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Old 03-05-2017, 10:04 AM
Carlos Trigo Carlos Trigo is offline
 
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Default Lip thickness

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Having a 1/2" think edge is a red flag to me. I've not heard of that before. The thickest dimension on mine was about 1/4". Without seeing a picture, I would be concerned about how far back you cut. Otherwise Vans has done something new to the cabin cover mold.

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A photo would help to all others to render better advice.
Here they are

https://www.wetransfer.com/downloads...5160146/981a05

You can see that, especially in the corners, the thickness is way bigger than the 3/16".

Should I file or sand the bottom?
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:43 AM
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Here they are

https://www.wetransfer.com/downloads...5160146/981a05

You can see that, especially in the corners, the thickness is way bigger than the 3/16".

Should I file or sand the bottom?
Thanks
Carlos

You cut off a bit more than I did, which may explain the differences.

I would probably just sand the interior down to you get the 1/4" diameter to accommodate the seals. I would also recommend getting planearound.com strut brackets if you don't already have them.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:42 PM
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Default Just like mine

I cut using Ivan's measurements and mine looked just like that. I bought a Permagrit burr and made a guide for the dremel to get a nominal 1/4" X 1/2" deep flange. Worked fine. And the Permagrit tools are worth their weight I. Gold when working on fiberglass...
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:49 PM
Carlos Trigo Carlos Trigo is offline
 
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Thank you to both Bob's

@Bob L
PlaneAround brackets, together with their third latch, were already ordered, actually they are just now crossing the Atlantic inbound Portugal (where I live and I'm building the -10 )

@Bob (rocketman)
I'm on my way to Google to find out what a Permagrit burr is ...

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Old 03-07-2017, 09:55 PM
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Try here:

http://www.fibreglast.com/category/S...minate_Cutting
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