Author Topic: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?  (Read 1475 times)

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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 09:44:03 PM »
Like driving a lowered school bus.
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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 09:45:25 PM »
I could fit a whole bunch of chubbies  in  that thing.  :))

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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 09:45:40 PM »
Drove one extended,, hope this one has some rollers underneath so it doesn't get hung up on driveways, imagine taking it in for service?

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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 11:37:00 AM »
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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 02:51:33 PM »
Would want no part of driving one that long.

Being that old, I bet that will be a tough sale.
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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 07:13:55 PM »
I could fit a whole bunch of chubbies  in  that thing.  :))
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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 07:21:51 PM »
I could fit a whole bunch of chubbies  in  that thing.  :))

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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 08:53:21 AM »
Could be the new Merkmobile
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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 10:04:19 AM »
I looked in a shop that maintains a bunch of these Stretch jobs, in Omaha.   They had a huge hoist, and two stalls with long grease pits.  Imagine only the experienced techs can lift one safely.  Even changing a tire could be tricky, so as to not bend anything. 

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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 01:42:41 PM »
Had a customer who was a farmer turned trucker who's son also trucked.  Son started a limo company and they stretched their own cars.  Shop wasn't much but the cars looked just fine.  Ran that business for many years then got out, don't know why.

IIRC, you could buy stretch kits for the sheet metal.
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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 01:44:51 PM »
I looked in a shop that maintains a bunch of these Stretch jobs, in Omaha.   They had a huge hoist, and two stalls with long grease pits.  Imagine only the experienced techs can lift one safely.  Even changing a tire could be tricky, so as to not bend anything. 

A four-post bus lift is probably in-order.  but unlike for buses, they'd have to pour a sunken pad for the lift to be installed into so the car doesn't hang-up on the ramps.

Would want no part of driving one that long.

Being that old, I bet that will be a tough sale.

Too old to be fresh, not old enough to be cool.

It might be worth something again in thirty years, assuming that it gets stored right and minimally maintained while in storage, but I don't think that styling is memorable enough even in this case.

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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2017, 01:46:41 PM »
Had a customer who was a farmer turned trucker who's son also trucked.  Son started a limo company and they stretched their own cars.  Shop wasn't much but the cars looked just fine.  Ran that business for many years then got out, don't know why.

IIRC, you could buy stretch kits for the sheet metal.

I've known people that have driven limos.  Problem is that you end up with the worst kinds of customers; at best they don't tip and at worst they abuse the car enough that overhaul between customers has to be factored in.

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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 01:47:50 PM »

Being that old, I bet that will be a tough sale.

Too old to be fresh, not old enough to be cool.

Well stated and quite accurate I believe.
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Re: Can you imagine driving this pig around town?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 01:47:50 PM »