I'm in the process of finishing up a major service on my car, and decided that today would be a good day to finally tie the two floating chassis rail together with a butterfly brace. (for those who know the fuego, the entire section underneath the gearbox
Unfortunatly I have $0 budget and have to use the products I have at hand, which would be alloy checker plate, galv steel sheet metal C beams, solid steel I beams, and.......form ply.
I slapped myself when I thought of the form ply, telling myself you dont use timber on a car, and then I thought about it some more, and form ply seems aplicable for the perrfectly flat panel.... bloody strong, but not too strong in a major collision, easy to work with , flexable to a point, stiff to a point, abrasion proof to a point, basicly it fits the bill perfectly. Elastic on one angle and stiff as nails on another, and matching the forces I need to contain.
I could even go and get some stronger thinner hardwood ply from brunziel.....
I believe F1 cars have a wood plank under them, but I dont know of any other modern car that runs wood as a structural member.
So, any reason why i should not tie the chassis together and use form ply timber as the product????