[V8] using aluminum in a v8

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Mon Jul 11 12:08:52 EDT 2005

> The door skins are steel and have a steel impact beam in them 
> (clearly visible through the side impact on the door I was 
> stripping...) but the interior of the door and the window 
> frame slide out of the skin and are all aluminum (at least 
> magnets don't stick...).  There is a steel crossbar on the 
> interior side of the aluminum, I assume for further flex 
> resistence.  The skin weighs a lot more than the windowframe 
> and interior frame.

The molding piece is reinforced aluminum as well -- when I painted the
car I wanted to delete these, but it's clear they're intended to be
integral to the rigidity... Too bad, because I'm not a fan of their
bulk, but effective!


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