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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 00, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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More dumb questions. I'm putting in a tic-toc and was wondering if anyone could tell me the diameter of the hole in the lens and what works well to drill it with. Also, does anybody know which way the fiberoptic ashtry light should point? (firewall or towards the seats) Dumb questions, but I want to make sure I do it all right. Thanks for any help-Dan in WV

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 00, 04:55 PM
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I know drilling in plexiglas is very hard. It grabs the drill and you wind up with the drill spearing into the plex like a screw!
You are wise to ask questions about it. If possible experiment on an old piece of plastic.
I know the camaro lens is harder stuff than plex so it may not be as bad.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 00, 06:27 AM
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I had to do this many years ago and had the same concerns. I began with a very small drill bit just to start the hole and finished it with a Dremel tool and a small grinding bit. I made the hole just large enough to fit the knob in and de-burred the hole by hand using a countersink. Polished it up a bit and it turned out fine.

Also, I need to put in the fiber optics. Where do both ends go?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 00, 10:26 AM
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With a new bit you should be able to drill the glass by hand, not much heat generated this way and its slow but it will be a nice job when you are done,
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 00, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hey CarlC, The fiber optic cable is really pretty neat. It's a socket with a place for a 194 bulb on one end and takes the place of one of the instrument cluster illum lamps. I guess it's the one closest to the ashtray. The cable goes to the ashtray, where there is a square hole in the top of it. It just clips in. Don't know which way to point it though.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 24th, 00, 02:38 AM
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You can drill it by hand if you let the bit do the work and don't put too much pressure. Its harder to figure where to put the hole rather than how. I think I am being stupid but I don't understand the fiber optic ash tray light. I understand how the ash tray end goes but what about the other end. Its just a lamp socket. I don't understand where this end goes or how it gets its power. I want to install it but I don't know how and the assembly manual isn't a big help.
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