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1970-80's GM Pickups explode!?!?!?

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1970-80's GM Pickups explode!?!?!?

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Administrator | Posts: 4666 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 04/12/10
12:08 PM

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Over nine million General Motors pickup trucks built in the '70s and '80s have a tendency to explode in otherwise non-fatal accidents. This is's detailed look at how an added "feature" made those trucks deadly. —Ed.

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HDCowboy1 HDCowboy1
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/13/10
12:52 PM

I have to atrongly disagree, as I was involved in an accident with a side tank GM pick-up in 1983, ran into the GM on the right side rear of the cab and mainly direct into the tank with an IH 1 and half ton truck with a service bed and full of tools and 700 gallon of diesel fuel. It did alot of damage to the GM pick-up and no fire, and was fairly warm that day.I heard they was dropping ping pong balls into the tank with a liquid sustance that would cause ping pong ball to deteriorate and thus causing the explosions, thus a fraud. What about all 1970s ford pick-ups and early 80s Ford pick-ups frames, the frames was bending and not holding up.  

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