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Old 04-10-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I've owned one of these trucks.

Fuel tanks were fine but the frame cracking at the PS pump was kind of a PITA.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Even with outer tanks getting crushed, what is the source of spark? This seems like another one of those instances where people just believe something like this happens because they see it in movies... I could take a metal gas can and shoot it up with .44 Magnum and nothing would happen other than a big puddle of gas.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Even with outer tanks getting crushed, what is the source of spark? This seems like another one of those instances where people just believe something like this happens because they see it in movies... I could take a metal gas can and shoot it up with .44 Magnum and nothing would happen other than a big puddle of gas.
What!!!! Let me know when you want to punch holes in a full gas can with a .44 so I can sell tickets to you getting knocked on your butt from the explosion you'll cause.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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What!!!! Let me know when you want to punch holes in a full gas can with a .44 so I can sell tickets to you getting knocked on your butt from the explosion you'll cause.
I agree with Lux Hauler on that. Even if you could get a can of gas to explode that way, it's not going to be a large enough explosion to knock anyone one their butt and chances are the shooter would be a safe distance away so it wouldn't matter anyway.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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What!!!! Let me know when you want to punch holes in a full gas can with a .44 so I can sell tickets to you getting knocked on your butt from the explosion you'll cause.
You'll be bored, then expect a refund of your money.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Even with outer tanks getting crushed, what is the source of spark? This seems like another one of those instances where people just believe something like this happens because they see it in movies... I could take a metal gas can and shoot it up with .44 Magnum and nothing would happen other than a big puddle of gas.

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS! A BIG LEAK IN THE CAN! And yes, I know from experience. No boom, just a big leak on two sides on the can.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There is NO company I find more reprehensible than GM, however this myth about their gas tanks is just as contrived as the runaway Toyotas. The press was trying to ruin GM for something that was not a bad problem. The weird thing is there are so many TRUE problems to report truthfully about GM.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Earth
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THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS! A BIG LEAK IN THE CAN! And yes, I know from experience. No boom, just a big leak on two sides on the can.
So you mean I couldn't duplicate that scene in that one Clint Eastwood movie where they shoot him, then they shoot a hole in his gas tank and the truck then catches fire and his orangutan pulls him to safety? Darn....

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There is NO company I find more reprehensible than GM, however this myth about their gas tanks is just as contrived as the runaway Toyotas. The press was trying to ruin GM for something that was not a bad problem. The weird thing is there are so many TRUE problems to report truthfully about GM.
Yes and all car makers have had their share of bad apples.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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So you mean I couldn't duplicate that scene in that one Clint Eastwood movie where they shoot him, then they shoot a hole in his gas tank and the truck then catches fire and his orangutan pulls him to safety? Darn....

Yes and all car makers have had their share of bad apples.
I bet Clint Eastwood never drove a Ford Pinto.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I can't believe that nobody has mentioned the infamous Ford Pinto.
Si senor...would you care for a side of rice with your flaming Pinto?

The Ford Pinto and the Price of Life
http://static.racingjunk.com/63/ui/5/77/15243775-521-72-Ford-Pinto-blown-prostreet-exdrag.jpg (broken link)
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