Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.
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Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.






> This doesn't bear out Claude's flippant and inaccurate comment about the
> occupants being "DOA", as he posted earlier.

Hey James...As for being  "flippant and inaccurate comment about the
occupants being "DOA",

In THAT particular Test(the 40mph test) they would have either been vegetables or DOA..for lack of a secure door..Just look at how the door folded up like tin foil..(along with the rest of the car..and SS is Waaay stronger than human bones/flesh...Their internal organs would have been "compressing and distorting" in the same fashion as the car was..their heads would have been fine..but their brain(s) would have been shaking like jello in a bowl..not good if you plan on living...  

If those "were" real humans..they would have been goners..For one thing the Air bags were way over-sized for such a small confined space..and if you look at how the test dummies ended up..there was NO WAY they could have survived.. I sure as hell would NOT want to have been in that 40 mph crash..however the 35mph video shows a Very survivable  crash..with maybe just  very bad neck and leg injures ..again airbags that deployed with way to much force..

Claude
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--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "James Espey" <james@...> wrote:
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> These FULL videos of the crash test (and some other interesting stuff) are
> now live and loaded at:
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> http://www.youtube.com/deloreanmuseum
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> 
> James
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> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> James Espey
> Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 2:50 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.
> 
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> 
> Here is the complete PDF on the crash testing shown in the video.
> http://www.delorean.net/crashtest.pdf
> 
> It was *not* a test of the DeLorean, but a test of how car already in
> production *could* have airbags fitted using computer modeling techniques
> rather than design the car with airbags in mind. The DeLorean car was used
> (two, actually - a 35mph test and a 40mph test) because DMC donated four
> early production cars (VIN 515, 517, 531 and 537) to the National Highway
> Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
> 
> In the 40mph test, the testers were unable to get one of the driver's side
> door latches to close completely, and this violated the integrity of the
> side impact beam (which goes from latch to latch inside the door) causing it
> to open from the impact. This is noted in the report (page 60 in the PDF),
> and in spite of that, the report further goes on to state:
> 
> After the 40mph test ".the compartment interior dimensions following the
> crash were still quite generous so that most of the original compartment
> volume was maintained."
> 
> ".the DeLorean proved to be a very well designed vehicle in terms of
> allowing a relatively great amount of front end crush without adversely
> compromising the "survival space" in the compartment."
> 
> This doesn't bear out Claude's flippant and inaccurate comment about the
> occupants being "DOA", as he posted earlier.
> 
> This is also NOT a complete video - the original videos, which will be
> posted on the DeLorean Museum Facebook page later today, are each (the 35mph
> and 40mph tests) about 4 minutes long.
> 
> Finally, there were ZERO cars EVER produced with ERM underbodies. Even the
> prototypes were made with fiberglass underbodies as the expense associated
> with the tooling required for ERM would not be justified for prototypes. A
> few NON-STRUCTURAL parts of the production car are made with ERM, but that's
> it.
> 
> Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> James Espey
> 
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> 
> DeLorean Motor Company
> 
> james@... <mailto:james%40delorean.com> 
> 
> 15023 Eddie Drive
> 
> Humble, Texas 77396 USA
> 
> Tel: 800/872-3621 (USA only)
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> Tel2: +1-281/441-2537
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> Fax: +1-281/441-2813
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> http://www.delorean.com
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> http://www.facebook.com/deloreanmotorcompany
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