[DML] Re: New composite underbody
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[DML] Re: New composite underbody

Is there a link to these new bodies and how or with what they were made/engineered from.

And HOW did they come up with these figures(10X stronger)?? Were they crash tested..

I can see maybe the roof structure being stronger since the originals were a combination of T-Bar fiberglass roof panel with a metal box on top of that with a Fiberglass Roll bar(sandwiched with high density foam)  to support the doors(the metal box was NOT SS and prone to rust).

As for being "transparent" that does not sound rigid/safe.

The original black body has a "built in" lower side rail(s) that are molded up with the roll bar/cage..all sandwiched with high density foam..which along with the SS Impact Panel built into the door and the Dual locking pins.. gives the delorean a very decent side impact protection...

Remember there is NO actual metal frame rail running along the side of the delorean(aka:like a Bricklin has)on side impacts it is all door and the Fiberglass body and the high density foam sandwich(and YOU) that gets impacted.

Something to think about before looking into those new black bodies...

BTW: the Bricklin and the Mercedes 300SL used the Gullwing doors FOR THAT REASON.. Egress and Ingress was very limited without Gullwing doors..because of the very High Frame running along the sills under the bottom of the closed doors..That is very true on a Bricklin..those black side panels on a Bricklin HIDE a very MASSIVE Frame rail Birdcage/Safety cage Combination ..!!  

Delorean on the other hand... used them "because they were sexy"



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob Brandys <BobB@...> wrote:
> The new composite underbody is targeted for both the electric DeLorean and the right hand drive DeLoreans. 
> These cars have a new up to date HVAC system that is smaller and more efficient.  Hence, the redesign
> of the frame rail on the passenger side to give more bonnet storage room.  
> This boday can be used on older DeLoreans but would require some easy modifications.  
> They are 200 lbs lighter and 10 x stronger than the 30+ year old stock FG bodies. 
> The other really cool thing about this body is the transparency of some sections.    This allows back lighting. 
> You could build a glowing DeLorean body!
> Never did ask about the price though.
> Bob


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