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> Torsional rigidity of the 914, Differences roof on / roof off / steel roof?
sixnotfour
post Jan 10 2019, 05:13 PM
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QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jan 10 2019, 01:37 PM) *

we spent hundreds of hours on Jon's car making it identical to the original GT. Probably was close as any clone could have ever been. It was quite a while ago though so hard to remember
Jon really lost it after a nasty divorce with Valentine's sister, sold his GT clone for a song and never looked back


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beefing up the pillar base

Jeff, any special treatment when you weld those up besides the usual "take your time and space the weld points accordingly"?


Ask George AA did it..for Jon Lowe .. it is a sad story ..the pca crash legality didnt help..he wasnt directly involed but..


I heard it was forsale ..sent him a deposit asap
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post Jan 10 2019, 05:29 PM
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I clearly notice more cowl shudder with the top removed...
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post Jan 10 2019, 10:13 PM
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What inner structures are found on the steel roofs?
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post Jan 11 2019, 06:13 AM
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I add a-pillar reinforcements when I build a hard top

Chris, are these something you sell or would be willing to sell? I like the idea of additional structural integrity here. Some of us can weld somewhat competently but can't fabricate very well (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)

I'll take a look and see if its something I can make available easily.
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post Jan 11 2019, 11:28 AM
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I'll take a look and see if its something I can make available easily.


Sorry to hijack this thread, but I'd be interested, too. Thanks Chris!
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post Jan 11 2019, 04:23 PM
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I looked in my CAD files for a pattern but we must have hand cut them.
Maybe there's a paper pattern in one of my template folders.
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post Jan 11 2019, 04:37 PM
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QUOTE(djway @ Jan 10 2019, 11:13 PM) *

What inner structures are found on the steel roofs?


924 roof
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-11834-1280768356.jpg)

There's a few threads on it being done.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...p;#entry1351242

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=104406

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=66687
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post Jan 11 2019, 04:45 PM
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AA did a steel roof (links above) and it has a fair bit of structure
For sure it adds stiffness to the chassis.
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671971.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671991.jpg)


This looks like a top notch job, but I still like a 914 as a targa (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jan 11 2019, 05:53 PM
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we had our crazy irishmen do it. (crazy=irish?). (before everyone gets mad, I am an Irish catholic so I can say it!! (LOL)


QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Jan 11 2019, 03:45 PM) *

AA did a steel roof (links above) and it has a fair bit of structure
For sure it adds stiffness to the chassis.
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671971.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671991.jpg)


This looks like a top notch job, but I still like a 914 as a targa (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jan 11 2019, 05:56 PM
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I will see if I can find headliner shots, here is the old one on Brutus Attached Imagebefore removal. notice the wrinkly old seats, and the debris on the headliner


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