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swede242
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
http://www.disappearing-car-door.com/

Even if this is a repost...its worth it. The coolest thing I've seen in a long time.

smosit
01-27-2008, 12:30 PM
very cool. too bad the seat belts are attached to the seats in the front: pretty fuggin' stupid, if you ask me. why not just have a B-pillar and a folding front seat? still, otherwise, very cool.

norcal505
01-27-2008, 12:38 PM
Ot

Volvos3
01-27-2008, 12:51 PM
thats fine and dandy and all ... Unless its pouring down Rain.

volvorod85
01-27-2008, 12:57 PM
Pretty sweet, but now chivelry is dead

Mark

volvo940tuner
01-27-2008, 01:05 PM
the black mark that they show that door on, i guess GM designed the car to have that on the prototype but it never took off so they dumped the idea..but someone out there was selling the prototype on eBay not too long ago

Krisverde
01-27-2008, 02:17 PM
This was on ebay a while back.

Gilfy
01-27-2008, 03:02 PM
welcome to 1988
BMW Z1 (http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-1988-1991-BMW-Z1.htm)

Never really took of however.

Jordan
01-27-2008, 03:02 PM
Man why'd they put it on those all aluminium motored craptacular mark cars?

BB-Q
01-27-2008, 05:08 PM
I've always loved this idea, but one thing bothers me. How do you open the door after a side impact? A tradional door can be forced.

Also, I dislike any crucial part of the car that relies on the electrical system to work. This is becoming more prevalent now in modern cars with electrical locks that can't be overidden from the inside with the interior handle.

Matt Dupuis
01-27-2008, 05:56 PM
the black mark that they show that door on, i guess GM designed the car...

It's a Lincoln, which are commonly designed by Ford.

GrandmaSideways
01-27-2008, 06:03 PM
the black mark that they show that door on, i guess GM designed the car to have that on the prototype but it never took off so they dumped the idea..but someone out there was selling the prototype on eBay not too long ago

huh?
Lincoln Mark VIII.
Lincoln is made by Ford. not GM.

homer1300
01-27-2008, 08:01 PM
Probably would be bad in a T-bone accident.

243_Phantom
01-27-2008, 09:03 PM
Don't park on a speed bump.

igor
01-27-2008, 09:20 PM
I've always loved this idea, but one thing bothers me. How do you open the door after a side impact? A tradional door can be forced.

Also, I dislike any crucial part of the car that relies on the electrical system to work. This is becoming more prevalent now in modern cars with electrical locks that can't be overidden from the inside with the interior handle.
Agreed. KISS.

volvo940tuner
01-27-2008, 09:21 PM
oh right, sorry. well Ford dumped the idea, then.

YLD244
01-28-2008, 03:27 AM
im sure its fine when its new. but after 20 years how is it going to work?
Also minor bumps to the sides of the car may make the tracks go out of alignment and cause it to jam.
Doesnt look very durable

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
01-28-2008, 03:30 AM
im sure its fine when its new. but after 20 years how is it going to work?
Also minor bumps to the sides of the car may make the tracks go out of alignment and cause it to jam.
Doesnt look very durable

20years? you're joking right?

do you honestly believe that any car being produced today is going to be in common road circulation 20years from now?

linuxman51
01-28-2008, 08:43 AM
20years? you're joking right?

do you honestly believe that any car being produced today is going to be in common road circulation 20years from now?

you haven't been to the ghetto, have you?

dirtbike
01-28-2008, 09:59 AM
you haven't been to the ghetto, have you?

They don't have windows in the ghetto, so the sticky dissapearing door isn't a problem, :rofl:

Looks trick but it's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, if you buy a car with all kinds of technology just be sure to have gotten rid by the time the warranty is out.
Laters
Nick

242turbo9
01-28-2008, 11:46 AM
This was on ebay a while back.


+1

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
01-28-2008, 01:28 PM
you haven't been to the ghetto, have you?

they have 20 year old 2006 model cars in the ghetto!?

BoxDriver2
01-28-2008, 09:39 PM
the black mark that they show that door on, i guess GM designed the car to have that on the prototype but it never took off so they dumped the idea..but someone out there was selling the prototype on eBay not too long ago

As noted, Lincoln = Ford

Also, Ford did not make it. Joalto Inc. near Detroit, Michigan made it for Ford.

It is actually pretty old...

BoxDriver2
01-28-2008, 09:40 PM
20years? you're joking right?

do you honestly believe that any car being produced today is going to be in common road circulation 20years from now?

I still see plenty of 20 year old cars driving around. Not even in the ghetto, either :lol:

But the "ghetto" has its fill. Open your eyes.

volvo940tuner
01-28-2008, 10:17 PM
well, whoever sold that Mark VIII on eBay a while back claimed that the protype/concept mark viii had the disappearing doors in it, and of course the idea was ditched when the production model was made. i seem to remember him saying it was one of the only prototypes out there and he had it. i dont know, just saying what i remember on the listing

Kasper
01-28-2008, 10:39 PM
I put disappearing doors on a Es-co-lade

MistrThou
01-28-2008, 10:48 PM
Not only would they cease to work when frozen on a severely frosty morning, but you wouldn't be able to get your ice-scraper out.

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
01-28-2008, 11:18 PM
I still see plenty of 20 year old cars driving around. Not even in the ghetto, either :lol:

But the "ghetto" has its fill. Open your eyes.

you missed my point.

yeh, 20year old cars abound currently. I speak about cars being produced now and their liklihood of remaining on the road 20years from now.

so I'll state again, you really thing there're gonna be 2004 escalades commonly on the road in 2024?

GrandmaSideways
01-28-2008, 11:21 PM
Probably somewhat, i.e. 80's pontiac 6000's and other assorted craptacular vehicles.