[DML] Re: Stainless Frame Features
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[DML] Re: Stainless Frame Features

The way the Frame/structure was engineered(for the front of the car)
was that the impact would BE absorbed THRU the Black body,and the 
frame would act like a stiffner for the black body,as of yet in my 
22yrs plus of owning Deloreans I have YET to see a Delorean with a 
Crushed Front frame structure,meaning up to the firewall,and I have 
had parts cars(deloreans)that had been involved in VERY serious 
accidents,and in ALL cases the crumple tubes were/had very minor 
damage,but the Nose on the black bodies were totally sheared
off,suggesting that the full force of the frontal impact was 
absorbed,throughout the black body,with only minor impact absorbed 
thru the frame itself.That was why he could get away with just using 
a mild steel frame,think about it some parts of the frame are the 
thickness of a DIME!!
But on the other hand the impact on the rear of the Delorean was 
engineered to be absorbed thru the the frame,(remember that it has 
hollow pontoons,that give next to zero impact resistance!)and the 
black body 
acting AS A stiffner,the opposite of the front of the car.(you will 
notice the back of the frame is MUCH beefer,than the front part,for 
this reason,and the fact that it contains the full drivetrain.If you 
ever had/have the chance to slice apart a scrap black body,(I have)
you will understand,the major engineering that went into the 
Designing of the Black body for your safety.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bryan Pearce <bryanp@...> wrote:
> Videobob,
> Thank you for the comments.
> In brief, the front upper and lower control arms are separate 
> 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 
> Stainless frame.  I will calculate a package price for everything 
> produce to incorporate some savings those that would like 
> Stainless and make it available on the web site.
> The front crumple tube and frame for that matter, are designed 
> the properties of Stainless Steel in mind.  This did require a 
> deal of thought and correspondence with Mr. DeLorean.  The frame  
> needed to be completely redesigned for Stainless Steel and not 
> copied from the steel frame.  We wanted the crumple tubes to be  
> strong enough not to require the safety recall but not too strong 
> 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
> ===============================================

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