Re: [DML] Driving With Doors Open
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Re: [DML] Driving With Doors Open



I recently drove my car in a parade.. It was a blast, I left the 
doors open, and drove slowly and carefully.  No problem..
My son rode in the car, and my teenage daughter had feared 
humiliation as well until she saw my car go by.. She then ran over 
and jumped in it with us!.
Go have fun.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "tuxr" <tuxdarby@xxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for the responses, yes, I was worried about the alignment 
of 
> the doors.  Seems hitting the brakes even mildly could cause a 
> problem as the doors would be leaning forward, same with slow 
> acceleration to even 5 or 10 mph, I can see the doors leaning 
> towards the back.  My fear is when I go to close them the 
alignment 
> would be off and I'd be shutting them down in the area of the 
front 
> tire :)  Or some type of bar or mount would break up top (you can 
> tell I'm not much of a mechanic).  My teenage daughter of course 
is 
> worried about the life long emotional scars caused by intense 
> humiliation and embarrasement resulting in years of therapy at 
great 
> cost and personal expense, but hey, did I mention I WOULD have 
> fun!!!!  (For the record, all her friends love it).
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike.griese@xxxx wrote:
> > Sorry - I saw alignment and thought suspension.
> > 
> > The doors themselves are not structural in the sense that the 
> > frame is however they do increase the rigidity of the car when 
> > they are closed.  This is a big deal in an accident but not 
> > at low speeds on paved roads.  
> > 
> > It's generally not a good idea to drive around with the doors 
open.
> > Others have done it in parades without any immediate problems.
> > I just don't think it's worth the risk.  The doors are heavy and 
> have







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