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|31st October 2005, 22:15||#19|
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Removing the roof of ANY type of vehicle will result in a compromise in structural rigidity.
The problem is heightened in vehicles with a longer wheelbase as compared to those with a shorter one.
This problem can be adressed with underbody reinforcements and other measures which obviously would depend on individual cases.
Bad choice of modification i say....
|2nd November 2005, 00:23||#20|
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I'd still disagree. Yes, the windscreen has slightly less rigidity, but that's it.
Stratos, your example of convertible vs coupe is with respect to modern monocoques, where the roof is an integral part of the structure. Not so with this type of design. The torsion and stress is mostly on the chassis, which is a separate unit. There will be SOME loss of rigidity to the body, but it's pretty minimal.
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|2nd November 2005, 21:52||#22|
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hey hey hey guys...I wouldnt really call this a master piece but it isnt all that bad looking actualy!!! The front looks a little too big, thats the only ill effect. A good set of bull bars should do justice. Talking about the structural rigidity, very minimal as this isnt a monocoque construction. Handling wouldnt be affected as long as the rear weight is balanced out either by strut adjustments or extra load or else the front will be too heavy and the whole car will move like a badminton shuttle...
P.S: The A pillar has to be connected to the B pillar or God save the windscreen!!!!! If the car turtles the winshield frame will sit a garland on the driver and other front passenger!!!!LOL...
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