Name That Part: Sneak Peak Preview Edition

"...And look how spacious that back seat is! Wink, wink."
"…And look how spacious that back seat is! Wink, wink."

Clearly the last edition of Name That Part was far too easy; the first guess nailed it exactly. It was indeed a Borg-Warner overdrive cable, so credit goes to CptSevere, well done to you! Nobody was able to tie in the relevance however. As such, I’m going to dedicate another article to my rant on the matter.
On to today’s Name That Part!
Back in the ’50s and ’60s, the new car season was something of a ceremony. The dealerships made an exciting ritual of it, and it served a multitude of purposes. Firstly, it served as a transition point from one model year to another. Back then, every model year received a facelift of some kind, be it large or small. Sometimes there were just a few little details changed; sometimes the entire model lineup was re-vamped. Secondly, it served as a bit of theatre to get the car-buying public to be a little more excited and enthused about buying a new car. Thirdly, and finally, it embedded the automotive dealers into the public consciousness as a part of the North American culture; a little bit of tradition can go a long way, and the tradition of the autumn reveal at your local dealership became a part of car guy culture. Well… until they took it all away from us, of course.
Today, we’re trying a bit of the same thing. So while we don’t think this will be a huge challenge, maybe it will whet your appetite for more?
That there is some fine welding, don't ever let anyone tell you different.
That there is some fine welding, don't ever let anyone tell you different.

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  1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    The dock gantry for a Nimitz class US naval ship?

  2. P161911 Avatar

    So now we get random fabbed parts off LeMons cars?

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      I don't know what you're talking about. LeMons? What madness is this? Never heard of it.

  3. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    I feel a little silly being one of the editors here and never being able to figure these out.

  4. engineerd Avatar

    Is it Joan Rivers? She began her showbiz career in the 1950s and 1960s. She interviewed models on the red carpet for E!. She's had plenty of facelifts — large and small. She seems to generate excitement wherever she goes. She's made Botox dealers part of the North American culture.
    And her face is rigid and botched.

    1. BGW, Capt (Ret.) Avatar

      Nah, the welds on Joan's face are even more pronounced. It could well be Tom Sizemore's forearm, though.

  5. LTDScott Avatar

    A wigwam for a goose's bridle.

  6. joshuman Avatar

    It is Movember so what we have here is clearly a new, more mustachey, and larger bumper being welded onto last year's 1950 Chrysler Imperial Convertible to make it a 1951. The crazy thing about it is that all this is happening at a Ford dealership. In a small town at the southern end of Mexico. As Smokey Yunick tells it, "They had some uncanny metal, or body men…threw away damn near nothing…straightened everything…like big Cadillac bumperette…How? Split ’em in four pieces… straightened each piece, then welded back together. They had a chrome plating facility that amazed me."
    That bumper will be sanded and plated and grinning at corrupt policemen in no time.
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    1. P161911 Avatar

      Actually that was Scroggzilla.… Your link didn't work for me for some reason. Just don't drink the free whiskey!

  7. Alff Avatar

    I'm largely with you but will guess it's part of the UberBird's new snout. Hence the reference to facelift.

  8. Manic_King Avatar

    It's one of LeMons trophies. Maybe made by Murilee?

  9. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    Honestly Charles, sometimes I don't know why the rest of us even bother. +1

  10. CptSevere Avatar

    Borg Warner Brothers' robot sisters' leg's knee. I dunno. Can't win them all. Thanx for the win yesterday, though!