RE: [DML] Re: Large Holes In Fiberglass
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RE: [DML] Re: Large Holes In Fiberglass



Todd & Rick,

The earlier cars all had these holes and my original theory was that they
might be intended as a supplemental air intake for the proposed Legend twin
turbo engine option. Subsequent conversations with Fred Dellis (Former Pres.
Legend Industries) discounted that notion as it wouldn't pass enough air to
be of much use. My best guess is that some engineer at DMC felt them
necessary to allow for air displacement to facilitate tighter closing of the
Gull-Wing doors (much like higher-end cars today with auto door glass
"cracking" upon door closing...but much simpler). If this was the case
however the company must have decided later, and correctly, that the auto
water leak aspect of this feature out-weighed any closing benefits. I'd love
to hear of any other theories that make more sense.
The easiest way to fill them permanently is with a small sheet of plastic
adhered with urethane adhesive (silicone would suffice but be somewhat less
permanent). I prefer to seal them from inside via armrest extension panel
removal but outside is OK with suitably thin plastic.

Rob Grady,

P.J.Grady Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
twinenginedmc12
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 8:07 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Large Holes In Fiberglass

I've heard it said that the vents in the stainless behind the door edge 
were intended to be functional.  The holes are for that.  It's a 
feature!

Rick.
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Todd Nelson" <tan5732@...> wrote:
>
> I have an early car and it looks like I also have the large circular 
holes in the fiberglass body right behind the rear speakers.  I have 
both of the rear quarter panels off, so now is a great time to fix this 
problem.  Any tips on how to go about filling these holes?  They're 
about 3 inches in diameter.
> 
> Also, anyone have any idea what these holes were for, or was there 
high demand for fiberglass coasters in the 80's?
> 
> Thanks,
> Todd Nelson
> 1561, Vermont
> http://www.rit.edu/~tan5732
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>










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