Disappearing car doors

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Disappearing car doors

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtkoje4-eM
A video ofa prototype car which has sliding doors - they slide down and under the car, right out of sight!
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Should suit my husband fine DW,he hates people slamming the car doors shut. :lol:

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I like. think-smiley

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It looks like a great idea but it has been around for quite a while. As far as I know, it hasn't been a success or put into any mass production .... maybe it's because of the loss of torsional rigidity. Imagine how much strengthening (extra weight) would need to go into the roof to provide "normal" body strength.

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I wonder if the Mercedes "Gullwing" had problems?

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Any engineers out there?
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You know it did. Just look where the doors are mounted. Metal fatigue waiting to happen.

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DW, thanks for posting. It looks very interesting but think it would be expensive for a Mini Minor!

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godfather wrote:DW, thanks for posting. It looks very interesting but think it would be expensive for a Mini Minor! :biggrin:
Time you updated, Godfather. O:)
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