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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pats55, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
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    from NJ

    Never liked the the the front of the Avanti So I thought I would change it Should I change it back or just leave it
    or just leave it
     
  2. partsdawg
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    Your car, do what you want.
     
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  3. dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.

    From your post,sounds like you should not think you can design cars at all. Just polish them an enjoy ! Have fun.
     
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  4. 41rodderz
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    You couldn't beat the ugly out of them , hitting it with a stick. :D
     
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  5. Ericnova72
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    Post pics of what you've got.....could look good or could look like ass....but without pics how are we supposed to evaluate it and respond??
     
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  6. belair
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    Those front ends are cosmetically challenged. But we don't have any pics.
     
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  7. 41rodderz
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    Lol you seen them one time you don't need a pic.
     
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  8. Oldioron
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    Just put a short skirt on it and use some imagination, after a few bears it will look great!:)
     
  9. F-ONE
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    Bears make things look so much better.;)
     
  10. low budget
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  11. Pats55
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    I just spent half an hour trying to post a god damn picture When my daughter comes back have her post the picture.They are telling me I'm a security risk I never get this message board down right
     
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  12. Pats55
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    Thank you low-b
    Thank you low-budget your a computer wizard. my apologies to the rest of you
     
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  13. Mr. Sinister
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    I always thought they'd look cool with a grille in the center, like the old Alfa Romeos had with that shield looking deal. Maybe add some chrome rings around the headlight openings as well.
    That said I dig Avantis. I still think they're ugly, but in a cool way.
     
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  14. Blue One
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    Sorry but there’s not much that’s going to smack the ugly off of that front end.
     
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  15. Hnstray
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    I think the critics here are being unduly harsh........

    As for the general public, most people don't know what they are.....tell'em it's a new Tesla! ;)
     
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  16. F-ONE
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    It is.....

    What it is.
     
  17. Ericnova72
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    Well, that's not really very modified, pretty mild change...it's just two small round headlights per side in place of single large round on each side.

    IMO an Avanti could look a lot better if the entire nose in the center was extended to match the fender tips and angled to match the tips....then come up with some sort of grill opening.
    All that flat front just sucks in the looks department.
     
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  18. Pats55
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    Well I love to tell people it's the only one like it in the world. Don't get high and do bodywork
     
  19. Gearhead Graphics
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    2 headlights on one side, 1 on the other, and an offset tube grille, Kind of like Gene Winfield did on his econoline tuck. Ugly car means think outside of the box
     
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  20. Pats55
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    That fiberglass work destroyed my hands for weeks. It got to the point I would put on rubber gloves my hands would be on fire. It's funny some people love it and some people hate it. Hardly anybody in the middle
     
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  21. 19Fordy
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    Someday it will be considered iconic.
     
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  22. 62rebel
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    Anything is an improvement over the plain front end. I never liked the '64's squared off headlight bezels. The basic lines are nice, the details are where it falls down.
     
  23. Mr. Sinister
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    That's not a bad thing, at least it makes people feel something.
    I had a bagged OT 68 Cadillac that this one local pud absolutely hated and always felt the need to make comments about at a cruise night. I got sick of listening to his shit and finally said to him "At least my car makes you feel something. Your street rod looks like all the other bulls#$t out there that everyone has seen a million times.". He stopped commenting within earshot after that.
     
  24. Pats55
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    .Good point and yes you are sinister probably scared him
     
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  25. williebill
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    Different makes the world go round.

    In the future, if modern cars are ever customized ( doubtful ), I hope they all get dechromed, nosed and decked. Then nobody will ever know what the hell they are. You'll be able to call your car anything you like. It'll be better than deciding on Thursday that you want to be a girl.
     
  26. dana barlow
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    Interesting how badly some understand design and its place in time,then post things that prove how much air is in that part of there brain about art. It happens a lot with ideas of older customs done before they were born.
     
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  27. Hnstray
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    @williebill

    "The good thing about being bisexual is that it doubles your chances of a date on Saturday night"....Rodney Dangerfield
     
  28. If you think the Avanti is an ugly car, they why do you own one? Just curious, not trying to be an asshat.
     
  29. Pats55
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    Years ago when money was tight I wanted a car that I can rebuild over and over again. In the mid-80s cars started to get complicated. So one day I saw add in a Hemmings for an Avanti and so I thought it seats four, has a fiberglass body, and the engine points in the right direction. I did little research and saw the it Avanti Dou Centro and and so I thought what a really cool car I must have one. The first one had the round headlights this one had the square bezels I've driven this one for 32 years so my original plan was sound. Well like I said you can't fix stupid it's hard to fix ugly but I tried
     
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  30. belair
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    I'm tapping out.
     

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