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  • Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESXIHhTC90

    A vid from 1971,that shows crash tests from that year.Im surpriced that the fullsizers collapse that much..no wonder the new Malibu smashed that 59 bel air that much.

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    Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

    I love how the small cars all got batted out of the park.... bigger is better in a collision, no matter how much it collapses.... however, the small cars looked like Geely and Chery crash test cars.

    I have a problem with the last crash.... the first crashes were all head on, the last was an offset crash - which while it is more realistic of real life crashes - it is not comparable to the other crashes.
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      Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

      The Gremlin looked like it actually did pretty good.
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        Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

        Originally posted by BigBlockRanger
        The Gremlin looked like it actually did pretty good.
        I noticed that right away...

        that back sheet metal carried all the way up to front. Interesting...

        that is a car not to call a typical hatchback. I bet they got some monster engines in those in the aftermarkets (never saw one)

        EDIT: ok, this sounds like a big one. :
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG1IcWjjRNE
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          Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

          Originally posted by boxer3main
          Originally posted by BigBlockRanger
          The Gremlin looked like it actually did pretty good.
          I noticed that right away...

          that back sheet metal carried all the way up to front. Interesting...

          that is a car not to call a typical hatchback. I bet they got some monster engines in those in the aftermarkets (never saw one)

          EDIT: ok, this sounds like a big one. :
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG1IcWjjRNE
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            Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

            Yep, the AMCs fared the best, I ♥ unibodies
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            • #7
              Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

              Buick Park Ave did very well.
              I guess for the small car the Gremlin takes it .

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                Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

                I found it odd that of the Big Three (and AMC) there was a startling omission in the test footage. Where were the Mopars? How would a 1971 Dodge Colt fare against a 1971 Dodge Polara? Or how about a 1971 Plymouth Cricket versus a 1971 Plymouth Gran Fury?

                Or better yet... Let's go back 10 years and try a 1961 Imperial vs a 1961 Valiant. Yeah.... that could get ugly!


                Ron
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                  Re: Crash test vid from 1971.Big versus small.

                  Originally posted by Ron Ward


                  Or better yet... Let's go back 10 years and try a 1961 Imperial vs a 1961 Valiant. Yeah.... that could get ugly!


                  Ron
                  Or a 61 lincoln,against a 61 Falcon..61 Lincoln against a 61 Beetle..

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