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Old 07-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #81
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:42 PM   #82
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Nice job! I have some wiring relays in that hole, but a box like that is def a good place to put stuff. How hot does it end up after you have been driving for a while though?
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:28 PM   #83
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Nice job! I have some wiring relays in that hole, but a box like that is def a good place to put stuff. How hot does it end up after you have been driving for a while though?

It doesn't move, it's wedged in there. Plus I put a piece of velcro on top of the Positive side battery cover....
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:52 PM   #84
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Nice job Fran....Looks GREAT!!
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:05 PM   #85
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How does water drain out when it rains?
Does it just sit on the lid or do you have drainage vents?
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:14 PM   #86
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Price of wasted piece of sheetmetal: $4.95
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Not looking at that ugly hole ever again:

PRICELESS

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:17 PM   #87
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How does water drain out when it rains?
Does it just sit on the lid or do you have drainage vents?

First of all, my car never sees rains

If it were to rain though, the water would just fall off it. It isn't a perfect seal.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:18 PM   #88
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:23 PM   #89
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:01 AM   #90
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Not that I ever tried the stuff but I bet it would be a good place to dry out some home grown
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:52 AM   #91
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Not that I ever tried the stuff but I bet it would be a good place to dry out some home grown
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:59 AM   #92
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Not that I ever tried the stuff but I bet it would be a good place to dry out some home grown
I dont know man, you dont wanna speed dry it and break the trichromes so you get some harsh hitting ****.

But i would say that is a pretty sweet spot to keep your stash.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:20 AM   #93
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dont know how i missed this - good work Fran
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dont know how i missed this - good work Fran

Thanks Stuart!
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:50 PM   #95
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i used a piece of plexi glass for the bottom and bolted it in and now i keep two micro fibers and quick detailer in there hahaha
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:54 PM   #96
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #97
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:22 PM   #98
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since i ordered the stress bar, i guess i'll go ahead and figure out how to move the terminal and switch just so all i have to do is unscrew the strut mounts and be done. will keep in mind making a cover for the bin.

your engine bay is
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:56 AM   #100
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In case anyone wants it on a full size paper i went ahead and printed fmzip's 4 pages and taped them together and they were able to fit into a Tabloid/Ledger/11x17 size paper, so heres the PDF on a 11x17. Obviously you want to double check the template once printed to see if the fit will be right before you start to cut your material. I recommend set your printer to use the side margins almost to 0 if possible and when printing a PDF beside Page scaling do not "fit to page" leave it at "None". Thanks for the template fmzip

11" x 17" PDf
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