The Structural Aluminum Repair ConundrumDavey G. Johnson10/19/05 6:57amFiled to: NewsBmwAudiJaguarRepairs0EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis image was lost some time after publication.We've long maintained that a '32 Ford hot rod might be the ultimate car for a teenager. Every part imaginable is still in production, it's simple to work on, a rollcage can easily be added for more protection in an accident, powerful four-wheel disc brake systems are plentiful, and the engine power can be progressively and inexpensively upgraded as their driving experience increases. If something gets pranged, you simply replace it. But some kids just have to have a BMW. Reader Bill wrote in after seeing our Ferrari/Alcoa post from yesterday and commented regarding the repair of BMW's new aluminum front clip, "I can honestly say that I've never had to have a BMW or Ferarrari repaired after an insurance claim but I am sure that it's worth a post given the previous positive mention," after pointing us to this article in the LA Times.