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GM Crash Test Video from 1968

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Oldsmoboi: You may have nailed it.

Balthazar: Yup, I was thinking of the 426. It always amazed me how Chrysler products could be so big without a real frame under them - especially with a torque monster under the hood.

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Random point of interest:

1958 DeSoto Adventurer frame : 318 lbs

1958 Chrysler 300-D frame : 474 lbs

I doubt there's even 175 lbs of 'structural' channel in a '60 Unibody.

Not sure I can tell you what my Buick's frame weighs. The guy who did a little chassis work cut the 'K' section out, and that alone weighs 70 lbs and it's no more than 3.5' x 3.5'. I flipped the remains by myself by tipping it over on the floor, and that was a struggle for even me. It's fully boxed FRT to RR, I couldn't guess. Shoulda balanced it on a bathroom scale....

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Drew, that could explain everything. All of us dummies should have figured that out, it's likely a dummy development video. Edited by ocnblu

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Well, when you go on the "GM Test Track" ride at Epcot in Walt Disney World, the que line basically tells you about the development of the test dummies by General Motors, even showing you the range of dummies available (children, women & men of various sizes and weight classifications, including pregnant women).

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W.O.W.

Now, while I'm not comparing the whole mass-equal-safer argument, it's funny how we relate size with death traps when back then, as it would appear, anything less than a dump truck would be a death trap.

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