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Sheesh...after adopting several Lotus positions I was able to get the new metal u-clips installed on the belly pan. I ended up pulling down on the bumper's bottom lip and had just barely enough room to get my hand in there. The hardest part was only being able to use two fingers to get the clip clamped onto the belly pan. After messing with installing the clips for an hour....the splitter bolted right up in 10mins. With the heavy duty clips installed...that thing thing isn't going anywhere. Next are the barge boards as those arrived today but I'll tackle them another time. The splitter did me in for the day.
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Sheesh...after adopting several Lotus positions I was able to get the new metal u-clips installed on the belly pan. I ended up pulling down on the bumper's bottom lip and had just barely enough room to get my hand in there. The hardest part was only being able to use two fingers to get the clip clamped onto the belly pan. After messing with installing the clips for an hour....the splitter bolted right up in 10mins. With the heavy duty clips installed...that thing thing isn't going anywhere. Next are the barge boards as those arrived today but I'll tackle them another time. The splitter did me in for the day.
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I certainly will be adding to the thread with pics of my own once all is said and done. I got the driver side barge board installed today. After dealing with the missing u-clips for the splitter....the board was a slam dunk! Turns out the previous owner had barge boards installed earlier but since removed. There were riveted in threaded holes already, about 6 of them per side. I had some bolts/washers on hand that fit so I drilled a few new holes in the boards after marking them up and the driver side went on with no hassle. With the extra support I was able to ditch the middle bracket and use those threaded mount points instead. Win, win!

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I'm dying to check this out!
Seeing that the weather is getting nicer...we need to head out to cars and coffee at Redmond town center! Wouldn't mind a nice sunny day drive thru the Cascade Mountains either. Let me know!!

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I can make them with the tapered look from the start, I can do an hour glass look as well
@Playdoh, do you still make the bargeboards and front lip with winglets anymore?


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Hi Play-Doh, do you make front splitters with the winglets on the side for the Evora 400s? Love your work, would like some aero love for my newer 400!
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Hi Play-Doh, do you make front splitters with the winglets on the side for the Evora 400s? Love your work, would like some aero love for my newer 400!
Met a 400 owner a few weeks back who said he might let me copy the 400 profile. Still looking for a 400 volunteer to spend a Saturday in Hickory and get free stuff.....

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@Playdoh, do you still make the bargeboards and front lip with winglets anAymore?

I have decided to sell these used custom barge boards. They have a taper profile as well as the Lambo wings. I will remove the silver edges and they will be wetsanded black. New tape, bolts and center mount brackets included. No drilling required. Uses factory holes
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Hi, do these Bargeboard fit on the Evora 400?
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Any bargeboards for the evora 400?
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Any bargeboards for the evora 400?
I wish I could get a pattern. Iím told the wheelbase is a wee bit shorter than the S1

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I wish I could get a pattern. Iím told the wheelbase is a wee bit shorter than the S1
Not sure of your source but all Lotus service notes show the S1 and S2 cars at 2575mm

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Maybe it was a body difference Julian. I remember someone posting a drawing of all three styles stacked on top of each other and you could clearly see a difference in length. I canít find that post anywhere! Maybe it was just a front/rear bumper difference. Anyway I still wait for a friend

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Maybe it was a body difference Julian. I remember someone posting a drawing of all three styles stacked on top of each other and you could clearly see a difference in length. I can’t find that post anywhere! Maybe it was just a front/rear bumper difference. Anyway I still wait for a friend
PlayDoh...tried to PM you but for some reason it will not let me... anyway, if you can PM me I'm interested in your splitter and Barge boards for 2013 Evora. I'm in SoCal for shipping. Thanks!
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Maybe it was a body difference Julian. I remember someone posting a drawing of all three styles stacked on top of each other and you could clearly see a difference in length. I canít find that post anywhere! Maybe it was just a front/rear bumper difference. Anyway I still wait for a friend
You are thinking of the comparison shot showing the difference in front and rear overhang on the 430
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Didn't get to finish the rest of the DIY vinyl black pack for the lip and the hood so I will have to post a revision when that's done at a time when i'm not too lazy, but here's what PLAY-DOH's side barges and front splitter look like on my solar yellow. I was going to red stripe the edges, but decided I like the subtleness of the barges/splitter blending into the black and standing out against the yellow on their own. I never realize how low the Evora is with the underside warping inward from the door, until seeing the barge boards inches from the pavement. Still need to get used to adding extra space for my legs when stepping out of the car and not accidentally stepping on the board. Really well made stuff though, and really awesome design, @PLAY-DOH ! The wife and I had a good giggle at your hand written installation instructions and illustrations.

I didn't use the double-sided tape on the front splitter since I figured I was going to remove it at a later time to vinyl the lip too, but with all the bolts up front and around, it doesn't look like it will go anywhere. I've been hitting 80 miles per hour on the freeway, and the lip's still attached to the car.

The hardest part of the installation was my stubbornness to remove the rear wheels to access the rear bolt for the barges.... it's definitely a must step, no way about it. You should amend your instruction steps to include removal of rear wheel to address stubborn people like me from repeating my mistake of needlessly wasting a whole hour thinking my hands were small enough to fit through. I also couldn't get one of the nut in the front of driver side barge to align and thread up, but the second one next to it fitted snug and tight, and I don't see any problem.
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Updated the Evora today and it turned out great... Thanks to Play-Doh's barge boards, Splitter and vinyl stone guards!!
Was able to install everything with minimal problems (the only problem I had was my own on lining up the vinyl stone guards). I also didn't have to take off the rear wheel, as using a ratchet with Phillips attachment easily did the trick. Easy, awesome modification! Highly recommend if you are looking for these to get with Play Doh.
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I got PLAY-DOH’d too. I had an idea in mind and I’m glad I found PLAY-DOH (Wyatt). He turn my idea into a reality super fast and the finish and quality of these are amazing! Can’t wait to get them installed on the car (freezing in Chicago so will have to be another day). I personally wanted them to be hourglass shaped for my girlfriend getting in and out of the car easily and had some specifics for the angles of the “fin” and Wyatt was a pleasure to work with. He sent me mockups and progress pictures all along to way making tweaks and they turned out perfect. 10/10
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