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That link even has a reasonable shipping fee. Good find.
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just got 5 covers in today, will start modifying them this week and they should hit the site soon!
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So I've got a big ol cover. Now how do I go about clipping the wings? Short of a mill, I haven't got a clue.
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So I've got a big ol cover. Now how do I go about clipping the wings? Short of a mill, I haven't got a clue.
Hack saw is what I used primarily. Also used a cut off wheel with air compressor some. To smooth it out the best thing at my disposal was a belt sander and it worked pretty well.
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Yeah hack saw came to mind, just didn't think about the finishing techniques. Thanks!
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i wanna weigh in on this old post, cause i have been kickin myself in the a$$ for about three years on this deal.
late 02/early 03, before i bought my EDGE in 6/03, i replaced THREE of these IRS ex diffs under warranty due to gear/bearing noise. the take off parts were not called back and i ditched THREE of these covers. i garrantee thats where all the ones on the 'bay came from back in the day....

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i wanna weigh in on this old post, cause i have been kickin myself in the a$$ for about three years on this deal.
late 02/early 03, before i bought my EDGE in 6/03, i replaced THREE of these IRS ex diffs under warranty due to gear/bearing noise. the take off parts were not called back and i ditched THREE of these covers. i garrantee thats where all the ones on the 'bay came from back in the day....

yeah, tom was telling me they were just junkn entire IRS for new ones left nad right
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Bob it looks like you went through a great deal to remove the horizontal fins.
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I cut them back some so I could highlight the vertical bars.
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Ha ha! You guys work too hard, lol. Mine will just get screwed up so I left the ears on, put bolts in the holes to fill 'em, and bolted it in place, lol.

Looks VERY nice though, Bob. Everything you do it done with a fine "fit and finish", I must say!

Interesting how 6 month old posts get revived...
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At least there's still hope of someone using search instead of starting new threads =]
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Here's one from the same guy I got mine from $35

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...Pr4_PcY_BIN_IT
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