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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, Derelicts In Your Area in General Discussion; Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 Can't imagine one of those would do very well in a right side impact. None of ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24

    Can't imagine one of those would do very well in a right side impact.
    None of those cars from back then (prior to impact bars in the doors) survived side impacts very well.

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    Re: Derelicts In Your Area

    'Tis true. Nor did they survive front impacts well.

    Sucks to see a rare Chevy being used in such a way, but the footage is sweet nonetheless:


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    Re: Derelicts In Your Area

    That's an X-frame car. There's a reason it was only around for a few years. I'd be more interested to see what a more typical full framed car did in a similar test.

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    Re: Derelicts In Your Area

    You're way better off in ANY modern car during an accident than any classic. That's just how it is.
    77CDV, 77CDV, orconn and 3 others like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    'Tis true. Nor did they survive front impacts well.

    Sucks to see a rare Chevy being used in such a way, but the footage is sweet nonetheless:

    I am tired of seeing this video in EVERY F**KING THREAD in the lounge.

    Let's face it, if you destroyed a 1959 Chevy like that, would you even WANT to survive?

    I will happily pit my Cadillac against a modern car (ANY modern car) any day and bet money on my survival while I'm at it.

    I mean, I am indestructible, so I would survive anyhow, but that's beside the point. The day I see a modern car get sideswiped at 75 mph by a fullsize diesel truck, fall 150 feet off a cliff and the driver emerge in a healthy state, only to discover the car not only runs but was capable of driving away from the accident (which it did) because I know of one instance of a fullsize vintage Cadillac doing it (a story which is rather famous in the industry)

    There is a reason fullsize Cadillacs are banned from demolition derbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandondeleo View Post
    You're way better off in ANY modern car during an accident than any classic. That's just how it is.
    I will happily take my chances.

    Risk all or don't risk anything, you can lose just the same.

    Realistically, I cannot understand people who curb their lifestyle and avoid doing whatever-the-hell-they-want because it stands a potential chance of killing them. There are millions of unpredictable ways you can perish, no matter how cautious you are. Maybe I have an outdated sense of a thing we of the old ways used to call "faith", but it all seems rather childish to fear potential harm or death.

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    [QUOTE=Stingroo;3053983]That's an X-frame car. There's a reason it was only around for a few years. I'd be more interested to see what a more typical full framed car did in a similar test.[/QUOTE

    It's been done. Hey, did you ever see that FWB that won the world championship of Demo derbies? Yeah, they got banned shortly thereafter, prompting some very high interest in how they perform on impact against modern vehicles. Same thing happened with the old Imperials when they first banned them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    I am tired of seeing this video in EVERY F**KING THREAD in the lounge.
    Gear down there turbo, I was just using it as an example of Kevin's point.

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    Re: Derelicts In Your Area

    I thought it was the Chrysler Imperials that were outlawed from demolition derbies, not Cadillacs!

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    When I entered a 79 SDV in a demo derby in was one car crushing machine. It was hilarious, what a wrecking ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    Gear down there turbo, I was just using it as an example of Kevin's point.
    Hey Luke, just wear this when dealing with those mean and nasty Dullahans228321-200-600-0.jpg That'll scare him off!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    I thought it was the Chrysler Imperials that were outlawed from demolition derbies, not Cadillacs!
    Yes. I mentioned the older Imperials.

    I would actually really like to build a Demolition Derby car for the local circuit (which has never outlawed anything)

    99% certain it would be a large Fleetwood Brougham, painted black (and repainted as needed) with a swapped in engine, a mast with the flag of Saint Patrick's Battalion and a Jolly Roger on it and red headlamps.




    MrHolland. I honestly have...no idea what that thing actually is. However, according to mainlanders, all Dullahans are afraid of gold. It's sadly a myth, though. Two thirds of us spent half of the sixteenth century alongside the Gallowglass reclaiming it on behalf of those who most rightly deserved it, funding the birth of the group which later became the Molly Maguires. Also why anyone who can trace their family back that far still has some sort of headquarters in the old country.

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    Re: Derelicts In Your Area

    For those who may not know what the device above is, it is a collar clip used to secure the collar of a dress shirt around the knot of a tie. It supposedly kept the dress shirt collar from "flyaway wing syndrome." Button down collars and modern dress collar construction essentially made these devices an anachronism.

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    I can imagine why such a device exists then. Were it not for the buttons (and thick fabric) if the collar of my coat were to develop this "Flyaway Wing Syndrome" I believe I would look rather ridiculous. Like some sort of comic book antihero. In hindsight, this is not necessarily entirely inaccurate. Also, in hindsight, I may be the only man in Nevada who owns a real coat. Most likely Florida too.

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    I've never seen that video before. The steering column didn't even budge in that Malibu, the guy in the '59 is road kill.

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