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Old 07-08-2018, 06:20 AM
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Did you consider using polycarbonate instead of acrylic? My experience is that it tolerates abuse, heat, drilling, cutting much better than acrylic does. Great work!
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:14 PM
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Those motion sensors aren't weatherproof, and the field size will vary greatly based on temperature. If you're in an area where your temps are pretty regular, you'd probably be ok
but if the change like they do in Michigan (could be anywhere from -20 to 110F) they get pretty crazy. I dig the modern feature integration, for sure, but you might want to keep an eye out
for other options, just in case.

Sweet van!

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Old 07-08-2018, 04:30 PM
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This feature is somewhat of a gimmick extra- just for fun. The door will function via the alarm remote by pressing a button, so there will always be that option if the motion sensor takes a dump. All of the relays/wiring is the same for either option since they both just send a negative signal out. So this was a simple $30 add on to what was already needed to make the door function.

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I continue to be amazed by the detail work and the fabrication. An Audi convertible header latch assembly + Mazda MPV door contacts to make a remote latch setup for the rear doors? Of course, isn't that what everyone does?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
I continue to be amazed by the detail work and the fabrication. An Audi convertible header latch assembly + Mazda MPV door contacts to make a remote latch setup for the rear doors? Of course, isn't that what everyone does?
Thanks! Ive spent a lot of time at the local LKQ junkyard looking for odd parts that will do what I need. Lots of great factory stuff out there.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:40 PM
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Wow you have some skills and a lot of patience! Congrats on your progress!
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Old 12-28-2018, 04:29 PM
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Still working on the damn mistress. It is VERY close. I just went to the metal shop and got some sheet metal to start the rear roll pan/diffuser. So I will be on the van very soon. I figured I would post some pictures of the Vette. This was my first paint job and I painted it in my garage (the van spent a few nights outside for the first time in 7 years). It came out very nice. Super proud of it. By no means perfect- but in line with what youd pay $8,000 for someone to do.






Before wet-sanding/buffing

After wet-sanding

Almost done

Color is original Steel Cities Gray and has a cool green tint to it from certain angles. Added 17" Rally wheels.

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Old 12-28-2018, 06:36 PM
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Damn nice job! and I really love that color on these cars. Jack of all trades.
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The Vette looks fantastic! That's a really cool color; I've probably seen it before, but didn't realize what I was looking at, if that makes any sense.
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:17 PM
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Body reminds me of burnished stainless steel! A great look! And those Rallye wheels! ALWAYS like them! Glad they are being reproduced in aluminum in larger diameters...
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looks great. and the van? I've been waiting for a update. lol
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:20 PM
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Started on the rear roll pan/diffuser. I just started welding the inner lip to the roll pan.The pan will be butt welded to the body. The diffuser will bolt to the roll pan. The diffuser will have the license plate on it and some sort of cut outs for the exhaust. The diffuser will be a different color than the body (black or dark charcoal probably). Or if it is not too intricate I may hydro-graphic it in carbon fiber.



Something along these lines but it will have the license plate in the middle

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Old 01-03-2019, 05:28 PM
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Still loving this build!

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Old 01-06-2019, 09:15 AM
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Here is the finished roll-pan. I will now start butt-welding it to the body.

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Nice job!
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Started to butt weld the roll pan in.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:24 PM
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Did you consider putting the licence plate in a different location so it would not obscure the diffuser?

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Did you consider putting the licence plate in a different location so it would not obscure the diffuser?

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It was originally on the door, but I wanted everything to be symmetrical and the doors to have a clean look.
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:11 PM
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Picked up this sweet roof from a Ford Flex today. As if I needed more metal work. But I have been looking for a sunroof for years. The Flex has a very flat roof front to back, and the side-to-side curve is a close match to the van. The front is a power sunroof, the back is a panoramic panel that has (2) see-through sections in the front of it, and one large see through section towards the rear of it. I also grabbed the headliner that I will use for the built-in sun shades for each section. Should be cool!
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