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Old 16 May 2003, 05:56 pm
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Does anybody know how much weight you would lose (or gain?) if you did a panel conversion to your PT?
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Old 16 May 2003, 06:45 pm
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depends on the kit i guess. But i can't see you LOOSING weight, if anything you'll gain weight. By replacing the glass with steel... I really want to make mine a coupe by welding the rear doors and shaving the handles...mmmmmm[?]
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Old 16 May 2003, 07:02 pm
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I thought the main weight drop would come from taking off two doors, those things are heavy.
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Old 16 May 2003, 07:39 pm
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Next week work starts on phase one: Panel the driver's side, suicide doors on the passenger's side w/ rear passenger door paneled also. Door handles and all badges and logos shaved. E&M horizontal billet grill, rear roll pan. 2" level drop... YeeHah!!
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Old 16 May 2003, 09:12 pm
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I have been jonesen to make mine into a sedan delivery, I believe pt teazer offers a fiberglass replacement for the doors and rear Q panels, very expensive. My main thought on that setup is the vehicle's structural support, will it crack in half?
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Old 17 May 2003, 09:51 am
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Hey guys,

Here's a custom made panel that was at our Tampa Bay show a couple weeks ago:



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Old 17 May 2003, 10:41 am
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I was just at the Daytona show and the yellow panel is now for sale. Just in case someone doesn't want to go through the trouble of doing their own panel. Cruise on.
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Old 17 May 2003, 02:08 pm
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As someone said, getting rid of the doos would definitely drop weight. Also glass is heavier than the thin sheet metal they use these days for car bodies. It is very thing guage stuff. It would be interesting to weigh a kit and compare to the stuff you take off.
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Old 19 May 2003, 03:15 am
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Just weigh the car before and after.[:I]
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Old 19 May 2003, 01:09 pm
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Yeah i don't have 4 Gs to drop on my panel kit quite yet
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