LMAO! If you have as many degrees as you say, than you would know that "metallurgy" is the study of materials science, not a physical characteristic of a metal that can be changed with heating.
And I know that if you heat a metal and cool it in the same way it was cooled after the manufacturer originally formed it, the molecular structure may have minor changes, but not enough to significantly lower the structural integrity of it.
But whatever, my point was a body shop will likely heat the metal, so taking the truck to one doesn't necessarily mean its getting done any more "right" than you could do yourself.
Last edited by 95_318SLT; 09-26-2009 at 08:13 PM.