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1928Pickuppain 06-03-2012 02:35 PM

Model A CRASH??
 

Im wondering how model A hold up in a crash of different speeds dose any one have any pics of model As after crashes im just curious.

WTSHNN 06-03-2012 03:22 PM

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/...7a6056e7_o.jpg

http://www.vol1brooklyn.com/wp-conte...s_1930s_13.jpg

29ModelA 06-03-2012 03:35 PM

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I don't recall the circumstances though. I believe it was hit head on by full size pickup, the A going about 25?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...at_belts_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...at_belts_2.jpg

WTSHNN 06-03-2012 03:57 PM

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-Tim

JBohannon 06-03-2012 04:02 PM

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I believe the most dangerous time for American automobiles would be the late 50's and early 60's. These cars had a lot of power and speed and the last thing on the mfr's mind was safety. It is hard to believe now but we did not even have seat belts. The dashes and instruments in these cars could be extremly dangerous to passengers. Anybody agree or disagree.

V4F 06-03-2012 04:04 PM

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not good . do not try this at home !

Great Lakes Greg 06-03-2012 04:08 PM

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So far, I would say lousy.

Patrick L. 06-03-2012 04:11 PM

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' Anybody agree or disagree ' ?? You bet !! I agree.. I was born and grew up in the business,, my Grandfather would take me on wrecker calls while I was still in diapers.. I've pulled too many folks out of those cars and off of steering shafts.. The new iron[ or maybe I should say plastic] is much better and safer,, but,, they just don't don't have the character the old ones do..
The picture of that pheaton makes me cringe..

peters180a/170b 06-03-2012 04:24 PM

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That picture of the 28 phaeton made me sick.:(..:mad:.. It is a early 1928 [with no outside door handles..:confused:..] ...

WTSHNN 06-03-2012 04:25 PM

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A bunch...

WTSHNN 06-03-2012 04:29 PM

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More...

Almost positive the coupe standing up on its nose is a Model A, not sure though...
-Tim

FL&WVMIKE 06-03-2012 05:00 PM

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This is not an "A" wreck, but one that caught on fire in Montana.
MIKE :)
CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE - Twice

FL&WVMIKE 06-03-2012 05:04 PM

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Not "A" wrecks, but earlier and others.
MIKE :)
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Ron in Quincy 06-03-2012 05:22 PM

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My wife's grandmother was killed in 1934; she was driving a 1929 Roadster and went off the road on a grade in Mariposa, CA. A lady passenger surived the crash.

Ron

Richard Wilson 06-03-2012 06:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JBohannon (Post 436782)
I believe the most dangerous time for American automobiles would be the late 50's and early 60's. These cars had a lot of power and speed and the last thing on the mfr's mind was safety. It is hard to believe now but we did not even have seat belts. The dashes and instruments in these cars could be extremly dangerous to passengers. Anybody agree or disagree.

Sorry I have to disagree with "the last thing on the mfg's mind was safety" part of your statement. If you study Ford history or lived in the mid to late 50's you will know of Ford's 1956 Safety advertising campaign touting their padded dashboards, dished steering wheel, padded visors, seat belts, etc. The sad thing was that safety did NOT sale. In fact the campaign backfired on Ford as the public felt like Fords must be unsafe cars since they were pushing safety items. I think the other car companies learned from Fords misjudgement of the buying public and did not make a fuss over safety.

Sure cars of the 50's and 60's were relatively "unsafe" with their big engines, solid steel construction, drum brakes, etc but todays cars are just as "unsafe", if not more so, with their moron distracted drivers with all of the gadgets such as GPS, cell phones, CD players, etc. I think I had better odds driving in the 50's and 60's than in todays traffic.

Greg Jones 06-03-2012 06:47 PM

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Here is my first hand experience with my ex-31 Roadster a few years back. Was going about 45 a guy suddenly pulled out in front of me. No seatbelt and I went flying. Not recommended for the faint of heart, trust me.

Let me put in a plug for seat belts here.....

28RPU 06-03-2012 06:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JBohannon (Post 436782)
I believe the most dangerous time for American automobiles would be the late 50's and early 60's. These cars had a lot of power and speed and the last thing on the mfr's mind was safety. It is hard to believe now but we did not even have seat belts. The dashes and instruments in these cars could be extremly dangerous to passengers. Anybody agree or disagree.

I would tend to agree. I remember some really horrific looking crashes back when I was a kid in the 50s.Some so bad you couldn't tell what kind of car it was anymore.

5window 06-03-2012 08:26 PM

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Check my avatar.

Huckster Dave 06-03-2012 08:42 PM

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On a scale of 1 to 100. What is the pucker factor in Mr. Henry Grants catering truck. Post #12.

ModelTFan01 06-03-2012 09:10 PM

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Below is not a Model A wreck, but a Model T wreck.

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