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12-27-2007 01:34 PM
willowbilly3
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Awsome stuff there Mikey! You are the master at googling!

Remember the "Clam shell" rear doors on seventies wagons? Click here to see the madness I remember seeing these in the showroom at Turner Buick where my dad worked. They were a NIGHTMARE even new! The alignment problems started before they were delivered. They were such a failure I don't ever remember even seeing one in person outside of those brand new ones on the showroom floor!

Brian
I bought a 74 full size Buick wagon with the clam shell, got it cheap because the thing was inop. I did get it working but ended up with the headliner mostly out and laying in the back of sealed up junkers to get parts in the 100 degree summer. It was coolness. I like the concept.
12-25-2007 10:04 AM
pigjamelectric
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Originally Posted by classicautoresto
AHHHHHH just wait...just wait.....yes....sorry just dreaming of not having to fix door dings
May be the end of door dings. But picture parking that thing over a rock or a hump.
12-25-2007 04:44 AM
Job~Rated
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Originally Posted by poncho62
Neat...but not new....Case in point...The Darrin sports car of the early 50s....





http://www.film.queensu.ca/CJ3B/Siblings/Kaiser.html
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Originally Posted by Job~Rated
That's a concept used by Ford on a Lincoln Continental.
The doors do go under the car. The guys selling these things as their design are in a load of trouble if Ford find out, unless they sold them rights to it. That Lincoln is a concept car originally owned by Ford, these guys bought it from ebay, I know because I saw it on ebay. That's how I know how it works, because the ebay listing had pics of the underbelly, and pics of the mechanisms etc.
I saw the ebay listing & ran a patent search on the numbers and they're still owned by the original design firm, which was Joalto Design Inc. of Detroit, MI

The original 1954 Kaiser.
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
These doors go inside the front fenders.
Yeah, I know, I was just putting up a better picture...
12-25-2007 12:14 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Chevrolet4x4s
as far as the "ear deodorant" I just did a little q-tip test....there is ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR IT....of course my ears might just not stink
Shane
That was the point, they tried to tell us we needed it!

Brian
12-24-2007 11:47 PM
NEW INTERIORS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Job~Rated
That's a concept used by Ford on a Lincoln Continental.
The doors do go under the car. The guys selling these things as their design are in a load of trouble if Ford find out, unless they sold them rights to it. That Lincoln is a concept car originally owned by Ford, these guys bought it from ebay, I know because I saw it on ebay. That's how I know how it works, because the ebay listing had pics of the underbelly, and pics of the mechanisms etc.
I saw the ebay listing & ran a patent search on the numbers and they're still owned by the original design firm, which was Joalto Design Inc. of Detroit, MI

The original 1954 Kaiser.
These doors go inside the front fenders.
12-24-2007 11:23 PM
Chevrolet4x4s
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Yep, that's what I want, more electric motors, sensors, control modules, ect on my car.

I can only imagine what kind of mess there would be when this friggin afterbirth is hit on the side!

No, sorry, I think this was like "Ear deoderant" that was test marketed a few years ago. They developed something trying to create a need.

Brian
How would you get out if you were to crinkle the doors.......as far as the "ear deodorant" I just did a little q-tip test....there is ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR IT....of course my ears might just not stink
Shane
12-23-2007 07:14 PM
Kevin45 Check this version of the story http://www.ronsusser.com/vehicles.asp?c=da&id=857
12-23-2007 06:59 PM
Job~Rated That's a concept used by Ford on a Lincoln Continental.
The doors do go under the car. The guys selling these things as their design are in a load of trouble if Ford find out, unless they sold them rights to it. That Lincoln is a concept car originally owned by Ford, these guys bought it from ebay, I know because I saw it on ebay. That's how I know how it works, because the ebay listing had pics of the underbelly, and pics of the mechanisms etc.
I saw the ebay listing & ran a patent search on the numbers and they're still owned by the original design firm, which was Joalto Design Inc. of Detroit, MI

The original 1954 Kaiser.
12-23-2007 04:25 PM
79C10
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
......
There improvements, but few inovations.

Brian
Same goes for Music. It's all been done before , and even the electronics that we use were conceived in the late 60s/70s thanks to some true electronic pioneers. Imagination seems to have given in to commercialism. Who cares/dares to break down new doors when you can always play it safe , stay on the beaten path and make a dollar?
That Darrin car that Poncho posted looks cool as a cucumber. fresh from the fridge.
12-23-2007 03:56 PM
Rob Keller I like it!

Its Way better than Lambo kit on a Chevy Pick up .

Plus there would be no way of poking your eye out on these newer doors.

You would spend just as much time opening a door & going around it as it just slipping out of the way.


Now everyone will be able to load plywood in their car .

Would be read good for car jackers

Same as automatic mini van rear doors .

I wonder what happens if you get a arm or leg in the way?

I will loan my Mother in Law for testing ,Free of charge.





R
12-22-2007 08:50 PM
CrashFarmer2
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Awsome stuff there Mikey! You are the master at googling!

Remember the "Clam shell" rear doors on seventies wagons? Click here to see the madness I remember seeing these in the showroom at Turner Buick where my dad worked. They were a NIGHTMARE even new! The alignment problems started before they were delivered. They were such a failure I don't ever remember even seeing one in person outside of those brand new ones on the showroom floor!

Brian
I drove a 1973 Buick Estate wagon for seven years. I liked the clamshell tailgate. It only needed repaired once in seven years. I still own it even though I haven't drove it in years. Here is a picture of my old wagon.
12-22-2007 06:47 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
I remember those...70's conspicuous consumption for the middle class at it's finest

., It just goes to show ya, there is nothing truly "new" ...It's all been done before.

Later, mikey
I read once that the last TRUE inovation was the automatic transmission (almost 60 years ago!).

I remember a few years ago being at the San Francisco auto show with a bunch of people standing around a new BMW watching the boot open up and the top fold into it. I said out loud, "Cool, just like the fifties and sixties Ford Thunderbird!"

There improvements, but few inovations.

Brian
12-22-2007 05:01 PM
AntnyL
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
Thought this was cool!!!Had to let everyone see this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtkoje4-eM
That IS cool! Way better than refrigerated cup holders!! Imagine, we can park our rods next to family wagons without fear of door dings. Bring it on.

Antny
12-22-2007 01:36 PM
classicautoresto AHHHHHH just wait...just wait.....yes....sorry just dreaming of not having to fix door dings
12-22-2007 01:08 PM
poncho62 Neat...but not new....Case in point...The Darrin sports car of the early 50s....





http://www.film.queensu.ca/CJ3B/Siblings/Kaiser.html
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