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So I was drilling out the shifter cable ball mounts to put in SSC cables and the bit broke.



Guess where it went?




Anyone have any ideas who makes a suitable sub? Lexan, CF, Aluminum?

My biggest question is can I change this with the clam still on?
 

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Great reminder to everyone to wear safety glasses when drilling (I'll assume you were).
 

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Was sporting them!
 

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I can speak from experience, the window makes a cool sound when it breaks doesn't it?

New the glass is $100.00 from the dealer.
 

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Very distict, sounds like rice crispys!
 

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Sorry Ian, bought one from Thomas before I saw this. Thanks for the offer.

Now the fun of removing the glass!
 

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Late night post.

Thomas from RLS totally hooked me up tonight with a Kevlar panel.

Stayed till 21:30 getting it boxed up, weighed and shipping label. Goes out in AM.

You cant ask for any better customer service than that!

Will post more on removing the window, it's been fun so far removing the Track Pack bar and the bulkhead trim.
 

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Sorry this happened to you, hope the upgrade puts a smile on your face :D
 

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Window is out. I never want to do this again in my adult life!





Wear gloves and safety glasses (no brainer). Have a knife with about 10 extra blades and a heat gun. Remove bulkhead trim and trim that's riveted in engine compartment. Tape the glass from inside, then push it out leaving only the glass glued around the edge. Tape the edge from the engine compartment, this will prevent some crumbling. I threw a blanket over the engine too.

Now comes the fun part, with a knife start cutting around the edge working from inside or out, change your blade quite often and if you have a hard spot heat it up and it make it a bit easier. All in all it took me about 3 hours and now I have glass everywhere.
 

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My wife laughed at me!
 

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No worries bro...seeing your pics is why,mine is still sitting around in the house collecting dust lol
 

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I know it's an old thread, but I feel your pain, this is a pain in the arse to remove. Did you remove the seal completely around the edges?
 

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There is no seal on an Exige, it was glued un place so I just had to slug it out and scrape the sealant off.

If you want a good fit for your replacement you will need to scrape it all off.
 

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Yeh I thought as much. Would a heat gun help at all, or what would be the quickest way to remove the glass stuck on the glue?
 
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