[SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [DML] Delorean crash test..the long version...
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[SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [DML] Delorean crash test..the long version...



Umm..I don't think it was faked..

Unless that particular delorean's chassis was produced from a new(at that time) and untested manufacturing technology known as Elastic Reservoir Moulding (ERM),(which JZD owned all patent rights too) which would contribute to the weight characteristics of the car while presumably lowering its production costs,would eventually be found to be unsuitable(ie: very costly) and UNSAFE in ANY type of collision..(as maybe seen in that video)

 Both Collins and JZD had originally intended to build the DeLorean's substructure using the special process(as above) known as Elastic Reservoir Molding (ERM). In short, the process would allow JZD to build the complete substructure of the car from a hybrid plastic-fiberglass material without the need for a metal frame....and attaching separate front and rear sub-frames for the drive-train and the front suspension..

But instead Colin Chapman at Lotus,substituted a variation of the Lotus  MILD steel backbone frame for the original plastic substructure. In addition, Chapman used another Lotus technique, Vacuum Resin Injection (VARI) to form the substructure of the DeLorean. 

Of the original prototype, only the stainless steel Panels, Gullwing doors and V-6 engine were the only things retained.

Bottom line unless that Delorean in that Video had a ERM Substructure..which might be the case..in this particular instance..

As we all Know the Delorean has a backbone chassis..it would take a LOT to make it curl up as in that video... I have been into Delorens since Before the First was ever built and I have...NEVER... seen a delorean yet with such massive damage as the one in this video.


Claude
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Bric   

  


 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, james@... wrote:
>
> Taken out of context, this does look bad. Sadly, ALL these videos leave out the details behind the test (not really an actual DeLorean "crash" test, per se). 
> 
> I'll see if I can get Sarah from the DeLorean Museum to post the PDF of the complete report on Monday. 
> 
> James
> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "cbl302@..." <cbl302@...>
> Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:39:19 
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Delorean crash test..the long version...
> 
> 
> Actually..in this video..you can see for yourself..How Scary dangerous a Delorean(or at least THAT delorean) was. The Roof and the door actually folds up...in fact towards the end you can see in slow motion How the Whole car gets U shaped...not sure of the speed but I am assuming about 40 mph.
> 
> This is the RARE UNCUT VERSION 1980 DELOREAN CRASH TEST VIDEO - UNCUT VERSION... Not the short 35 second one...
> 
> In this crash the Dummy would be considered DOA..
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnOGXCnTOj0
> 
> claude
> 1024
> bric
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> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@> wrote:
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APgPScmeSaA
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Viktor,
> > > 
> > > Fascinating -- thanks for the link! I noticed that the roof crush test was
> > > done at an angle. Was that to simulate a rollover?
> > > 
> > > Farrar Hudkins
> > > #2613
> > > 
> > > 2012/3/17 <sidaries@>
> > > 
> > > > Some of you asked for crash tests. Delorean Museum put some pictures
> > > > on Facebook today. You can see it here:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.364643813568547.88202.166957630003834&type=3
> > > >
> > > > The pictures contains even roof tests!
> > > >
> > > > Viktor
> > > >
> > > 
> > > 
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
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> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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