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Old 06-13-2016, 01:36 PM   #161
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Backstory: A teenage girl texting on her phone ran a red light and clipped the back fender of this car, knocking it over.
THAT'S gotta be rare these days............................
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:41 PM   #162
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The european picture of the wrecker and tudor are from Ireland . The car has a Northern Ireland registration plate . It would be a Manchester Trafford Park built car most likely a AF 14.9 HP small bore engine . Note the fender lights .The car in the background is a circa 1930 Austin "7" .

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Old 06-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #163
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It looks like the "Jaws of life" were used to take the roof off to get the passegers out .. An English club member was T boned by a drunk coming out of a side road . The emergency services did this to his lovely 30 coupe but it did save his life . He made a more or less full recovery over time .He was in intensive care for a month .I will try to post a pic .

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Old 06-13-2016, 03:42 PM   #164
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Is it my imagination or do a lot of these photos have cars that have plate glass for a windshield? It was supposed to be safety glass but it seems to break like plate. Or is it the way they manufactured it?

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The 'safety glass' is merely a sandwich of two pieces of glass laminated together with a sheet of plastic. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral, or ethylene-vinyl acetate, between its two layers of glass. It will spider but not shatter apart, in most situations.
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:46 PM   #165
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It's too bad they didn't set it upright, then remove the driver, rather than cut the top off with the jaws of life.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:55 PM   #166
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It's too bad they didn't set it upright, then remove the driver, rather than cut the top off with the jaws of life.
The driver was quite old, and the rescue guys have all these cool toys they are itching to use, so........Break out the Jaws of Life! I understand he suffered only very minor injuries, thankfully.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:10 PM   #167
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This one happeden just three weeks ago. May 2016. I am the lucky one that gets to rebuild it for my friend.. Pictures don't show it but the rear spring and the rear crossmember were twisted.

Working on replacing the Rear end this week. Rear quarter panel is ordered coming from Brookville. On backorder. juz lik da army hurry up and wait. ken
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:25 AM   #168
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There is fellow on YouTube (richpin06a) who him and his Father made several videos on about Model A.... The event was last June (2015)

Sadly his model A was destroyed but his Father survived:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reOBwmvA1wA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZwoQn14c0M

There is happy ending, his Father with another Model A...

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Old 12-18-2018, 08:02 PM   #169
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this is what happens when a tree jump out in the road.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:23 PM   #170
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:56 AM   #171
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Now, you can see why people should take the train, instead of driving.

Actually, it would sure be nice if the trains offered car ferry service, so I could load my Model A on the train for a long distance haul, then drive it when I arrive. The best of two worlds.
Taking the train isn't always the best way either as noted here not too far from my back yard.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ington-n830751

Most all of the big railroads offer car ferry service.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:20 PM   #172
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Not "A" wrecks, but earlier and others.
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so pleasing none of those crashed and wrecked cars were not Model A's.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:00 PM   #173
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this is what happens when a tree jump out in the road.


Hope the cops gave the tree a ticket.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:16 PM   #174
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In Dallas we have lots of people with no insurance and they don't pay for repairs or hospital bills. :-)
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