Hard cover for LEFT side?

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    Does anyone know whether there ever was a left-side hard cover for the WJ? I'm thinking of speaker options.

    I wonder how hard it would be to disassemble a right-side hard cover, heat it, and make it a left-side cover?


    Added: I changed the thread title to LEFT side.
     
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    Actually a great question Larry... Ill have to look closer at one.
     
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    I've never seen one...
     
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    I'm still thinking about trying to soften one enough to flip it inside-out.
     
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    Me neither.
     
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    That would be interesting. Are you thinking of heating it up?
     
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    What else? I'd probably want to make a mirror-image mold to shape it to, or rather, over. I imagine it would be impossible to get it shaped right any other way.
     
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    One problem with using a right side cover on the left side is that the right side cover has no texture on the inside...
     
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    I've considered that, and thought of covering both covers with a matching material.
     
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    I am waiting for the prototype. Ill take mine medium rare please. :lurk
     
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    I have a right side cover that has a big hole in it where a stereo once resided... I think I have a contestant!
     
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    Okay, you win. :D

    Let me know how hot for how long to heat it to make it pliable without liquefying it.
     
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    :cheer I feel like a little girl! I can't wait. Biting nails.
     
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    Well... I looked high and I looked low. I'll be damned if I can find that cover, so what to do? Since I have about 5 of them, I picked the next best contestant (the one with the most holes in it...)

    If about 15 minutes using nothing but this (and a block of wood - that thing puts out a lot of HEAT on the fingers :mob):

    Wagner_Power_Stripper.jpg

    I turned one of these:

    Untouched.jpg

    Into this:

    Semi_flat.jpg

    From the side...

    Semi_flat_side.jpg

    The plastic was hot, so I set it aside to cool off for a while. More to follow, but you can see that it is possible.
     
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    Excellent. I have a heat gun. The hard part now would be shaping it well. Trial and error seems tedious, but doesn't require making a mold. Maybe a sheet-metal pliers or vise-grip would make a good bending tool.[​IMG]

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    I am going to cut a piece of plywood the same shape as the opening and form it around that using everything I have.
     
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    I hope you don't mean all your strength.
     
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    Nope. Tools....
     
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