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    Thought I would just throw this out there. The...

    Thought I would just throw this out there.

    The Countach had over heating issues. Maybe not the best example

    I was always told that hot in from the top bad.

    It can be done but I think studies...
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    You just answered a question that has bothered me...

    You just answered a question that has bothered me with the system
    In the donor vehicle they had a switch in one of the rear pillars that allowed you to close only the tailgate; it wouldn't open the...
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    And what makes you think it doesn't already have...

    And what makes you think it doesn't already have sensors and safety devices in it to keep that from happening??:whistling:

    The latch has position and release sensors in it to relay back to the...
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    Boot/trunk Yes but I haven't seen the same safety...

    Boot/trunk Yes but I haven't seen the same safety feature on tailgates. On the tailgates I've seen you would have to remove a panel to manually open the tailgate.

    Postings seem to have slowed down...
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    Yes after all the talk I'm finally putting the...

    Yes after all the talk I'm finally putting the system in the car and have it work.



    I never considered it.

    I suppose its an option.

    I did a little research on them.
    Two things I don't...
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    Thanks Nic can't take credit for the design or...

    Thanks Nic

    can't take credit for the design or building it since all I did was transplant it.

    It does work well in the car though.

    Finished testing the effects of 2 latches in the system and...
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    I have made a very basic video of it. Due to...

    I have made a very basic video of it.

    Due to the limitations of my email provider I had to make it on 2 parts. The videos are very short so I could get under the 20mb that my email provider has...
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    Well the system is up and running. Very pleased...

    Well the system is up and running.
    Very pleased with how it works. Unit has more than enough power to get the job done and the 2 speed configuration is really cool(starts out slow and speeds up then...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ??
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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

    3962
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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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