Re: [DML] Re: Gullwing Doors on Any Car
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Re: [DML] Re: Gullwing Doors on Any Car

Have you ever seen one on its' top? Have you ever heard of one?

DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:          True safety vehicle huh, when it is rolled over on its top how do you 
get out?

Mark V

On Dec 17, 2007, at 3:13 PM, cbl1739 wrote:

> Actually, The Bricklin HAD It's own Engineered frame,it DID NOT come
> from any other vehicle in production,it WAS made/engineered as a
> Safety Sports Vehicle...Bricklin (SV-1)(the same as DMC had started
> onto the Delorean,(DSV) but later just switched to DMC)the Massive
> frame along the side of the Bricklin was put/engineered there for the
> Safety of the passengers,(for side impact) the Gullwing doors were
> part of the safety cage "birdcage"(in Bricklin terms)that totally
> surrounded the passengers,just think of a massive square frame
> running along all sides of the car,then a MASSIVE FULL safety cage
> is installed on top of that frame(roll cage)So basically Not only do
> you have a massive frame running along the side of the Bricklin..but
> you have a SECOND frame bolted on top of that(the safety cage)making
> it IMPOSSIBLE to put anything but Gullwing doors...or GT-40 style
> doors..Again the Bricklin is Truly a Gullwing car/Safety
> Vehicle...There was NO WAY around not putting gullwing doors on
> it...The four things that were all Bricklin is the Engineered
> Frame/Safety cage, and the Body and the body panels and wiring..just
> like the Delorean..which had it's own engineered frame Body and Body
> panels and wiring.And like the Delorean..everything else was from
> other cars parts bin.
> Claude
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683@...> wrote:
>> They designed the Bricklin with Gullwing doors just like they
>> designed the Delorean to have Gullwing doors, they could of
> dropped
>> the body-line down to accommodate regular doors but who would have
>> bought the car then?
>> Yes the Bricklin used a STOCK Ford frame but do you see any Fords
>> with Gullwing's?
>> Ford I guess should of had Gullwing's on the Car that used that
> Frame
>> then.
>> It is all about Design and the Bricklin could of been designed
> better
>> to use regular doors and all of the other things that were bad
> about
>> the Bricklin, but that is a whole different topic that does not
> need
>> to be discussed on a Delorean forum.
>> Mark V
>> On Dec 16, 2007, at 9:52 PM, cbl1739 wrote:
>>> I have to strongly disagree with the Bricklin doors being only for
>>> appearence... Yes for appearence...BUT...If normal doors were to
> be
>>> put on a Bricklin it would be VERY VERY hard to egress into and
> out
>>> of a Bricklin since it Does have a Rather MASSIVE Frame(think
> Ford F-
>>> 350 frame)running along side the car,that is very high on the
> side of
>>> the car,just as with the Mercedes Gullwing,that is what/why they
> have
>>> the lower black panel it hides the Massive frame that runs along
> side
>>> the car..About the ONLY way to put normal doors on a
> Bricklin,would
>>> be to have Basically the same style Doors as Fords GT-40 in which
> the
>>> doors are part of the roof(basically Gullwing doors but hindged
> like
>>> a the normal door.
>>> On the other hand The Delorean could have had doors like the Lotus
>>> Esprit,which would have also been nice as a option.
>>> Claude
>>> Bricklin 1024
>>> since 1980
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