Has to be one of the most complex bonding of body stampings in a mass production car in history. The amount of lead filling in the seams would probably outweigh a Civic today. The workmanship to manufacture these cars blows me away.
couldnt agree more chief.
tangent alert - since I aint a buyer
I built vehicles (not an engineer or manufacturing guy) into the 2000's. Know kinda how to do it and make money at it.
While I am sure most any major auto manufacturer today STILL could theoretically assemble almost anything eve
r (made of traditional materials) built in the past (cost effectively - another story) ... I am NOT certain the fixturing/tool & die stuff, etc.,) that enables mass production could be built now.
Then (dunno) and probably today, a lotta human hands on stuff to seem to be needed make it happen.
this topic is dealt with in other threads here .. but i dont recall anybody posting vintage film of this vintage Imp in production in their day. maybe somebody can go to those threads and make some of us smarter on how it was done