Author Archives: Smitty

2019 Dodge Ram Body Structure

Body Structure The 2019 Dodge Ram truck has a mix of different steels.  A new trend in B-pillar design is using a weaker grade of steel in the lower area as seen in the the picture below. Steel Used Steel-intensive, ...

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2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid (Body Structure)

This post will be a two part series about the 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid. The first post, will cover the body structure and airbag locations. The second, will be the hybrid systems and shutdown procedures.

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2020 Ford Escape Body Structure

The 2020 Ford Escape has a martensitic ultra-high-strength steel tubes running from the A-pillar to C-pillar in addition to other areas of the body structure. The martensitic roll-formed tube spanning from the A-pillar at the shotgun (The shotgun is the ...

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2019 Buick Regal Active-Hood Pedestrian Safety System

Buick’s latest rebranded European import is not a car or SUV, but rather a new safety system meant to protect pedestrians in case of an accident. It’s called the Active-Hood system and it will make its debut in the U.S. ...

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2019 Mercedes G-Class Body Structure

A body-in-white using a variety of steels and some aluminum exterior elements helped the next-generation 2019 Mercedes G-Class shed 375 pounds compared to its predecessor.

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