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Author Topic: Lower body panel help  (Read 10058 times)
Karnes29
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« on: March 29, 2011, 12:17:03 PM »

I was wondering if anyone had to drill holes in a new lower body panel?  If so what kind of circular saw or drill did you use to make the holes?

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Steve
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 12:23:45 PM »

We drilled small holes (1/4") for the transponder bags on the left side of our car and just used 1/4" drill bit, but in the back we had to make a hole for the flywheel to be painted and used a uni bit that we picked up at Home Depot.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 12:33:12 PM »

If you need to drill the inspection hole for access to the flywheel nut go to the hardware store and get a 2" diameter hole saw. Make sure that the arbor that goes into the drillchuck is 3/8 dia or less. Most hand drills have 3/8 capacity chucks.
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Karnes29
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 12:45:49 PM »

I have a new fiberglass left side panel that needs all the holes in it including the nerf bar holes & radius rod holes, I don't want to tare up the panel by using the wrong saw or drill.

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 12:59:31 PM »

Unibit or some people call them Step Bits
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 03:57:18 PM »

Steve just give John a call at the shop and he can tell you the sizes. I have them written down in the shop. I will look shortly and let you know what they are.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 08:58:19 PM »

Spartan Tool @ Alum Creek & Integrity Dr will have anything you need.  Step bits leave rough edges on fiber.  Holes saws leave a smooth edge.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2011, 11:08:13 AM »

Snap On tools make a sheet metal hole cutter kit. Works extremely well on alum and fiberglass but only goes up to 3/4". It is a Blue Point kit pt# GA219B. For larger holes in alum I use panel punches, you can pick them up at a electrical supply house.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 01:21:37 PM »

Be sure you put masking tape over the fiberglass before you drill.  This will keep the fiberglass from chipping and flying apart at the hole. 
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Karnes29
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 07:52:35 AM »

Thanks for all thr info guys, I hope to start and finish this today.

Thanks again
Steve
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