a real hood scoop!!!
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I used to build ventilation fittings such as that! Never thought about it being a hood scoop.

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Now this is a real hood scoop!!!
Reminds me of some of the scoops you see on some drag cars.

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Old 10/24/2019, 07:14 PM   #180
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When one welds a convertible onto a coupe.
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