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Old 12-13-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Door technology

Check this out. Interesting technology.



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Old 12-13-2007, 10:35 AM   #2
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That new technology is atleast 15 years old, maybe even older?
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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Really? Never seen it before.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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Yeah, apparently they had all sorts of problems with it. Wasnt a good design at all
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:40 AM   #5
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I can imagine the problems with jamming that might occur. Not to mention what it must be like in bad weather!
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:40 AM   #6
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or the effects on structural rigidity...
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:35 PM   #7
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How do you get out in an accident?
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:30 AM   #8
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what was the old bmw model that had a door similar to that?
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:09 AM   #9
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"The BMW Z1 is a two-seat soft top roadster. It uses the engine and transmission from the E30 325 mounted in a specially designed base frame or chassis, which is made from galvanised steel. The sports body, which is made from various types of composite resin panels, is fixed onto the base frame. The front suspension is re-worked 325 components, with a wider track. The rear suspension is the specially designed 'Z axle'. The most distinctive features of the body are the electrically powered doors, which in the open position drop down into the side sills, this creating the ultimate 'open car' when the soft top is lowered underneath its' flat cover."

http://www.bmwz1.co.uk/z1home.htm
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:21 PM   #10
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"The BMW Z1 is a two-seat soft top roadster. It uses the engine and transmission from the E30 325 mounted in a specially designed base frame or chassis, which is made from galvanised steel. The sports body, which is made from various types of composite resin panels, is fixed onto the base frame. The front suspension is re-worked 325 components, with a wider track. The rear suspension is the specially designed 'Z axle'. The most distinctive features of the body are the electrically powered doors, which in the open position drop down into the side sills, this creating the ultimate 'open car' when the soft top is lowered underneath its' flat cover."

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ya thats what i was talking about, i saw one of those downtown looks pretty cool
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:00 PM   #11
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cant be lowering that bitch.........lol
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