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Guy should be dead...


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Apparently, this guy was drag racing his pro-street '55 Chevy without wearing a seatbelt! How he survived can only be attributed to God and he needs to find God's reason for his continued existence. :bowdown:



http://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/miracle-video-guy-wrecks-pro-street-1955-chevy-legs-hanging-windshield-walks-away/




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Obviously we don't everything that happened here...



That said, I realize that '55 Chevys never originally came with seat belts from the factory back in 1955. However, anyone that builds, owns, and races a pro street modified car like this has no excuse for not installing and wearing seat belts - especially a 4 or 5 point harness.



As stratman clearly points out, only through the grace of God does this guy walk away from this.


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Happened Sept 2014 and there have been tons of trolls posting about no bars, belts, etc.


Here is a link to the video, along with some facts;



http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/09/this-55-chevrolet-bel-air-driver-is-lucky-to-be-alive-accident-watch/


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If you think that was bad...


>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2tk8X8tZok


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Happened Sept 2014 and there have been tons of trolls posting about no bars, belts, etc.

Here is a link to the video, along with some facts;

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/09/this-55-chevrolet-bel-air-driver-is-lucky-to-be-alive-accident-watch/

Thanks Sprint6 for clearing the roll cage / seat belt situation up. I feel better knowing that that those things were there and they were used. Obviously it made a huge difference and saved the man's life. So one or two things happened here, in my guesitmation. (1) The safety equipment (e.g. seatbelts or seat or both) suffered a catastrophic failure during the crash and/or (2) the safety equipment was not designed or engineered (properly) to withstand the roll over or lateral G-forces the car experienced in crash in the first place.

If I had to guess further, I would bet the twisting of the car body during the 4 roll overs tore either seat belt anchor bolts or the seat itself (or both) loose. That's my guess.

If you think that was bad...

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2tk8X8tZok

The man is lucky for sure...early safety equipment was not as good by today's standards. The cars in those days were not designed for any crash impact tolerance, so I am not surprised the car literally came apart. As a means of comparison just Google the 1959 Chevy Bel-Air crashed into a 2009 Chevy Mailbu by the IIHS.

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Happened Sept 2014 and there have been tons of trolls posting about no bars, belts, etc.

Here is a link to the video, along with some facts;

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/09/this-55-chevrolet-bel-air-driver-is-lucky-to-be-alive-accident-watch/

Thanks for posting this SPRINT 6... goes to show you, one (me!) should never jump to conclusions without the all facts. I still believe it's a miracle he's alive.

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I just didn't want the miss-information to continue sorry if it came off wrong.


Safety tech is very serious at most tracks, in this case lots of folks ready to blame the driver.


If I had to speculate they likely used a bolted plate type cage/bar anchor which is allowed in some classes.


I see all types of allowable mounts that make me go Hmmm. That old iron rips/tears real easy.


Most of my local Pontiac brothers race and when we set up a car we go right to the frame.


There's no guarantee but well worth the extra work. To make it even more exciting Rich runs a '65 Drop Top :o


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That's a good practice SPRINT6. I have also heard of guys adding an additional piece of 1/4" plate steel to help reinforce the frame / mount point and spread the load just so the bolts don't twist or tear out.



Thanks again for curbing the misinformation aspect too. You know, had I though about it a little moer, I should have realized that tech inspection would not have let this car on the track in the first place without meeting certain class rules like seat belts and roll bars. Good catch! :bowdown:


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