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Old 12-14-2007, 08:52 PM   #21
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I always get this slight "twinge" before cutting into the car. Usually lasts about 5 seconds before I say "eff'it", and start cutting. PS: nice job on the filter setup!

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Old 12-14-2007, 11:20 PM   #22
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yeah I understand the feeling. It took about 6 beers and a half hour of staring at my fenders before I got the nerve up to make the cuts for the flares.
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I cut Tom's BRG headlight lid without even thinking. I believe a few people commented about it, then i thought how ******* lame, it's a miata, regardless of the color/trim. a starburst yellow isn't going to drop any panties, therefore, it's ok to cut up and abuse.



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Old 12-15-2007, 04:57 AM   #24
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I'm not trying to make you spend more than $20, but when you finish you might want to take it to someone and see what it would cost to get an aluminum or stainless box made.

Yeah, this is from the guy who uses an old plastic clipboard for a control panel:

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Old 12-15-2007, 10:02 AM   #25
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I'm not trying to make you spend more than $20, but when you finish you might want to take it to someone and see what it would cost to get an aluminum or stainless box made.

Yeah, this is from the guy who uses an old plastic clipboard for a control panel:

If I am going to pay somebody to make it for me, it's going to be formed out of ABS, not aluminum or steel. I'm trying to reflect the heat not absorb it.

I have the box modeled in 3D using the sheet metal tool of my software. I sent the flat pattern over to my fab shop to have him punch the pattern out of a piece of ABS. I was then going to add some heat and make the bends myself. But, my fab shop is behind and wouldn't be able to get to it till after the 1st of the year. I didn't have the patience to wait that long.

If this one doesn't hold up, maybe I'll pursue the ABS version again.
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If I am going to pay somebody to make it for me, it's going to be formed out of ABS, not aluminum or steel. I'm trying to reflect the heat not absorb it.

I have the box modeled in 3D using the sheet metal tool of my software. I sent the flat pattern over to my fab shop to have him punch the pattern out of a piece of ABS. I was then going to add some heat and make the bends myself. But, my fab shop is behind and wouldn't be able to get to it till after the 1st of the year. I didn't have the patience to wait that long.

If this one doesn't hold up, maybe I'll pursue the ABS version again.
ABS never occurred to me because most of us don't have a way to get that done in ABS. I hate you bastards that have 3D software, fab shops, and stuff like that while the rest of us are scrounging for scrap metal on the side of the road! <G>
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