[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Why Unibody

To: <>, MG Listserver <>
Subject: Re: Why Unibody
From: Chris Attias <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 08:08:33 -0800

I remember reading this in a late Seventies 4 wheel drive magazine 
about the 4 x 4 adaptation of the American Motors Hornet line--I 
believe they were called Eagles (pre-Renault).  Before the SUV craze, 
people hadn't figured out that some 4 x 4s  really weren't meant for 
the Rubicon Trail...

> >  Early attempts to use
> >  unit bodies on mass produced 4x4s (American Motors?) were criticized
> >  because some weren't rigid enough, and would bend and deform over
> >  rough terrain, doing things like preventing doors from opening.
>I don't think that AMC made 4X4 back when unit bodies came out.  They were
>more famous for very boring sedans.
>Here is one piece of triva that you can win bar bets with though.
>Q. What vehicle won the very first Baja 1000?
>Who was the driver?
>Anyone, anyone?  Bueller?
>Answer to follow......
>Rick Ewald

Chris Attias
'64 MGB
'84 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>