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    So after all my "fancy" designing I realize there...

    So after all my "fancy" designing I realize there was a MUCH simpler way to go about this. There's an ABS adapter that might work better, depending on the room available in the open space inside the...
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    Great Job, Brent. Very clever use of the laser...

    Great Job, Brent. Very clever use of the laser level. I don't recall how I did mine, but I think I made a S.W.A.G (Scientific Wild Ass Guess) and managed to get it right.
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    Hi Lauren, from a aesthetics stand point I prefer...

    Hi Lauren, from a aesthetics stand point I prefer the round headlight look. I want to move the headlights out so I have more room to build another/better headlight bucket wall next to the boot lid. I...
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    To be honest, I can't recall, but I know the pins...

    To be honest, I can't recall, but I know the pins do need to be locked into place so I believe I accounted for them.
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    Well, more than 6 months later... and the Orange...

    Well, more than 6 months later... and the Orange car is still right where I left her, but covered and protected from the elements. It's "rainy season" or as close to that as we get in California Bay...
  6. If printed in ABS with full to 20% infill, 3-5...

    If printed in ABS with full to 20% infill, 3-5 top and bottom layers and the same outer layers, it should hold up quite nice. Just not PLA, you don't want it to disintegrate on you.
  7. Thread: Side lights

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    Depending on what you consider "small" check out...

    Depending on what you consider "small" check out older Miata side lights, or older VW Jetta. That's US based.
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    Words will never do justice to the sympathy and...

    Words will never do justice to the sympathy and support we all wish to send you and Martha. Bless you both.
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    Pond is spelled P O N D, not L A N E.

    Pond is spelled P O N D, not L A N E.
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    That's a great idea, Brett. As long as the micro...

    That's a great idea, Brett. As long as the micro balloons don't clog up the nozzle, it should spray just fine and provide great protection for the raw fiberglass. I wonder what the ratio of bed liner...
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    There are Dynamat alternatives on the market....

    There are Dynamat alternatives on the market. It's basically a butyl 12x12 sheet I believe. I am planning to put some on my floors at the very least. I was also thinking about using sheets of EVA...
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    I fear for the future of this Sterling. I'm...

    I fear for the future of this Sterling. I'm guessing he'll either hack it to bit trying to make it cool, then give up and realize he's over his crusty shark head. OR, he'll finish it but "bling it...
  13. Thread: Mid Engine Chassis

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    Brett, have you looked into an MR2? Those were...

    Brett, have you looked into an MR2? Those were also mid engine and offered with a supercharger. The 80's models were smaller and might match the track width.

    Edit - 1972 VW Beetle:
    Front track =...
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    I like the modern diffused look, too. Although...

    I like the modern diffused look, too. Although I've never done much research as to how it's done. Do you know? Can you see from the tail light you have there?
  15. Same way I did mine. Works great. If you create...

    Same way I did mine. Works great. If you create the hole in the bracket in the correct location, you can lock the body of the cable "holder" against the hand brake and it makes adjusting easier.
  16. Patterns for original side and rear vinyl panels

    I've made some pretty accurate measurements of the side and rear padded vinyl panels that came with the CCC275 car and made detailed drawings and converted to PDF. As I understand it, if you take...
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    Work on MY car has been slow. But I finally have...

    Work on MY car has been slow. But I finally have one problem out of the way. The cracked windshield. I bought CCC 275 yesterday for the windshield. The entire body, panels, dash, inside pods,...
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    Ooooh! .STL and .OBJ files please!

    Ooooh! .STL and .OBJ files please!
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    That looks great! Nice modern addition to the...

    That looks great! Nice modern addition to the mechanics of the top.
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    I certainly don't want this to sound like a...

    I certainly don't want this to sound like a distraction from your situation Jim & Sarah, but I know what you're going through and how downright frightening this is. My wife has been fighting breast...
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    Ah, yes. Must make sure they say bi-metal.

    Ah, yes. Must make sure they say bi-metal.
  22. Thread: Direction Finding

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    Of course I don't HAVE TO rewire anything, but...

    Of course I don't HAVE TO rewire anything, but knowing how much it would tidy up under the dash it would set my slightly OCD tendencies at ease.
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    WOW! I had noticed them but not really NOTICED...

    WOW! I had noticed them but not really NOTICED them the first time. Are you running solid or stranded wire and what gauge/size wire? It looks like its somewhere around 20-22 gauge. If so, and it can...
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    That's an interesting idea Brent, recessing them...

    That's an interesting idea Brent, recessing them into the body. Now I'm wonder if it would have to be straight arms, or if they could be curved and still work.
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    Lauren, Your use of zip-ties and molex connectors...

    Lauren, Your use of zip-ties and molex connectors in your wiring makes me feel better about my use of the same. As always, love your build updates.
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