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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:38 pm
 


From the "they don't make them like that anymore" dept.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:45 pm
 


ridenrain ridenrain:
From the "they don't make them like that anymore" dept.


...and it's a damn good thing! :lol:

I couldn't help but notice the huge clouds of rust from the '59 when they hit.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:47 pm
 


It's pretty clear those safety requirements are doing their job.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:48 pm
 


Geeze, I figured todays plastic cars wouldn't stand a chance against those old steel beasts. o.o


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:02 pm
 


Wow that was a surprise. I saw a real world demonstration ie; accident between a '73 New Yorker and ironically, a '95 New Yorker. The '95 rear ended the '73 and the destroyed his front end. I think he scratched the chrome on the bumper of the '73. In any case, the damage to the '73 was cosmetic and minor. What was really funny is the accident wasn't even at speed.

But that video really shocked me. 8O


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:10 pm
 


maybe cars in the 70s were built stronger thn cars from the 50s?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:07 pm
 


Well to be fair, that car was a friggin' tank. You could mount a cannon onto a '73 New Yorker and send it into combat :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:41 pm
 


That’s the same kind of technology that makes the Smart Car and the new Honda ACE frames stand up in accidents with much bigger, heavier vehicles. The vehicles bounce all over the place and everything outside the safety cage gets destroyed, but the people inside get to walk away.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:50 pm
 


I LOLed hard at "Bel Air".

I was kinda hoping the 59 would decimate the 09.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:55 pm
 


I hear ya. My first car was a '56 Nomad with a Corvette 350. I was cheerin' for the Bel Air myself :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:23 pm
 


One major difference though... Older cars can be worked on.

Since someone tried to steal my crappy little car, I poped off the cover, the one nut and yanked the steering wheel off. I'm quite sure a newer car would be a total nightmare and could potentially damage the airbag also.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:33 pm
 


What a friggin waste of a 59


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:34 pm
 


Yeah just hose out the inside and bolt on new fenders... I used to own a 59 Laurentian and I was shocked to see the Malibu slice it's way thru that 59 like cheese!
Steel dash, solid steering wheel, no seatbelts, yeah forget the stretcher round up a hose....


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:40 pm
 


And a whole lot of empty space.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:38 pm
 


Canadian_Mind Canadian_Mind:
maybe cars in the 70s were built stronger thn cars from the 50s?


Another 5 feet of engine would be nice.


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