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#1 gem1

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

So has anyone lightened or just for the look welded these in place punched and sr punched and swaged steel plate the kind that they use for rollcage gussets maybe to the inner cills the inside of the b post maybe top dash rail ect any pics as reference

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:41 PM

you may need to be clearer.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:00 PM

These type of thing i mean would it be ok to cut the hole from the inner cill the length and width of these and weld these into that hole to give that race look from what i have read the panel is as stiff if not more so than a flat panel
And being you an get these in 10_75 mm dia you could maybe use them other places around the shell without weakening ?

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:55 PM

From an engineering point of view, you should have closely staggered rows of holes, swaged from both sides.

 

 

I'd get someone artistic to paint your holes on 'sticky-backed plastic'.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:08 PM

These type of thing i mean would it be ok to cut the hole from the inner cill the length and width of these and weld these into that hole to give that race look from what i have read the panel is as stiff if not more so than a flat panel
And being you an get these in 10_75 mm dia you could maybe use them other places around the shell without weakening ?

you will not find many race cars with that on them as it is against the rules. it is only used where you are adding strength that allows holes to be put.

 

would i put it in my inner sills? nope as it will be draughty and wet.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:17 PM

It’s better to keep the oil leaks on the underside.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:27 PM

I dont know about motorsport rules but i have pics of what your talking about and a few of the areas you have mentioned so yes there are peoplewdoing what you ask in fact its a build on here and everyone was complimenting the fabrication work i will email you the pics as i cant seem to uplnad pics here atm

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

Was that the one with the holes swaged into the seat crossmember? totally different proposal.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:25 PM

Seat x member inner cills top dash rail
I dont know the name on the project but i downloaded the pics as a referenc
And just to be clear ime not saying to do it or not just that there are some about with that type of mod

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:27 PM

Thank you for pics if anyone recognises the project these pics are from could you post a link or let me know please

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:32 PM

Aren't that many holes just going to weaken the panel?

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:48 PM

Think its to do with the swage the radiused/shouldered hole is stiffer

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:01 PM

I’ve done my cross member and plenty of cage gussets too. Project DRC on here

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:18 PM

Great work be good to see it built

I’ve done my cross member and plenty of cage gussets too. Project DRC on here


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