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    you could also use a router and some mdf to make a track
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    you could also use a router and some mdf to make a track
    Then you could follow curves. I refinished an old cabinet for my grandma that had these type of doors. Looked pretty simple to build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    you could also use a router and some mdf to make a track
    quick and easy solution, than just fabricate, and reinforce with some resin, and you are set

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    MDF is strong, why would you need to reinforce it?

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    Tambour (or rather finding them) sucks.

    I started to make my own. I later abandoned it as I'd have to cut away too much of the dash inside.



    I just used a sheet of 3/16 abs, cut it to size of the overall door, then cut it into slats, the tricky part was cutting out the tabs.

    Then I glued it with spray adhesive to heavy canvas. It's quite strong, but doing the tabs by hand is a PITA.

    I was going to have the slats made by a company that did CAD production. I believe it would have been under $40 USD to have them laser cut out of 1/4 abs.

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    One other thought, google for the Doom 3 case mod. The metal blast door is awesome and pretty much what you want. He doesn't give enought details though.

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    not bad, i have ace harware 5 blocks away from my work, i will go there and check out what i can do for strips, thechnically you can even get away with wood pieces, but abs would be perfect contender

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    just looks like you needed to make those slats slimmer and maybe a bevel on the edges. i bet you could have made it retract along an upside down 'u' track w/o having to cut too much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yevmeister View Post
    not bad, i have ace harware 5 blocks away from my work, i will go there and check out what i can do for strips, thechnically you can even get away with wood pieces, but abs would be perfect contender

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    yev, check out www.mcmaster.com you can buy thin strips of acrylic (probably abs as well) on the cheap. that would eliminate a lot of cutting on your part. another option is to get a sheet of material (maybe even carbon fiber) and send it to a laser cutting service and have them make clean uniform cuts that follow the profile that you need (if you wanted a 'notch' in the ends)
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    just looks like you needed to make those slats slimmer and maybe a bevel on the edges. i bet you could have made it retract along an upside down 'u' track w/o having to cut too much
    I definitely needed cleaner edges, but even as, worked ok. The problem was having to cut out an important peice that provides a lot of strength to the dash (it's a sparse area, that's prone to cracking in general on my car) to fit it over the top of the lcd.

    I could have done it from the side, but decided flip out doors would be better (which I still haven't done )

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