[QUOTE=freethinker52]i thought this might be interesting to the debate here. i shortened it to the relevent parts:
If I butt welded a panel in, and another vehicle blasts through the panel like it isn't there, then I jeopardized that person's safety
Funny, I've been in the collision industry for 22 years and have NEVER seen panel "blasted through" that was butt welded. HAVE seen LOTS that were rusted through(which is a HUGE structural integrity problem
)that have been lap welded.