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Old 02-17-2014, 02:31 PM   #31
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Re: Sloppy Yellow

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:08 PM   #32
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Will be using this height of vertical.

I think I'm going to bolt from the inside out. That way I can use the exposed bolts if I need to later.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:10 PM   #33
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Are these horizontal ribs (I called them chair rails) ok to cut, or are they structural?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:02 PM   #34
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The ribs, sometimes called "the torpedo belt" do add a lot of rigidity down the sides. However, they are mainly there to minimize side impact damage since the skin alone provides very little.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:26 PM   #35
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Are these horizontal ribs (I called them chair rails) ok to cut, or are they structural?
I've been calling mine rub rails
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #36
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The ribs, sometimes called "the torpedo belt" do add a lot of rigidity down the sides. However, they are mainly there to minimize side impact damage since the skin alone provides very little.
Gotcha. I want to bolt a piece of 2" Square Tube vertically there. I might tinker with a piece and see how it goes. I could always just use a short piece in between the torpedo belts. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:37 PM   #37
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Are these horizontal ribs (I called them chair rails) ok to cut, or are they structural?
I've been calling mine rub rails
I like Rub Rails better because rubbin's racin' haha
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:49 PM   #38
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Because of the way I'll park Sloppy Yellow at the racetrack (and the door hangs too low and sticks anyways) I am going to reverse the opening of the rear door.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:50 PM   #39
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Another view.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:46 PM   #40
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First purchase for SloppyYellow: 427lbs of 2 x 2 x 11 ga steel. Need to cut to size and drill some holes.
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