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> Torsional rigidity of the 914, Differences roof on / roof off / steel roof?
Beebo Kanelle
post Jan 5 2019, 08:17 PM
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Does anybody anywhere know where to find the torsional rigidity of the 914 with the roof off vs. roof on vs. steel roof (916) ?

Thanks in advance.
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Beebo Kanelle   Torsional rigidity of the 914   Jan 5 2019, 08:17 PM
Chi-town   I've never seen an FEA of the whole car but I ...   Jan 5 2019, 09:05 PM
mepstein   No difference with the regular top. It's not b...   Jan 5 2019, 10:15 PM
Dave_Darling   I am told that there actually is a difference with...   Jan 5 2019, 10:25 PM
jmitro   that sounds like placebo effect to me. I have no ...   Jan 5 2019, 10:37 PM
ConeDodger   that sounds like placebo effect to me. I have no...   Jan 6 2019, 01:21 PM
914forme   The front A Pilars are the same as the 944, pretty...   Jan 5 2019, 11:11 PM
Tdskip   Not what you asked, but bracing the internal core ...   Jan 6 2019, 08:41 AM
Chi-town   A bolt down metal top would make a big difference ...   Jan 6 2019, 09:09 AM
mgphoto   The factory 914/6GT’s had steel reinforced roofs...   Jan 6 2019, 09:20 AM
Mark Henry   I have two 914's here one is rust free ( :roll...   Jan 6 2019, 09:47 AM
VegasRacer   Elvira has a cage plus some additional reinforceme...   Jan 6 2019, 02:18 PM
GeorgeRud   I notice quite a difference between my original -6...   Jan 6 2019, 02:23 PM
Dave_Darling   I believe that the guy whose car they tested was a...   Jan 6 2019, 03:49 PM
Curbandgutter   Hello, I did run some numbers on the torsional ri...   Jan 6 2019, 05:13 PM
Dave_Darling   Bottom line is that the stock 914 chassis is very...   Jan 7 2019, 10:05 AM
mepstein   Hello, I did run some numbers on the torsional r...   Jan 7 2019, 10:33 AM
Curbandgutter   [quote name='Curbandgutter' post='2679326' date='...   Jan 9 2019, 05:10 PM
rgalla9146   This is a great topic. I want a 914 coupe........   Jan 6 2019, 05:14 PM
914_teener   This is a great topic. I want a 914 coupe.......   Jan 10 2019, 03:49 PM
Tdskip   This is a great topic. I want a 914 coupe......   Jan 10 2019, 04:21 PM
Chi-town   I think I'm going to move forward with a bolt ...   Jan 6 2019, 05:18 PM
73-914   This is a great topic. I want a 914 coupe.......   Jan 6 2019, 07:41 PM
rgalla9146   This is a great topic. I want a 914 coupe......   Jan 6 2019, 08:47 PM
Beebo Kanelle   It appears that the 914 has a stiffness of 3,326 ...   Jan 6 2019, 07:49 PM
Curbandgutter   It appears that the 914 has a stiffness of 3,326 ...   Jan 6 2019, 08:21 PM
Beebo Kanelle   This is interesting : http://youwheel.com/home/201...   Jan 6 2019, 11:06 PM
steuspeed   This is interesting : http://youwheel.com/home/20...   Jan 9 2019, 06:19 PM
VegasRacer   2013 Cayman Steel.   Jan 7 2019, 12:18 AM
sixnotfour   beefing up the pillar base   Jan 7 2019, 11:05 AM
mgp4591   beefing up the pillar base Jeff, any special tre...   Jan 10 2019, 04:02 AM
sixnotfour   beefing up the pillar base Jeff, any special tr...   Jan 10 2019, 01:19 PM
dr914@autoatlanta.com   we spent hundreds of hours on Jon's car making...   Jan 10 2019, 02:37 PM
sixnotfour   we spent hundreds of hours on Jon's car makin...   Jan 10 2019, 05:13 PM
phillstek   beefing up the pillar base Have this done on my ...   Jan 10 2019, 05:07 AM
Tdskip   beefing up the pillar base Interesting - I have...   Jan 10 2019, 08:50 AM
rick 918-S   Urethane the windshield to the frame will help als...   Jan 10 2019, 08:38 AM
dr914@autoatlanta.com   There is an amazing difference between a 914 top o...   Jan 10 2019, 09:14 AM
914forme   John had templates and the parts made, Georges cre...   Jan 10 2019, 01:35 PM
ChrisFoley   I add a-pillar reinforcements when I build a hard ...   Jan 10 2019, 04:22 PM
BeatNavy   I add a-pillar reinforcements when I build a hard...   Jan 10 2019, 04:30 PM
ChrisFoley   I add a-pillar reinforcements when I build a har...   Jan 11 2019, 06:13 AM
strawman   I'll take a look and see if its something I c...   Jan 11 2019, 11:28 AM
pete000   I clearly notice more cowl shudder with the top re...   Jan 10 2019, 05:29 PM
djway   What inner structures are found on the steel roofs...   Jan 10 2019, 10:13 PM
Mark Henry   What inner structures are found on the steel roof...   Jan 11 2019, 04:37 PM
ChrisFoley   I looked in my CAD files for a pattern but we must...   Jan 11 2019, 04:23 PM
Mark Henry   AA did a steel roof (links above) and it has a fai...   Jan 11 2019, 04:45 PM
dr914@autoatlanta.com   we had our crazy irishmen do it. (crazy=irish?). ...   Jan 11 2019, 05:53 PM
dr914@autoatlanta.com   I will see if I can find headliner shots, here is ...   Jan 11 2019, 05:56 PM


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