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Old 03-21-2004, 06:40 PM
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Its cool but, Whos Going to work on there car in the Dark? Not trying be a Smarta$$ or anything Im just Curious, or am i Not Gettin the point?
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:42 PM
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Are you trying to make the board act as a Prism and send all the light through it? That would be cool if you made it work, does it help at all when the room light is ON?
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:51 PM
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Good job!

for my board I used a 1/4 glass cutting board from Ross or Marshalls for under $10.00.. other cutting boards will work as well.... available in many different sizes, colors, & materials... no cutting, no riveting, no hassles, and warp free...
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:14 PM
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Its cool but, Whos Going to work on there car in the Dark? Not trying be a Smarta$$ or anything Im just Curious, or am i Not Gettin the point?

it's just to have 'trick' equipment in the pits. the blue light doesn't help at all....at dim tracks it looks pretty trick. even at tracks that are lit decently you can still see the blue light...i'm working on another verison that has a cleaner design.

basically it was built for fun....same reason people are putting lighted computer fans in chargers and other r/c items...doesn't help performance...but looks trick
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by Nexus
basically it was built for fun....same reason people are putting lighted computer fans in chargers and other r/c items...doesn't help performance...but looks trick
I second that
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:20 PM
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That gives me an idea. Anyone ever use a light table to work on. We had them in a drafting class I had in high school. Just frosted glass over florecent lights.
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Originally posted by Nexus
it's just to have 'trick' equipment in the pits. the blue light doesn't help at all....at dim tracks it looks pretty trick. even at tracks that are lit decently you can still see the blue light...i'm working on another verison that has a cleaner design.

basically it was built for fun....same reason people are putting lighted computer fans in chargers and other r/c items...doesn't help performance...but looks trick
i'd route a channel in the bottom for the light rope to fit into. that would look cool.
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:55 PM
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That gives me an idea. Anyone ever use a light table to work on. We had them in a drafting class I had in high school. Just frosted glass over florecent lights
i would think those boards are to bulky to carry around to the track. but interesting idea....

i'd route a channel in the bottom for the light rope to fit into. that would look cool.
the light rope is in a route/groove that goes all around the board.

hopefully i'll have v.2 finished soon.
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:57 PM
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I was thinking more for working at home. Would make it easy to see things.
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:08 PM
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forgive me for being such a noob, but how exactly do you use a setup board, I get what it is for it's the how I don't get.
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Some, like the Hudy, have measurement marks on them so you can set toe etc. on them. Most of the time when guys have a flat board like these it's so you can set ride height camber and everything else on a flat surface.
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Look at it this way, try setting your ride height on an un-even carpet, not very effective eh? But have a super flat surface such as this and you know its correct. Can also check for tweak.
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by AWOLsoldier

pops, where'd you get the foam from?
McMaster Carr

Mine is basically the same stuff that the Hobby Shops sell for protecting Receivers. 'McMaster Carr' just has it available in larger size sheets.

You could even use Cork if you wanted. All I did was laminate the Foam to one side of the Glass with some Spray Adhesive then trim the excess from the edges.
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:52 AM
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pops...what industry you in? We use mcmaster alot and also small parts down in florida....you ever got prices on body clips from either of those places...i know small parts are 100 for little over 2 bucks and motor screws are about the same
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Originally posted by Brandon R

pops...what industry you in?
I have 25+ years experience as a Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Technician. Used to order from McM and Grainger's almost daily.
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