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Old 12-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #376
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When I got done working on the hood for the day I still had a couple of hours left so I started wiring in the relays for the power windows.

I got most of the underside of the console done. I now need to find a couple of pieces of the right color wire. 12Ga BL and 12Ga BR/W. Once I find that I can finish up that portion of the wiring.

This photo shows the underside of the rear console where I mounted the relays and wired in the switches.
Like everything else you've done...Nice and Neat!!!
Good Work!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #377
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Thanks guys..........

Today I worked on the hood again. After mounting it yesterday I discovered a couple of places where the fit was off just enough to make you take a second look.

The planned hood integration with the rear fender stainless also needed some more work. Today I got that all lined out and got the fiberglass out and went at it. Two coats of glass later I think it's ready for the final body match before painting.

Will know tomorrow when I get it sanded and the hood mounted back on the car again.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:48 PM   #378
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I got off work at noon today and busied myself working on the wiring harness for the new GPS tracking system I picked up for the car.

Fairly simple installation, has full GPS and Cell Phone location parameter tracking as well as the ability to remote into it from your cell phone and shut down the ignition.

And it was less than $200. Probably pay for itself in reduced insurance premiums the first couple of years. Anyway I finished up the install this afternoon in the few hours I had after lunch.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #379
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That sounds very cool, can you post a link of that unit, I am very interested in that GPS system for my ride. I'm also hoping to install a keyless push botton start with key fob in the car and this would be great to add with it.

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Old 12-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #380
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That sounds very cool, can you post a link of that unit, I am very interested in that GPS system for my ride. I'm also hoping to install a keyless push botton start with key fob in the car and this would be great to add with it.

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Ditto! Can't wait to see what you got, so I can get one later, when I'm finally ON the road again!
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #381
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That sounds very cool, can you post a link of that unit, I am very interested in that GPS system for my ride. I'm also hoping to install a keyless push botton start with key fob in the car and this would be great to add with it.

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Yes! A link would be great! For $200.00 I would be very interested!
Thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #382
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OK guys, here is the link.

http://www.rmtracking.com/vehicle_re...rt_tracker.php

I also added the external antenna and battery. You have to add the starter relay kit if you want any shutdown capability. I switched it over to the ignition circuit. RMT doesn't recommend doing that due to liability; however, I checked with Hagerty and they indicated insurance follows the vehicle and as long as it was insured when stolen, they were liable.

I can post a wiring diagram for how to do that if someone needs it.

One idea I had with this unit was that you could sign in and disable the ignition whenever you are out of the car for any length of time...... cool stuff.

It counts as a locate but they are cheap compared to the loss of a vette.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #383
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Interesting...Thanks for the link!
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I worked on the hood again today, (I know, big surprise) cut in the engine light slot and did a few more sanding trips around the edges. The hood gutters on the fenders got some attention as well as the upper edges of the fenders.

The hood is almost done, I need to do more sanding on the top and a final fit and block of the edges. I think by end of work time tomorrow it should finally be ready for a squirt of primer.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #385
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mulinjohe,

Thank you, forgive me for not understanding 'moc' ? I am not much of a text person so don't know very many of the acronyms. Plus it is first thing in the morning and I am still swilling down my coffee.

I appreciate the kind words just don't understand them.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:10 PM   #386
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The sanding on the top of the hood is completed. I got distracted building a bracket for the MP3 charger and doing some wiring for the under hood lights.

By the time I got back to the hood I didn't have time to reinstall the hood and finish the edges. Will be first thing to do on New Years Day provided I don't over celebrate.

Happy New Year.
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Not much else going on today so off to the shop. I fitted the windshield wiper arms to test clearances on the hood. The WSW motor would not turn, hmmmmmmmm.....

I pulled the motor and bench tested it, worked fine. Turned out to be a needed ground on the instrument panel. Doh!!
With that working I was able to set and test clearances from the hood.

The first test both wiper arms hit the hood. Removed the hood and removed some glass. Tested again, removed and removed again. Tested again and it was very close, I made some last pencil marks and removed and removed again.

This time rather than put the hood back on I prepped and primed the underside. I haven't posted a photo in a few days and some here don't really believe it's true without photos.

Here is the underside of the hood shot in primer.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #388
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Hey...I believed ya' got the hood in primer! But thanks for the pic anyway!!!
Everything seems to be coming along nicely...
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Back at it again today, removed the hood and did a final trip around the underside fixing anything I found.

In between working on the hood I fabricated a under hood flood light bezel out of 16ga sheet stock. I had some left over from a jeep trailer I built a couple of years ago. Turned out pretty good, 3 floodlight LED's fit through 3 separate holes in the bezel.

The photo shows the bezel with lights but the lights are sticking up about 1/8". When installed on the car the lights only stick out about 1/16".

I also layed out the under hood lights, drilled the mounting holes and test fitted them to the bezel. Hood is back in place on the car and I started working on the gaps. This won't take to long as it was pretty close.
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Why would you EVER need lights underneath the hood???

Nice work and a great idea!!!

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