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    Say goodbye to steel and welding and hello to adhesives/aluminum/plastic. We already see this on a road but as time goes on more and more cars will be like this.

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    Some of those lighter/faster cars are cool though...

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    Old news. I was pressured big time to GLUE my floorpans/braces in place restoring my GTO. This was from trusted friends @ my paint/supply store. Sorry I'm too old skool N properly welded everything.
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    I feel the same way and would prefer to weld, just because it's funner! But I've been told (by guys that I trust) that the glue is as strong, if not stronger than a weld.
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    If the car is steel, steel should go back in its place and be welded. If the car was designed with carbon fiber, plastic, and almuminum, etc, then use adhesives. Use what the car was designed for is my point.

    I know some body shops will swear by gluing replacement sheetmetal on rather than welding. They are doing that to save them time (i.e. saving them money - not the necessarily the customer). For cosmetic parts, gluing might be a great option, but not for metal structural members.
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    I will ride rust before I go buy a plastic one...My van's were made from Detroit Steel and thats the way they will stay...

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    one of my cars is plastic, carbon, and glue.

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    plastic is fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by cor66vette View Post
    plastic is fantastic
    For a coffin.....HHHMmmmmmmm lets see plastic & glue or steel & welding in an accident ?


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