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Old 11-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #26
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Are the door sills critical to the car's structure?
i guess its possible. but i look at it this way, is the roof critical to the car's structure? well then dont buy a convertable, how about when gm cuts a hole in my roof for a sunroof. or this new company that make the sun roofs. to answer your question, from looking in the hole that i cut, i dont think so, of course im not an engineer, but i do know that its not as bad when they cut roof off

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:01 PM   #27
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I thought the convertible had a reinforced underside. I think the rest of the roof is reinforced when you get a factory sunroof.

I was thinking more along the lines of body twist from the 426+ HP.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:11 PM   #28
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I thought the convertible had a reinforced underside. I think the rest of the roof is reinforced when you get a factory sunroof.

I was thinking more along the lines of body twist from the 426+ HP.
Absolutely true! The convertible is made stronger on the underside. Ans my guess is that the sills are actually a part of the stiffness of the car.

As everybody is saying, it looks amazing but you could have more body twist because of this mod. And hopefully the stresspoints will not appear as cracks!
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:18 PM   #29
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Looks cool but.....ouch!
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:18 PM   #30
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Absolutely true! The convertible is made stronger on the underside. Ans my guess is that the sills are actually a part of the stiffness of the car.

As everybody is saying, it looks amazing but you could have more body twist because of this mod. And hopefully the stresspoints will not appear as cracks!
true the convertable is made stronger on the bottom side, but how does that help when the cars flipped over, anyway, being an aircraft mechanic and having to do many mods and mods to structures, i looked inside the area very well, orginally i was going to make the channel out of steel, but once i saw inside and saw that the braces went left and right in the door sill area, i did not think it was necessary, but it easy enough to keep an eye on. if anything changes i will mod as needed. thx for your input


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Looks cool but.....ouch!
i love it.


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Old 11-11-2010, 07:08 PM   #31
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true the convertable is made stronger on the bottom side, but how does that help when the cars flipped over, anyway, being an aircraft mechanic and having to do many mods and mods to structures, i looked inside the area very well, orginally i was going to make the channel out of steel, but once i saw inside and saw that the braces went left and right in the door sill area, i did not think it was necessary, but it easy enough to keep an eye on. if anything changes i will mod as needed. thx for your input



i love it.


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I simply asking how it affected the integrity. I don't know if it does or doesn't. You've certainly examined the area more than I have.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:25 AM   #32
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I simply asking how it affected the integrity. I don't know if it does or doesn't. You've certainly examined the area more than I have.
sorry bro, sometime it hard to tell when someone is asking a legit question or being sarcastic , my bad. like i posted above, i did look in the door sill channel and i could see the braces in front and to the rear of the cut. i dont think it will be a problem, i have modded aircraft with aluminum braces and had to make bigger holes and the motors on the aircraft make why more than 426HP, of course all the aircraft paper work is Faa/engineer approved mods
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:44 AM   #33
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Our aircraft have electroluminescent form lights, which are really thin strips of light. I think something like that would be pretty sweet too.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:50 AM   #34
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Our aircraft have electroluminescent form lights, which are really thin strips of light. I think something like that would be pretty sweet too.
kool, what type of aircraft you work on? i mainly work on small general aviation, sm single and light twins, engine overhauls is what do, but we do mods while the aircraft is in for an engine overhaul.

could those light somehow fit under the plexiglass of someother clear material? thanks for the input.

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:18 PM   #35
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kool, what type of aircraft you work on? i mainly work on small general aviation, sm single and light twins, engine overhauls is what do, but we do mods while the aircraft is in for an engine overhaul.

could those light somehow fit under the plexiglass of someother clear material? thanks for the input.

