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Modern Wedgie 04-21-2006 03:30 PM

Nifty new engine lid contraption: The LIDbone
 
I while ago we looked into creating some sort of strut to hold the engine/trunk lid up on the Elise like on the Exige. However, we never found a solution that we really liked. They were too heavy, too expensive, or just not quite right.

So then our awesome fabricator said: "Why does it have to be a strut? I can design something mechanical that will do the same!" So we gave him the go ahead. Then he came back with this video :mw: : http://www.sector111.com/images/prod...ne/lidbone.avi


So we thought it was unbelievably sweet. We made a few slight mods to this prototype, but it functions all the same. I've had the prototype on my car for about a month now, and everytime I open the lid, I'm still amazed at how easy it is to prop it open. It takes an overly complicated trunk opening technique and makes it a snap. What do you all think? We should have a bunch in stock next week.

EburgE 04-21-2006 03:34 PM

I'd order one! :up:

On another topic, does the SY Elise fit in the bed of that dualey in the background? -poke-

TTP 04-21-2006 03:35 PM

:clap:
-how much?
-how does it attach?
-any drilling of the lid?

Chris 04-21-2006 03:35 PM

Let us know when they are in, I'll buy one! Awesome design, it will prevent you from over lifting the lid and chipping the paint on the engine lid/rollbar cover as well. Plus if your hands are full you can still open it :)

LarryB 04-21-2006 03:45 PM

Cool-have a hydraulic lift for the MR2. Donít think one came to market for 5-6 years. One great thing about the Elise, we donít have to wait long for goodies.

Also nice to see ModernX is still around.

landenistim 04-21-2006 03:47 PM

Looks great to me! Same 'how much, where and whatta I need to drill if anything questions. Really slick!

MattG 04-21-2006 03:55 PM

I don't like it, it's too simple and perfect. ;)

Just kidding. Great job, I love it!

Randy Chase 04-21-2006 03:56 PM

Sweet! It looks both simple and elegant and effective. When can we order?

Vigilante66 04-21-2006 04:12 PM

Seems like it would get in the way for working on the car. But most likely can be removed. Go back to your cave sector111 and make me a carbon fiber dash kit. I have been waiting for one forever.

SouL 04-21-2006 04:12 PM

It's kind of cool how you can just leave the video to loop over and over :)

Andrikos 04-21-2006 04:43 PM

Me likey!

Dave 04-21-2006 04:51 PM

That's a great solution for those of us who have the added weight of a wing. The stock prop rod looks like a wishbone when I use it. :)

Stan 04-21-2006 04:58 PM

Better make a lot of them!

This also would solve the problem where well-meaning helpful types try to close your engine cover. And then bend the rod, because they thought it was a gas stut.

zvezdah1 04-21-2006 05:05 PM

Now I like that!
Chris

DragonRider1 04-21-2006 05:14 PM

Sweet idea and well executed. Price??

peck555 04-21-2006 05:43 PM

Excellent!!!.............how much?:up:

Randy Chase 04-21-2006 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stan
Better make a lot of them!

This also would solve the problem where well-meaning helpful types try to close your engine cover. And then bend the rod, because they thought it was a gas stut.

Brings up a question though, what happens if someone does not push on the hinged part and only pulls down on the cover?

Dave 04-21-2006 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy Chase
Brings up a question though, what happens if someone does not push on the hinged part and only pulls down on the cover?

I'd break their fingers clean off. :wave:

scottyb 04-21-2006 06:03 PM

:drool: That's perfect for me! When are they available and how much?

deddie 04-21-2006 06:08 PM

what does it weigh?:D


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