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  • 60% finished G20 Van project...codenamed Gladiator!!

    Ok, here we go:




    This outside front of the van. You can see the external power panel.



    This is a close-up of the external power connection I installed to use at either home or a campsite equipped with electricity.




    From the rear with the doors fully open.




    The front area where computer and back-up cam are displayed.



    A close-up of the actual display.




    The back-up camera display. My digital camera doesn't see the display properly and so only shows a small line. Trust me. It works!



    This is the back-up camera, mounted just above the third stopping light on the top of the van.




    A peek inside the camera housing.



    The computer is actually mounted next to the winch, just behind the driver/passenger area.




    This is the rooftop mounted WiFi antenna, made by Hawking.



    Loading the bike now.




    The winch is taut and ready to pull the bike up the ramp, once I put down the camera and go to make sure it is steady. The entire process of loading takes about minutes.




    The bike is loaded, secured, and ready for transport to wherever I want.




    I have ample room to play with, to the point I could load an additional street bike or even a couple of dirtbikes. This doesn't take into account how much gear I can store. Helmets, gloves, jackets, mechanical parts, and camping gear are all stored on the metal shelving unit.





    This internal webcam gives me a visual on the condition of the bike or bikes at all times on the computer screen. I can see whether they have shifted or if adjustments need to be made just by looking at the screen.

  • #2
    he thats pretty cool. though i would try and find an alternative to that water-proof casing for the back up cam. it looks like someone just left something ontop of the roof and someone might come by and try and jack it(ripping out the case, cam, and wiring). other than that thats a cool setup.
    my wish list:
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...tSignature.jpg

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    • #3
      Could you put 800x600 pics though?

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      • #4
        Your bike in the van reminds me of Knight Rider from when I was younger when Kitt would leap out of the back of an 18 wheeler...lol
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        • #5
          For gods sake... read the rules, i'm on DSL and I've been on the page for over 10 minutes!!!!!!

          please resize, your project looks inteesting, but even on my 1400x1152 resolution machine it is impossible to see the images well

          Originally posted by frodobaggins
          5. Maximum image size should be 800x600.
          Roy

          2005 Range Rover 4.4
          Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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          • #6
            For the picture size, I apologize. I set my camera on the lowest resolution thinking that would be best for this forum. I will resize and reload them tonight.

            As for another comment, there have been so many people asking if I ride the bike out of the back at full power, even if the van is in motion.

            The answer is, no I haven't but would really like to. The problem is head clearance getting out the back. I do sit on the bike down the ramp when unloading, but it is unpowered and I must duck before clearing the van.

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            • #7
              kinda ghetttttttttto but cool!

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              • #8
                Thanks!

                if you go into www.microsoft.com/windowsxp then under powertoys, for Windows XP, there is a "Image Resizer" powertoy. it allows you to right click any file or many files and resize them straight from a folder in windows!
                Roy

                2005 Range Rover 4.4
                Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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                • #9
                  I resized and re-upped the pictures last night. On my screen, they go all the way across now with very little to see outside that. Hopefully they show up just as well on everyone else's.

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                  • #10
                    Looks good, and loads quickly!
                    Roy

                    2005 Range Rover 4.4
                    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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                    • #11
                      What is the wifi antenna sitting on and why?

                      Not to be the nag but...
                      This needs moved to the work log section. No offense but there are too many projects that belong in worklog sections being posted.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ppgt94
                        What is the wifi antenna sitting on and why?
                        The antenna is mounted to an existing GPS/cellular antenna housing. I considered removing it and mounting the antenna directly but:

                        a) the housing was functional and weather proof and already has the GPS antenna inside

                        b) I didn't want to drill yet another hole in the top of my van

                        Not to be the nag but...
                        This needs moved to the work log section. No offense but there are too many projects that belong in worklog sections being posted.

                        I don't see a project listed anywhere on this site that isn't under some stage of initial or further development. That would mean ALL posts "showing off our rides" belong in the Worklog.

                        If the moderators feel it should be moved, then they have my unquestioning consent.

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                        • #13
                          I think this thread belongs in this exact section because setup is ready and works.
                          Nice setup, BTW You ever go wardriving with that wifi antenna? I would imagine you'd get awesome reception, but also could be freaky to have a big van parked outside your house stealing your internet Nice idea with the bike
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yuriy
                            I think this thread belongs in this exact section because setup is ready and works.
                            Nice setup, BTW You ever go wardriving with that wifi antenna? I would imagine you'd get awesome reception, but also could be freaky to have a big van parked outside your house stealing your internet Nice idea with the bike

                            Thanks a lot!

                            I did consider the wardriving possibilities, but I can't see myself doing it just for the sake of finding the spots. I most likely would only do it to catalog their location and speed so I can come back later while on the road for work should I need a quick email check with no Panera nearby. I am waiting for someone in my area to offer wireless internet connectivity like in some larger cities.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ragle
                              Thanks a lot!

                              I did consider the wardriving possibilities, but I can't see myself doing it just for the sake of finding the spots. I most likely would only do it to catalog their location and speed so I can come back later while on the road for work should I need a quick email check with no Panera nearby. I am waiting for someone in my area to offer wireless internet connectivity like in some larger cities.

                              But that's stealing!!!

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