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Re: carforce number one
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Tito and Packards, a mine of images.

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1949 Custom 8 with installed glass bricks (kind of), today located at the technical museum of Slovenia.

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"Glass bricks" ??

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Re: carforce number one
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He's using that term to describe the bullet-resistant glass.

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The armored glass is as thick as glass bricks.

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Wonder how much bulletproof armor plate is in the body, at 4,880 lbs from the factory, bets are this one is nearly double. And, what ply are those tires? Tito was such a popular guy...

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Dave (O_D) & Don (PackardDon) thanks for your translation. Steve (packardguy53), I don't know if in Canada but in Germany glass bricks were commonly used as design element in the end of the 1960s / begin of the 1970s.

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In many cases they look dated today but if they were used at the right place of public buildings they are sometimes even landmarked as witness of the past.

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Modern applications use LED-illuminated glass bricks.

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Tito was such a popular guy...
Yes Steve, I'm sure there were myriad attempts on his life over the years. Hazards of being a ruthless dictator, I suppose. I was in Cuba years back and Castro (Fidel) visited the hotel we were staying at. The security was unbelievable, over-the-top and he arrived in a Mercedes with 'glass bricks', surrounded by bodyguards. I have had lots of people not believe me when I say I stood 20' from the man in a hotel lobby, and with there being some 600 documented attempts on HIS life, over the years, I can forgive someone for doubting the story, but it's true. Crazy that he actually died of old age!! Chris.

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Gusha, The term "glass bricks" made me laugh out loud, here its most closely associated with the Streamline Moderne architectural movement of the 1930's-1940's. As a design element, glass brick or glass blocks were a non-load bearing material used to create translucent wall sections to allow natural light in without a clear visual sight purpose. Their versatility even allowed their uses on curved surfaces. One supposes thick, bullet-resistant automotive glass could be described as 'glass brick'.

Don, I was being ironic. I recall hearing about how ruthless and brutal a dictator Marshall Tito was in ruling Yugoslavia during the 'Cold War'. Multiple assassination attempts were a daily threat and a way of life for those dictators. Other than maybe living like a king and having nice accoutrements including luxury cars to enjoy, sounds like a pretty miserable life to me.

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Yes, I took it as a joke referencing the thick glass and got it right away! Must be my odd sense of humor.

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Chris, (Packard newbie), Steve (58L8134) & Don (PackardDon), thanks for your contributions.
Yes Steve, you're right, even the 1930s knew glass bricks.

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To subject my metaphorical language style to renegotation the next of Tito's cars shall be annouced as heavy metal.

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