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ST2DE5
12-31-2008, 08:11 AM
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Avantidon
12-31-2008, 08:53 AM
What would happen if you did that to any make or model today? Bet it'd go from the site on a Rollback as a total piece of junk directly to the scrap yard. This Studebaker testt showed just what kind of cars we really drive. I feel much safer in my Studebakers than I do in my DD except that it is a P/u that likes to eat up little cars who drive so close behind me that I can't dit the top of the car much less their headlights.

BobGlasscock
12-31-2008, 10:13 AM
aah, the good ole days when the bumper bumped and didn't cave in. Think I'll go outside and look at my bumpers and reminish.

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kurtruk
12-31-2008, 10:54 AM
What are the chances Mr. Quinn has original photos[?]

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studeclunker
12-31-2008, 11:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by kurtruk



What are the chances Mr. Quinn has original photos[?]



Or Leonard!;)

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JDP
12-31-2008, 12:07 PM
As we've said before, your old Studebaker would survive better then a modern car, but you would not. A modern car gives up sheet metal to save the harder to replace human body parts.:)

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mbstude
12-31-2008, 12:10 PM
I'd like to know how those 3 guys in the white jumpsuits managed to lift a '34 Studebaker up above their heads.




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JBOYLE
12-31-2008, 12:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I'd like to know how those 3 guys in the white jumpsuits managed to lift a '34 Studebaker up above their heads.

[:o)]


It's before my (and Matts) time, but it reminds me of the cover of the first Superman comic book where he's punching out an Airflow or something similar.

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Swifster
12-31-2008, 01:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

What would happen if you did that to any make or model today? Bet it'd go from the site on a Rollback as a total piece of junk directly to the scrap yard. This Studebaker testt showed just what kind of cars we really drive. I feel much safer in my Studebakers than I do in my DD except that it is a P/u that likes to eat up little cars who drive so close behind me that I can't dit the top of the car much less their headlights.


The '34 in that picture would have driven away, but had there been a person behind the steering wheel, he most likely would have gone thru the windshield.

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Desert Explorer
12-31-2008, 03:09 PM
Wonder where that beauty is now?[xx(]

bams50
12-31-2008, 05:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

What would happen if you did that to any make or model today? Bet it'd go from the site on a Rollback as a total piece of junk directly to the scrap yard. This Studebaker testt showed just what kind of cars we really drive. I feel much safer in my Studebakers than I do in my DD


Don, that's a nice romantic notion; but if a modern car was side-by-side with a modern car going over, and both cars had a person inside, the late-model driver would have little-to-no injury, while the Stude driver would at minumum be seriously injured[xx(]

Folks mistakenly think that older, heavier steel is better in an accident; when in reality all it does is transfer more impact force to the bodies of the occupants. New cars have crumple zones that are designed to absorb that impact; plus the passenger compartments have a built-in cage to offer more protection; old cars don't.

Not that it's a big problem. It's just dangerous to think our beloved Studes are anywhere near as safe as modern cars- even with the best seat belts we can get.

Not that I ever hesitate to drive one for even a second;)

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Avantidon
01-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Bob, I'm aware of that but just couldn't resist the romantic thought of driving a Studebaker.

Studebaker Wheel
01-01-2009, 07:30 PM
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The car used in the ad was a '34 as noted in the photos. There was a 16mm film showing this test as well as two others that I have. They rolled the car down the hill three times. I believe it is on DVD.



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editor: Antique Studebaker Review

HookedonStudies
01-01-2009, 07:48 PM
They had DVD's in 1934! Studebaker really was ahead of it's time!;):D

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Nitram
01-01-2009, 07:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel
I believe it is on DVD.
Richard Quinn
Do you have way of posting it on You Tube?


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Studebaker Wheel
01-01-2009, 08:49 PM
HookedonStudies; Yes Studebaker DVD's in 1934. You are apparently new to Studebaker or you would have known this.

Nitram; I have no way to post it on Youtube. I believe it is on the DVD or VHS offered by Ed Reynolds under the title "Evolution of a Champion." I loaned the original 16mm film to SDC member Don Shannon at TELEVENT many years ago and he made the videos. I wholesale them to Ed at Studebaker International.

Richard Quinn
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