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    I was sitting in my sport coup yesterday , no wheels, no engine no front fenders and no brakes, thinking about a future project before retuning to the tail of the dragon in the spring. I have a cloth covered wood bow that goes directly over our heads. I am thinking that should be a cloth covered steel roll bar. I would have to remove the inner panels to see if there was a way to carry the force down to the frame. What do you think am I just being paranoid??

  • #2
    Yeah at some point you just do not drive it can something happen sure you can fall down when walking and hit your head. Life is full of risks sometimes you lose.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by carolinamudwalker View Post
      I was sitting in my sport coup yesterday , no wheels, no engine no front fenders and no brakes, thinking about a future project before retuning to the tail of the dragon in the spring. I have a cloth covered wood bow that goes directly over our heads. I am thinking that should be a cloth covered steel roll bar. I would have to remove the inner panels to see if there was a way to carry the force down to the frame. What do you think am I just being paranoid??


      YES
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • BILL WILLIAMSON
        BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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        He's been watching too MANY NASCAR Races---

    • #4
      You can only make yourself so safe. As was stated earlier, how do you handle the dangers of merely walking around? Live dangerously, drive without a roll bar!

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      • #5
        One of the best MASH lines was from Frank Burns who said, "I wouldn't be so paranoid if everybody wasn't out to get me"

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        • BILL WILLIAMSON
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          What if my FOLD-A-BED malfunctions & closes me inside, like a slab of HAM, in a Sandwich & I can't get out of it in the MORNING????
          Dad Worried

        • Ray Horton
          Ray Horton commented
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          Too funny, Bill. Thanks for the laff.

      • #6
        If the dog doesn't save you what does that tell you?:rolling:rolling:rolling:rolling

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        • #7
          On a serious note, I am not afraid of dying but I am paranoid of ending up some ware and someone else has to wipe my ass because I cant do it. Unlike Europe in this country you cant check out when life becomes unbearable.

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          • #8
            Not to get off topic, but when I went in for cancer surgery 10 years ago, I got the will cleaned up, put together a living will and set up a DNR order. It gave me and my wife piece of mind when I went under the knife.

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            • #9
              Originally posted by carolinamudwalker View Post
              On a serious note, I am not afraid of dying but I am paranoid of ending up some ware and someone else has to wipe my ass because I cant do it. Unlike Europe in this country you cant check out when life becomes unbearable.
              I have a living will, both kids and wife know I will not be kept alive. In the event I can no longer take care of myself then I want to die.

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              • #10
                Originally posted by slammin View Post
                Not to get off topic, but when I went in for cancer surgery 10 years ago, I got the will cleaned up, put together a living will and set up a DNR order. It gave me and my wife piece of mind when I went under the knife.
                Yup, did the same thing when I had a quad by pass. Doc gave me a 60% chance of NOT making it due to two heart attacks, both times they had to jump start me. Made it.

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                • BILL WILLIAMSON
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                  I've been STALLED & jump started numerous times, to stop my Tachacardia. Glad they knew about the 00 Gauge jumper cables & the fact that I was POSITIVE Ground!
                  Dad Onborrowedtime

              • #11
                Originally posted by carolinamudwalker View Post
                I was sitting in my sport coup yesterday , no wheels, no engine no front fenders and no brakes, thinking about a future project before retuning to the tail of the dragon in the spring. I have a cloth covered wood bow that goes directly over our heads. I am thinking that should be a cloth covered steel roll bar. I would have to remove the inner panels to see if there was a way to carry the force down to the frame. What do you think am I just being paranoid??
                Definitely paranoid! To drive a Model A in todays traffic without air bags, anti-lock brakes, crush zones or even padded dashboards would appear suicidal? We've even had friends refuse to ride in our vintage car because there were no seat belts.
                The fact is we hurtle around the countryside in our Model A, driving fast (for a Model A) but driving defensively, always leaving adequate braking distance, and without any of the distractions that a modern car has (including mobile phones) are generally much more aware of what's going on around us. At 72, I've had 57 years of driving vintage cars without an accident and one, a 1923 Vauxhall, had brakes only on the rear wheels and they were hand operated by a handbrake outside the body, but it was still capable of cruising at 60mph.
                Take a deep breath, be sensible and make the most of your car before the greenies and bureaucracy take the pleasure away from you

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                • #12
                  I used to own a company that pioneered the manufacturing of bolt in roll bars for sports cars competing in SCCA events. In order to install a roll bar that would actually protect you in a Model A, it would cost you at least a grand and it would be difficult to get in and out of either door. It would also be ugly!

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                  • BILL WILLIAMSON
                    BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                    Sounds like a NASCAR Racing Car, a CAGE, with NO door hinges!

                • #13
                  I don't think the problem here is roll over it's staying in the car when the doors fly open.
                  Phil

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                  • #14
                    Now that I have might lighting fixed, the next install is front seat belts. I don't have a rear seat yet, so I'll worry about those later.

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                    • BILL WILLIAMSON
                      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                      Slammin,
                      Just pretend it's a Sedan Delivery-SD (sans door)---LOL

                  • #15
                    Per passenger mile, I'll bet horses are more dangerous, but that won't keep me off one if I get the chance to ride one. This summer there has been several pedestrians and bicyclists killed in the Twin Cities, and many were hit and run. It really is getting nuts out there. You have to drive for yourself, and the other idiots that shouldn't be behind the wheel.

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                    • #16
                      Thanks for all the posts, both serious and humorous. My co-driver is my wife, she at 79 and one other female out of the 10 cars dares to do the mountain tour. Forget the Blue ridge parkway with its gentle curves and guardrails, think moonshine and revenuers. Going down hill most of the time there is a solid wall within 12" on my side and a drop off of thousands of feet with no guard rails on hers. Our tour guide grew up in these mountains, you wont find tourist where he takes us. Having fun but still a bit paranoid.

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