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Old 03-23-2014, 11:23 PM   #1
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Drilling Evo Corner Guards

I have some evo rock skins that I need to bust 2.5 in holes through for reverse lights.

I bought a 2.5 in hole saw for metal, but something tells me that my drill is not going to be able to make it through the heavy duty corners. Any tips ? Certain type of drill? I was thinking about taking it to a body shop to make the cut, but would like to try it myself.

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Old 03-24-2014, 01:35 AM   #2
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Just take it to a machine shop. For a few bucks you will get perfectly aligned and clean holes.

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:14 AM   #3
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You'll want to drill 3-4 smaller holes inside the area where the hole is going to be. This will allow the chips somewhere to go and keep the bit from dulling/overheating. It's not easy but should be able to be done depending on thickness. Low rpm and use cutting oil.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:02 AM   #4
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I know I have said this before... but I am just going to start pming you kj... Thanks for the info guys. Going to go for a swing at it, but might just take it to some kind of shop.

For the record, the corners are beefy as hell
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I would do them up at work if closer for ya.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:50 AM   #6
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Connecticut is definitely a hike for me....

Aside from the cutting oil, what type of drill should I be using? Technique? I want to try it myself before going to a body shop.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:23 PM   #7
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I used a HD drill on my knuckle I picked up from HF. Worked great but almost ripped my shoulder off lol
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:23 PM   #8
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Lets see the pics of them on when done. I am thinking of ordering seeing I really love the tire carrier. I would color match them to th body if I do.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:33 PM   #9
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I paired it with a genright tire carrier. I can give you more info on the install. Not really difficult..

Still figuring out if I want tod o the reverse light holes myself. I know most of the drilling is in technique which is something I really don't have...

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