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    1. 05-13-2016 05:16 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      I like pro touring - until they put a god awful modern custom interior in it, then its barf city.

      What's the point of driving an old car if it doesn't feel like one inside? takes all the charm out of it IMO
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      05-13-2016 05:30 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      I think these are actually built in Canada.

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      05-13-2016 05:34 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by rynodyno312 View Post
      I think these are actually built in Canada.
      So? Who gives a ****? Does that make it not American?

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      05-13-2016 05:38 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      So? Who gives a ****? Does that make it not American?
      I don't think so,but the the post in question did specify "built in America," and not "from an American manufacturer."

      If the poster was that specific, then semantics are going to come into play.

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      05-13-2016 05:38 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by rynodyno312 View Post
      I think these are actually built in Canada.
      Not sure if true, but...

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      05-13-2016 06:25 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post

      Not really full size with a decent rear seat like the Grand Am or a Monte Carlo. This is really a pony car like the Camaro and Mustang. I wouldn't consider either of those full size coupes.

      I did mention built in America by the big 3 automakers so people wouldn't post a Honda, Toyota or even BMW. But Canadian built big 3 cars are acceptable. They just don't built them any longer.

      From another thread:

      This isn't a full size coupe interior:

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      05-13-2016 06:39 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      This isn't a full size coupe interior:

      Maybe not, but contrary to what stick-armed, fat-torsoed Clarkson constantly declares, that is also not an average 'murican. That guy is big and fat. Bad back seat combo for nearly any car.

      And since when is Canadia not American? Some of you are dumb and need to crack a book or three.
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      05-13-2016 06:52 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post

      And since when is Canadia not American? Some of you are dumb and need to crack a book or three.
      The big 3 automakers have been building cars in Canada for probably over 50 years. They aren't exactly considered "foreign" cars, are they? Obviously Canada isn't America. But a Canadian built Ford, GM or Chrysler product is considered by the general US population as an American car. Just like a Honda build in Ohio or Alabama is still generally considered a foreign import.



      And here is the rear seat of a Dodge Challenger.




      Not exactly full size like Chevy Caprice.

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      05-13-2016 06:53 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Not really full size with a decent rear seat like the Grand Am or a Monte Carlo. This is really a pony car like the Camaro and Mustang. I wouldn't consider either of those full size coupes.

      I did mention built in America by the big 3 automakers so people wouldn't post a Honda, Toyota or even BMW. But Canadian built big 3 cars are acceptable. They just don't built them any longer.
      The Challenger rear seat is significantly more roomy than that of the Mustang or Camaro. While it might compete with them in terms of advertising and sales, the Challenger is closer to a full-size "muscle car" than ti is to a "pony car," at least in my view.

      The late GTO had a decent rear seat, too (albeit a pain to get in and out of), but it was built in Australia and the newest one is now 10 years old. :-(

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      05-13-2016 07:07 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      And here is the rear seat of a Dodge Challenger.

      I see plenty of legroom behind the passenger seat
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      05-13-2016 07:36 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      I see plenty of legroom behind the passenger seat
      I'd say the driver's seat is all the way back while the passenger seat is all the way forward. Me being 5'8", I'd probably split the difference and make my rear seat passengers only slightly hate life.
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    12. 05-13-2016 07:57 PM #37
      I love this thread.

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      05-13-2016 08:58 PM #38
      I love pro touring rigs and here are some of my favorite odd balls.

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    14. 05-13-2016 09:26 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Bibs View Post
      A while back there was a "Show me a modified X" challenge thread...It had some great oddballs.

      Isn't that Dax Sheppard's Continental? Love it.

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      05-13-2016 09:47 PM #40
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      05-13-2016 10:11 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      I like pro touring - until they put a god awful modern custom interior in it, then its barf city.

      What's the point of driving an old car if it doesn't feel like one inside? takes all the charm out of it IMO


      Too much?

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      05-13-2016 10:22 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by rynodyno312 View Post
      I don't think so,but the the post in question did specify "built in America," and not "from an American manufacturer."

      If the poster was that specific, then semantics are going to come into play.
      Canada is part of North America which is part of The Americas.
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      05-13-2016 11:06 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post


      Too much?
      Seats could use some kind of backdating, but otherwise, clean and smooth.
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      05-13-2016 11:34 PM #44
      Seats originally from a Toyota Avalon, my least favorite part is the steering wheel which seems tacky to me but everyone else loves it. Owner insisted on the power buckets

    20. 05-14-2016 12:09 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Isn't that Dax Sheppard's Continental? Love it.
      Yes it was the only cool car in what became a GM commercial of a movie (dont even remember the name)
      Boiler Up!

      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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      05-14-2016 12:24 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      I like pro touring - until they put a god awful modern custom interior in it, then its barf city.

      What's the point of driving an old car if it doesn't feel like one inside? takes all the charm out of it IMO
      The exterior aesthetic is desirable, the interior is not. Replace the bad with the good and you have a great exterior and great interior. You damn idiot.

    22. 05-14-2016 12:37 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      The exterior aesthetic is desirable, the interior is not. Replace the bad with the good and you have a great exterior and great interior. You damn idiot.
      I think what he wants is really a mild restomod and not pro touring. To each his/her own.

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      05-14-2016 12:50 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      I think what he wants is really a mild restomod and not pro touring. To each his/her own.
      My way is the only way.


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      05-14-2016 12:51 AM #49
      This thread is great. It sums up my favorite way of modding cars.











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      05-14-2016 08:42 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      Seats could use some kind of backdating, but otherwise, clean and smooth.
      I'm with you- you can go with modern seating, but retain the originally upholstery style if possible. I rather like the solutions the aftermarket has come up with for the 356, there are seats that have the ergonomics/bolstering of early 70s 911 seats but made for the narrower 356 pan/seat rails. I'm trying to remember who made them, but they offered about 4 styles of updated 356 seats which looked very appropriate when installed in the cars.

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