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Old 09-16-2010, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by JephyM3 View Post
FIRST....make it out of cardboard using scissors, see that the cardboard version fits your vehicle, then just trace/transfer the measurements to steel...EASY! (Thanks to Mr. Gilkey, 7th grade metal shop teacher!)
This is a good idea. I think, for example, Fudman's tool didn't have the curved cutout deep enough.

The dimensions on Michel's otherwise wonderful diagram don't seem to show 'exactly' how the curve should go (e.g., the distance from the curve to the holes is not shown).

So, it seems to be some stiff cardboard would be perfect as a doublecheck.
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