Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
bowlsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 1,182
Have any good 914 crash photos?

Here is a set I found:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg crash.jpg (29.9 KB, 2536 views)
Old 01-03-2003, 02:25 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Chicago, USA
Posts: 350
FYI, that one just might be totaled....
__________________
Chris H.
'75 914 3.3
Old 01-03-2003, 02:27 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
sammyg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 48,140
I wonder why the air bag didn't go off

In 1980 I smashed my first 914 into a large tree while sliding sideways at a high rate of speed. There was about 2 feet of space left between the doors, the windshield was completely gone, the right rear tire was under the trunk and the transaxle was broken clean in two. Both myself and the young girl riding shotgun walked away with nothing more than a few scratches. Thank god I don't have any pictures of that one. I get scared just thinking about it.

The car had around 60,000 miles on it at the time, I sold it to Aase bros for $750.

Last edited by sammyg2; 01-03-2003 at 03:16 PM..
Old 01-03-2003, 03:11 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
scg scg is offline
Registered User
 
scg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: SW PDX
Posts: 507
Have any good 914 crash photos?

No such thing!
__________________
Scott
74 914-6 2.7
Old 01-03-2003, 03:19 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
DuckRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 385
Send a message via AIM to DuckRyder
Quote:
Originally posted by cshogen
FYI, that one just might be totaled....
Just needs a bit of metal work? Should be an easy fixer?

__________________
Robert
1975 Porsche 914/4-2.0
1972 Ford F100 Ranger XLT
2006 Ducati Sport 1000

323i.net
RangerXLT.com
Old 01-03-2003, 03:52 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
LateApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Milpitas, Ca
Posts: 110
Send a message via AIM to LateApex
Must we bring this subject up all the time. :-(



__________________
Rent your Spec Miatas at
www.2020motorsport.com


73 2.0L Project 914-6 PCA club racer
95 993C2 Grand Prix White
Old 01-03-2003, 07:20 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
Bruce Allert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 917
Mr. Bowlsby, that one is Orange... mine is Orange..
I'll drive cautiously for awhile.....
till that gets outta me brain
dunnawanna looklike dat..... Mon
bruce
__________________
Sit'n here
Hav'n a beer.
Punkin's gone
(sniff)
Gotta mow the Lawn...
Old 01-03-2003, 07:54 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
bowlsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 1,182
"No such thing!"

I totally agree. A 'good crash' is one you walk away from, I didn't mean to see any humor in any crash, least of all a 914.

The thought behind this thread was to see photos which demonstrate how extraordinarily good these simple cars perform in a crash...to protect its occupants.

Performance of crumple zones, side door beams...targa bars...you know, show us what we can expect from the earliest cars to the 76ers.
Old 01-03-2003, 08:04 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Peter_Hinkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Denver, Colorado USA
Posts: 119
Send a message via AIM to Peter_Hinkle
I had a headache "THIS BIG"

Here are the pics of my 35mph t-bone when I guy illegally turned left in front of me...peter





__________________
Peter Hinkle
drumvudu@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~porsche914

1974 Saturn Yellow 914/4 1.8/w BigBore/Webers/MSD
1988 944 Black on Black w/phone dials
Old 01-03-2003, 08:59 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 820
Garage
Bowlsby whats the story with the orange 914's crash?
It looks like it was a track car?
Looks like it kissed a wall
Old 01-03-2003, 09:59 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
bowlsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 1,182
I found the orange car pix on a european website. Notice that it also has a cage.

Jeff
Old 01-04-2003, 07:39 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Never left, but not right
 
Zeke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 30,582
Quote:
Originally posted by bowlsby
"No such thing!"

I totally agree. A 'good crash' is one you walk away from, I didn't mean to see any humor in any crash, least of all a 914.

The thought behind this thread was to see photos which demonstrate how extraordinarily good these simple cars perform in a crash...to protect its occupants.

Performance of crumple zones, side door beams...targa bars...you know, show us what we can expect from the earliest cars to the 76ers.
Nice save. I wish you had said that in the begining. Kinda puts a positive spin on a negative topic. That first car did absorb a lot of energy to leave the cabin intact like that.
__________________
I think I'll go have a cheap beer.
Old 01-04-2003, 08:52 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Newport, OR
Posts: 101
Garage
Did this sliding into a tree.
Wrecked 914 Pics
Eric
Old 01-04-2003, 08:29 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
canna change law physics
 
red-beard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Houston, Tejas
Posts: 36,616
Garage
Does anyone still have a link to the Bright yellow 914/6 Crispy Critter that sold last year on Evil Bay?

Damn thing coulda been a twin to the Blond

James
__________________
James
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the engineer adjusts the sails.- William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)
Red-beard for President, 2020
Old 01-04-2003, 09:03 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
URY914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 41,671
Garage
This shot was at the Sebring PCA club race last year. Really screwed up that BBS wheel. I don't know any details of what happened.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg wrecked 914 racecar.jpg (55.4 KB, 3482 views)
__________________
Paul Woodbury
Jacksonville. Florida
See my Rennport Reunion and old IMSA pictures here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ury914/
Old 01-05-2003, 08:33 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
DuckRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 385
Send a message via AIM to DuckRyder
Quote:
Originally posted by URY914
This shot was at the Sebring PCA club race last year. Really screwed up that BBS wheel. I don't know any details of what happened.
I think it was god punishing him for that wing.
Old 01-05-2003, 08:38 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Never left, but not right
 
Zeke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 30,582
That's a crazy cold air box on that thing, eh?
__________________
I think I'll go have a cheap beer.
Old 01-05-2003, 08:45 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
URY914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 41,671
Garage
I think the way they attached the wing looks a lttle weak. That's alot of wing and four bolts packed together to attach it. They need a larger mounting plate. And yes the air box is a little too much. But hey, they would say things about my car if they saw it too, so I better stop.
__________________
Paul Woodbury
Jacksonville. Florida
See my Rennport Reunion and old IMSA pictures here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ury914/
Old 01-05-2003, 09:45 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Conrad W Peden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Victoria,BC,Canada
Posts: 675
Garage
Bowlsby,

I'd like the web page of the orange car in the first post if ya still got it.

thnks

PS. Race car........lucky number 13, doh!
__________________
We'll be having an ISO9000 audit soon.
I've divided our preparation tasks into two groups: Unethical and Unproductive.

Last edited by Conrad W Peden; 01-06-2003 at 02:41 PM..
Old 01-06-2003, 02:38 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
bowlsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 1,182
Follow this path, then explore the site its great:

http://www.914-6-club.de

Then 'Fotos-Aktuelle Fotos'

Last edited by bowlsby; 01-06-2003 at 05:51 PM..
Old 01-06-2003, 03:26 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:41 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.