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Our first look at the naked chassis of the RC's. Remember the platform started life as a GS, before it was cut down for the IS and then cut down further for the RC. RC is about the same length as the Second gen IS, and a few shorter than the current Gen...

 

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Can they spread the use of this chassis even further? ... let's say, something under the Toyota badge?
I'm relatively convinced the RC is going to serve as the bones for the MKV Supra. There's already precedent from the SC days. SC was basically just a Supra in business clothes, so I think its only fitting that the RC as the successor to the SC (lets be honest the IS drop head was piss poor) would find its way under the MKV SUpra :D

Actually the FT-1 concept was based on the RC as well...
 

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So you are saying that the frame in the picture above could be used for the MKV Supra? I just see the belt line at the back quarter of the frame and wonder if that would be integrated into the design of the MKV Supra.
 

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So you are saying that the frame in the picture above could be used for the MKV Supra? I just see the belt line at the back quarter of the frame and wonder if that would be integrated into the design of the MKV Supra.
frame is different from platform and is different from architecture.

frame is basic, two rails a blank canvas if you will. Platform is basically a set of dimensions, or a box you're working with, while an architecture is a shared set of common design, engineering, and production efforts, as well as major components...
 

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are rear fenders usually integrated into the frame?

rear fender damage must mean = total loss
Not, at least not to my knowledge. the rear fender or as they call it the rear 1/4 panel is usually spot welded on. in specific places onto the rest of the body.
 

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Not, at least not to my knowledge. the rear fender or as they call it the rear 1/4 panel is usually spot welded on. in specific places onto the rest of the body.
agreed, if you look at the picture up on the far A pillar you can see that there is a skin laid on top of the frame. Positive the fenders are like that as well you just cant see the gap...
 

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Likely, im not sure how they go about the process after spot welding panels like that together but thats likely part of the process.
 

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Im pretty sure they're spot welded from the inside, with one of those big robotic arms. Actually I just googled and I'm pretty sure its actually laser welding...
 
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