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Old 11-15-2002, 11:34 PM
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A bro of mine participate in this every year near his home upstate SC at the state fair. He is always in the last heat, but hasn't won yet. Its always just for fun and destruction anyway. I was just curious to know what all you exstremely inteligent gentlman would choose as you car and why. It can't be a truck and the only structural modification you can have is a roll cage. Next October a few of us from the southern part of the state and my bro upstate are going to enter and I would like to know what to keep my eye out for in the papers Any stories of a derby you saw or participated in would be great too.

Its strange, someone entered a '62 chebby Staion wagon, the whole time all I could think about is how to fix that dent or crater...oh yeah THAT will need a new panel...I can pound that one out... <img src="graemlins/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="[sweat]" />

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I'd use a late70s Caddilac.There huge and there ugly.
One thing to consider befor derbying a car is don't wreck a hotrodable car.I hate when I see a 79 Malibu or something being smashed just becaus its considered non-collectible.These older cars to manys disbelief are getting hard to find.And just because there "unimportant" doesn't change the fact that smashing them is killing a dying breed.So what I'm sayin is pick a really unrepairable rott box or a four door.
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Old 11-16-2002, 02:57 AM
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Saw an old Stude on time that ran for 2 years straight. The old bullet nose Stude. The guy sledge hammered the back into more or less a point and the front was basically the same way. No matter how hard they hit this car they couldn't hurt it. They had it battered in so tight it was virtually indestructable. It would run in the surrounding counties. I expect they were on to him and wouldn't let him run it after awhile. He won every heat he was in. A few years ago at the fair a guy brought out a Caddy, newly repainted. I think he did it as a joke though. It looked sharp. I mean showroom sharp. It was the favorite until he got hung up on the railroad tie boundries then trashed by everyone else.

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[quote]Originally posted by 78 monte:
<strong>I'd use a late70s Caddilac.There huge and there ugly.
One thing to consider befor derbying a car is don't wreck a hotrodable car.I hate when I see a 79 Malibu or something being smashed just becaus its considered non-collectible.These older cars to manys disbelief are getting hard to find.And just because there "unimportant" doesn't change the fact that smashing them is killing a dying breed.So what I'm sayin is pick a really unrepairable rott box or a four door.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Unimportant? Ok, maybe for some but my son had a great 79 and ran a 350/700R4 in it. I consider these cars as the modern day shoebox Chevy. when i was a kid 55-57's were the hot number cause they were cheap and readiable available. Sure they are still a hot number but cheap is no longer in the equation.
The shoebox Malibu might not be my cup of tea but for a reasonable investment one can build a super street machine out of one.
I realize you weren't putting the Malibu shoebox down, just putting in my two cents.
My vote for a demo derby car is the 70-80s big bodied Buicks, (talk about unimportant!).
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I have a friend that takes his derby'ing VERY seriously. He has been in the National Championship every year for the last 8 years, and he has been running derbies since he was 15...about 14 years now.
I know a bunch of the tricks of the trade
He always ran a 60's Crown Imperial if rules permitted them...if not he would run a mid/late 70's Buick Electra 4 door...until this last year he ran a 2 door and kicked *** .
If you read the rule book it will tell you what mods are allowed, DO THEM! I am believing the reason your friend is losing is because he isn't paying attention to what can/can't be done.
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Old 11-16-2002, 07:55 AM
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I had a buddy that ran 58-59 T-Birds with a lot of success. Weimer's right about the mid 60's Chrysler, the Imperials are banned in many derbys. They are the toughest I've ever seen, incredible the punishment they would take, many times not a dent! Dan
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Old 11-16-2002, 09:15 AM
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any early 70's station wagon or caddy!!!


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This was the first one I've ever went to(what can I say I don't get out much) My bros went to them alot when they were yonger though. This year Father Time ran a early 80's olds. He did pretty good untill the last heat then the second hit he made a blew a front tire then it was all downhill fron there. I was thinking about a caddy, but the two caddies in there didn't do to well. The last two were a '78 easter egg purple station wagon (chevy) and an '83 chevy station wagon, the '83 won, the purple one was trashed, but woud have kepts going if it wasn't for the 4 flat tires :p

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i go to a lot of derbies here in mich, the old imperials and the wagons aren't allowed anymore but the winningest combo seems to be the caddy or electra with a chevy engine in it, they can take any punishment you can give. also a good runner here with a lot of wins is a lincoln continental with a chevy in it. all that sheet metal takes a while to smash and i've seen this car loose 3 1/2 feet of length in one race and not even slow it down.
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We're thinking of entering one up in VT next Spring, found this while looking around online:
<a href="http://www.demo.schutte.com/tips.html" target="_blank">http://www.demo.schutte.com/tips.html</a>
Hope it helps! --zac
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i have run a 1976 ods delta 98 4 door for three years and could go out in the rain right now and the d@#$% thing would probably start faster than my daily driver.
somthing about a huge 4 door and a 455ci turbo 4oo tranny that moves cars like a tank
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Are you there? I tried to PM but your box is full...Are you still looking for Demo Derby car tips??? LMK
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Are you there? I tried to PM but your box is full...Are you still looking for Demo Derby car tips??? LMK
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He has been gone from the board for about a year now....sorry.
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LOL poncho, how could you not caTch that , shes adveRtizig with Out advertizing. That link doesnt have anything free, its aLL a store....shes done this to 3 old posts already. view all posts from user, everyone useless comment to slip in an ad to sell dvds.


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http://www.hotrodders.com/t16263.html http://www.hotrodders.com/t25838.html

Example A and Example B, I guess I can safely assume that this thread could go to the dump. Hey this hidden messages stuff is pretty cool.


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