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Any chance of a modified version for the Elise?
Chance? Yes.


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Any chance you'll work on a version for the Evora as well?
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Subscribing out of interest. Although I do wish the poly carb had large raised vents like the F40 does instead of flat slots.
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Any chance you'll work on a version for the Evora as well?
Doesn't it already have a rear window?
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I actually think the slots look cool and absolutely provide much needed ventilation.

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I love everything about the hatch except the stupid slots they cut out down the middle, why do they ruin such a piece of art?

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Doesn't it already have a rear window?
It does, but it's glass, heavy, and crappy ventilation. Lotus motorsports makes a black plastic (GRB) vented replacement, but I think the solid black looks crappy (personal taste). A friend here actually has it on his Evora and the engine temps dropped dramatically after install. Hence, my interest in a clear one.
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It does, but it's glass, heavy, and crappy ventilation. Lotus motorsports makes a black plastic (GRB) vented replacement, but I think the solid black looks crappy (personal taste). A friend here actually has it on his Evora and the engine temps dropped dramatically after install. Hence, my interest in a clear one.
Does this mean your friend has the original piece lying around?
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What is the projected cost for this?
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I'll ask, I can't remember if he said the installer destroyed the glass when he removed it or not. I also ask another bud that got the same part in FL. I'll see if he was able to save the glass when he replaced it. I'll keep the thread posted.

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Does this mean your friend has the original piece lying around?
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Does this mean your friend has the original piece lying around?
I caugnt up with my friend this morning and it turns out I have access to the OEM glass that was removed. It wasn't destroyed after all. If you decide to take a crack at it after you finish this one, let me know.
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What is the projected cost for this?
Probably around half the current rate.

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Highline, when do you project being able to make sale #1?
This month is the goal.

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I caugnt up with my friend this morning and it turns out I have access to the OEM glass that was removed. It wasn't destroyed after all. If you decide to take a crack at it after you finish this one, let me know.
Any pics of the top and underside would help. If it looks relatively doable we may try.
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How much does this one weigh compared to a stock exige rear hatch?

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How much does this one weigh compared to a stock exige rear hatch?
I anticipate it will be a little lighter than stock, but can't say anything for sure yet.

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Looks great. Please keep up the good work!
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Highline, any chance of getting it without wing mounts, for using a clam mount (2010+) style?

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Highline, any chance of getting it without wing mounts, for using a clam mount (2010+) style?
For those cases the part would filled and smoothed for an additional cost.
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Will the lack of the "spine" and reinforcements of the original make it less rigid?

Really liking the side venting design layout though
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