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    Hey everyone, didnt really wanna post this in the show off your ride section/ worklog because its not done, and im not sure exactly how im going to finish it. im just playing it by ear as i go. heres what ive got so far. tips are very welcome, i need all the advice i can get. thnks!


    >>Oh question: i'm ordering paint right now, what should i get? i have SEM texture and SEM trim black in my shopping cart. anythin else i need?


























    >> i got a few more pieces of wood to put on tomorrow, then ill glue on the monitor and the cd-drive casings. next will be epoxy putty-ing all the gaps and covering up the brackets. also will be using epoxy putty (by loctite from lowes [thanks nexson]) to fortify weaker areas.

    >>then its rage gold OR metal-glaze depending on whatever i can find first... then paint! i can visualize the final product!



    EDIT: preview of my skin for RoadRunner.... i know it doesnt belong here but i couldnt help myself.



    comments welcome!

  • #2
    very nice so far. I see your following my advice. Exchange the trim black for satin black. Trim black is for the outside of the car and it is probably going to be to glossy/tacky. Satin black has like a light shimmer. It is what I use on all my products.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nexson View Post
      very nice so far. I see your following my advice. Exchange the trim black for satin black. Trim black is for the outside of the car and it is probably going to be to glossy/tacky. Satin black has like a light shimmer. It is what I use on all my products.
      yea i read that you use satin black. saw some others using trim black... anyway, which satin black?

      EDIT: figured it out 15243 if anyone is wondering...

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      • #4
        I have the exact same truck as you, Im gonna subscribe to this and pretty much use yours as my reference, I havent seen someone do a truckputer in our year truck or newer, that didnt have a flip out head unit. Looks great so far, Please be very detailed. haha so far bro your doing great!

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        • #5
          heyy well i know its sposed to be a worklog... but im actually already done.

          at least with the computer. i took lots of pictures (youre welcome) and am almost done wiring up my new amps and speakers. my neon lights are also all done being wired. im just waiting on a set of speakers, 15 ft of speaker wire, and a battery terminal cuz i ran outta space on my positive battery post cuz i wired so much crap onto it. pictures to come soon.


          EDIT: pictures:































          thats all the pictures i got. at least the good ones. im still installing my amp(s) and speakers but am not really taking pictures of that. if anyone wants me to, I am installing two 1000w amps (one for sub and one for speakers) behind my backseat. running all power cables down the passengers side and audio cables down the drivers side. also i have installed LEDs in all the air vents and red neon lights in the footwells. also there are two blue neon lights in my computer bay.

          that's all for now! any questions or comments are welcome! sorry this is in the fabrication thread and not the worklog or show of your project section.

          MODS CAN MOVE THIS IF THEY NEED TO! or i can simply repost it over there...

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          • #6
            Im at work, and pictures wont show. Im interested in seeing how you did your light set up to, also how did you control your lights?

            Last thing, how is the sunlight readability(might not be a real word) on the screen from where you mounted it?

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            • #7
              CHARLIEEEE WERE GOIN ON AN ADVENTURE CHARLIE.. YEAH AN ADVENTURE CHARLIEE.. lmao.. haha.. Awesome setup man. I have an 08' fusion (same stock cd player). I'll have my work log up soon also.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TexasAggie View Post
                Im at work, and pictures wont show. Im interested in seeing how you did your light set up to, also how did you control your lights?

                Last thing, how is the sunlight readability(might not be a real word) on the screen from where you mounted it?
                pictures should work.... they work fine for me. as far as how my light set up goes, i just hooked up all my neon lights and LEDs to the switch to the left of the USB port on that panel i made. on/off switch from radioshack.

                as far as actually how i did the light set up, just run wires every where you want lights. the air vents pop right off and i drilled holes into the tubing to run wires through. i order all my lights off of a website called Oznium. The customer service there is amazing since it is run by a few people out of california (i think) and they will always get back to you on any problems/issues/questions you may have. cant recommend them enough. best of all, they have great prices and shipping is cheap no matter what you order ($4.20 shipping on every order.)

                finally. sunlight read-ability. when the sun is on the monitor its not that easy to read. just like any other car. however, i have that thing recessed so damn far in that theres nearly never any sun on it. ive never had a problem with it at all not being readable. if there is, it is usually a minor issue like a small corner of the screen not being readable.

                hope that helps! lemme know what youre planning so i can help!


                EDIT: in regards to oznium, heres a link to the lighting in my old truck (2000 Toyota Tundra).

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                • #9
                  Fantastic fab, but those switches kill me. You couldn't find something that matched a little better?

                  I've used Oznium, too and recommend. They do have great customer service.
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                  Speedy was traded for a 2004 350z - Install complete except for permanent screen installation.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by golfguy View Post
                    Fantastic fab, but those switches kill me. You couldn't find something that matched a little better?

                    I've used Oznium, too and recommend. They do have great customer service.
                    i actually really like the switches... i have a lot of chrome on the interior of the car and they kind match that look. plus they need a small hole to be drilled and that was nice as i didnt wanna crack that panel piece. IMHO the switches look nice with the rest of the car. ill be takin more pictures later when everything is *finished*. finished is such a relative term isnt it....



                    EDIT: kinda finished?

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                    • #11
                      where is your keyboard, mouse, etc? That's a deep hole to reach into for a touch screen lol. But very good work. Would like to see more pics of the screen surround at night and during day.

                      Most importantly, how did you create the Road Runner Skin and is it available for download?
                      http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4...turepismo2.jpg

                      http://www.youtube.com/GetStuk

                      Many custom lighting mods, custom fabrication, etc.

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