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Old 05-05-2017, 05:46 PM
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Default Updating the side storage compartment.

You guys are killing me
No one is working on their car??
No creative ideas to share??
Never understood why some of you use the invisible mode(its not like we can't figure out who you are) but there are a few out there that like to lurk in the shadows
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Just like so many other things that I wasn't looking for, this caught my eye and started me to think if it would look good in the sterling.

Part of the lower door trim to a BMW. I'll have to seal up all of those existing openings of course.
It'll give a little more storage space and update the interior looks a little.

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How time fly's.

I guess the oldest of the grand kids will be starting kindergarten soon(been watching her since she was 2 months old). I may start getting more time to work on the car. That doesn't mean it will get finished any faster, it just means I'll have more time to try out new ideas
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:30 PM
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Since there was such a huge response to these I thought Id post the newer version.

The speaker grill that came with the piece was gone and I couldn't find any black ones so I had to settle for one of a different color.


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I think it a neat idea. Personally, I was snug without anything next to my left arm in the normal car; might want to duct tape one of those in place and sit in the seat to see if it interferes with your elbow at all.
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The existing side pockets, whether the original Mark1 or the Mark2 we have here in the UK are pretty useless, limited storage and go around a corner too fast and the contents dump into the seat.

So there is definitely a need for a new updated solution. Space in the cabin is tight and any solution shouldn't encroach on that too much, or compromise the structural rigidity of the sides of the body tub too much. I like the idea of the ones you are looking at, but neither of those do it for me. I'm sure that you will nail it , I just don't think these examples are the ones...........

The first one you had could work with modification. I would chop off the back section (big hole) and then recesses the rest into the side so that only a small section protrudes into the cabin
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So there is definitely a need for a new updated solution. Space in the cabin is tight and any solution shouldn't encroach on that too much, or compromise the structural rigidity of the sides of the body tub too much. I like the idea of the ones you are looking at, but neither of those do it for me. I'm sure that you will nail it , I just don't think these examples are the ones...........

The first one you had could work with modification. I would chop off the back section (big hole) and then recesses the rest into the side so that only a small section protrudes into the cabin
I could do that but it would look like a box I think. It needs lines that flow and match that of the car. granted the second set may have to many angles to it but I wasn't planning to get it right at the first attempt. I was thinking of how the dash is going to look when I selected the second set as a starting point

Thanks for the input.

I am going to build it and make molds for them. Just need to finalize what it will look like.

What ever it ends up looking like you wont have to worry about the contents flying out when you go around a corner
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You guys are killing me
No one is working on their car??
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I put a chair on top of my car when cleaning out another room of the house to lay floor in... does that count?
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I put a chair on top of my car when cleaning out another room of the house to lay floor in... does that count?

What! no pictures

Working on a new design. This new version will flow better with the lines of the car. Thinking of adding a cup holder into it and an interior light.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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Not done with it.

No worries about stuff flying out when taking a corner David


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Old 05-18-2017, 12:52 PM
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Much more usable, doesn't look to encroach too much into the cabin from this photo. Are you planning to recess it in at all?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:46 PM
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Looks real nice.

How do you plan to finish the interior of the fiberglass tub of the car?
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