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disappearing car doors
Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 30, 2008 11:14PM
I saw this on the GasBuddy forums.

[www.disappearing-car-door.com]

It's kind of interesting even if not practical or safe.
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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: BillMac
Date: July 01, 2008 05:55AM
I'm sure that won't cost more than a new car when it breaks!!



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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 01, 2008 06:51AM
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I'm sure that won't cost more than a new car when it breaks!!

My first thought

...in a rainstorm a hundred miles from home.


I think I saw this car 50 years ago. It looks so Disneyland Futuramaesque.


BTW: it's a prototype, not a production model or someone here would already have one.



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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: Dakota
Date: July 01, 2008 07:33AM
Saw this quite a while ago. That Linc is a 90s model. Wonder if the door still meets safety regulations. But hey, someone thought about it and did it. More than I can say about myself.
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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: olnacl
Date: July 01, 2008 07:51AM
All they are missing is the 1959 Plymouth Fury swivel seats (scroll down to the last picture and click on it) [v8tvshow.com]



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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: July 01, 2008 08:09AM
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olnacl
All they are missing is the 1959 Plymouth Fury swivel seats (scroll down to the last picture and click on it) [v8tvshow.com]

We had swivel seats fitted to all the vehicles used at the care home where I worked. Not only did they swivel 90 degrees but then they slid out sideways to allow easy transfer to and from a wheelchair. I thought at the time that it might come in handy when I'm older.
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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 01, 2008 11:25AM
I like the idea, and combined with swivel seats, ingress and egress would be comfy indeed.

The only thing I don't like is the look of the car when the door is down. It's not as elegant as the concept.

It also gives a lot of exposure, possibly a mixed blessing for pantiless-girls in short skirts.






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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: July 01, 2008 11:46AM
Well, if all cars did it then it'd save us a few hundred dollars on getting door dings fixed.




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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 01, 2008 01:50PM
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olnacl
All they are missing is the 1959 Plymouth Fury swivel seats (scroll down to the last picture and click on it) [v8tvshow.com]

Mid '70s Chevy Laguna S-3s had them as well, and some Thunderbirds in the '60s (also with swing away tilt steering columns)
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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 01, 2008 02:28PM
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olnacl
All they are missing is the 1959 Plymouth Fury swivel seats (scroll down to the last picture and click on it) [v8tvshow.com]

Mid '70s Chevy Laguna S-3s had them as well, and some Thunderbirds in the '60s (also with swing away tilt steering columns)

My grandmother had an Olds Cutlass with swiveling "Captains seats". I don't recall the exact year but I think it was a 1975 or 76 model. Pretty nifty feature, really.
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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: davester
Date: July 01, 2008 02:53PM
Probably not a good idea to open the door when you're parked in a deep puddle.

I don't like the idea of the only exit from the car relying on battery power. I want to be able to get out at any time, under my own power.



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Re: disappearing car doors
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: July 01, 2008 05:12PM
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Probably not a good idea to open the door when you're parked in a deep puddle.

I don't like the idea of the only exit from the car relying on battery power. I want to be able to get out at any time, under my own power.

Lots of cars these days rely on the electric door locks working. Many of those same cars automatically lock the doors at 15MPH. Pulling on the handle from the inside with the doors locked yields nothing until the electric door unlock button is pushed.




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