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 Post subject: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Putting K clips on my new Storm I found out that the hole alignment is slightly different from the Voile set up. Bolting the stock K clip hook onto the board I found out that I could not get the bail to shut at all. In an email from Tyler he explained that Ventures are put together real tight and that I would need to drill out the holes to allow the hook side close enough to the bail side for it to snap shut. However the corner of the bail would hit the mounting nut not allowing the halves to be absolutely aligned. This is where working in a machine shop pays off. I created a copy of the hook side with the proper hole alignment and tapped the inside hole the same as the bail side to be able to assemble without a nut allowing the board halves to be even. I also made the hook slightly wider and and out of a thicker gauge to increase the resistance to straitening. Now it lines up and the tension is perfect for an authoritative snap on closure. Now I just need to snow to start falling in the Tahoe area again.



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 Post subject: Re: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:40 pm 
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nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:46 pm 
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i dig the initials on your clips. Fancy schmancy!

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 Post subject: Re: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:13 pm 
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how did you cut the plate? water jet? edm?

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 Post subject: Re: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Thanks guys. The font I picked wasn't too fancy but more or less matched Ventures font. It was cut with a laser. Our shop bought a new one last year. Very nice. It took a break from it's usual job of cutting battery bottoms for the new Tesla S model :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Nice work! I have a new Venture as well, do you still have the program for the clips? Will you entertain the idea of making sets for other Venture owners?

Thanks, hope to hear from you soon.

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 Post subject: Re: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:13 am 
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Sure, send me a pm

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 Post subject: Re: K clip hook side mod
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Really nice. But I think the 2013 version of Karakoram solves that?
I just saw this pic on instagram http://instagram.com/p/a8fOw-rE2t/
I have the same problem on my DIY split with voile kit.


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