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deposit sent, YAAAYYY! on the battery move.
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Deposit has been sent. We'll give it a whirl on the Exige.

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Sounds great guys!

X, Z will be a good resource for you in case you run into any struggles on the Exige...

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glad to see someone finally has it on an exige. i wants it, but ouch $1100! Me gots to wait a bit.

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Deposit sent. Breath bated.

I have it! (5/6/2006) 2005 CO, LSS, Touring, hard top.
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Rec'd! Thanks Kbob... I may not have any left by the end of the weekend at this rate.lol

It looks like most of these will be shipped before I get my cool BOE hats made. Dang, I was wanting to throw those in there!

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Rec'd! Thanks Kbob... I may not have any left by the end of the weekend at this rate.lol

It looks like most of these will be shipped before I get my cool BOE hats made. Dang, I was wanting to throw those in there!

Cheers,

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You could always send them after.

A couple of things so I don't have to read through the whole original thread:

Do you still have to remove the rear panel or did you come up with a solution for those of us that want to keep it on?

How long until you'll have the battery brackets to leave it up front?

Will that battery bracket be for the same Odyssey battery?

Where can I get instructions to remove the rear clam?

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You could always send them after.

I may just do that

A couple of things so I don't have to read through the whole original thread:

Do you still have to remove the rear panel or did you come up with a solution for those of us that want to keep it on?

You don't want to leave that OE panel on there. It traps heat and it's heavy And conveniently, no I have not changed that part of the system That said, there are ways to use the rear panel, but it tacks on an extra 5-10 minutes for clam tilt...

How long until you'll have the battery brackets to leave it up front?
Hopefully not too long--- a month? ish... It will still be for the PC625 (the official BOE battery)

Will that battery bracket be for the same Odyssey battery?

See above

Where can I get instructions to remove the rear clam?
I send pretty detailed instructions with color pictures and they include clam removal instructions. Speaking of which, I'll be doing an install this weekend... Hopefully I won't need my own instructions
Let me know if I can help any further.

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After the tilting clam is installed, what are the necessary steps to tilt the clam?
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I think Phil should star in a YouTube demo video

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That's a good idea. I need a better looking "star" though...

Wanted: Hot vixen to star in short movie, "How to Flip Phil's Lid"...

Any takers?

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That's a great idea.

My car both sucks and blows.




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I would consider getting this for my Exige S if it didn't require me to figure out how to find a solution about the lid latch, side scoops, and IC intake. Its not really a "kit" if I still have to come up with further solutions on my own in order to complete the kit.

$1100 is a great deal and it is a fantastic idea, and it makes our cars looks even cooler when the clam is tilted. I just would like for it to have the same convenience as the Elise owners have it.


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Same as on the elise. Just a few extra steps to do.

1. remove side vent covers
2. remove cable for rear hatch release
3. get a friend to help because it's not a one man job to lift

Can go from turning key off to full tilt in ~20 mins.
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Sorry if this has been covered before but what keeps it latched - are there pins of some kind that keep the clam from flopping over serious bumps or high speed G's

It would be pretty trick to hook up the Exige's bonnet latch mechanism (inside the car) to uphook the rear clam - like most cars have for their hood. Just pull, get out of the car and lift up.

My biggest worry is that the clam (especially the Exige) is not intended to have the stress points wherever this hinge transfers it to and that over time will cause cracking or fractures. The Exige is hand-laid instead of a sheet molded compound. You could say the Exige's construction is stonger - and that is sort of correct, but is actually fibers instead of a polyester resin molded piece. I have a feeling the Elises clam will hold up better - but even still if there isn't some kind of understructured support, I would expect them to take a beating over time. Maybe I am overthinking this?
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Vishus- There are no new attachment points. Stock locations are all that is used, so there is no new stresses added anywhere that wasn't there from the factory.

Trendy- It's not that you need a bunch more items to complete the kit for the exige, you just have to remove some bits that take about 15 minutes to remove. Things like side scoops and boot release cables are items that are not easily and probably not practicial to modify for a mod like this.... at least without cutting. Part of the goal when I designed this system is to keep the car as unmodified as possible in case one would ever want to "undo" the mod... I could make a bunch of relocating hardware for the Exige, but you had better be prepared to cut---which is something most have indicated they want to avoid...

I hope that helps.

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What I mean by stress to the clam is when the clam is upright or open. Normally I suspect the contact points of where the clam meets the frame, rockers, roll hoop, etc. helps support the structure of the clam. The body is as rigid as fiberglass can be. When it simply rests on those contact point - not fixed to them and has flexibility plus the stress when opened having to support the weight of itself in areas it may not be intended or designed to do.

Again...maybe I am mistaken in this assumption. I am just wanting to explain what I am thinking and where I am coming from on this. Not trying to bash your product because I truely love the concept.
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i just received the hinge kit and i'm thoroughly impressed by the high quality of the parts.
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now i gotta get off my dead ass and get to work!
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Hey, thanks Sam.

We certainly put a lot of effort into it and I'm really glad you like it. Feel free to call or email me if you have any install questions.

We installed the system in Darksol's car in just a couple hours last Sunday In that time, we even took pauses drink some purple gatorade during the install

So the install is certainly doable in an afternoon. I believe I incorporated the appropriate amount of reflection points in the instructions for your version of purple gatorade as well

Best,

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We installed the system in Darksol's car in just a couple hours last Sunday In that time, we even took pauses drink some purple gatorade during the install
I can attest to the quality of the components - they're definitely top notch!

Yeah I had just about four hours of "Phil Time" granted from the wife last Sunday morning and headed over at 9am.

We had a KC get together scheduled for 10:30 so I wanted to get a head start on the installation so I could socialize afterwards!

The only prep that I had done before coming over was to remove the rear speaker panel and to show up in with the soft top instead of the hard top. Can't FTL (Flip-Top-Lid) with a top in place!

Anyway it took less than an hour of leisurely work between both of us to get the clam off. Ironically the hardest part of the clam removal were a couple of the plastic push fasteners that attach the interior plastic foam piece to the rollbar (we had to dril them out).

Folks started coming over about 10am and while we were yacking I went and trimmed the plastic foam cover, cut the wheelwell liners, reconfigured the fuel door and Phil marked/drilled where the hinges would go. About 11am the clam went back on for fastening.

By 11:30am 95% of the install was complete. I left a few parts as "to-do-when-I-get-home" such as the battery extension/relocation and rear wheelwell liner attachments... I wanted to socialize!

Note: I'm personally going to extend the tail light harness so I don't have to disconnect/reconnect it every time I FTL up... but that's the beauty of this thing... once you have it popped open and you're staring into the glorious wonder of "what's underneath the clam" you start inventing projects to work on... just so you can FTL! I'm sure you other guys that have installed this kit can attest to that!

Finally I would say that "from scratch" the entire install would take two guys about 4 hours... with a handful of purple gatorade/beer breaks tossed in for reflection...

p.s. Hey Phil, post that picture from last night where we had our FTL's all lined up! Looked like a couple of Gray GT40's

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