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JD <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote:
> Jon wrote:
> > Just wondering if anyone has replaced the ribs and ali floor of the rear
> > tub with a big piece of steel / chequer plate that attaches directly to
> > the chassis.
> > Could it be done and is it as simple as it sounds?
> > Thanks,
> > Jon SIII x 2 (both in bits)
> If you use solid steel sufficiently thick to support itself on the chassis
> pads provided without reinforcing (my guess is that you would need 6mm,
> possibly 8mm for rigidity) - there goes most of your payload, especially
> since the ends will be unsupported. And you would still have to attach the
> floor somehow to the sides, front bulkhead and rear sill somehow or they
> would rattle, not to mention the need to get some sort of seal between the
> alloy and the steel. Thick aluminium might be more practical, if a lot more
Plus the body flexes sperately to the chassis so some interesting
stresses would be built up.
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