On Mon, 28 Oct 2002, Dana Muise wrote:
> The restoration of my '59 is going to take longer now. On Sautrday
> some 18 year old kid, driving 80 mph+ in a hopped up Honda lost
> control on highway 101 and fish tailed into my truck. 2002 Honda
> Prelude v.s 1959 Chevy Apache... no contest. Although my front fender
> is totally crushed, that honda bounced off me like a rubber ball. He
> was okay, but the CHP were amazed to see a bent fender on my truck
> while the Honda was a pile of twisted wreckage. Driving a classic
> truck is like driving a Sherman tank, but I only have lap belts. Had I
> hit the imbankment I would have been severly injured (that's if the
> lab belts actually held me in place). If I get an insurance claim form
> this I'm getting Sholder belts installed.
Major bummer. Glad to hear you (and the truck) are OK. They sure don't
make 'em like they used to -- I recently spun out my "other car", an 84
Mazda 626, and dinged a tree at 15 mph. Looks like I got hit by a freight
On another note, I would highly recommend Juliano's 3-point seatbelts.
Took me a night to install, and my '54 is much safer.
Tim Lloyd, email@example.com
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