Re: [DML] crumple tube.
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Re: [DML] crumple tube.



Thank you for the comments.  I was unable to actually find out what 
happened, but, I agree it looks more like a TRAUMATIC event rather 
than normal wear and tear.  I do have a new crumple tube and am 
going to replace that over the next month or so.  
Thanks again for comments.
Dale Funk
4984
941

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Sorry I'm a bit late on this thread. That photo looks VERY 
familiar. 
> Have a lok at this
> 
> http://www.delorean.co.uk/DSCN1818.JPG
> 
> This was caused when the car in quesion hit a kerb at 30 mph. It 
broke 
> the steering rack as well and took a nice chunk out of the wheel 
for 
> good measure. It didn't hit anything head on. This car had a new 
> extension fitted and is back on the road.
> 
> I do have another customer who's saving up for a frame extension 
after 
> an altercation with a wall. He demolished it and ended up sitting 
on top 
> of a pile of bricks. Being a later car, it already had the frame 
> extension recall and it certainly did its job! The whole 
front "cone" on 
> one side is squashed upwards by about 1/2" with a perfect imprint 
of the 
> recall plate impressed underneath. It stayed in one piece though. 
Sorry, 
> I didn't take a snap of that one.
> 
> Martin
> DMC Ltd
> www.deloream.co.uk
> 
> Dave Swingle wrote:
> 
> >I'm not sure that the reinforcement kit would have helped this 
one. 
> >This looks like what happens when you run into a concrete parking 
> >stop, and hard. This is a long way from normal wear and tear, and 
I 
> >don't see how you could get this from bad roads without ripping 
the 
> >ball joints out first. 
> >
> >This could also concievebly happen by dragging the car up ramps 
onto 
> >a trailer with the front tires flat, but the operator would have 
to 
> >have been using a winch and also be somewhat brain-dead at the 
time. 
> >
> >Dave Swingle
> >  
> >
>








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