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Old 05-20-2014, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1gen Insight Aluminum belly panel

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As you'll find out when you read down this thread, there was another member who was already making great belly aluminum panels when I started this thread. Name is Scott, And he goes by KLR3CYL. I now have one of his panels installed and it is AWSOME! Highly recommended. PM him, not me, if your want one.

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I am going to fab my own belly panel out of aluminum sheet metal, that I can obtain from my sheet metal supplier I use for business. However, the smallest sheet he can supply me will be good for about 6 panels

I was wondering if anyone else would like to purchase an aluminum belly panel?

If so please PM me to talk details. I wouldn't charge that much, just enough to recoup sheet metal and labor costs.

Im located in Denton Tx, but could ship them.

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im interested...PM sent
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have 15 in production right now, will be ready in the next couple of days.
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I know it's a work inprogress, but... may I suggest a sheet metal "X" to prevent oil caning?
How about a trap door to reach the oil filter??
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Attached is a one piece aluminum version I made a few weeks ago.
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This is the prototype, with the bead rolling.

The rear holes are slotted so all you have to do is loosen the back bolts to remove from the crossmember. The panel also has two less fasteners as it is one piece, so there is no need for the two that would normally be in the center where the plastic joined to the aluminum.

The price per panel is $65.00. I checked with the post office Saturday and shipping will be between $20 and $30.
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Awesome! An improvement over the Honda design.

IIRC the much smaller aluminum piece from Honda is $80+ alone, so this is definitely a good value.
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This is the prototype, with the bead rolling.

The rear holes are slotted so all you have to do is loosen the back bolts to remove from the crossmember. The panel also has two less fasteners as it is one piece, so there is no need for the two that would normally be in the center where the plastic joined to the aluminum.

The price per panel is $65.00. I checked with the post office Saturday and shipping will be between $20 and $30.
Wow, KLR3CYL, slick looking panel.

Looks like this is not your first go around working with sheet metal?
Shipping to texas for one of your panels would only be $20-$30?
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Do you think that heavy snow may crush it?
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I tried to pm, but your mailbox is full. How much for economy shipping to 12401. Do you accept PayPal?
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