[DMCForum] Re: My Rear Tire Fits in the Bonnet!
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[DMCForum] Re: My Rear Tire Fits in the Bonnet!

He threw it together in an hour. That's all the time his small design
team could devote to it. 

The underbodies were cast in another part of the factory and entered
the assembly line through a "hole in the wall." That part of the
process was continuous (the only part of the factory that ran 24 hours
per day). As Jim's team was struggling to figure out how to assemble
the first cars, underbodies kept coming through the wall, like a scene
from "I Love Lucy." They would grap yet another underbody, stack it in
the corner with the others, and continue trying to figure out how to
put the car together.

Because no one had designed a steering wheel, the first cars were
maneuvered around the factory with Vise Grips clamped onto the
steering column. Jim brought a multiple choice test his team wrote as
a joke, one question on which was "what shape will the eventual
steering wheel be?" One of the possible answers was "a pair of Vise

Pick up a copy of Videobob's DVD to see the entire presentation. Bob
did a nice job of documenting the presentations, but unfortunately
left the remainder of Pigeon Forge off (only passing glimpses of the
car display, Dragon Run, etc). 

Bill Robertson

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob Brandys <BobB@...> wrote:
> Bill,
> I must have missed Jim Prentice's talk at PF.  Any brief details?
> pedal cluster,
> steering wheel, and
> the entire interior behind the seats among them.
> BTW,  What do you think of a roll down electric rear window on the 2015 
> DeLorean.  Similar to the one on the 57 Mecury's.     About 24 inches 
> wide, 14 radius.   Leave it open in the summer to vent the heat out.
> With the full size 2nd generation power window, the ventilation in this 
> car is going to almost convertible like.
> Bob
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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