Re: [DML] Re: Stainless Frame Features
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DML] Re: Stainless Frame Features


Thank you for the comments.

In brief, the front upper and lower control arms are separate because  
they can be used with a stock DeLorean frame.  This also allows  
someone the option to limit the amount of money spent up front for a  
Stainless frame.  I will calculate a package price for everything we  
produce to incorporate some savings those that would like everything  
Stainless and make it available on the web site.

The front crumple tube and frame for that matter, are designed with  
the properties of Stainless Steel in mind.  This did require a great  
deal of thought and correspondence with Mr. DeLorean.  The frame  
needed to be completely redesigned for Stainless Steel and not just  
copied from the steel frame.  We wanted the crumple tubes to be  
strong enough not to require the safety recall but not too strong to  
prevent them from performing their intended function.

Bryan Pearce
Pearce Design Components
2N629 Jefferson St.
West Chicago, IL  60185
Phone:   (630) 293-0945
Fax:     (630) 293-0944

DeLorean Part Fabrication

On Jun 24, 2006, at 10:23 AM, Videobob Moseley wrote:

> Bryan,
> I interviewed you (twice) about the frames and I think they are great!
> I think if not for the cost, everyone would get one if they could.
> I think some of the improvements you made were excellent.
> There was only two thoughts I wanted to add in.
> One, I think the optional front arms should be standard on the frame.
> It doesn't make much sense to have everything but the front suspension
> be stainless.....
> The other was about the front crumple tubes.
> I have to assume that you haven't crash tested any of these,
> and being that your tubes are made of thicker stronger metal I am
> betting that rather than "crumple" like the weaker welded on versions
> that they would shear the bolt heads off, or tear at the mountings or
> worse do nothing it at all and compress the frame to bend at another
> weaker spot.
> I suppose this isn't really an issue because the type of head on crash
> needed to do that would mostly likely kill you anyway....
> I was just wondering if you had put much thought into that at all?
> Should front tubes be made of a thinner material to allow easier  
> crushing?
> I have wrecked my car before, slamming into a car at about 30 MPH.
> The frame and steering was untouched, but the front fiberglass was
> broken up pretty bad. (I felt nothing by the way, no injury at all)
> Here are some photos from 01/24/04 -
> We repaired everything to like new in the end.
> Not trying to pile on you and make things worse, but I figure if you
> are in the mood to defend your frame this is a good time to ask the
> question.
> All in all, I hope I can afford to get one of your frames for my next
> DeLorean
> project car as I plan to put in a different engine and modernize  
> the car
> quite
> a bit. With a stainless frame, and the added features of the car,  
> you would
> truly
> have a car that could last forever.....
> - Videobob
>> From: Bryan Pearce <bryanp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [DML] Re: Stainless Frame Features
>> I feel compelled to respond to, what seems to be, an attack on our
>> Stainless Steel frame solution for the DeLorean and the effort that
>> was required to make this product available to the DeLorean
>> community.  While I applaud the effort put forth by John Dore on his
>> restoration, I am offended by his comments.  John fails to realize
>> the amount of time and effort required to build a stainless steel
>> frame for our cars.

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive