Quick question. Could you have not ordered a piece slightly larger than what you needed and had it cut by your metal guy or by yourself and not have to worry about the .125" error factor?
Well the piece shows up today. Packaged in a 6'long shipping tube, I open the thing up. No sooner than I do however, do i realize that I have ordered the hole size too small. I thought I needed a .063 hole, but evidently I was wrong. The holes on the dash mesh are bigger by probably .020, and now I got this piece of s hit that has a bagillion of these smaller holes. Additionally, they undercut it by .060.
The undercut isn't a problem really, as I'm cutom building the console and can accommodate any width really,......the damned smaller holes though,....FMTT.
Being that the console is stand alone, maybe a different size hole will be pleasing to the eye? A small variation to set it apart from the dash a little.
And if it helps at all, I bought a used plastic rocker for the mustang off Ebay and its wrong for my car. Sure looked the same in the pictures, but in real life is not the same texture as my old broken one. Well see how the return process goes.
The way I figure it,....is if you get in your car and start right now,you'll be here by this evening. Then tomorrow bright and early, you will be able to help drill out what must be...... ( How many is it again @Noobz347 ,....A BAGILLION?) Then after several hours, and 13.5 worn out bits, you can get back in your car, and drive back all night, and you'll be home in time for dinner.What's the problem? Drill the holes out..
The way I figure it,....is if you get in your car and start right now,you'll be here by this evening. Then tomorrow bright and early, you will be able to help drill out what must be...... ( How many is it again @Noobz347 ,....A BAGILLION?) Then after several hours, and 13.5 worn out bits, you can get back in your car, and drive back all night, and you'll be home in time for dinner.
Now,........all sarcasm aside. How long could it take really? The holes are already "predrilled".
a .020 differential would drill through almost like instant with a really sharp bit. I'd bet a couple of hours tops.
Ok,.............and you though you were being a smart ass.
I think some variation could possibly work.
That's two of you for the "La Vida Loca" option, and see just how much crazy s hit I can get away with inside the car w/o it looking all Sanford and Son in there.. As I sit here drinking a cup of coffee, trying to decide what to accomplish, I think I'll do the rest of the console so I can determine just that. Whether or not the smaller holes clash, or whether or not Alan is gonna get in his car and drive 10 hours from Houston w/ his Dewalt are still TYD. The only way to find out I guess is to just do it.Being that the console is stand alone, maybe a different size hole will be pleasing to the eye? A small variation to set it apart from the dash a little.
.063 thick mild steel. Will drill in 5 secs per hole or less.Haha.. well, yes, and no. Tape it up with masking tape and go to town. .020 in mild steel should take about 15 seconds a hole... that's only a gojillion seconds... 60 seconds per minute....
edit: wait, mild steel or stainless? That's a different calculation...
This will be the second time you've ditched me when I've asked for help. I can't believe that you let sch small things as wife, family and 600 miles sway you when it comes to helping a fell out.Well, Mike... looks like you're on yer own with drilling. Wifeypoo wont give me a yard pass... and I was so looking forward to that drive.
However, Iam well aware of the summit paint, in fact, we plan on spraying the very same SS satin black on my son's car. He really likes the rat rod paint look, so, Let me know what you think of it!
This will be the second time you've ditched me when I've asked for help.
I've already said this about that satin paint as it is what I used in my smoothed engine compartment, and the top half of the car when I actually attempt that.
The satin black is absolutely non-tolerant of imperfections. Any little wave/crease/dink shows up like a beacon after that paint flattens out. If not for the fact that I have completely covered every inch of that engine compartment up w/ engine and accessories, the little things that "bug me" about my paint job would be there staring me in the eye. I honestly wish that I had went w/ gloss black instead.
But all of that is water under the bridge now,...I'm on course and I ain't changing nothing.
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