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Author Topic: Craig Breedlove sues Chicago Museum for damaging his 1965 Spirit of America Car.  (Read 2544 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 10:00:41 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 04:08:13 PM »

On their website it says: "Restored by Lincolnwood Auto Body for Museum of Sience and Industry Chicago."

Does that mean
1. they painted/restored the car in 1965 before it was put in the Museum?
2. when the car was in the Museum, did they cut the car in half to put it in the elevator and put it back together?
3. did they restore the car in 2017 after Craig Breedlove removed the car from the Museum?


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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2018, 04:56:29 AM »

On their website it says: "Restored by Lincolnwood Auto Body for Museum of Sience and Industry Chicago."

Does that mean
1. they painted/restored the car in 1965 before it was put in the Museum?
2. when the car was in the Museum, did they cut the car in half to put it in the elevator and put it back together?
3. did they restore the car in 2017 after Craig Breedlove removed the car from the Museum?
I don't think that the photos with the panels in the paint booth are from 1965.
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2018, 07:01:00 AM »

Nice replica :

https://flic.kr/p/nqRqGZ


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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 11:46:05 AM »

Looks about half size.
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 11:55:18 AM »

Using the binder paper that is in front of the model, I would estimate it is about 6 feet long.
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"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure, and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, 1874-1922.

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"He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious "automotive" bodily fluids."
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 12:00:14 PM »

figuring a 10 ft pop up my guess is 15 ft.....
what does the winner get....  cheers  a cup of coffee for $3  cheers
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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 12:21:28 PM »

figuring a 10 ft pop up my guess is 15 ft.....
what does the winner get....  cheers  a cup of coffee for $3  cheers

The model looks to be situated dead center between two 10' pop ups so I am going with J79's 6' estimate.

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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 12:34:49 PM »

I'm going with 10'   
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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2018, 07:52:38 PM »

Judging from the pickup in the background I'll go with 15 ft. If I win I'd rather have an apple juice like the Truck Stop Cafe used to serve. But if I win I'll split it with Stainless.
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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 09:13:49 PM »

Yeah, you're probably right, if it wasn't longer than 10' they wouldn't have two easy ups. 
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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2018, 12:58:07 AM »

The question should not only be about the size of this model, but where it is today.
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