The History of the Automobile in America,
it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.
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Saturday, June 01, 2013
By 1927, sales of closed-body vehicles were 83% of the market. The day of the open touring car was pretty much over. A completely closed auto body adds more complexity to collision repair, and more glass to be replaced. By 1928, glass maker PPG had developed a way to make sheet glass more affordable, and better quality virtually eliminating visual distortion.
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