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Old 03-14-2006, 01:39 AM   #21
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Nice, I really like that color.
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Not a fan of the badging but that is just me. Other then that the color is just hott.
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looking really good
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Making me think I need to repaint mine. It'* taken some abuse over time. I originally went with a matte finish, but your gloss is making me rethink that.

The badging I couldn't do. My bar flexes too much. With the hood insulator installed, it rubs. Has for a couple years.
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silly bill.. you could bend that bar in half and it would not affect the badging
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silly bill.. you could bend that bar in half and it would not affect the badging
Ya what he said, there all individual letters
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i think what Bill meants that the bar RUBS against the hood insulator...therefor the badge would rub worse on the insulator, and then messing up the badge and the hood insulator
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Yup. I flex my bar to the point that fibers from the hood insulator are burnished into the paint.
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Yup. I flex my bar to the point that fibers from the hood insulator are burnished into the paint.
since we are on the subject, what ever happend to your idea of triangulating the strut bar?

and couldnt you weld a 3/16" or 1/2" steal plate on edge to the bottom ot the bar to stop the flex...heres an old pic from back when this was a new idea of what i mean. (im refuring to the red part)
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Size:  8.5 KB obviusly you wouldnt be able to bend steel of that thickness up and down if welded on like this os then the bar therareticaly(spelling?) should no longer bend.
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You don't even need to use the plate. I have another bar here for development.
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