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  • Blazerteam
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    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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  • Ron Ward
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    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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  • antmnte
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    Buick Park Ave did very well.
    I guess for the small car the Gremlin takes it .

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  • Eagle Kammback
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    Yep, the AMCs fared the best, I ♥ unibodies

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  • pdub
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    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
    A guy I worked with in the late 70's/early 80's put an engine that sounded like that in a Chevy Vega. He couldn't do anything in it - When he got into it, it would break the windshield from the body torque.

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  • Barry Donovan
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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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  • BBR
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    The Gremlin looked like it actually did pretty good.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    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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  • Blazerteam
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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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