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Old 06-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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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?



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Old 06-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #4
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One more...
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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not good . do not try this at home !
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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So far, I would say lousy.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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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..
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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That picture of the 28 phaeton made me sick..... It is a early 1928 [with no outside door handles....] ...
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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A bunch...
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #11
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More...

Almost positive the coupe standing up on its nose is a Model A, not sure though...
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:00 PM   #12
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This is not an "A" wreck, but one that caught on fire in Montana.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #13
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Not "A" wrecks, but earlier and others.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #14
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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.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #15
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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.
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.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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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.....
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #17
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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.
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.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #19
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On a scale of 1 to 100. What is the pucker factor in Mr. Henry Grants catering truck. Post #12.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:10 PM   #20
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Below is not a Model A wreck, but a Model T wreck.

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