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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  6. Thread: Sad News

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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.
  8. 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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    Follow up to the hydraulics. I disassembled...

    Follow up to the hydraulics. I disassembled everything from the motor to the piping that passes through the bulkhead in the front, cleaned all the threads with a wire brush and reassembled all with...
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    Hi David, For simplistic example see this site...

    Hi David,

    For simplistic example see this site -https://www.boatoutfitters.com/black-adjustable-draw-latch
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    Draw Latches - Options?

    I think I want to put draw latches on the rear body panel to make engine tune and work easier and more accessible. After an hour of searching the interwebs I've determined everything is either...
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    This is the sealant I used. So far so good, but...

    This is the sealant I used. So far so good, but it's also a little early to call.
    http://i.imgur.com/V8h8rOSm.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/GLwbgybm.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/HmLWBFxm.jpg
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    Hydraulic Sealant

    The cleaned motor and new dual-lock cylinder is in place, plumbed, fill full of hydraulic fluid and working!


    ... but leaking. A LOT. Anyone use a thread sealer on their connections? I've seen...
  17. Thread: Tail Lights

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    The inside lines seem to match the outer lines of...

    The inside lines seem to match the outer lines of the body in the current orientation. In the last picture you posted, put the left light to the right and the right light to the left. How does that...
  18. Thread: Eagle

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    A bit of a wash and buff, should be JUST fine ...

    A bit of a wash and buff, should be JUST fine

    :scared:
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    I have the pump motor apart. It was greasy inside...

    I have the pump motor apart. It was greasy inside at first but after some serious cleaning its MUCH better. However, it's still not working. When I apply 12v and ground the rotor jerks laterally but...
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    Got it all piped and plumbed in on Friday night,...

    Got it all piped and plumbed in on Friday night, and now the pump motor isn't working.

    1 step forward, 2 steps back. :cursing:
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    Those are pretty nice, Brett.

    Those are pretty nice, Brett.
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    I started plumbing the new check valve last...

    I started plumbing the new check valve last night. Made a mess of course when I disconnected the lines from the pump and cylinders. That's what rags, 409 and soap are for, right?

    Here's what I...
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    Hydraulic line routing

    Have we discussed the route we have our hydraulic lines running? Do we have an optimal path they should be going?
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    This is what I bought -...

    This is what I bought - https://www.baileyhydraulics.com/Lock-Valves-Port-Size-1-4-NPT-Type-Double

    Simply, it keeps the top up when it's open and down when it's shut. My top motor doesn't have the...
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    The check valve arrived today. It's about twice...

    The check valve arrived today. It's about twice the size I expected it to be. It's about 5.5" wide, 3" tall and 1.75" thick.
    Hopefully I can get it plumbed into the system this weekend and I can...
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