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Old 11-24-2011, 09:24 PM
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Dodge isn't alone in using thinner sheet metal. Just about every manufacturer does. That thinner metal, plastic, and other material changes are one of the elements responsible for better mileage and performance. I just stepped out of a 22 year old full size Jimmy 4X4, and the body sheet metal was some real meat. I got a decent dent in the rear panel behind the rear wheel awhile back while 4-wheeling, and the body shop guy was able to beat the dent out and repaint without any bondo or other filler. He was able to work that existing panel with perfection. He said he can't do that with hardly any of the later model vehicles. The Jimmy is a boat anchor...LOL!
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