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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:50 am 

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Location: Sunshine Coast, Qld
These days we supply a number of extra aluminium panels, in some cases pre folded and ready to fit.

These are -

1) A pair of 'behind headrest' panels. These are slightly triangular shaped with a folded edge and a few pre drilled holes for mounting via 5mm screws and rivnuts.

2) A pair of internal floor panels. These need one edge folded down to stiffen that edge and potentially be supported by the exterior floor panel via some spacers or similar. The longer/bigger piece goes on the drivers side with the sticky out bit going under the pedal box, or cut it off to suit. Some cojiggling will be required to get these pieces to fit nicely. For me also attached with dome head style internal hex screws and rivnuts (M5). You may one day need to get to your plumbing etc. Many want to put foam or some other sound absorbing material under the floor. Fair enough, it will quieten it down quite a bit but I would think carefully about what material to use as this area will also get soaking wet when you get caught in the rain. In fact I would suggest drain holes (3 or 4mm) in each section. Holes this size don't let a lot of dust etc in but they do let the water drain.

3) 4 radiator baffle panels. 2 that attach to the front edge of the rear bulkhead frame tube and another 2 that really need a picture.

4) 2 front air vent pieces.

Pics below.

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These panels pictured above fit under the top angled tubes running aft to the swing arm frame work from the top rail of the rear bulkhead.. The folded edge fits against that top rail (facing up). Some were folded with the wrong angle. Apologies if you have those. It needs to be 10 degrees less. The cut out is for the passenger side headrest support tube (50 x 25mm).

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A few pics indicating how the rad baffle pieces fit. Some slight tweaking will again be required to fit but nothing major. A thick medium density self adhesive foam of some sort will need to be taped here and there to get a fairly air tight seal.

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The air vent pieces attach on the trailing side of the 45 degree panel via rivnuts and M5 screws as pointed out by Amy. You can mount them for default open of closed. Maybe a knurled screw on one of them to allow easy adjustment on the move. Foam tape again to get a seal between the inside of the side pod and the outer edge of the 45 degree fixed panel.

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 Post Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 6:13 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:36 am
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Location: Mannum, SA
Hi Andrew, whats the trick to get the "behind the headrest" panels into place. I have tried several ways and it seems without trimming them they ain't going to go under the tubing!


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