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Old 06-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
...To add rigidity to it, I will make a few triangles between it and the strong location just above your center lumber, where Honda has provided three threaded holes in strong sheet metal.....

Last night I did the "metal tap test" where one goes around tapping on the metal to listen for "dead sounding" spots.

Those three faster holes that you describe above are not all that solid sounding, but still the best we have to work with in that area of the tail.

If you compare that area to where the aluminum bumper protrudes through, the bumper area sounds extremely dead and solid in contrast.

I can't imagine not adding some type of reinforcement in the area of the three bolts to increase the stiffness there.

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