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Author Topic: The puzzle of the door shutline  (Read 1423 times)

AlexK

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The puzzle of the door shutline
« on: November 23, 2008, 05:47:46 pm »
Something's puzzling me.

Why does the GPA's door shutline cut into the windscreen pillar and part of the roof?

Not exactly critical to medical science, I grant you, but I was puzzling over it while washing bird crap off it earlier. 

Surely it's more expensive to engineer that way.  It doesn't reduce wind noise, or improve the weather seal*, and I can't see that it can be to improve headroom, since there's tons already.

I thought maybe it's to prevent the doors from jamming in a crash, but the 500 has a conventional shutline, so it's probably not that.

Any ideas?

(* incidentally, I think when Tom Ford complained that his test car leaked, he actually meant there were a couple of drops left on the rubber seal from when he opened the door.  The water on the roof always pours in when I get in the car.)

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    Re: The puzzle of the door shutline
    « Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 07:39:02 pm »
    It probably does have something to do with the crash tests, but i'm just guessing.
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    magicmole

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    Re: The puzzle of the door shutline
    « Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 07:39:42 pm »
    It drops into the boot when you open that as well. :(

    Ryan

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    Re: The puzzle of the door shutline
    « Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008, 11:47:13 am »
    Never noticed that until now, I couldn't even hazard a guess myself.

    I guess the Italians haven't thought of places where it rains a lot then, typical  ::)

     

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