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    Not a Nomad but look what I saw today

    A Pontiac Safari!
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    Those are pretty cool cars, but that front end is ugly and looks like it weighs a ton. That's the reason the 57 is my LEAST favorite tri5 too. I wonder why they kept the beltline dip on the Safaris and not the Nomads....it looks odd to me.
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    He parked it right. I always look for an end spot to park, and leave the next car as much room as possible, usually close to the curb.

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    The front bumper is lighter than a BBC though, and the headlights look great.
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    That's a cool looking wagon.
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis
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    absolutely! I love safari's also... and Yes, they are heavier than a Nomad (and longer), but just as cool, maybe even 'cooler'...

    That's a great looking one as well! Where did you see that car, Tony??

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    Damn, that looks excellent... thanks for sharing, its giving me some motivation over here...

    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Those are pretty cool cars, but that front end is ugly and looks like it weighs a ton. That's the reason the 57 is my LEAST favorite tri5 too. I wonder why they kept the beltline dip on the Safaris and not the Nomads....it looks odd to me.
    I agree with you about the front end to an extent... I really like the fenders and hood... I think the stock front bumper situation is way out of hand, especially with how long the car is... the front bumper adds an extra foot. .. I'm 50/50 on the belt line dip, I think it would work as long as some of the other styling cues are toned down..... I think the rear tail fins should follow the arc of the tailgate once you get above the tail lights and not protrude up, just continue to follow the radius of the rear quarter... The rear bumper needs to be one piece and be integrated/seamless with the rear wheel well trim.. I'm still confused about where to take the front end, not sure which direction would suit it best.
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    He was driving and I followed him about a block in Newport, TN. I didn't notice until I looked at the pictures on the PC that his tag is somewhat local, same as mine (Cocke County). Looked like Grandpop and Grandmom taking two grandchildren out to lunch.
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    good looking ride, thanks for sharing Tony.
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    drive and enjoy them while you work on them, life is to short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE T View Post
    He parked it right. I always look for an end spot to park, and leave the next car as much room as possible, usually close to the curb.
    I try to park away from the rest of the cars, but usually when I do someone parks right next to me anyhow. It doesn't matter that there's a dozen spaces to park in, they want to park RIGHT NEXT TO ME for some stupid reason.
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    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
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