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    Wood is good..easy to work with,inexpensive,light and paintable.
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    Save some for the boiler..
    wooden-supercar-02.jpg

    oh wait.. brits already done it.. ok this one for bolus..
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    Wood's fine if they can make Spitfires and Supercars from it, right?

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    And 40˚F isn't cold. Just sayin'.

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    Many formula cars use wood in the floor structure.Nothing wrong with wood..just keep it away from fire...
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    no way, you crazy max. wood in a modern F1 car? I need some proof on this

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    pshoaaaw! that doesnt count!!! They are using it to see if the car touches the ground too much not as a structural component of the car.

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    ^Not true. Although it is mandatory for all F1 cars to run the "skids",many use the wood as structural bracing.Nothing that is required is wasted on an F1 car.
    Even the more "lowly" class formula cars use it,and some extensively. There are a couple of Formula Enterprise cars that run with COM and much of their main floor is laminated wood and composites. I have personally helped in the repair of some of these,and this is how I learned about the use of wood in their construction.


    ....and some "spec" open wheel cars use wood exclusively in their construction;





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    Would they use it if it was not required to police for ride height? Im not knocking wood. Great for chairs and whittling. But no way does it help an F1 car go faster and is crucial to the performance of the car. Its heavier, more breakable, burns, gets termites, splinters.... all worse than carbon fiber.

    Still calling you out for putting a wood shim on your Atom and using a wood F1 skid plate and circa 1900's cars as your way to support it Though a nice mahogany veneer might be pretty sweet on the panels.

    Just given you crap dude....

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    Morgans are still made with wood in them http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/ Yeah, they are dinosaurs too

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