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Old 05-08-2013, 12:08 PM   #91
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Thanks! Update from last night. I would rather not discuss the fact that I am an idiot and the cutout for my xantrex controller is exactly an inch too big in both directions. I am either going to make a pine inset to fix the hole, or cut a new piece of sheet metal :/ Anywho, almost wrapped up that project, just waiting on 3 more on-off-on switches.
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The dash looks great.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #92
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Lucky Chow, for sure not the only one, lol! I have a lot of things like that. Most of them I can make look completely intentional. Sometimes I have to suck it up and redo. This one, I can redo later if it bugs me too much.

Accordion, looks nice!! Super clean.

Roach711, so so true. Gotta roll with the punches, even if the "punches" are just your own stupidity I'm pretty good at switching gears when needed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:39 AM   #93
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Well, I made a pine trim piece and it looked like crap. Sooo....I think a brushed aluminum bezel is in order. Stay tuned
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:55 AM   #94
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Well, I made a pine trim piece and it looked like crap. Sooo....I think a brushed aluminum bezel is in order. Stay tuned
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:06 AM   #95
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HA! We can pretend it never happened, as I wasted an hour doing it. Anywho, just found a perfect piece in the scrap bin at work.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #96
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i really like that Kitchen counter top! Keep up the good work on the build
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #97
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Thanks!! Anywho, look what happened tonight!

I love aluminum



After a little belt sander action.



Cutout



Oh hai!



All done! Glad I made the mistake with the cutout ;)

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #98
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Nice look, WOW. I know I should be figuring out what all my buttons do. Half mine are missing (probably why there is something draining the battery when it's parked). I know at some point I'll have to deal with the cab but for now it's blocked off from living space and I'm ignoring it. I was thinking of using enamel textured rattle can spray on the whole dash and side in cab. Brown-ish. Have to admit though I'm getting sort of accustomed to the green.
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Thanks!! Yeah...I'm kinda OCD about wiring. I went further than most need to and stripped EVERYTHING that wasn't needed out and rewired it. Makes troubleshooting so much easier. If you go back a ways, you'll see the mess I started with. I am extremely happy with how this turned out, now on to trim work! Basically going to start in the front and start completing things as I move back.
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That turned out really nice man.
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