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    Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    1993 Lincoln Mark VIII.

    I've seen it before, but this YouTube video is new.





    Link to the story behind the concept car.

    http://www.ronsusser.com/inventory.htm?id=857

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    That's really freaking cool. I'm not sure it's very practical, but awesome nonetheless.

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    Awesome is seldom practical.

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    If it is reliable, I'd say that it is highly practical. As a city dweller for most of my life I often chose four door cars over the (American) coupes just because the coupes doors were so heavy and their width made them a liability in the smaller parking spaces that came into being in the 1980's. This solution to door weight and width problem also made accessibility to the back seat of coupes much less problematic. People with kids needing to be put in the backseat car seat had much be access and didn't need to perform the contortions necessary to put little Willy properly in the rear in his car seat. Personally, this feat feature would be worth more that a sunroof cost wise to me!

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    I meant practical from all the wear and tear on the mechanicals. What happens when the motors start getting weak and the door opens fine, but isn't strong enough to close the door? How ridiculous would the costs be for repair and maintenance?

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    That's excellent! I'd love to see the mechanicals responsible for it and what had to be done to make it fit.

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    If they can make motorized side doors on mini-vans, I don't know why they could make these doors reliable. Just like most of the accessories we see on cars tody there would be an extra cost, but i would bet there would be a market for this type of door on luxury cars today.

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    If they can make motorized side doors on mini-vans, I don't know why they could make these doors reliable. Just like most of the accessories we see on cars tody there would be an extra cost, but i would bet there would be a market for this type of door on luxury cars today.
    I deal with taxi drivers all the time at work. Almost all of them drive minivans here. Out of all the vans that have electric doors, I'd say only 20% of them work like they did on the showroom. If they aren't 100% broke, they're 2/3rds on their way to being there.

    Buying a new minivan, I might get the power doors, since you get a warranty. Used minivan, I'd avoid that feature like the plauge.

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    I remember seeing that car on eBay. Only thing I didn't like about it was the completely flat interior door panels. And the doors didn't seem to operate as fast as they did in the companies original video from '93.

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    Re: Ahh, The Old Disappearing Door Trick!

    Outstanding

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