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Old April 27th, 2014, 11:05 AM
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Finished off the top instrument & switch pod..... decided to leave the centre section front as is, the side angles would only be 1/2" wide & take a lot of extra work to make for a minor cosmetic improvement. So, that's it for now until I get the cut parts back for the passenger side.


Off to read up on LS motors & NV4500's
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Old April 29th, 2014, 04:38 PM
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Faucher grab handle turned up today... very nice, not too large & grippy ... it's St/St with a hard rubber overcoating. Should work well
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Old April 30th, 2014, 04:09 AM
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after you finish the project, will it be possibe for us to get/buy the cad files or something?
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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:22 AM
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after you finish the project, will it be possibe for us to get/buy the cad files or something?
Yes, for $10,000
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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:45 AM
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Yes, for $10,000
LOL using all the heartbleed to steal your CAD files!

I think what Andy is trying to say is that this is really a 1.0 trial on his truck. There may be issues/iterations but it may be a production thing (All RHD D90 owners hope anyway) if there is interest.

Lets let him proof it first
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Old May 1st, 2014, 03:32 PM
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LOL using all the heartbleed to steal your CAD files!

I think what Andy is trying to say is that this is really a 1.0 trial on his truck. There may be issues/iterations but it may be a production thing (All RHD D90 owners hope anyway) if there is interest.

Lets let him proof it first

Thanks.... cut parts for passenger side on route via Greyhound, should have them bent up & fitted this weekend.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 02:49 AM
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lets wait and see:D
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Got the passenger side cut parts, all bent up... tacked together & fitted.



Glove box will easily hold a quart of oil... just in case and there is provision for a 12V or USB power outlet too



Dash binnacle mounting refitted with the new piece for the later TD5 warning display, work for both old & new now.



A few small bits to change but nothing major, on to the centre section now.
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Awesome! Looks great! Bravo
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Old May 4th, 2014, 09:33 PM
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Decided to knock the corner off the lower dash end. Should save a few bumps when getting in & out
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 11:59 AM
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Not done much recently on the dash... been working on the NV4500/gen 3 mini-project

So, gave me time to have a rethink on the heater unit mounting & came up with some new brackets that move it right back to the bulkhead. This means it only sticks forward of the dash end sections by 40mm now. So, working on a new center section cover that'll incorporate the front mount for the heater unit making install/service easier.

Couple of pic's of the heater installed.





Still undecided on how to deal with the lower floor vents as they currently just blow out over the trans tunnel. Would like to duct them to the footwells but space & the duct shape makes this difficult. I can get a side exiting adapter but only towards the drivers side. Might get one & see how it fits flipped over.

Any good thoughts / ideas ?
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Old June 24th, 2014, 10:07 PM
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Got some time & started a redraw the center covers... much happier with these now, less sharp corners & the top section can be made short or extended for 'old style' radios
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Old June 25th, 2014, 02:19 AM
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Another view with the top center panel completed... just need to work out where the holes need to go for the floor vents in the lower panel & can then get them cut
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Another view with the top center panel completed... just need to work out where the holes need to go for the floor vents in the lower panel & can then get them cut
That looks like a standard size for ducting, I think you can just squash some standard ducting and route it to the footwells.

Check out marine/rv stores for the ducting, just measure the circumference of the ovals and get some zip ties
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That looks like a standard size for ducting, I think you can just squash some standard ducting and route it to the footwells.

Check out marine/rv stores for the ducting, just measure the circumference of the ovals and get some zip ties
These are the lower foot vents (arrowed) and the cover fits tight to the heater unit to maximize space for gear stick etc. Not really enough room to duct to above feet so think will cut 2 holes directly below them in the lower cover & make a pair of plastic ducts with angled vents that can be slotted in once the cover is in place.

Sounds like a little 3D plastic printing project
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Old July 18th, 2014, 07:08 PM
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After rebuilding & fitting a new motor in my D2.... finished the centre section drawings.

Still need to work out the footwell vents but that can wait till later now. Shall get these parts cut next week & see how they all fit...
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 11:44 PM
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Got the centre section cut sheets bent & welded up, initial install is quite good. A few minor adjustments to make as my 'box bender' bends are not as accurate & tight as a press brake would make. Overall am happy with the look

Need to work on an 'add on' switch pod to mount on the lower centre section next as now I'm fitting the NV4500 the auto shifter is gone, so I can have a centre seat for the dog to ride along with us
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Think about soundproofing the other side of the metal before finally securing it to your truck.
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Think about soundproofing the other side of the metal before finally securing it to your truck.
What... and mute the howl of the 5.3 Vortec with straight through pipes

Ok, I might have too if the boss has her way
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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:46 PM
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Started on the heater A/C piping now I have the bulkhead closer plate & tool to crimp the hose ends on. It's all a tight fit but should work out ok.... fingers crossed





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