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    Good car for Demo Derby?

    I am thinking of entering next Sept's local Demo Derby and wanted to see what you thought was a good strong 8 cyclinder car for such an event.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    I am thinking of entering next Sept's local Demo Derby and wanted to see what you thought was a good strong 8 cyclinder car for such an event.
    1968 Buick Electra 225... I know from experience ...
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    Around here, the winners all use old Chrisler Imperials. They have really hard bodies and Dodge motors are hard to kill.

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    Cool, thanks guys I knew I could get the answer in the "passion" forum.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Isn't that where you got your truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair
    Isn't that where you got your truck?
    Well yeah but it came in 3rd place how could I pass that up.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Any vintage Jetta as there are too many of those damn things around. The driving equivalent of a camera phone.
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    I think I've heard that Imperials have been banned in some events, because they're so good.

    Otherwise, I would suggest a wagon, because they have the most crumple space on the rear where you need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstaurus
    Otherwise, I would suggest a wagon, because they have the most crumple space on the rear where you need it.
    I would look for an old Pinto Wagon
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    Chrysler Imperial is almost indestructible.. Some Demo Derbies outlaw em.. The guys that have em can get several derbies out of em.

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    [QUOTE=sstaurus]I think I've heard that Imperials have been banned in some events, because they're so good.

    Truedat - here in CA they're verboten. Too damn stout.

    See if you can find an old Country Squire wagon - next best thing.

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    I think a demo durby would be a lot of fun, but I and a bunch of my friends own old cars form the 70's and 60, and it would be hard for me to destroy a old car. But a a caprice from the 80's would be a good car to use. A buick regal from the 80's would also be a good car. How could you have the heart ot kill one of these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrek4500
    ... How could you have the heart ot kill one of these?
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    Because it's a Ford. Now a Chevy Nomad on the other hand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrek4500
    I think a demo durby would be a lot of fun, but I and a bunch of my friends own old cars form the 70's and 60, and it would be hard for me to destroy a old car. But a a caprice from the 80's would be a good car to use. A buick regal from the 80's would also be a good car. How could you have the heart ot kill one of these?
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    I think my '85 Caprice would do pretty well, too. They built them with basically the same body from mid '70s until 1990, so there are millions of them around somewhere!

    That's a pretty wagon, no matter what radair says. Is it a '57?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojoe
    Around here, the winners all use old Chrisler Imperials. They have really hard bodies and Dodge motors are hard to kill.
    yep this is THE winner. they have an extremely strong Cross frame construction. the only weakness is a shot hard enough to the front wheel that breaks the motor mounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radair
    Because it's a Ford. Now a Chevy Nomad on the other hand...
    What the hell are you talking about, we're not old enough to know what a Nomad is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrek4500
    I think a demo durby would be a lot of fun, but I and a bunch of my friends own old cars form the 70's and 60, and it would be hard for me to destroy a old car. But a a caprice from the 80's would be a good car to use. A buick regal from the 80's would also be a good car. How could you have the heart ot kill one of these?
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    Hay hay, now don't be dissing the ford eh. LoL. That is also a 57, and this is coming from a ford guy who owns a 72 ranchero, so chevy guys take this all with a grian of salt.

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    66 impala. Big and can take alot of damage. Put a 307 in it. The motor is small but stays away from the front end. The trunk is pretty big so sadly backing into the opponent doesn't cause much damage, the first couple times.
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    This is also what a chevy nomad looks like. It is a 55 BTW.
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    Here is a link on how to prep a car for demo derby:

    http://www.wecrash.com/
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    Why not an older cadillac

    Or you could use a monster truck or Herbie
    If you wish to be out front, then act as if you are behind

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    Thanks again for all the info, this passion forum is the place to be. Look out, DUCK, whew that must have been close.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    I am thinking of entering next Sept's local Demo Derby and wanted to see what you thought was a good strong 8 cyclinder car for such an event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
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    Thanks, it was him or Gilbert but Gerry is the obvious choice.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    77 Chevy Impala

    I don't know if it is the best car for derby, but I drove to one in my 1977 Impala and there were a couple of them enterered that night, both of which had less rust than mine.

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