Building a hard dodger

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Re: Building a hard dodger

Postby Michel » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:20 am

John,
Can you read minds?? :shock: I was indeed thinking of a removable panel in the roof, but fully integrated and largely invisible from the outside. I'll have a look and see if I can steal some ideas.
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Re: Building a hard dodger

Postby Lorenzo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:19 am

Have a look at this one !

http://vimeo.com/74015123


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Re: Building a hard dodger

Postby peaceandfreedom » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:20 pm

Nice work, looks beautiful. Please post more pictures when the job is finished.
I assume the dodger in the video yours? I like the (hatch) slide in the dodger. What type of plastic did you use?

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Re: Building a hard dodger

Postby Lorenzo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:24 pm

I used Makrolon (polycarbonate)
Thickness : 2mm
Perhaps not enough but this Makrolon was given to me (by a friend).
Polycarbonate is really very strong.
I've tested it with a hammer. After having received several hits, the polycarbonate did not tear.
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Re: Building a hard dodger

Postby Bart » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:28 pm

Michel wrote:John,
Can you read minds?? :shock: I was indeed thinking of a removable panel in the roof, but fully integrated and largely invisible from the outside. I'll have a look and see if I can steal some ideas.



Hello Michel,

This topic isa rather old but I was wondering how the hard dodger project worked out.

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