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  • '59 Chevy vs. '09 Chevy

    This isn't pretty:

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...aspx?gt1=33009

    Guess some things weren't better in the old days...
    Jeff


    “Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing”--Voltaire

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    What they didn't say was that the newer Malibu was being driven by a young teenage dummy that was TWD (Texting While Driving).

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    • #3
      What a waste of a nice looking 59 chevy. That car was probably worth more than the 09. My dad bought a 56 Ford Club Sedan, with the Padded dash and seat belt option. Did we use the seat belts, nope. It also had the deep dish steering wheel those were the safety features advertized back then. He did have a serious accident and if he would have been useing the seat belts he might not have been as severly injured. No shoulder belt option, that would have really would have saved him some pain. Times have sure changed. Now we have much safer cars and can still have 300HP and get good highway mileage.

      Tom

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      • #4
        That's a really interesting video. I've watched plenty of barrier crash tests so the Malibu response was what I would have expected. Certainly not the Bel Air though. I guess I always expected that heavy weight and big frame and thick sheet metal would rule and the Bel Air would drive through something like a Malibu. However, I still would have expected the Bel Air driver to be more injured because of the lack of seat belts and lack of crumple zones.

        How about a Smart Car vs ...anything??

        Bob

        Turns out there is another video (Smart vs C-class)
        http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...ash-tests.aspx
        Last edited by HarmsWay; 09-29-2009, 05:26 PM. Reason: Add link to Smart vs C-class

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        • #5
          59 Chevy

          I had a 59 Chevy. I would rather have another one. I traded a 56 Chevy four door and $295.00 for mine. It was a great car with a 283 and a powerglide.

          Bill
          "I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in."-Kenny Rogers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HarmsWay View Post
            Turns out there is another video (Smart vs C-class)
            http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...ash-tests.aspx
            I like how that Smart Car promptly got out of the way and let the other one go on through. Interesting though, looks like the driver of the smart car survived the crash better than the driver of the 59 Chevy.



            Bill,
            right now my Bronco is the safest vehicle on the road. although once I find a transmission for it that may change.

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            • #7
              That was an interesting video. What I liked about the old cars was that you could tell at a distance if it was a Chevy, Ford, Caddy, or whatever. Now I have to read the name tags on them when they're up close.

              Ed
              Do you know about kickback? Ray has a good writeup here... https://www.sawdustzone.org/articles...mare-explained

              For a kickback demonstration video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/910584...demonstration/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mr__Bill View Post
                I like how that Smart Car promptly got out of the way and let the other one go on through.
                ROTLMAO - that smart car did look like a ping pong ball there, the Mercedes hardly slowed down. Scary to be a Smart car passenger.

                Originally posted by Mr__Bill View Post
                Interesting though, looks like the driver of the smart car survived the crash better than the driver of the 59 Chevy.
                That is interesting. I think you're right.

                Originally posted by Mr__Bill View Post
                right now my Bronco is the safest vehicle on the road. although once I find a transmission for it that may change.
                Fell on the floor again, LMAO.
                Loring in Katy, TX USA
                If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TB Roye View Post
                  He did have a serious accident and if he would have been useing the seat belts he might not have been as severly injured. No shoulder belt option, that would have really would have saved him some pain.
                  We have more safety available to us, but if we don't use the seatbelts and drive like maniacs, we're really no better off, especially considering how crowded our roads are now-a-days.

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                  • #10
                    I would have thought the '59 Chevy would have fared better. The crash alignment being offset may have benefited the Malibu as impact absorption construction has improved dramatically.
                    .

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                    • #11
                      SOB, SOB -- what a shame to see that beautiful '59 get wasted like that!!! My dad had one exactly like that -- same colors even. When he ordered it from the dealer, I made him get it with dual antennas on the rear fins -- he did, but did a lot of grumbling about how he was paying good money for something that wasn't connected to nuthin'!!! Looked cool back in those days though!!!
                      Bernie

                      Owww -- That spinnin' thang hurt!!

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                      • #12
                        dang! you should continue and watch the other ones. the smart car get fllinged away!!
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