If anyone started using an angle grinder on a vehicle to remove large metallic chunks of the vehicle it would immediately invalidate the Certificate of Conformity, unless it was covered by a mod strike modification. Which is by all purposes a modification to the core structure of the vehicle.mr.fred wrote:It’s not part of the underlying structure. With an angle grinder and a bit of effort you could remove it and still drive the tank away.RunningStrong wrote:How is that appliqué!?
There are plenty of other items that are bolted onto a vehicle like stowage bins and access covers that aren't defined as appliqué. So to state that something that has to be irreversibly removed (because to re-apply would further modify the base structure due to hot-working the metallic components) is appliqué is incorrect.