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High Tech Car Door
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Posted on 12/27/2011 4:45:36 PM PST by Mechanicos

Driving a car with disappearing doors will definitely grab everyone's attention.

http://www.flixxy.com/high-tech-car-door.htm


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: automobile; doors; hightech; novel
This is NOT my Blog. Its an unusual car door design for those interested in tech and cars.
1 posted on 12/27/2011 4:45:45 PM PST by Mechanicos
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To: Mechanicos

Why not just link to the YouTube video instead of linking to a site with an embedded YT?


2 posted on 12/27/2011 4:49:59 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Mechanicos
1954 Kaiser Darrin:

3 posted on 12/27/2011 4:53:55 PM PST by BansheeBill
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To: MeganC
direct link
4 posted on 12/27/2011 4:55:39 PM PST by Optimist
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Old invention. Terrible too - Removes all the foot room.

It was a neat idea though.


5 posted on 12/27/2011 4:57:43 PM PST by Celerity
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To: MeganC

Because it would not go to youtube for me when I clicked on the Youtube link.


6 posted on 12/27/2011 5:02:29 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: Mechanicos

Sliding doors are for trains, not automobiles. JMO.


7 posted on 12/27/2011 5:03:42 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Celerity
Old invention. Terrible too - Removes all the foot room.

It was a neat idea though.

If I want distinctive doors I'll stick with the 300SL.
(actually got to drive one back when they were more of an oddity than collectors item)

8 posted on 12/27/2011 5:07:07 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Mechanicos
Big deal. That tech is straight from GM. All my B body 1971-76 wagons use it to open the gate and glass. BMW Z3's in Germany used the same tech that they bought from GM years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg0fShIQIpQ

BTW, those are Lincoln MK VIII's that they customized the doors on. They haven't made those since 1998. I suspect that vid is quite old.

9 posted on 12/27/2011 5:14:55 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Celerity
Shows several MK VIII's that haven't been made since 1998.

Side impact reinforcement is removed. Guess one could just call it a added 'crumple zone'.

Also noted that the chick in the backseat could step out 'cause the front seat was all the way forward (and both chicks were short).

10 posted on 12/27/2011 5:21:45 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Celerity

If it were in a home, they would be called “pocket doors”.

Not new idea. Not a strong door, but is conserving of space.


11 posted on 12/27/2011 5:26:02 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Mechanicos

would be nice in tight parking spaces. But what if your battery dies or something?


12 posted on 12/27/2011 5:32:13 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
would be nice in tight parking spaces. But what if your battery dies or something?

Or it is raining. Somehow it never rains on engineers. The only real world useful alternate door would be to open it up to create a canopy over the entrance.

13 posted on 12/27/2011 5:37:14 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Celerity

Nice idea before carjackings and escaping zombies before they open your door.


14 posted on 12/27/2011 5:47:49 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: CrazyIvan

“If I want distinctive doors I’ll stick with the 300SL.
(actually got to drive one back when they were more of an oddity than collectors item)”

Oddly, this was the first Mercedes I ever sat in. They weren’t that valuable in the late 70’s. Nice, but could be bought by those only slightly well off.

The next MB I sat in was my own SL!


15 posted on 12/27/2011 6:11:30 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Wow, my parents had that station wagon when I was a kid. It was pretty innovative tech at the time.


16 posted on 12/27/2011 6:31:27 PM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Or it is raining. Somehow it never rains on engineers.

The roll-down doors aren't too bad for rain, but gull-wing doors are a disaster. With the door up, it acts as a gutter to dump rain right into the seating area! These novel doors also are a problem with snow.

17 posted on 12/27/2011 6:32:23 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
Oddly, this was the first Mercedes I ever sat in. They weren’t that valuable in the late 70’s. Nice, but could be bought by those only slightly well off.

The next MB I sat in was my own SL!

The most exotic thing I ever owned was a ‘66 Formula S Barracuda. I've always had a jones for an SL. The one I drove was owned by a pretty average guy a couple of blocks from my college dorm in ‘74. I had talked to him a couple of times and just happened to be walking by when he was leaving one day. He offered me a ride and then let me drive it back. Very nice guy, I hope he still had it when it got seriously valuable!

18 posted on 12/27/2011 6:34:58 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
I saw a similar setup on a BMW convertible, 2001 in Italy. Guy was staying at the same hotel as we were and the car was parked in front. The car was a 2 seater and the doors slid right into the body.
19 posted on 12/27/2011 6:40:05 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Mechanicos

Looks like a great idea. The same as the GM wagon someone else posted. When do the car markers offer them? Not soon enough for me.


20 posted on 12/27/2011 7:18:10 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Mechanicos

ping for later...


21 posted on 12/28/2011 1:36:12 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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