Back in the 1920's my Beetle Cat was originally built with half ribs throughout. I had Beetle Inc. bend me new ribs on their original mold. These are full ribs giving me the option of going with the original method or using them as full ribs. I believe they started using full ribs in the 1940's - nobody knows for sure.
My question; is there an advantage to using full ribs as oppose to half-breadth? Is one method stronger than the other?
It would be much easier to install half ribs as they would slide neatly under the sheer clamp.