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Old September 3rd, 2014, 02:05 AM
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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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Old August 3rd, 2015, 11:48 PM
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Been off this for a while, got a bit done today. Relocated the wiper motor 1" higher than stock.



And decided to move the water pipe pass-throughs in the bulkhead to the spare space below the dash where a hand throttle cable could be mounted. After searching around I decided the simple way was to just make the pipes out of 1/2" copper water pipe fittings.

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Old August 11th, 2015, 10:22 AM
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Made up a temporary blanking plate for the bulkhead to locate the heater pipes, finished them off. Not bad for a 'home' plumbing job

The fuse box will need moving over a bit to accommodate the water control valve but it'll all be hidden behind a new fuse box cover.



Hose connections are easily accessible in the engine bay.



Next to finish drawing up the blanking late & rework the dash demister vents, haver tried to make the old LR ones and the after market fit but there just not going too. So, time to make my own.
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Old August 13th, 2015, 09:24 PM
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First rough sketch of the new demister vents, I'm hoping that there will be enough air flow to cause a bit of back pressure in the duct as the vent slot is a bit narrower, thus giving a good spread across the screen.

Might just have to make one & see how it blows
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Old August 14th, 2015, 07:23 PM
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Another view of the revised dash demister duct, just about ready to get a couple of sets of parts cut.
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Old August 28th, 2015, 08:54 PM
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Had a set of demister vents cut & got them bent up. I must say I'm rather pleased as they fitted together quite well.





The vents accept standard 2" flex duct and I made the opening in the top trim a little narrower to introduce a bit of back pressure. This should hopefully give a good spread of air.... we shall have to see how that goes. They also are a direct drop in and use the existing mounting holes too.
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Old September 28th, 2015, 08:32 AM
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Your attention to detail and clever solutions make me want to build something too!!

Very impressive build!
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Eagerly awaiting updates and the release date of the new kit
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Old January 19th, 2016, 12:21 AM
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Eagerly awaiting updates and the release date of the new kit
Won't be for a while, working on the LS install at present so I can get it up & running. Ummm... A kit, maybe I'll make a couple more, have to see how it goes
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Old February 13th, 2017, 10:47 PM
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Got back to doing some work on my custom dash, all the panels are now powder coated and being installed for the last time. Found it easier to install the top crash pad last. Still need to make some little trims for the top ends where the plastic used to fit over but that can wait till later.









Working on connecting up all the heater vents now, then to get the LS fired up.
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Old February 14th, 2017, 09:08 AM
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Jeebus, looks like a 747 with all those buttons in thar....

Nice job!



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Old February 14th, 2017, 11:51 AM
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So impressed I wish you'd make another.
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So impressed I wish you'd make another.
The first one has only been under construction for four years. I'm sure Andy could whip up another.
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The first one has only been under construction for four years. I'm sure Andy could whip up another.
And that's the beauty of having it all modelled in CAD... just have to send the current cut files out and I get a big box of flat bits back... but first I got to finish my junk

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Jeebus, looks like a 747 with all those buttons in thar....

Nice job!

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Just to say that out public, I love the work you've done, this is just amazing!
Keep doing great work!!! Cheers!!
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Which Vintage air did you end up using?
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Which Vintage air did you end up using?
The Mini unit, all the others were too big to mount in the centre of the dash.
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The Mini unit, all the others were too big to mount in the centre of the dash.
Thank you sir! one more question. How are you going to bring in outside air to the Vintage air? (or just inside recirculation only)
Iam contemplating welding up my front vents, thus if i do the vintage air I need a way to get outside air into the system.
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Thank you sir! one more question. How are you going to bring in outside air to the Vintage air? (or just inside recirculation only)
Iam contemplating welding up my front vents, thus if i do the vintage air I need a way to get outside air into the system.
If you look back at post #68, I re-purposed the heater control slider/knob assembly to open/close the dash vents. I'm hoping that they'll stay closed enough to keep out the weather as it rely's on the little ball detent to hold them closed. The passenger side has 2 detent positions so it can be opened a little way for fresh air input above the fan.
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