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    Aspen and Volare Super Moderator aspen79's Avatar
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    If the chrome aftermarket cap was the same size as an original, it wouldn't be SO bad but, I'm going to like the painted one much better. Kind of blends in instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

    Now,,,,,,,,if it would ever warm the bleep up, I could get to the painting.
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    I think the painted cap looks better too.

    Not sure what MOPAR was thinking when they designed it so low on the body. Seems like designers were still figuring things out after the long history of bumper fillers.

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    Going to be real nice body color.
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    Yeah, 79-80 was the plastic cap. I've also always preferred that they blend in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkervette View Post
    I think the painted cap looks better too.

    Not sure what MOPAR was thinking when they designed it so low on the body. Seems like designers were still figuring things out after the long history of bumper fillers.
    It would be nice if the filler was higher up. Twenty or thirty years ago it didn't bother me but now,,,,,,,,well,,,,,,,,,,I'm not exactly 25 years old anymore, lol. Used to go up the stairs in 2 seconds flat, now,,,,,,it takes substantially longer. I really do NOT like this getting old crap at all, not one little bit.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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