Inner wing panel

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Inner wing panel

Post by broady_6 » 2nd January 2018 - 8:59pm

Ive posted this in my build thread but no one has replied so I shall try it here too.

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Ive since found that there was also a similar panel on the other side as well. More info?

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Re: Inner wing panel

Post by purplepeter » 4th January 2018 - 12:31pm

Is it not just to provide extra support/strength behind the spring?

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Re: Inner wing panel

Post by broady_6 » 4th January 2018 - 1:36pm

Yet more brilliant thinking! I will try to fab something up
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Re: Inner wing panel

Post by Editor » 8th January 2018 - 1:48am

I think it was to beef up the front to reduce the problems of deformation of the cabin in a 10mph frontal impact. The USA brought in several requirements in the late 60s. I saw at least one short-nose Type 3 with those panels. The spring mount is quite a bit further forward I think. I tend to salvage those if reasonable, but earlier ones had less ventilation and still only slits for drainage at the bottom, so they trap salt. I may have one - I'll keep an eye out.
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Re: Inner wing panel

Post by broady_6 » 8th January 2018 - 9:51pm

A wealth of knowledge! I suppose it was a cheap fix without redesigning the full inner wing. But obviously a water trap. Might or might not bother with fitting them but. If you have one it would be very handy to use it as a pattern
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Re: Inner wing panel

Post by sparkywig » 8th January 2018 - 11:54pm

I’ve only seen them on 1970MY onwards.
As Dave says, probably as crash regulations got tougher these panels were introduced.

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Re: Inner wing panel

Post by Dave Summers » 12th January 2018 - 12:26am

The Type 4 has similar but longer ones, and I've always taken them to be for impact absorption, as the only other purpose I can see for them is to attract rust (and the Type 4 has a different type of bonnet spring). At the moment I'm wondering whether to reconstruct them for my 412.
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Re: Inner wing panel

Post by broady_6 » 12th January 2018 - 9:50pm

I'm very much heading towards not bothering with these. I can see them as more of a rust trap that anything. I think ill just gaffer tape a pillow to the steering wheel :D
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