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re: lawsuit??????

Postby ToughOldFord » Wed May 03, 2006 6:10 pm

Many years back some stoned out gal rear ended my dad when he was in a '63 Fury he had back then. Her car was pretty much done for, my dad's car needed $150 dollars worth of body and bumper work and a new tail light.
There are endless such stories, but you never hear anyone say "I'm sure glad I was in a Metro when they hit me"

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re: lawsuit??????

Postby binder56jd » Wed May 03, 2006 6:13 pm

man - i LOVE democracy :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby mytmatt » Wed May 03, 2006 6:20 pm

I feel safer in my '72 because I think it will take a crash better, but I am also a lot more careful because I am aware that it doesn't brake or corner as well.
A bonus to driving an old truck like ours is (around here anyway) many people will yield that might not have otherwise, suspecting they may lose in a collision.

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Postby binder56jd » Wed May 03, 2006 7:16 pm

mm wrote--" suspecting they may lose in a collision."

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of course they'll lose- if u were on a motorcycle they'd go ahead and pull out
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Postby 72hiboy4x4 » Wed May 03, 2006 7:39 pm

My wife was riding in her sister's '74 f-100 in Las Vegas once.
They were going up a 4 lane road, with the far right lane a turn only lane. Traffic was stopped in the left 3 lanes for a red light. the S-I-L was doing about 40 in the right lane, when a newer Mercedes decided to cut thru the stopped traffic to make a left turn.
Hit the old Ford smack in the left front wheel and pushed the truck, at 40 MPH, into a tree at the corner of the intersection.
Shortened the truck almost 18 inches right at the centerline of the hood. My S-I-L had her seatbelt on but still hit the steering wheel with her face. My wife, not wearing her seatbelt, bounced around inside the truck, managing to dent the (metal) dash and break the windshield.
25 minutes in the emergency room, and they both walked away with NOTHING but bumps and bruises.
Even the insurance investigator and the officer (who saw the accident!) were amazed they got off so lightly. Totalled the truck, but I got a lot of good parts off it still.
I'll take a large older car/truck any day for safety, but I do like the handling/comfort of the newer stuff.
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