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NHTSA NCAP #00376: New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing FMVSS 212, 219 and 301-75: 1979 Chrysler LeBaron

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Vehicle:  Chrysler LeBaron

NHTSA NCAP #00376: New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing FMVSS 212, 219 and 301-75: 1979 Chrysler LeBaron

Reports
New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing FMVSS 212, 219 and 301-75 - 4.0MB - 120 pages

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Test Information
Vehicle 1: 1979 Chrysler LeBaron
Instrumentation Data
Video
Testing of a 1979 Chrys;ler LeBaron by Calspan in a report released August 28, 1979.

Test Information

Test No.:376
Contract or Study Title:NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Test Performer:CALSPAN
Test Reference No.:30817458
Test Type:FMVSS COMPLIANCE TEST - UNSPECIFIED
Test Configuration:VEHICLE INTO BARRIER
Closing Speed (kph):56.30
Impact Angle (degrees):0
Offset Distance (mm): 
Version No.:1
Test Objectives:TESTING FOR FMVSS NOS.212,219,301-75 AND FOR R&D AND ORA
Test Date:8/28/1979
Contract No.:DOT-HS-8-01938
Test Track Surface:CONCRETE
Test Track Condition:DRY
Ambient Temperature (degrees Celsius):27
Type of Recorder:FM TAPE RECORDER
Total No. of Curves:42
Test Commentary:NO COMMENTS


Vehicle 1: 1979 Chrysler LeBaron

Vehicle No.:1
Vehicle Make:CHRYSLER
Vehicle Model:LE BARON
Model Year:1979
Engine Type:V8 INLINE FRONT
Engine Displacement (liters):5.20
Vehicle Test Weight (Kgrams):1887
Vehicle Length (mm):5184
Vehicle Width (mm):1867
NHTSA Number: 
Body Type:TWO DOOR COUPE
Vehicle Identification No.:FH22G9G217130
Transmission Type:AUTOMATIC - REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Vehicle Center of Gravity Distance Behind Front Axle (mm):1351
Steering Column Shear Capsule Separation:UNKNOWN
Steering Column Collapse Mechanism:OTHER
Vehicle Modification Indicator:PRODUCTION VEHICLE
Description of Vehicle Modification:212-P,219-P,301-75-P CRDIST 9.0
Vehicle Speed (kph):56.30
Crabbed Angle (degrees):0
Principal Direction of Force (degrees):0
Bumper Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Sill Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
A-Pillar Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Damage Index (Collision Deformation Classification):12FDEW3
Angle of Moving Test Cart (degrees):0
Vehicle Orientation of Moving Cart (degrees):0
Total Length of Indentation: 
Distance between Center of Damaged area and C.G. Axis (mm): 
Maximum Crush Distance:229
Vehicle Commentary:NO COMMENTS
Damage Profile Distances One:625
Damage Profile Distances Two:0
Damage Profile Distances Three:0
Damage Profile Distances Four:0
Damage Profile Distances Five:0
Damage Profile Distances Six:0
Pre-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline:5169
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine:4475
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall:3797
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door:3536
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door:3543
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door:3485
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door:3493
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door:2131
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door:2136
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door:2167
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door:2172
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side:3409
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side:3411
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side:3792
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side:3805
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column:3045
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post:386
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner:419
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper:5067
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper:5072
Pre-test - Length of Engine Block:622
Post-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline:4544
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine:4150
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall:3701
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door:3518
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door:3518
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door:3467
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door:3470
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door:2103
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door:2108
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door:2146
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door:2149
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side:3391
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side:3383
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side:3617
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side:3576
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column:2974
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post:366
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner:406
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper:4491
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper:4506
Post-test - Length of Engine Block:572


Instrumentation Data

Download NCAP Test 00376 Instrumentation Data in Altair Binary Format - 675KB
Download NCAP Test 00376 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA EV5 ASCII X-Y format - 556KB
Download NCAP Test 00376 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA ISO_MME format - 186KB
Download NCAP Test 00376 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA UDS-1992 format - 143KB


Video

35MPH Frontal Barrier Impact Test
Duration: 9:43
August 28, 1979
New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing FMVSS 212, 219 and 301-75
Download video of NHTSA NCAP #00376: 35MPH Frontal Barrier Impact Test at the Internet Archive - 1.7GB


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