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    V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    Now this is how to do a minivan!
    Last edited by zonty; 10-22-2005 at 01:46 AM.

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    Looks like a station wagon. Not a minivan.

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    ummmm....What's different???
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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    Quote Originally Posted by casket_demon
    ummmm....What's different???
    You're kidding, right?

    Just proves the design would work (with a little massaging). It looks right.
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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    Or even taller, with sliding door.

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    You guys are missing the point; traditional styling with V-8 power under that long hood.

    Get it?

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    I "got it". From the first picture, I could tell you stretched it upwards.

    I don't see the point though.

    Still looks like tall wagon, not a minivan.

    I'd rather have a Pacifica.

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    You guys are just no fun.

    Yeah, it is kinda lame, I was inspired to do this chop just for fun by this guy's rant on the Terraza:
    Originally Posted by nailhead425
    Except that the Terraza couldn't pull a wet stick out of a dog's a$$.
    3500# max tow rating. With a FWD minivan? HA HA HA!
    Something the '96 could do with ease. 5,000lbs. , with only 2.93:1 gears.
    **Same engine in a Cadillac, with 3.23 gears, was rated at 6,500lbs***



    Those 70s GM wagons had forward facing 3rd seats...

    As someone who has had several '70s GM wagons, if the mini-vans were better than them, I would own a minivan. I don't agree with the statement that it is a more practical successor:

    The '96 Wagon has more Front Legroom, Shoulder room, hip room, and more Rear head and shoulder room.

    The '96 wagon had 260hp and 330 lbs.ft of torque. The nearly identical weight minivan has 200hp and 220lbs.ft of torque.

    CW: 4,572lbs Wagon.
    CW: 4,470lbs FWD minivan, 4,646 AWD minivan.

    Also, a 4x8 sheet of plywood will fit inside a wagon, but not in the minivan.



    The 1996 Estate Wagon was rated at 17mpg city/26mpg highway, on 87 octane. www.fueleconomy.gov

    So, it's better, because the 3rd seat faces forward?

    So, Mr. DAN JEDLICKA, don't whizz in my coffee and tell me it's sugar.

    But, seriously, is it any more lame than this hideous, underpowered p.o.s.?




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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    Interesting (if flawed) idea. It might look better if you got rid of that ridiculously long rear overhang. That's what really makes it scream 'wagon' no matter how much you stretch it vertically.

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    I still don't get it, sorry.

    By the way, I like the Terraza, too. Drove one to lunch yesterday and it's the nicest mini.... oops, sport-van that I've seen so far.

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider
    Looks like a station wagon. Not a minivan.


    I agree.

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    I'd take a Terraza, SV6, Relay or Uplander over that if I had to

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    Re: V-8 Buick Roadmaster Minivan

    Well, like I said, this was a just for fun quickie chop. But I kind of like the first, not so tall chop...I always liked the look of that Roadmaster, especially the wagon. GM used to make some beautiful big cars...

    and that Terraza, sorry but it's just plain FUGLY.

    LoneWolf: Good idea, I pushed the rear wheel back and opened up the wheelwell.

    Now I'm done with this one.
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