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    Daimler-Chrysler offers this image of their convertible to promote the safety features of the vehicle. The cut-away view of the front A-pillar is interesting. It shows a Boron steel reinforcement pipe running from near the floorboards to the top windshield header. The windshield frame is a significant part of the car's rollover protection for this ragtop.
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    Boron's tough stuff.Same process as used in production of Transport and Alloy chain(Grade 70/80/100).Looks like the lower termination of the "pipe"could work to our advantage under certain circumstances.A nice view of what's coming up,Thanks. T.C.

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    Thanks for the info, Ron....

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    If anyone needs a higher resolution image of this boron artwork for a training program, etc, just email me directly at Rmoore@firehouse.com and ask for the Boron image.

    I'll send you a reply with a better quality image attached.
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    Check out the B post in the new Ford 500. It supposed to have the been built for rollover protection by running in a complete loop around the car. Metal is supposed to be triple layered.

    Sounds to be interesting if it's needed to be cut.
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    Hello!

    We hat the opportunity to cut a Mercedes Benz SL this october and also tried to cut the reinforced a-pillar on different locations.

    We used a Genesis C-165 cutter for it and it was possible to cut the pillar high, in the middle and low with this cutter and some cutting technique.

    The reinforment of this convertible ended just a few inches below the top of the pillar so cutting high would be the best and esiest cutting position in most cases.

    Here are two pictures for you.
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    Here is another view:

    As you can see we cut the pillar very low. We had some problems with displacing the dash so we cut the a-post low (rocker channel) and we made a relief cut into the upper rail with a very very good result.
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