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Old 10-13-2018, 07:43 PM
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Default Subpanel on a 6 tip-up structural?

Hi all, about to cut the subpanel almost in the middle of the subpanel and wanted to know if itís structural? There is a bracket that hold the 2 subpanel as together.

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Old 10-14-2018, 09:52 AM
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If you're referring to the panel that is riveted to the top skin, and has longitudinal ribs riveted to it that extend forward to the firewall, yes, it is structural.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:25 PM
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Hi all, about to cut the subpanel almost in the middle of the subpanel and wanted to know if itís structural? There is a bracket that hold the 2 subpanel as together.

Thanks,
D
It depends on how and where you are going to cut it. Sketch up the cuts and send them to Van's for their OK.

Properly reinforced, you can cut good sized chunk out of the center.
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