Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
When you section the side of a car.. Say 6''... The side on the car does get shorter...
It doesn't get taller for sure... So I can you say it doesn't get shorter ??
And as far as pancaking a hood.. Your only lowwering the front of the hood... Not the back too..
It's all a matter of semantics, that isn't "shortening", you are right that if it were a person they would be getting "shorter" if you sectioned a foot out of the middle. But for some reason sectioning something like a building or car or something that shape isn't called "shortening". But to "shorten" a car would be this.
The glossery's posted state "Sectioning": Removing a horizontal section of bodywork to lower the overall height of the body.
But again, this is all crap and you say tomato and I say, well, tomato.