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Thread: 60% finished G20 Van project...codenamed Gladiator!!

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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.

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    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.

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    Could you put 800x600 pics though?

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    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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    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

    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    5. Maximum image size should be 800x600.
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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    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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    kinda ghetttttttttto but cool!

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    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!
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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    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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    Looks good, and loads quickly!
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