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Unread 02-29-2016, 11:25 PM   #1
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Anybody with an old style fiberglass rear DS body without access panel ever cut one out? Did it affect the structural integrity of the body? I am looking at replacing my controller and motor and it would be much easier to see what is going on if I had an access panel like the newer Club car DS have. Thanks
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Unread 03-01-2016, 01:45 AM   #2
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I cut an access hole in my plastic body while it was on the cart. The aluminum cross bars made it a real challenge.


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Unread 03-02-2016, 06:48 PM   #3
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im assuming that you had the newer style? mine has no access hole at all and its fiberglass
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Do you have the access cover you intend to use? Maybe you can hold that on the body and trace it with a pencil then cut inside that line 1/2 inch or so all the way around.
Or be safe, start in the middle with a modest size hole, and expand out once you can see (or feel) how much clear room you have.
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Do you have the access cover you intend to use? Maybe you can hold that on the body and trace it with a pencil then cut inside that line 1/2 inch or so all the way around.
Or be safe, start in the middle with a modest size hole, and expand out once you can see (or feel) how much clear room you have.
Thats a good idea! i was thinking of using a factory one that club car uses on the newer style bodies.
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Roger that - sounds like a plan
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Yea, mine didn't have any hole. I started with 3x12 hole. Cut out 3 holes before it was done. Use a pry bar and shims get more space between the body and the cross bars. Cutting was done with a Roto-Tool. I used a stainless steel cookie sheet for the cover.

If you use a Roto-Tool or a router wear eye protection, mask, long sleeves and gloves (fiberglass dust is nasty).

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Okay honey I'm going in....
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Yea, mine didn't have any hole. I started with 3x12 hole. Cut out 3 holes before it was done. Use a pry bar and shims get more space between the body and the cross bars. Cutting was done with a Roto-Tool. I used a stainless steel cookie sheet for the cover.

If you use a Roto-Tool or a router wear eye protection, mask, long sleeves and gloves (fiberglass dust is nasty).

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I'm still pulling fiberglass out of my arms from trimming the front body. I had never cut fiberglass before….I sure learned my lesson
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Anybody willing to measure the dimensions of their club car access hole? I would greatly appreciate it.
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