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Are you thinking of doing a front splitter too?
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I just installed some edge trim I found at Reid Supply. I think it finished it off nicely.

Item No: ELH-1135 [Gripping-Base PVC Door Edge Protection]

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How much of the trim did you need? more than 10'? Im picking up my set that i had made from your template this weekend. Thanks a million for sharing the file!
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You will need two 10' rolls to wrap as I did.

Did you by chance print out a copy of the .dxf to see how they would fit your model year?
Let me know how they work out...
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Anyone know if these would fit on a 2005 Elise? I know molded Exige sills won't...

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You will need two 10' rolls to wrap as I did.

Did you by chance print out a copy of the .dxf to see how they would fit your model year?
Let me know how they work out...
They didnt change the body of the exige from 06-10 did they?...if they need some altering ill take care of it with some dremel action....ill let you guys know though.
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Anyone know if these would fit on a 2005 Elise? I know molded Exige sills won't...
We need someone to be a test mule!
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Hey, I'm guessing that I could transfer a photocopy to a piece of cardboard for a mock-up... Would that be possible, and where do you get something that size printed?

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They look really good and thanks for sharing the file! I may have a set cut for my 05 Elise.

Did you figure a weight and would you go with 0.100" if you were making another set?
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For those without access to a CAD tool and want to modify the part to fit your specific vehicle, attached is the file saved in Google Sketchup.


sill-final-sketchup.zip
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They look really good and thanks for sharing the file! I may have a set cut for my 05 Elise.

Did you figure a weight and would you go with 0.100" if you were making another set?
Didn't figure the weight, but yes, I think .100" works well.

I suppose if you were concerned about the weight, you could certainly have it water-jetted out of a sheet of carbon fiber.
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I did the same thing, except I also made a splitter. They are steel right now but I will be making them out of Aluminum soon I used Solidworks and a CNC plasma table, glad to see that I'm not the only one!
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I did the same thing, except I also made a splitter. They are steel right now but I will be making them out of Aluminum soon I used Solidworks and a CNC plasma table, glad to see that I'm not the only one!
care to share the splitter file? and does it attach to the bottom of the factor splitter as an extension?
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care to share the splitter file? and does it attach to the bottom of the factor splitter as an extension?
It does not use the factory splitter, it uses the same holes that the factory one does, but also extends all of the way under the front bumper and bolts up to the crash box. Then I used pieces of PVC pipe to put around the bolts at the front to keep the splitter in place. You can see them if you look closely
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I did the same thing, except I also made a splitter. They are steel right now but I will be making them out of Aluminum soon I used Solidworks and a CNC plasma table, glad to see that I'm not the only one!
That car looks VERY familiar! Blake I have access to a water jetter also

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That car looks VERY familiar! Blake I have access to a water jetter also
If we were to use a water jet, could I just give you the Solidworks file?
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Anyone know if these would fit on a 2005 Elise? I know molded Exige sills won't...
i'll look at this file and maybe give it a go. i have a plasma table and if i'm lucky, enough 1/8" aluminum.
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i'll look at this file and maybe give it a go. i have a plasma table and if i'm lucky, enough 1/8" aluminum.
That would be awesome if you did this and shared the results. I'm very interested in these sills.

On a design note...

Has anyone thought about adding an inch or more of a lip than hangs down perpendicular to the ground? This should aid in better aerodynamics.
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That would be awesome if you did this and shared the results. I'm very interested in these sills.

On a design note...

Has anyone thought about adding an inch or more of a lip than hangs down perpendicular to the ground? This should aid in better aerodynamics.
I was considering cutting a 1X6 board with a saber saw to match the outside edge of the metal sills, and then shaping the edge of the wood patern with a router to a radius edge. I'm thinking that if care was taken to protect the aluminum, I could possibly roll the edge over the radius with a hammer and then finish it off if necessary with abrasives.

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Hi Guys did anyone ever end up fitting these on an Elise ? I think they look great and would make my life allot easier as shipping to NZ is horrendous

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Attached is a PDF in actual size of the template. This can be taken to any print shop with a large enough printer. Thank you for setting all of this up.
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