Not Much Chrome & Metal These Days...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Chuck, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Back in the 1970's there was a lot of chrome:
    • bumpers
    • hood ornament
    • side trim
    • wheels
    • door handles
    • tail pipes
    Getting rid of weight (and maybe apartheid) changed that. Fortunately the plastic bumpers don't fade these days.

    Plastic has replaced a lot of bumpers and dashboards. For the interior, it was mostly safety considerations.
  2. ericbecky

    ericbecky Member

  3. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger


    There is a classic Farside cartoon with a car that looks a lot like that DeSoto:


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