Re: [DML] Roll over picture [was Question.....]
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Re: [DML] Roll over picture [was Question.....]



I probably ought to check in on this one. 

Two years after the picture was posted on dmcnew.com, I had the 
privilege of doing the final disassembly of this very car. (Bernie M 
is now driving around on most of interior  and fuel system parts from 
it!). 

The trailing arm bolts on that car were not only intact, but were 
relatively straight. I agree that the root cause of the accident was 
environmental/driver-induced - it happened in very heavy rain on an 
interstate highway. The impact was into the dirt in the median at 
approximatly the right front corner of the suspension, flipping the 
car. It then rejoined the highway, at speed, in an inverted position, 
actually grinding a hole in the stainless. The frame was twisted and 
the front section was snapped off on one side. The driver walked away 
from it once he figured out how to get out. 

You can see many more photos of this car in the two issues of 
Gullwing Magazine in the article series "Crash and Burn".

I'll update the web page. 

Dave Swingle



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "denverdelorean" 
<denverdelorean@xxxx> wrote:
> 
> > The frame and driveline seem fine.
> > This looks like a driver error.
> > - VB
> 
> I agree. I think the TAB problem is a bit of a witch hunt.  I have 
> never seen or heard of a "Catastrophic Faliure" attributed directly 
to 
> the tabs.  I have only heard it referred to as a possibility.  That 
> wreck looks like an off-road adventure.  As Bob said.  The rear 
wheels 
> are perfectly aligned.
> 
> Matt
> #16076
> original, unbent TAB's







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