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    Default Pillarless Vehicles (continued)

    I closed the original thread because it was getting too long and difficult to read through. Great discussion and good information there though. I'm thankful to everyone who took the extra time to post images. They make the message come through loud and clear.

    This new thread is simply a continuation of the original topic as we continue to discuss and learn about the missing B-pillar challenges.

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    A real-world example of what the rear-opening third or fourth door can do in a collision is presented by the image below. This Ford F-150 crashed into a stopped black Dodge Ram pickup with no lights on that had stalled in the middle lane of an expressway at midnight.
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    Another view of the Ford F-150.
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    Default Part three

    Part three still does not work is it going to be fixed or is it just not there any more.
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    As an F-150 owner, let me just say that the F-series with the rear doors is pretty susceptible to fold up like is shown. A lot of people have undoubtedly seen the crash tests that show pretty much the same thing. On an F-150 forum, however, it was pointed out that the F-150s that fold up in the crash tests are 4x2s. When you crash a 4x4, it seems to stand up much better overall, presumably due to the drivetrain and other bits associated with four wheel drive. I know that isn't the main topic of discussion here, but I found it interesting.
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