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Digest - 22 Apr 2008 to 23 Apr 2008 (#2008-100)

Wed, 23 Apr 2008

There are 4 messages totalling 140 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

   1. Seat belts in the caddy? (3)
   2. Episode Discussion: Near Death


Date:    Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:54:22 EDT
From:    Lori Isabella <LDukie913@a.......>
Subject: Seat belts in the caddy?

> 5) Natalie has ridden with Nick before...and she's comfortable  not
> wearing her seatbelt so she can sit between Nick and Schanke resting  her
> chin on the seat-back?  Braver than I would be.

While I don't know a lot of the specifics about Cadillacs of that era  there
is a pretty good chance that 1962's did not have seat belts in the back seat,
or maybe only 2 sets. I learned to drive in the mid 1980's on my Dad's 1967
Lincoln Continental convertible and it did have three sets of seatbelts in the
back seat.  The  middle set of belts had a narrower space between them but the
webbing was the same length as  the other sets so the person seated in the middle,
if they were slim enough, could be belted in and still lean forward as Natalie is.
Oh, and I suppose it should be said  that cars that era had lap belts only.
Shoulder restraints came into existence years later.  There is also a different
mentality driving and riding in a car like that.  For one  thing they are very
bottom heavy, and with all due respect to the TV stuntmen of the world, it is
very hard to tip or flip a car like that. The biggest threat would be getting
ejected but with  Nick's super fast reflexes and ability to fly he could probably
catch her mid air before she slammed into anything.



Date:    Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:25:14 -0700
From:    Libby Singleton <libratsie@s.......>
Subject: Re: Episode Discussion: Near Death

Walt <wdoherty5@c.......> wrote:    Even Screed couldn't get ALL the
rats in Toranto.

   No, but he'd sure love to try <wRPg>



Date:    Tue, 22 Apr 2008 23:52:19 EDT
From:    KnghtWtch@a.......
Subject: Re: Seat belts in the caddy?

Hi All,

The Caddy Nick drove in the show was called the Hero  Car.  It was a 1961
Series 62 Conv.  At the time seat belts were an  option in all cars.  When I
purchased the Caddy, the first thing my husband  did was install seat belts.
And we put in the 92 inch belts as they get  fasten to the floor behind the
driver's seat.  We also put belts in the  back seat.  I also have a 1962 Olds
Starfire which did not come with seat  belts.  I also put 4 in this car.

FYI.........there were 4 cars used in the show. 1. The Hero  CAddy, 1961.
2. the stun car a 1962.  You see this car in 'fast' mode  in the show.
3. the wreck car, a 1961 which was used in Dark Knight  were  Schanke ran it
into the fire pump.
4. A studio car, a 1962 in which you see Nick, Nat, and  Schanke riding in.
You'll know this car as you can not see thru the  plastic back window and is
always seen with her top up.

Again, I make the offer to anyone visiting the Walt Disney  area in the
future and would like a ride in THE CADDY, just email me when you'll
be down and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Any other Caddy questions feel free to ask.

KnightWitch ;-]=
Thanks for giving me the chance to Caddy talk  again.

ForeverKnight diehard, but first and foremost a CaddyWhacker. And  now I can
prove it!!!!!!!!

Help bring Forever Knight back on television. Sign the petition at
_www.ForeverKnight.US/chiller.html_ (http://www.foreverknight.us/chiller.html)

In a message dated 4/22/2008 8:54:55 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
LDukie913@a....... writes:

While I don't know a lot of the specifics about Cadillacs of that  era  there
is a pretty good chance that 1962's did not have seat  belts in the back seat,
or maybe only 2 sets.


Date:    Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:23:27 -0400
From:    Lisa McDavid <mclisa@m.......>
Subject: Re: Seat belts in the caddy?

American cars in 1962 did not have seat belts. I remember then well.
Not being old enough to drive, I was a frequent passenger in the back
seats of cars of that vintage.  It's possible that belts were
available as an option but I never knew anyone who had them until at
least 5 years later.  My father was in the auto insurance business
and had us wearing seat belts long before most people were aware of
them so if they'd existed in 1962, I'd have been wearing one. :)



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