The Chop House

Sabatini, Jeff
September 2000
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Sep2000, Vol. 112 Issue 9, p68
Trade Publication
Discusses the process of transforming Toyota Camry Solara coupes into convertibles by ASC Inc. Fixtures used to assemble the top; Reduction of the waste inherent in cutting up a complete car; Benefits cited in switching to the process.


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