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137 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: dodge vipers crushed chrysler crushed vipers vipers crushed rip prayer pardon video

For all of you Car lovers out there, this should be a SIN!

Vipers... RIP...

Perhaps a silent prayer for a Pardon is needed?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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#1 posted 137 days ago

crazy they could at least let me have one to destroy

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#2 posted 136 days ago

Having been an administrator for career education programs, I know that this is standard procedure. Schools have to sign an agreement to do so. If a manufacturer ever discovers that a school has not done so, no more donations. Usually the vehicles have body damage which prevented them from being sold in the first place. The need to be destroyed after about 10 years as the technology is getting out of date.

I once received a call from Mazda. They had a ship load of cars that were damaged when the ship was hit by a big wave. Tipped the ship over. Evidently the cars were full of fluids including even batteries. Fluids had poured out and all over the vehicles.The guy asked how many cars I wanted for schools. Later he called back and said no cars. For liability reasons, they were all being crushed!

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#3 posted 136 days ago

WOW!

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#4 posted 136 days ago

If they would only do this to all the worthless criminals

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#5 posted 135 days ago

I had a Post on here, Now it’s GONE?????

I’ll try again.

This guy has a Company that specializes in Salvaging Motors (Engines) from Wrecked Vipers.

After Rebuilding them he SQUEEZES them into a Plymouth Cuda. Producing a ”Cuda Viper” 9 Liters, V10, 6 Speed Manual.

He has a waiting list of Purchasers. The price is somewhere around $175,000.00 Plus Options. OPTIONS! What Options” A Set Of Wings? Magnets on The Tires to keep it on the Road?

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#6 posted 134 days ago

Rick,

That is an awesome care! SO COOL!

Awesome story!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 134 days ago

My Pleasure, as always Joe!!

Rick

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#8 posted 134 days ago

We just moved our office to a new location, in the confusion my “mouse” went to the land fill. I’m much more upset that 93 Vipers will end up there. They can’t be replaced, I got a wireless mouse out of it all.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#9 posted 134 days ago

I read what Chrysler had to say and it really is true, none of these specific cars represents a milestone, they are dated compared to current technology and they’ve been pulled apart so many times by people learning that they should be considered a liability to turn loose on the road. That last part is especially true given the first ones had no ABS or traction control. They were at one time the car that was wrecked with the fewest miles, due to people who simply had no business behind the wheel. I got the chance to drive a 1995 SRT10 and it simply doesn’t compare to say a 2012 corvette which is the last relatively fast car I drove. That being said, they certainly were cool cars when they came out!

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#10 posted 133 days ago

It seems like there would be a good market for car buffs to at least save / restore the chassis & body, dash board, seats, and drive train to make a different car out of them (on the inside).

The “Labor of Love” group…

To be sold on an “AS IS Non Liability” basis.

All Chrysler is after is to protect themselves; seems like a simple signed statement would do that.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 133 days ago

That “AS IS Non Liability” idea is a good one, but there’s simply too many things that could fall through the cracks. Mazda had several hundred cars get tossed around on a ship on it’s way over from Japan and they ended up crushing all of them. They wouldn’t even given any to schools for teaching due to the chance of some part of the car ending up on the road some how. These were certainly more prolific models than Dodge’s Viper, so keeping track of every critical part of every car could be enough of an undertaking that it simply wasn’t worth the risk.

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