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    Coops/Coupes

    Q: Why do chicken coops only have two doors?A: Because if they had four, they would be chicken sedans!
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    I don't get it......



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    Quote Originally Posted by 63 R2 Hawk View Post
    I don't get it......


    Because some people, like in eBay ads, use "coop" for "coupe" (sound the same). A coupe (coop) has two doors and if it has four doors it is a sedan. Does that help?
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    I think this and the Packard post proves Gary has a sense of humor. Both posts are amusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddub View Post
    I think this and the Packard post proves Gary has a sense of humor. Both posts are amusing.
    I didn't think it was possible at first, for Gary the Grouch to have an actual sense of humor. I had to pinch myself in order to make sure it wasn't a dream!
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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    Because some people, like in eBay ads, use "coop" for "coupe" (sound the same). A coupe (coop) has two doors and a sedan has four doors. Does that help?
    Ummm...no, that doesn't help.

    Here's a Plymouth coupe:

    Here's a Plymouth coach or 2-dr sedan

    Here's a Plymouth 4-door sedan

    I would point out that the coupe usually had seats for two, but sometimes had additional, small, sometimes folding seats to seat one or two in the back.

    A coach had two doors but also a full width seat in back.

    And a sedan had the same seating as a coach, but with 4 doors.

    Thus a '53 Studebaker like Jerry Foresters' is a coupe with two smaller seats in the rear.

    Here are Studebaker sedan and two-door sedan (or coach) with full width rear seats

    And a coupe

    Makes no difference whether it has a B pillar or not, it's still a coupe.
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    You forgot one...
    Chicken coop:

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    Gary's no grouch. Often his posts are amusing and informative
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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    Because some people, like in eBay ads, use "coop" for "coupe" (sound the same). A coupe (coop) has two doors and a sedan has four doors. Does that help?
    I guess you administered the coup de gras to my attemt at facetious humor. Anyway, at least I gave your post a bump.....



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    This whole discussion has been quite enlightening to say the least.
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    That's funny. I've just watched The man who cheated himself, a 1951 film noir with Lee J. Cobb. He drove a 2 door chevy. Sometimes, it was called a coop but a fellow also called it a coupé. I suppose the original name was still partly in use in the 50's.
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    In the mid 50's my daddy (that's what we call our fathers here in Dixie) had used up his '36 Chevy dirt track car so bought a late 30's Plymouth from a farmer to build another one. The Plymouth was a Coupe coop. Figure that one out.
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    Well, if the coop was large enough to accomodate the coupe, this is feasable.

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    I'm guessing the coupe was used as a coop, or henhouse, as they were called where I was from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsenecal View Post
    I'm guessing the coupe was used as a coop, or henhouse, as they were called where I was from.
    You got it!
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