[DML] Re: crash tests / safety
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[DML] Re: crash tests / safety

They weren't mules, they were early production cars. DMC gave four
cars to the DOT/NHTSA - VIN 515, 517, 531 and 537. Several years back
there was a guy in Ohio, I think, who had at least two of these
crashed cars that he bought from a government auction. I think Ken K
went to look at them.

On the 40mph test, there was a notation that they were unable to
completely latch the drivers door - remember this was in teh days
before door guides - and that's what they attributed the door opening
to on that test.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Shepherd <chrisau79@...> wrote:
> BUT.......Did these two "mules" bear any resemblance, structurally,
 to the cars that were sold to the public?
> James Espey <james@...> wrote:          DMC donated a couple early
cars to the NHTSA for use in airbag
> testing. NHTSA contracted with a company install some off the shelf
> airbags and actuators for two tests. Results were very favorable with
> the 35mph test which is why the did the 2nd test at 40mph. I have a
> copy of the test results and have spoken with the principals who were
> involved at the company who did the work at NHTSA. It's shaping up to
> be a nice article for the magazine. In any case, the videos are real.
> James
> Chris
> 06301
> Find me on Google Earth
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