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Vega ?
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 26, 2004 11:56 AM
When researching bodies and chasis, what do they mean when they use the term "Vega"? (I'm new to this hobby if you haven't noticed)
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Posted by Hoser on Thursday, February 26, 2004 12:51 PM
The Vega was a small economy car built by GM in the '70's, along the lines of Ford's Pinto. Pretty nice little cars IMO, but I'm prejudiced 'cuz I used to own one. ('74 w/ a '72 front clip. Those front ends were similar to the early '70's Camaros) But if it got to 10 degrees or colder, you could forget about trying to start it. Big Smile
There are also Vega airbrushes.
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Posted by roadhawg on Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:13 PM
yes, they also said Vegas would be the "55" chevy of the future because of the many
V-8 conversions for them, but that never panned out! i always thought they were cool looking cars, though.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by gator on Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:35 PM
Vegas were neat little cars. I built a 72 with V8 power for the street. I used junkyard parts from twelve different cars. I had a lot of fun driving it and sold it when I bought my corvette. Parts for Vegas are getting VERY hard to find now because of the rust problems. The V8 conversions were a piece of cake if you used the factory parts for the V8 Monza.
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Posted by jhaught on Friday, February 27, 2004 8:25 AM
Ahhh ... wonderful vehicles -- I don't care what the naysayers offer up. Wish I'd had the V-8 version, though. I see 'em from time to time on eBay, and wish I had a pole barn or similar building for storage. I'd stockpile 'em for future restoration projects.

Lotta people knock Vegas, but I notice that with few exceptions, the kits for them command top dollar at shows and online auctions.

Jim Haught

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 27, 2004 4:13 PM
There were Chevy Vegas that rusted away on the way to the dealership! And the ones that didn't rust away were smashed into by the Chevy Citation's that couldn't stop!




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Posted by roadhawg on Friday, February 27, 2004 11:00 PM
here is my therory on vegas and pintos too.....they were both good cars, but they were designed to be economical, which means cheap. therefore,the majority of buyers of these cars were....well,cheap. they would just neglect them and never spend any money for maintainance and they just fell apart. the few people that took care of them got pretty decent service out of them.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 28, 2004 9:50 AM
Arent the Vega front ends often used in Hot rodding in the states? easy way of making independant front ends.............................. I think they were popular befor the Mustang II IFS came out???
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 28, 2004 11:55 AM
is it just me or did that question make you feel really old? kinda like what's an 8 track? what's a record player? Confused
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 28, 2004 11:21 PM
I remember watching JFK's funeral.


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Posted by roadhawg on Sunday, February 29, 2004 7:29 AM
i remember when the biggest event of the year on television was the yearly brodcast of the Wizard Of Oz!!!!Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 29, 2004 3:45 PM
Man, you are old! Big Smile
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Posted by crzyhorse on Sunday, February 29, 2004 5:07 PM
I remember the Peanuts holiday specials!!

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