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Nic

Active member
Ok so that pulls the canopy down tight, I like that. But what about the hydraulics or linear actuators. How are you going to release those? That was my question.
 

Brett Proctor

Well-known member
Ok so that pulls the canopy down tight, I like that. But what about the hydraulics or linear actuators. How are you going to release those? That was my question.


oh sorry

The system uses linear actuators.

Each actuator puts out around 280 lbs of force.

The system uses a solenoid to engage the drive system. When not being used the solenoid disengages the motor from the drive system and the connection point moves freely.

So the only time the drive system is engaged is when it is opening or closing. There is a limit switch that tells the module when to stop and when it reaches that point the system stops and the solenoid then disengages the drive system.

I got the installation figured out, just need to get time to make it happen.

Let me know if you need more details on the system.
 

Brett Proctor

Well-known member
New Version.

The Mold/Mould

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The Part

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Attachments installed

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Mockup(not installed. need to modify the cutout for it to fit right)

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islandman

Member
So this is side pocket number 3 then, you're giving Peter a run for his money on the number of iterations for a part :D

I can now understand the mock ups you had on your gate, I didn't get it back then on how it would look, now i do *thumbs up*

Nice looking molds ;)
 

Peter

Active member
Nice one Brett, just go for it, I Don't think you are going to better that. *thumbs up*



Don't worry David, I haven't even started on my doors yet but I must say the centre and dash ARE NOT going to be altered. Promise *oh my*
 

Brett Proctor

Well-known member
Damn, Brett. That looks gooooood. *rock on*

Thanks Nic



So this is side pocket number 3 then, you're giving Peter a run for his money on the number of iterations for a part :D

I can now understand the mock ups you had on your gate, I didn't get it back then on how it would look, now i do *thumbs up*

Nice looking molds ;)

Not that I wanted to make another set of panels or give Peter a run for his money*laugh* but I was in a bind as to where to place some switches. They didn't look good or didn't belong in spots that were available.
That was the reason for making a new version of side panels. There (I hope)should be enough room in the "arm rest" section to place all the switches that I have left to install.
I did loose the storage space in this version.

As with most things on this car, things evolve and change during the build because of unforeseen things that pop up during the build.

Got the cutout made for the drivers side and got the panel in place to see how clearances work out.
No problems getting in and out of the car and the "arm rest" section doesn't cause any issues.

Kind of feels like your sitting in a fighter jet now.

I'll spend some time getting these mounted then move on to building the rear spoiler.


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Brett Proctor

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Interior is starting to come together I think.

I think I'll have those side speaker pods just under the dash blend into the new side panels to make it all come together

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islandman

Member
Maybe its because of the colour contrast but it just doesn't seem to "flow" to me, maybe a more aggressive sweep inwards. Which will also give more space for the left knee when pressing pedals

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Peter

Active member
I agree, a little more sweep is needed so it 'flows' better.


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(Sorry David, I just had to.) *laugh*
 
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Brett Proctor

Well-known member
A little different.
Didn't try to tie it into the side panel.

Still not 100% happy with it.

Just threw these together after the kids got picked up as you can tell from the rough finish on them.

I think they look better but I don't think they match the geometric shape of the dash, and speaking of the dash I'm real tempted to get rid of those round vents at the ends and put something else in that matches the dash better. They look like 2 big warts to me.

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Dash Design

A little different.
Didn't try to tie it into the side panel.

Still not 100% happy with it.

Just threw these together after the kids got picked up as you can tell from the rough finish on them.

I think they look better but I don't think they match the geometric shape of the dash, and speaking of the dash I'm real tempted to get rid of those round vents at the ends and put something else in that matches the dash better. They look like 2 big warts to me.

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To match the geometric shape of the dash you might try taking the shape of the left side of the drivers dash pod and use that shape on the end of the dash on the passenger side incorporating both the air vent and the speaker. On the drivers side of the dash use the shape of the right side of the drivers dash pod incorporating the vent and speaker.... Just a thought.

I would try to draw it on the photo but don't have a clue on how to do that.
Tom
 

Brett Proctor

Well-known member
To match the geometric shape of the dash you might try taking the shape of the left side of the drivers dash pod and use that shape on the end of the dash on the passenger side incorporating both the air vent and the speaker. On the drivers side of the dash use the shape of the right side of the drivers dash pod incorporating the vent and speaker.... Just a thought.

I would try to draw it on the photo but don't have a clue on how to do that.
Tom


I would be interested in seeing your idea on paper. My photo shop skills are lacking also.


Well I like this version the best.
Just a very basic mock up. Couldn't see wasting time and materials if it wasn't going to work

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islandman

Member
Personally I like the round vents, but without the vents in and their trim being seen it doesn't really give you the full picture of what it will look like.
 

Peter

Active member
I like those speakers but what about tucking them up tight and minimizing the surround?
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Big vents = big air, you will need it. I like them. They will look better when the dash is finished.
 
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