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I don't work on them, so I don't know much about them. But they look very flat. I fly the MH-60S for the Navy. These strips are .5mm thick (1/64 of an inch).
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:51 PM   #36
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that is way to cool, thanks for serving bro

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:37 PM   #37
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I have used something similar. If this works, no cutting in the sills will be necessary. I will post pics and feedback when completed.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #38
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I have used something similar. If this works, no cutting in the sills will be necessary. I will post pics and feedback when completed.
kool, cant wait to see what you come up with. you know, it's emblem pro's that has lighted door sills and they look very nice, but they are flat looking. i know most dont like the idea of cutting into there car and i understand that. for me, since its what i do for a living, it doesnt bother me. but i love how you can look down into the door sill, its deep, i cant explain and i cant pick it up in a picture, but its cool to look into the door sill and see it lite up. thanks for looking and for your input,

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Old 11-19-2010, 08:59 PM   #39
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What kind of adhesive did you use to reapply the chevrolet lettering to the plexiglass? Is it removeable if necessary? Im looking for whatever kind of adhesive GM used in the first place to adhere the lettering. Any info?
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:10 AM   #40
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What kind of adhesive did you use to reapply the chevrolet lettering to the plexiglass? Is it removeable if necessary? Im looking for whatever kind of adhesive GM used in the first place to adhere the lettering. Any info?
hello, i just used 3m spray adhesive. It's holding fine as of now 2-3 weeks later
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:23 AM   #41
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #42
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Just finished! No cutting! Check it out. Great Mod Lupe, thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:23 PM   #43
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jocoo im bursting with envy. How in the world did you do that hahaha.


Of course no disrespect to overhaul...yours looks more than beautiful as well but I dont think I have the experience to cut into my car like you.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:45 PM   #44
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First and foremost, I would once again like to thank overhaulengines for this great idea. Like most of you, I could not see myself cutting into my car. So, for the last month, I have been working with a company to create something that would work for this mod. I finished installing yesterday and absolutely love what I have so far. There are some modifications that I need to make regarding the wiring. I should have this all figured out within the next couple of weeks. I am hoping to put together some packages if anyone is interested in doing this themselves. I am guessing the price to be somewhere in the neighborhhod of $175 give or take a few dollars. I will know more as time goes by. The color I used is a blue-green to match the interior lighting, but hope to have other colors availabale soon. Please let me know what you think and if you would be interested in purchasing. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:03 AM   #45
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Jocoo, that came out soooo sweet. Great work, plz share on how u did this. If u like I can add it to the first post for others, let us know. Truly awesome.
That's what I enjoy here, someone does something for others to build upon. Thx for sharing.

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Old 12-13-2010, 04:52 PM   #46
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First and foremost, I would once again like to thank overhaulengines for this great idea. Like most of you, I could not see myself cutting into my car. So, for the last month, I have been working with a company to create something that would work for this mod. I finished installing yesterday and absolutely love what I have so far. There are some modifications that I need to make regarding the wiring. I should have this all figured out within the next couple of weeks. I am hoping to put together some packages if anyone is interested in doing this themselves. I am guessing the price to be somewhere in the neighborhhod of $175 give or take a few dollars. I will know more as time goes by. The color I used is a blue-green to match the interior lighting, but hope to have other colors availabale soon. Please let me know what you think and if you would be interested in purchasing. Thanks.
Count me in for the kit when you get everything together. Very cool!!!
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #47
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any updates on how it was done?
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #48
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First and foremost, I would once again like to thank overhaulengines for this great idea. Like most of you, I could not see myself cutting into my car. So, for the last month, I have been working with a company to create something that would work for this mod. I finished installing yesterday and absolutely love what I have so far. There are some modifications that I need to make regarding the wiring. I should have this all figured out within the next couple of weeks. I am hoping to put together some packages if anyone is interested in doing this themselves. I am guessing the price to be somewhere in the neighborhhod of $175 give or take a few dollars. I will know more as time goes by. The color I used is a blue-green to match the interior lighting, but hope to have other colors availabale soon. Please let me know what you think and if you would be interested in purchasing. Thanks.
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i think a diy for the fellow camaro owners is in order
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