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Re: [oletrucks] Off Subject: spontaneous self-denting?

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Off Subject: spontaneous self-denting?
From: MarkNoakes@aol.com
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 19:01:13 EST
While I suppose that stress dents are possible on unibody cars after going 
over strenuous bumps, the car would have to be awfully flimsy. . .sounds more 
like a Yugo than an Acura.  I would think that if it were that bad that the 
lawyers would be all over them with law suits.  I still find it pretty hard 
to believe though; sure there isn't something else going on?  It wouldn't be 
spontaneous at any event; the highest stress events that might cause damage 
on a flimsy car would be towing it or putting a lift under it in the wrong 

Just one more reason that I would rather have an old truck any day.

Mark Noakes
Knoxville, TN
58/56 Chevy Suburban, V8, 3speed + OD
59 GMC Suburban, V8/Hydramatic truck looking for the V8 and a NAPCO 
conversion kit

In a message dated 3/9/01 7:54:46 AM, tfvjr@snet.net writes:

<< I have a buddy with the following sheet metal dilemma...
Anyone ever hear of this happening before?

He says:  "I own a '99 Acura Integra GS-R Sports Coupe.
The problem is that a number of dents have
appeared on top of both front fenders and the rear quarter panels.  The
dents on the driver's side appear to be semetrical with those on the
passenger side.  I don't believe they were caused by any person.  My
mechanics, The Meccanic Shop in Valhalla, New York, who are Honda/ Acura
told me that these dents sometimes appear on the Integras spontaneously
to light sheet metal and body design,(force dynamics).
Have you ever heard of such a thing happening on an Acura Integra or any

other car for that matter - spontaneous self-denting?"

Tom Volpe
Monroe, Ct. >>
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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