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This is the mod that shouldn't have to be a mod. The factory should have had the car come with it! It makes working on or just drooling on the car so much more productive;), and easier on the back and the paint...

We're turning the last couple bolts and packaging the last couple bits and pieces this week:nanner:

We're now taking deposits to hold your clam hinge. We didn't make a ton of them so I thought it prudent to take a deposit of $50 to lock in your hinge system.... We will be able to ship starting this coming Monday:cool:

Deposits can be made on my website BOEFabrication.com | Beyond Original Equipment go to the very bottom of the page and select option 4 in the Custom Pricing drop down box, add to cart, and check out...

Total Price is $1,100 shipped standard ground to the lower 48. Please email me before ordering outside of the lower 48... I'll collect final balance when we ship.

This system allows you to tilt the clam of an Elise in under 5 minutes. It requires drilling 4 holes in the boot of your clam, but otherwise nothing that can't be reversed. It will save a couple pounds of weight on a net basis. It is set up for a PC625 battery, although I'm sure a crafty person can/will make soemthing else work.

It has been done on an Exige but takes some additional creativity.

It requires only the most basic tools and an afternoon to install...

More info at this thread: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/tilting-clam-worx-50570/



Please let me know if you have any questions...

Best,

Phil
 

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Hey, I've been in that garage before!

Good job with the tilting clam, I'm sure LordZ appreciated it during his VF install.
 

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Thanks Matt! I thought you might know that guy:D

Cheers,

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What needs to be done on the exige for it to work?
 

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What needs to be done on the exige for it to work?
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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A couple testimonials:

The Captain: I successfully installed Phil's tilting clam to my 2006 Elise this past weekend. This is a most excellent addition and worth every penny.

SilentTed: This kit is excellent

Lordz: The kit is worth the money if you are looking at messing around with the motor in the future, adding a SC, changing clutches, pulling the motor, changing headers, etc. Makes working on it 100X easier.

sfelise: it takes some time but the instructions were good and it's really not that hard. It works great and will make working the car so much easier

Jim-clayton: The tilt install is done. What a marvelous product.

A must have for anyone who works on their own car. Tilt the clam and you get easy access to everything, headers, belt, airbox, etc.

Thanks Phil !!!!



Cheers all,

Phil
 

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Phil, you made a bracket to relocate the battery in front of the engine. Does this kit include that, or is the battery still in the boot?
 

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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.

Is that extra work for installation, or just for the lift after installation? What all different has to be done during installation? How long did it take you?
 

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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.
So no more interior latch to release the trunk? What are you using to keep it closed the AeroCatch system? If so how do you have it mounted? I can't figure out where to put the anchor.
 

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So no more interior latch to release the trunk? What are you using to keep it closed the AeroCatch system? If so how do you have it mounted? I can't figure out where to put the anchor.
I think Z means that he disconnects the latch cable prior to tilting. He still uses the latch cable for everyday use... There's no doubt that on the Elise, this is a very quick operation. I have opened mine no less than 500 times with all the work and crazy ideas I tinker with on the car. From Z describes to me, the extra bits on the Exige just have to come off prior to tilting and that adds about 15 minutes to the job to make it a total of a 20 minute ordeal... Which still makes sense, I think, as it's 2+ hour ordeal to pull the clam without this mod.

Installation on the Exige is going to be very similar to that of the Elise and I'd say that's about 6 hours... It is a DIY'er project for most folks with basic tools and some reasonable desire to work on their own car...

Phil, you made a bracket to relocate the battery in front of the engine. Does this kit include that, or is the battery still in the boot?
Kbob- These are still coming with the boot mounted battery- However, I'll have two prices for the engine bay mounted battery tray when I get a batch made. Dirt cheap for current clam hinge owners and normal (we'll call it MSRP;)) for anyone without a clam hinge....

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Is anyone else having trouble with checkout? Phil, after picking option #4 it shows 1 clamhinge but $0 and won't let me checkout.....
 

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Argh- I've got the guy wroknig on a less confusing storefront--- sorry! You have to hit the last add to cart button on the screen *not* the clam hinge cart...

So option 4 on the drop down and scroll exactly sideways and click the add to cart button that's associated with the custom pricing section...

I just paid myself 20 bucks, so it's working- I just need a more intuitive system... lol


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Got it to work now. For some reason it wouldn't let me. I restarted my computer and started the process over and it worked fine.:shrug:

Thanks Phil. Looking forward to it.:clap:
 

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Cool- I thought I was losing it for a second there... So far I just paid myself 20 bucks testing it out, which really cost me 10 bucks due to the darn sales and income taxes to myself. thanks-poke-! LOL.... hehehe

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Cool- I thought I was losing it for a second there... So far I just paid myself 20 bucks testing it out, which really cost me 10 bucks due to the darn sales and income taxes to myself. thanks-poke-! LOL.... hehehe

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Phil
It's ok, there's something in the mail for you to make up for it.:drool:
 

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OK- I got the storefront changed for anyone else. Now, just add the clam hinge to the cart- It will charge you $50 for the deposit/place in line...

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Kbob- These are still coming with the boot mounted battery- However, I'll have two prices for the engine bay mounted battery tray when I get a batch made. Dirt cheap for current clam hinge owners and normal (we'll call it MSRP;)) for anyone without a clam hinge....

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Phil
Yea -poke-
 

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Is that extra work for installation, or just for the lift after installation? What all different has to be done during installation? How long did it take you?
Just lift, nothing different for installation. 1.5hrs for me to take clam off first time, honestly took me longer to put the interior back together with the factory roll bar than anything else. I took my time and did it over a weekend. Can be done in one night probably though. For the Exige, make sure you have some sort of a bench or adjustable stands to put the clam on. It's very heavy and doesn't sit well on the ground. The bottom of the rear wheel arches flex alot if you just sit it on the ground.

So no more interior latch to release the trunk? What are you using to keep it closed the AeroCatch system? If so how do you have it mounted? I can't figure out where to put the anchor.
I just reattach the cable each time. I took the metal shield off from in front of the release to speed this up. Don't have to, but it's just a clean up piece anyway to hide the release catch.

Takes about a min or two to get it undone. Taking the side scoops off takes more time due to those damn hex screws that seem to want to strip each time.

I could probably get it down to 10mins if I rushed it, but then I'd have to put my beer down and use both hands. :D
 

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waiting for the bucks to transfer from bank to paypal.
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