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Discussion Starter · #106 · (Edited)
Well I do have some down time let's replace some defrost vents
Full Custom of my own ....
The beginning stages
"Methodical laugh"

See what I can come up with from scratch



Wax paper trace
I'll come back and fine tune the cardboard to fit to the extended edge of the stretched defrost hole in the dash from over the years to match it perfectly
See how well I can do this on my own

 

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Fine trimmed
Need to figure out what I'm gonna put ther
Could do diamond plated thin aluminum
Scored with green scotch brite and clear coated so I won't get any chalky corrosion / oxidation
Same as what i did for my radiator brackets i made
Think that's gonna be my best bet
something easy enough to work with as well
Getting in this tight spot will be a fun job
but i should be able to handle it without ripping the dash out
Just gotta cut some notches where factory screw are in the plastic so I can slide some small toggle like nuts in there and snug it back up with an angled screwdriver
I'll make it happen while I'm waiting on parts

Got a 3 farad cap coming to for the sound system
Little system back there on 2ohms is pulling some power
Rather not see night time driving
That an keep everything from clipping

 

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Discussion Starter · #108 ·
Fixed 2 cracked windshields today
Installed new florescent tube bulbs in my garage
Poor lighting from old bulbs
Moved at bedroom set out of the house
(Sold)
Finally got back on task with the 3

Remove old vents and notched the holes so I can slide the bolts and nuts in when I go to reinstall

At a stand still on the way I want the vent holes to look like
I don't have anything I can press with
to pop some holes in it
Thought about taking a scrap piece of iron rectangular tubing sharpening it up and using a hammer to punch holes
My luck it will get bent it all to hell and back

So my last option is the use of a cutting disc on my dremel and measuring lines drawn down at different angles to produce vent holes
Probably be my best bet right now
For the limit of specialty tools so it doesn't look like crap

So far what I have drawn up













 

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Discussion Starter · #110 · (Edited)
Well looking kinda ruff free handing lol
Should look a lot better once I turn down one side of the cuts to give it a real vent look




I made my own radiator top mount brackets that came out good so hopefully these guys will match and look just as good will see





 

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Waiting on my 2 Farad capacitor to arrive to feed my amplifier
Thats not that important at the moment

But what is 😁

I received my T case billet breather in today

My hands free floor mount to hold my ipod touch so I can listen to my tunes while I shift gears
(Phone will be blue toothed to the deck for incoming calls)
Ipod hooked on AUX (headphone jack)
While USB plug will be used to charge it

Time to get to work
For sure 😁😁



Going to extend the hose all the way up to the driver side strut tower and mount this little reservoir
also have some plans for it gonna need some tweaking done to the res
so it can breath and not collect trash either
so I'll post back when things are done and in
For now gonna crunch on the car
get this thing back together
Starting tomm.... if my wife will allow me to do so
If not no big deal
Its gonna be a gung ho weekend coming up for sure
 

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Looks like a hit it hard weekend guys

Got 2 iphone screens in today
Helping a co-worker out fixing his kids cells phones gonna take some time to fix them

I did get my 2 farad cap in today as well





Feed the system without the clipping surge
2 farad will be plenty to keep the power fed to the amp
 

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Out here tinkering
Running on empty
No energy
things are looking good though














Getting the vents bent down before I go to cut the panels out double checking measurements making sure I get this right the first time

Think I'm gonna ruff them up with a green scotch brite / primer them
Use this last can of Hammered rust-oleum give them a nice gloss imperfection cover up spray instead of just high temp clear coating them




After this it's time to bolt up the transfer case run the hose to the billet breather
Install this res and cap over by the brake master cylinder
 

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They are cut slightly larger from the cardboard templates so I can fine sand them in

They are cut out and here they are ruff'D in
They really don't look all that bad either




Got some brass nuts and bolts to hold them down
Gonna look great when I put some paint on them

Slapped in the T case breather res
Picked up some filter foam while I ran to go get the brass nuts and bolts for the vents

 

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Slow start this morning
Weather not in my favor for paint this morning



I'm on the tail end of it now
3 coats piled on after primer
Almost time to play Fight Night
With this windshield and dash lol
 

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Came out like doo doo
But I gave it a good go
It's just gonna have to ride like it is
Till one day I get froggy and pull the dash and do it right
Actually, NO ONE (except you) will ever notice -- esp if you paint them matte black like Razith suggests. Trouble is that now that you find it bothersome, it will always attract your eye to it and devil you forever.
I'm thinking about maybe just drilling a series of holes rather than the slits -- although your idea is very ingenious!

BTW, how did you fasten the grills down to the dash? It looks like the grills pulled the dash down pretty well, right?
Did you use those spring loaded toggle bolts like you use for hanging pix on drywall?
 
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