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Why a full glass hatch?
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:25:54 PM »
Seeing as the car I am getting tomorrow has one, I got to thinking about this.
What is the reasoning behind it?
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Re: Why a full glass hatch?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 11:22:05 PM »
I don't know that there really is a definitive answer to that question.  I think it would be similar to asking why the 1979-80 Pintos have square headlights.  By the end of its model run, the Pinto was growing long in the tooth and no major changes had occurred in years.  Things like the new front-end treatment and the full glass hatch were implemented to freshen the car and make it look more modern.  If anyone else has any different theories on this, I'd be interested in hearing them. 

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Re: Why a full glass hatch?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 02:54:08 AM »
Yeah, probably just a design thing. Sometimes I really doubt if Ford had mandatory drug testing.
I guess it really isn't much worse than the normal hatch, it just "feels" worse to me.
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Re: Why a full glass hatch?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 05:45:05 AM »
Personally, I'm a big fan of the Runabouts; always liked them better than the sedans and wagons, although I've owned all three body styles.  To me however, the full glass hatch looked sort of unfinished.  I guess that's because mine had the metal frame around the glass and was therefore "normal" in my mind. 


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Re: Why a full glass hatch?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 09:51:53 AM »
I think this pretty much sums it up...

I don't know that there really is a definitive answer to that question.  I think it would be similar to asking why the 1979-80 Pintos have square headlights.  By the end of its model run, the Pinto was growing long in the tooth and no major changes had occurred in years.  Things like the new front-end treatment and the full glass hatch were implemented to freshen the car and make it look more modern.  If anyone else has any different theories on this, I'd be interested in hearing them. 

Dwayne :)

Personally, I like the 71-73 and the 79 & 80 Pinto versions...the changes in between don't do much for me.

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