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Ray Meister Made Donation to Website
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I need to close two holes below the package tray. They are about 4 inches by 6 inches and there is one on the drivers side and one on the passenger side. The main hoop of my roll cage is directly in front of these holes which lead into the trunk. I cut some pieces of cardboard which fit pretty well and was going to have some sheet metal cut to size but I thought someone might have a better/easier way to do this. Any recommendations?
Thanks,
Ray

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Ray:
This is where you get to learn some metalworking skills! Seriously, just cut out two pieces that fit the openings and either screw or pop rivet them into place. Unfortunately the main hoop typically makes for pretty close quarters.
Rick

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Rick,
Thanks, I appreciate the advice.
Ray

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Cut paper card stock and make a template to fill the holes. A lot eaiser to work with the paper for fitting. The transfer it to sheet metal.

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If you're not into fabrication, I know that one of the SM shops that's well known to this forum sells a set of "Rear Bulkhead Block Off Plates" for a reasonable price. Just Google the phrase.

Motor City Hamilton
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miata cage sells these.

http://www.miatacage.com/fire-plates-p-90.html?osC...c1ac6599f8366e689176b1db4

Mitch Taylor
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miata cage fire plates and good qulaity aluminum tape for sealing a/c ducts.

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Thanks to Ralph, Richard, Motor City Hamilton, & Mitch for your input. Much appreciated.
Ray

   

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