[DML] Re: Driving DMC on salted roads --- Plasti Dip
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[DML] Re: Driving DMC on salted roads --- Plasti Dip

Wayne.. most of the flex has to do with the frame flexing/twisting.. if you jack up a delorean with the door(s)open...as some owners had found out the hard way..when they found that their windshields cracked when they jacked up their deloreans with the doors open..even cases where the rear window cracked/broke..the doors act as a rigid part of the built in safety cage and integral part of making the delorean frame and black body into a rigid structure. NEVER jack up a delorean with the doors open..not even with one of the doors open.

Also that is one of the reasons why Lotus had to use toll booth windows..if you had/have a one piece window that could open..you would lose some of the integrity that was engineered into the doors..since the majority of the weight of the delorean door is on the lower half, below the window...no matter how the delorean door was structurally engineered the  vertical side pillars on the doors,especially where they bend towards the roof will ALWAYS be the weak points...and they truly did a lot of engineering to overcome that problem..but still...they will bend in the right situation.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, deloreanernst@... wrote:
> <On the gullwing doors a LOT of engineering attention went into those..since 
> those were "in your face"..but on the hidden areas..like the Tabs...well we know 
> how those turned out..>
> The doors needed a lot of engineering to work right. They're still a bit "twisty" if you close them the wrong way, or have the car jacked up wrong.
> -Wayne
> 11174


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