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Bring back FLAT floors to cars.

Discussion in 'Off Topic But Still Civil' started by voiceofstl, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    The early 80's GM E bodys (Seville, Toronado...) were FWD with toally flat floors.
    Look at these cars, with the flat floor and no massive console the interior space is massive.
     
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  2. DC-93

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    Those cars were massive, hence large interiors.
    Want a flat floor, get a minivan! lol...
     
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  3. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    Those cars were not massive!
     
  4. GLHS60

    GLHS60 Well-Known Member

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    With a flat floor it's easy for a passenger to purposely or accidentally floor the accelerator.

    Especially problematic with a bench seat so center consoles were mandated.

    This safety element eliminated any flat floor benefits.

    Thanks
    Randy
     
  5. ImperialCrown

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    I remember driving through a foot of snow in old VW beetles. I could hear the snow rub against the underside as the rear wheels dropped down and it surfed over the drifts. Those were fun cars with amazing traction.
     
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    chuzz Well-Known Member

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    My best buddy had a 74 Beetle, IC. We used to love it when it snowed. So much fun and NEVER got that car stuck anywhere!
     
  7. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    and...GMs E body flat floor was bomb proof..see movie "Casino"
     
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    Compare to a K car.
     
  9. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    The only way to save the "car" is to make it more comfortable and useful.
     
  10. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Well-Known Member

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    Drove an old VW convertible from Danbury to Binghamton in a horrible snow storm and I remember snow blowing up through the "heater vent".
    It was a miserable trip but I was 20 something and didn't care!
     
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    Which the automakers have been doing the opposite. Removing utility, capacity and practicality.
     
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    Agreed. Make it an SUV.
     
  13. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    How is this for 2 factors////...Three adults can sit in the back seat for a comfortable 2 hour trip and you can put a lawn mower in the trunk.
     
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    page2171 Well-Known Member

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    Now you're moving the goal posts. There is no way three adults could fit comfortably in the back seat of an early 80's E-body.
     
  15. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    I am referring to the 4 door E body cadilac seville...It had more room then a new 300.
     
  16. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    with all due respect..that is not true.
     
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    Center console is not mandated to keep passenger from hitting the throttle. My Ram has split bench seating along with most other pickups. Also Tahoe and Suburban and cousins. Just more popular to have a console and storage along with front buckets.
     
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    Finally, confirmation someone reads my posts but obviously never saw the 1999 movie Pushing Tin.

    Watching it on TV the other night and Billy Bob Thornton was passenger in a FWD Cadillac.

    Made me think of this thread and I thought I wonder if any Allpar guys saw it??

    Billy Bob is on automatic record so this just popped up when it came on.

    He was great as Karl in SLINGBLADE......some call it a Kaiser Blade

    Anyone see that one??

    Thanks
    Randy


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAO7ugWjL1U
     
  20. FThorn

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    Bring back...
    Flat floors
    Swivel Bucket seats
    OR
    Truly flat, 3-across, front bench seats
    Left-foot, floor-mounted, bright/dim light selector switch
    REAL METAL BUMPERS! If only and OPTION! My son put on the police-style metal front bumper/guard things.
    Front DOOR window, triangle-shaped, swivel/pivot VENTs!
    Real footwell/floor vent door, that just brings in fresh air.
    Defrosters that do NOT activate air conditioning
    Steering wheel circumference-embedded and integrated HORN switch.
     

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