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OK - wanna see the inside of a topper corner? (there's metal)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by solowookie, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    OK - wanna see the inside of a topper corner? (there\'s metal)

    metal is pretty thin, and I'm sure won't help structural integrity - probably to support top wracks & storage...

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.vtengineering.com/ck5/topper-corner-1.jpg>see how it ripped</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.vtengineering.com/ck5/topper-corner-2.jpg>metal in topper corners, but pathetic in strenght</a>
     
  2. BlazerGuy

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    Re: OK - wanna see the inside of a topper corner? (there\'s metal)

    What happened????
     
  3. solowookie

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    Re: OK - wanna see the inside of a topper corner? (there\'s metal)

    I bought it that way - for parts.
     
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    Re: OK - wanna see the inside of a topper corner? (there\'s metal)

    Well from an engineering standpoint, the size of that metal isn't all the strength. The strength in a structure comes in it's shape, example in point you can take a piece of paper and make a cylinder, lay it sideways and a book will squash it. Take the same piece and put it vertical and it will hold weight.

    Looks as it the frame is for some structure support but not as a major piece like the cab of your truck is...
    Good info to know, thanks for the pics
     
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    Re: OK - wanna see the inside of a topper corner? (there\'s metal)

    Wow.. I would have never guessed /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: OK - wanna see the inside of a topper corner? (there\'s metal)

    Mine held up pretty good in the rollover, the metal bent a little, but it held up.
     

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