type 44 rag

Huw Powell human747 at attbi.com
Sun Aug 4 23:00:37 EDT 2002

ooooh, I like it!

I think that one piece of tubular steel running from the from door jamb
to the rear door jamb would make nice "sill" and stiffen everything up

Nice idea, you've got to at least try...

The only issue, besides flexing, that seems like it might be a problem
to me, is "supporting" the windsheild?

> I can't give my 86 5kt away, had it in the flyer for $300, only one person
> came out to see it.  He kicked the tires and went home.
> So as I walk past this thing in my backyard every day I wonder, what would
> this look like as a convertible?
> Has anybody ever done one?
> I was thinking about the Volkswagen "thing" approach, with high door sills
> to strengthen the frame.  Cut the doors off halfway down, weld them in place
> to get some of the structural integrity back lost from cutting off the roof.
> I could weld some sheet metal caps on the jagged cut-off doors to keep my
> passengers safe entering/exiting.
> Maybe even stick a long metal tube inside each of the doors running/welded
> long ways back to front to get some chassis stiffness back.

Huw Powell



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