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To make rear clam removal a little easier jam a nut on a long 6mm bolt.
This hols clam to body near side pods.It is the one that you access from
inside the cockpit.The long bolt gives you something to hang onto making
this a lot easier to install.Also glue the clam shims in place so they
don't move while installing the clam.Picture shows bolts with washers near
clam shims.
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It's a very modified wilwood go cart
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brake.
The parts that are red anodized I made, the black parts
are wilwood parts.
 

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They are Elise Parts 16mm drop uprights and T-45 control arms.
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Back to clam removal.
You can open up the speaker hole on left and right side of hole.
This lets you get your arm in to get the 6mm bolt out.If you
want to put the speaker back someday it will cover the slots.
The sound of the motor is all I need for music. IMG_4301.jpeg
Now you don't have to remove the seats or the big plastic
panel behind the seats.If you use BOE license plate holder
it eliminates the 3 or 4 bolts that that go through the clam
into the stock part.Also remove the roll bar cover on the
inside and put it in the attic.You will soon forget it's gone
The 2 bolts that hold the clam on near roll bar are now easy
to remove.
 

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May I respectfully request for you to post your build thread? I believe we can learn so much from your exploits. :)
 

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Question. I just had the REV 400 installed so the rear clam had to come off. The ppl that did the work cut 1 inch slots in the door window weather stippping on both sides. When i asked about this i was told it needed to be done to remove the clam. Is this correct? I suspect that the stripping was damaged by them so they used the excuse noted above. BTW they did not replace the stripping and that is how i found out about it. Your input is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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The weather strip does need to be cut to remove the rear clam, but should be hardly noticeable if done with a bit of care.
 

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Excellent info! I plan to pull both front and rear clams this winter (for the first time!) and appreciate the tips. I am gathering info and tucking it away in a folder in prep for the big events. Do you have more tips in relation to the front clam? From what I can tell it appears to be easier of the two to remove/install. Is that your thoughts too?
 

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Excellent info! I plan to pull both front and rear clams this winter (for the first time!) and appreciate the tips. I am gathering info and tucking it away in a folder in prep for the big events. Do you have more tips in relation to the front clam? From what I can tell it appears to be easier of the two to remove/install. Is that your thoughts too?
The weather stripping only needs a slit
With a razor blade,they must have forgot
So it tore.No real timesavers on front clam.
 

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Thanks for the info. In view of the rest of the f---ups they did, I have a feeling they tore it so decided to remove equal 1 inch sections from both sides. Anyone know if OEM weather stripping is available, or can i get some from aftermarket sources?
 

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If you're not putting in a BOE clam hinge or radium kit, some say to just gently pull the weather stripping off and not slice it at all. Held on with double-sided tape easy to replace if needed.
 
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Sorry to be off topic but I have a question regarding the calipers. Is the combined weight of the stock front caliper and the willwood caliper less than the OEM rear caliper?
 

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Sorry to be off topic but I have a question regarding the calipers. Is the combined weight of the stock front caliper and the willwood caliper less than the OEM rear caliper?
Yes by about 3#
Stock rear caliper is7#14oz
Stock front caliper is4#2oz
Modified Willwood caliper around 1#
Additional weight savings in lighter e-brake cable.
 
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