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anfo

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I'm thinking about chopping the roof off the old girl. I remember reading somewhere that removing the roof weakens the chassis or it's ability to handle torsional streses. I'm guessing you'd have to weld new members into the chassis to help prevent this.

Any ideas?
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Portunio

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Removing the roof of your vehicle will compromise its structural integrity, and as you guessed will require significant underbody bracing just to keep the car from collapsing in between the axles. You could think of it like this, the roof is what stops the floor from flexing and the floor stops the roof flexing, so if you removed one, the other needs to be strengthened to cope.The best thing to do, would be to have a chat with an automotive engineer in your area to find out how much structural bracing would be required, as well as whatever else you need to do, to keep the car road legal and registerable.
 

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Good luck getting an engineers certificate for it.
 

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Ive seen a VN soft top, used to cruze around tweed bout 5yrs ago, i think holden made a couple. It was maroon
 

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holy crap....

Holden didn't make VN soft tops.
If you cut the roof off a VN it will fall over. Like a box with no tape.

Just wait till you go back to school in weeks time and you'll forget about it.
 
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