Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Coupe
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Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Coupe



We had a great 71 Plymouth Fury Gran Coupe for a number of years.   Was
always amazed at it being a four door hardtop though!!!!!!!!!!!!  Found
sales literature from mother MoPar showing both two and four door coupes!!!

Never made sense to me!!  Only car I have ever had which had factory
headlight washers.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Homstad" <dhomstad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 1:45 AM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Coupe


According to Webster, a "Coupe" is "a closed 2 door automobile". So how
can
a 4 door be a coupe? If the definition of a coupe is changed, then almost
all cars will be coupes.

Dave Homstad
56 Dodge D500

-----Original Message-----
From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List
[mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Ray Jones
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 2:23 PM
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Bullet

What's as much fun is seeing that the cars that get blown up usually
have NO motor. One has to wonder how they got to the explosion! If
memory serves that is the fate of the Charger in Bullit, as it goes
into the gas station. And i remember the Dukes flying thru the air over
a bridge that was out, Hood up and no engine.

As to the 4 door Coupe, the Chief Designer stated that he considers the
NEW Charger as a 4 door Coupe.

Hang onto those memories, it's getting to be all we have..... and
losing them!
Ray
Ray Jones, Mena, AR in the Ouachita Mountains in western Arkansas
Y'all com'on down and we'll sit ona porch and sip a few.

On Jan 23, 2005, at 12:58 AM, Bill K. wrote:

That switching car thing is very common.   Police cars in Smokey & The
Bandit change from Dodge to Pontiac to older and much larger Dodge
back and
forth.  One scene cuts to a close-up where one sherrif car backs into
another and in just that bit of a scene the car being hit becomes a 65
Mustang.  Sherrif Justace's car loses and gains body panels, in the
second
one it transforms from '79 to '71 Pontiac back and forth too.  You
could
probably start a whole thread on all the instances of cars changing
back and
forth and other movie and TV continuity errors.

The Dukes of Hazzard was famous for this too, although it was less
noticeable with the fleet of '73-'78 Plymouths and Dodges for police
cars.
In that show, you can also spot cars that get wrecked in one show and
apparently then fixed to re-use (and re-wreck) in another one.



On a closer to topic note, anyone noticed the new Mercedes commercial
featuring "the world's first 4-door coupe'?  They start with a 30's
model,
cut to the next generation, then the 59 or so version, then a '70s or
80's
model, then the new one, all parked in the same location with a movie
theatre in the background.

Every car that passes in the background is a Mopar of some sort,
correct to
the era of the Mercedes - one is a '61 Dodge, even the minivans and
things
in the current day scene are recognizable as Chrysler products.   Which
makes sense and all, but what a lot of trouble for such a small detail
- its
the exact opposite of the switching cars thing in TV and movies.



Bill K.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrett" <TheBulkster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:09 AM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Bullet


Judging by how many times my 57 Dodge was called anything BUT a 57
Dodge
by
various onlookers, I'm willing to bet that MOST of the general public
won't
notice a difference between a 58, 59, or 60 Plymouth (the big, bold
letters
spelling out DODGE on the hood and trunk of my car, as well as
Coronet on
the side didn't clue them in either).  In fact, they probably could've
thrown in different makes and years of cars in the movie and, as long
as
they were all painted the same, many people probably wouldn't have
noticed
the difference.

A lot of really stupid probably see Christine and remark how that was
a
fine
lookin' 57 Chevy used in the movie.

On a side note, I was watching an episode of The A-Team Season One on
DVD
the other day (perhaps the best TV show ever) and the Dodge being
used to
chase the A-Team remarkably turned into a 73 (maybe 74) Chevy for a
couple
scenes, and then back to the Dodge (or perhaps a different Dodge)
when it
came time to wreck the car.  I found it funny that they made such a
drastic
switch, especially since the cars were so different looking (early 70s
Fullsize Chevy vs. mid-late 70s Dodge).

~Garrett


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 3:53 PM Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Bullet


They painted it so the top looks more like a '60 and use it for a
crash
scene only -


website buried somewhere in the forums there is a couple pics showing
the
cars they used. (forwardlook.net) -


Bill K.




----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Morton" <morton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Bullet


OK -- but, where's the '59?!  You know that's what I'm interested
in...
8^)

Dan dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List [mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jennifer & Will Weaver Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 9:49 AM To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Bullet


the question and answer section explains why they could not find a 58
but
did find a 60. and they did apologize.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List
[mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Larry Ashbaugh
    Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 3:32 AM
    To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [FWDLK] Riding the Bullet


I have been seeing the trailers tonight for Steven King's "Riding
the
Bullet", featuring a Fury.  The site,
http://www.usanetwork.com/movies/ridingthebullet/, talks about
"Christine",
and the car being a '58 Fury, but show the car to be a 1960, while
the
"B"
car they use for the crash scene shows it to be a 1959 Plymouth.
Are
they
uncaring, unknowing, or do they think that we cannot distinguish the
fact
that they are talking and using three different years of Plymouths?

    I mean, I certainly am glad they feature ForwardLook cars, but
get
a
grip here.

Larry (in cold, snowy Akron, Ohio)

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