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Old October 2nd, 2010, 07:24 PM
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They are 7.5 wide. Holding it in my hand they came out better than I could have hoped. I will post pics hopefully tomorrow of them in a SW. I think it will take two weeks to make them all and then I will start shipping them out.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 09:24 PM
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:53 AM
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Here are some pics to show the differences between the new ones and the original. You will notice the one piece design and the slightly larger holes. Need to do the test fit tomorrow.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 03:27 PM
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Barry. I'm pretty sure you can make these for a lot cheaper by using pre-stamped mesh screens. Laser time is very expensive and cutting all those holes I bet takes a looong time. Mcmaster has a great selection of perforated screens: http://www.mcmaster.com/#mesh-screens/=94rk53 Just a friendly suggestion. I've been considering making a hinged window guard (not screen but actual guard) using their stock.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 06:14 PM
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Well my goal with this wasn't to make a cheaper copy but to take the mantec design and start making them again. I figured if I was going to take the time to have a CAD drawing done that I would ask for some improvements like the one piece design. If we used a pre stamped piece of metal, the bends wold have holes in them and make them weaker and make them suck to handle putting in and out of the frame. By having it not have the holes it is less likely to damage the window trac.

By the way I did a test fit and some of the curves are slightly off. Not sure what happened but not a big deal. Going to have it remade and it should be fine this time. Otherwise they look awesome. Should have a new sample shortly. Once I am satisfied with the kinks being out of it. I will have them made.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Old October 4th, 2010, 11:12 PM
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Looking forward to getting these done.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 12:35 AM
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I see.

A stamped version would have had to be a two-piece design since like you said, you don't want the holes go all the way to the edge. Either way they look very nice. Did you pay for the solidworks file? I can bust that out in 15 min. Let me know next time, I'd be happy to help.

Is anyone interested in exterior window guards (that covers the windows)? I'll post a new thread.

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Well my goal with this wasn't to make a cheaper copy but to take the mantec design and start making them again. I figured if I was going to take the time to have a CAD drawing done that I would ask for some improvements like the one piece design. If we used a pre stamped piece of metal, the bends wold have holes in them and make them weaker and make them suck to handle putting in and out of the frame. By having it not have the holes it is less likely to damage the window trac.

By the way I did a test fit and some of the curves are slightly off. Not sure what happened but not a big deal. Going to have it remade and it should be fine this time. Otherwise they look awesome. Should have a new sample shortly. Once I am satisfied with the kinks being out of it. I will have them made.
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Yeah I did pay for the solid works file. Damn man thanks.

I never even heard about solid works before this.
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Solidworks is perfect for these kind of projects. There are sheet metal bending features where you build it then a push button to get to get the flat pattern. It also has hole pattern features as well. Makes it pretty easy. The hardest part is fitting and getting the right dimensions down. An existing part helps a ton. I'm busy as hell but I'd be happy to help with small projects on the weekends.
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Quality top notch. Only thing was the curve of the screen was slightly off so it didn't sit in window frame correctly. I am having another made with the correction needed. Once I get it and know it fits I will have them made. Hopefully wont be too long.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 12:58 PM
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Got my new sample finally and they look good. I plan to do a test fit this week but sizing they look exactly like the mantecs so I am not seeing it as an issue.

Once I confirm fit it will take three weeks to have the order.

Only thing - vents will be powdercoated. Was planning UV rated coating in satin black. As long as there are no objections.

Will post a pic of the test fit
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Only thing - vents will be powdercoated. Was planning UV rated coating in satin black. As long as there are no objections.
No objection here.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Old December 8th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Just an update. Matt has my sample screen in his truck since last night. says it is great. Nice and tight no rattles etc. I want to get a picture, then I will order them up. Should have them in three weeks.

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