maddog2020 wrote: ↑Sat May 21, 2022 8:25 pm
Did that. He wants to make the slots as small as possible
Your idea(*) is good. His idea is bad.
The variance of the hand-made unibodies of the fleet is such that even the OE strut bar can't always be bolted down with all four bolts until the suspension is pulled down.
If he makes the holes as small as possible then there are some - possibly many - 928s out there that won't be able to use it.
(*) Gathering data is a useful approach. With enough data and some basic statistical analysis you could determine the probable variance. However, you also have to factor in measurement noise from 10, 50 or 100 people measuring with their own tools, process and procedural errors.
If this was a betting game, guess what entity I'd bet on having done some of that math? One guess only.
Or, in other words, measure several OE bars and determine the probable variance and choose a hole size that gets you 2-sigma based upon the bar, not the body.
My $0.0928 -^
BTW, this problem of making holes too small rather than replicating the factory piece is why(**) the metal belly pan from Roger doesn't work while the metal belly pan from Mark does.
(**) One of the reasons.
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