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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



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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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