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Old 06-02-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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I have an x16xe mini build, with a removable front.
I want to remove some of the steel on top of the crossmember, as in this picture. Is this structural, or can i remove it, do i need to put in some new reinforcements if i remove it?

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Old 07-02-2018, 07:41 PM   #2
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What is the gain from removing it?
I wouldn't cut it out just for the sake of it.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:13 PM   #3
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id say with no inner wing its pretty structural as its one of the few pieces resisting twisting of the crossmember if viewed from the side of the car. that said it isnt particularly strog so would be easy to knock up something to restore stregnth that fits around whatever you need the space for.
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:01 PM   #4
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I cut mine and put this in its place. Plated it over after this.

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Old 08-02-2018, 05:27 PM   #5
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I will post better picture showing what im removing - it is NOT the part you cut out Nudger, which is obvisosly structural.
It is to clear the inlet "powerbox", otherwize i could modify that, but id rather not, as it is likely to warp if i start cutting and welding it back
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