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    Unsafe vehicle! No front collision barrier to crumble and absorb much of the impact force in a head-on collision. Access to the vehicle is through the front swing windshield, and this further jeopardize more of the vehicle structural integrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mansworld View Post
    Unsafe vehicle! No front collision barrier to crumble and absorb much of the impact force in a head-on collision. Access to the vehicle is through the front swing windshield, and this further jeopardize more of the vehicle structural integrity.
    1965 standards - bright yellow to say "here I am. look out!," and lots of steel. Probably about the same as most vehicles of the day.
    (Looks like a On/Off rocker switch on the side.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mansworld View Post
    Unsafe vehicle! No front collision barrier to crumble and absorb much of the impact force in a head-on collision. Access to the vehicle is through the front swing windshield, and this further jeopardize more of the vehicle structural integrity.
    Worse than that, the windshield is not laminated glass. It's not even a windshield. It's the rear window from a contemporary Ford Fairlane wagon.

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    The Dodge A100 pickup that the Deora shared the same chassis with was a far better-looking little truck. at least you could almost sit up straight like the Volkswagen vans
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    A 100 specs and other info here:
    https://www.dodgea100.com/brochure/

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    No doubt about it, you'll always be first to arrive at your accident!

    I used to drive one of those "up front" full-size vans (it was the 1970's!), and after a few years, I began to realize there was only thin sheet and glass metal between me and any cars in front of me. Not a great thought when doing 65 mph on a rain-soaked road at night.

    No doubt about it however, every guy wishes he had a Deora in his driveway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke_of_URL View Post
    No doubt about it, you'll always be first to arrive at your accident!

    I used to drive one of those "up front" full-size vans (it was the 1970's!), and after a few years, I began to realize there was only thin sheet and glass metal between me and any cars in front of me. Not a great thought when doing 65 mph on a rain-soaked road at night.

    No doubt about it however, every guy wishes he had a Deora in his driveway!
    When I drove trucks I preferred cabovers. you sat higher off the ground had a clear unobstructed forward view could get them in tighter places for loading and unloading and in general were lighter than a conventional meaning I could legal loads that others had to permit being first at an accident never bothered me since the only way that was going to happen was if someone came across the highway then it probably wouldn't matter much anyway, if it was a smaller vehicle thye were going to be the looser if another Semi we both were going to loose, hood or no hood.
    I really liked the cab forward vans, pickups and flatbed trucks because you had as much cargo space as any hooded truck but were 3 to 5 feet shorter.
    As for the Deora though, I'd only want it because of its resale value.
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    MPC had a plastic model of the Deora. I had a copy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    MPC had a plastic model of the Deora. I had a copy...
    I still have one.

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