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michaltalbot
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« on: June 09, 2007, 09:05:54 pm »

Very said pictures, drive carefully, please!  Shocked








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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 09:08:49 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 10:43:50 pm »


 Sad  How sad.  Where did you find so many crashed murenas, perhaps you know lots of very bad drivers!!

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 11:27:23 pm »

Hey Michal, did you beat up the white one yourself? Wink

All joking apart, some of these pictures show just how strong the passenger cell is on the murena.

Fibreglass breaks easily but in doing so it absorbs a lot of energy.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2007, 07:06:53 am »

All joking apart, some of these pictures show just how strong the passenger cell is on the murena.

Indeed it does!

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 08:08:20 am »

Hey Michal, did you beat up the white one yourself? Wink


You mean with baseball pole? No Grin but that last silver one was my Cry Luckily it was easy to repair it, of course.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 08:26:33 am »


 Sad  How sad.  Where did you find so many crashed murenas, perhaps you know lots of very bad drivers!!


I went through the Murena register, and something is from other websites.

BTW: There is nearly 500 registered Murenas, but lewisman is right that only very few of them are in blue colour. Most frequent is silver, red, platine and than white, yellow and black, green, dark blue and several other colours - not origine.
I have some special publication pressed to the 20th anniversary of German Matra Club, and there I found some blue Murenas (sorry for poor quality):


And also next said picture...:
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 03:41:23 pm »

this is my murena, crashed it to al lamp post in a corner.

(stupid me)

i took the insurance money that i could get without having the car total loss declared. with this money i am repairing this murena myself. buying an other one was cheaper i think, but i have a sentimental value to it. i also bought some extra's like skirts and rims/tyres. so i still had to put money in it Cheesy.

here are the sad pictures: p.s. it is a 1.6













repairing:










i am still busy with it, dont have lots of time. i am replacing the engine right now. after that the paintjob.




my front bumper is still crappy. hate that thing, need an other one.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 05:24:09 pm »

o, very important. before welding a new piece of chassis to the nose i straightend the car for 600 euro's (including welding the thing) .

now it is straight , and wont steer to the left or right while braking.

i aligned the car after staightening. i did this on a profesionnal computer steered machine (hunter i think). the computer said that there is only 1mm difference between the wheel distance of the left/right side.

after the crash this was about a cm.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 09:02:02 pm »

VERY INTERESTING !!! Is it original Jaune Mimosa or not? These wheels are very nice... not original but suits to the Murena. I think You were a bit faster in the corner, than You pressed the brake pedal - is it right?  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2007, 12:08:22 am »

It is a original gold murena 1982 model year. it isn't jaune mimosa i think ( an other yellow).

thinking to paint it in jaune mimosa.

in the corner to the right i over steered, contra steered. thought i was going to spin. then i did a stupid thing: i got grip at the last moment because i lifted my foot from te gas pedal. i fastly steered  to the left (also with oversteer), couldn't correct, en took the pole.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007, 08:44:35 am »

in the corner to the right i over steered, contra steered. thought i was going to spin. then i did a stupid thing: i got grip at the last moment because i lifted my foot from te gas pedal. i fastly steered  to the left (also with oversteer), couldn't correct, en took the pole.

They can be tricky, Murenas Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2007, 02:46:45 am »

in the corner to the right i over steered, contra steered. thought i was going to spin. then i did a ...
but you could say that "at least you got pole" :-)

good job you are restoring her to her original beauty.

/Lennart
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2007, 10:29:57 pm »

To MatraMurena.nl: do You have new pictures from Your repair?

I've found next one  Cry only for hard men:





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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2007, 10:58:15 pm »

Looks like it has been squeezed between two other cars.  Even the A-pillars have been bent, but otherwise the passenger compartment is quite complete. It looks like the safety structure has worked like it should.

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