Re: [DML] Broken torsion bar
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Re: [DML] Broken torsion bar

That is ridiculous.  The torsion bars are absolutely under load, ALL the time, unless it is removed from the car.  If not, the strut alone would be capable of holding the door open! (which it is definitely not)  It is true that the bar is most likely to fail with the door closed, under much more stress, but saying the bar is under no stress is 100% incorrect.
I agree with Ryan: Torsion bars almost never fail, and the safest way is to replace with one from NOS inventory or from a parts car.  If they were really difficult to come by, I would be open to other options, but they are available for a price.
I suggest that before anyone retrofit a DeLorean to a Bricklin style piston, or scissor doors, please consult someone other than Claude for your options!
Jake Kamphoefner

----- Original Message ----
From: cbl1739 <cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 10:49:25 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Broken torsion bar

--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@ ...> wrote:
> > If so, why all this talk about welding them? Just buy one. I'm not
> sure I'd want to be around an open DeLorean door with a welded torsion
> bar.
> -Ryan
Actually Ryan,when the door is open,the torsion bar is NOT under 
load,so the chances of getting zinged by a piece of the torsion bar is 
rather slim,that is why you always hear of torsion bars snapping with 
the doors closed(thank goodness for that!!not that a snapping torsion 
bar is good,but it is automatically self contained)As that is when the 
torsion bars are under full load.. 

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