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  1. Thread: 009

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    I see your concern I could cut a groove along...

    I see your concern

    I could cut a groove along the location that it will be placed and counter sink the sensor slightly to help hold it in place.

    The sensor needs to have a certain resistance to...
  2. Thread: 009

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    I understand your thoughts but according to this...

    I understand your thoughts but according to this definition

    The sensors are now also actuated when the liftgate is being moved to its closed position. Should an object be detected, further...
  3. Thread: 009

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    Just a quick update on the power lift canopy...

    Just a quick update on the power lift canopy system.

    All sensors need to be installed for the system to work properly.

    I was having a slight issue of what to do with the pinch senor. There was...
  4. Thread: 009

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    For your application maybe something like this...

    For your application maybe something like this would work better than a remote motor setup

    https://motowey.com/products/toyota-chr-electric-tailgate

    I haven't done any research on these but...
  5. Thread: 009

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    could a cable be used like what is used to steer...

    could a cable be used like what is used to steer a boat be routed from the actuator up to the door connection ??
  6. Thread: 009

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    Home improvement projects are winding down so...

    Home improvement projects are winding down so more time can be spent on other things.

    Been working on the power assist system for the canopy. Testing different gas struts/springs and I found a...
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    Did you document any of it in you build diaries...

    Did you document any of it in you build diaries on the nova or sterling site??

    Or you can look for wires not connected to anything and start there:whistling::laugh::laugh:
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    Ever wonder why it doesn't bead up any more?? ...

    Ever wonder why it doesn't bead up any more??

    Acetone removes wax.

    I've found that when the first few layers are fogged on there is no beading/fish eye. Only when you apply the PVA to heavy do...
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    Another idea is to look for other brands of PVA....

    Another idea is to look for other brands of PVA.

    From my experience different brands produce different finishes and some make claims to have high gloss finishes. I've also had some brands flow and...
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    My experience to getting a gloss finish starts of...

    My experience to getting a gloss finish starts of course first with the paint job on the buck. If this doesn't have the finish you desire it doesn't matter what you do, the mould will have the same...
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    The structural integrity of the tunnel is not...

    The structural integrity of the tunnel is not jeopardized either because I replaced the piece that was removed with the bracket.

    VIN number!!!!! I thought that was a part number and didn't need...
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    Still need to weld the bracket in 3962

    Still need to weld the bracket in

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  13. Thread: Tail Lights

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    Another plus that I forgot to mention is that...

    Another plus that I forgot to mention is that they are certified by your local department of motor vehicle and got the stamp on the lenses.

    So they should pass any inspection.
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    To me your over analyzing this to death. Granted...

    To me your over analyzing this to death.
    Granted I'm not familiar with how the manufacturers do it over there but it can't be all that different.

    I assume over there a foot operated...
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    I did come across some pedal assemblies that were...

    I did come across some pedal assemblies that were mounted to the front firewall. They didn't suit my needs so I passed them up and didn't take note what vehicle they were in.
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    3961 New idea. Went to the wrecking yard...

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    New idea.

    Went to the wrecking yard today and I noticed the possibilities that a trucks third brake light has.
    Its narrow enough to fit in the top section of the back and some have...
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    This is the pedal assembly that I'm using ...

    This is the pedal assembly that I'm using

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-2014-GM-Cars-Parking-Brake-Pedal-Assy-New-OEM-15899813-20879207-10356095-/332076944950

    The rivets holding the mounting...
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    Since I'm not using the oem pedal assembly I...

    Since I'm not using the oem pedal assembly I thought I'd use the opening that was used by that.

    I found a rubber grommet that was just about a perfect fit.

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    the style I have also has the push on/off...

    the style I have also has the push on/off feature.

    Don't rush in and buy any unit. It took me a day of looking through the yards to find one that would work in our cars.
    Make sure it is made to...
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    Area was cutout and brake line tubes were cut to...

    Area was cutout and brake line tubes were cut to desired length.

    Bracket installed but not welded in

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    Now the fun starts. Finding fittings to make up new cable ends
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    Foot Operated Parking Brake

    As some of you know the redesign of the center console has no provisions for the hand operated parking brake.

    I decided to convert over to a foot operated parking brake to acquire the space I...
  22. Thread: 009

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    Getting the knob to fit is not my concern, its...

    Getting the knob to fit is not my concern, its getting the reverse lockout to work.

    Very few cars(that I know of) have the the same system to access reverse.
    Yes any lever could be made to work...
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    Haven't given it any thoughts. Been busy with...

    Haven't given it any thoughts. Been busy with other things to even look at it.

    But since you did bring it up I did a search for aftermarket shift levers and they all look the same. The bug was...
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    Sorry that I haven't replied back to this till...

    Sorry that I haven't replied back to this till now. I haven't been monitoring this thread for replies.

    But to answer your question.
    Old school tools

    Hack saw and a variety of files.


    ...
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    Because of the issues of using body filler over...

    Because of the issues of using body filler over the foam I have looked for other means to seal the foam.

    Even after filling in the voids twice with body filler the foam still had bad reactions...
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