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  1. #676
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    Well I saw this video floating around where a guy took a cheap Adafruit sound board and hooked it up to a small amplifier and to a loud speaker annnnd drove around with a custom horn.

    I've now done the same. Only instead of making gaudy looking blue-ringed horn buttons, I've taken a very small and "elegant" approach. Here's a video, albeit rather long video, demonstrating it. The sound is SO LOUD in person I had to wear ear phones when testing. Of course it's completely adjustable too.

    I can have 11 sounds, anything I want. I could put 11 full length songs if I wanted. For now I just went through some old Unreal Tournament sounds I've had and picked out the horns:



    The plan is to mount the knob/switch either inside the center cigarette lighter or maybe beside the interior light adjustment (where the headlight angle switch would be if I had that feature.) It has a nice click click, and a nice soft push. Very elegant =D
    I could certainly put some more "creative" sounds depending on drivers around me.

    ... oh and that comment about the wheels Sobek!? You're removed from my friends list for SURE NOW! :P

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    WELL been an exciting couple months.

    Nothing major done to the car itself but LOTS of preparation! Re doing the sound system so I've gone and bought two 12" Kappa woofers, an infinity 4-channel amp and an Infinity mono-block amp, just today received my new wiring kits (Wire is SO overpriced now damn) but they are incredible.

    Not quite how I remember things, all this OFC copper and OVER gauge crap everywhere. So I bought what I've decided is the best - silver tinned, high strange count, OFC copper in beautiful satin jackets:

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    I have matching speaker wire and fuses etc..

    THEN on to my latest and greatest and most pride-filled purchase:

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    It's the KWIK-LIFT. No electrics, no hydraulics, nothing to wear out, and EXTREMELY sturdy and safe. You can either have it as a 4" raise just by driving on it flat, or raise just the front or rear, or have it raised all the way up.

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    I had just let the supermodels go early, so I had to let my father be the "scale" model for the picture

    I LOVE THIS THING! Bought it used from a guy in Wasaga (Thanks Michael!) for $750 cash. Came with the extra lift bar underneath ($175USD value) and looks virtually brand new. I am SO excited to finally be able to work on the car again easily.

    I can open the door and everything is right at the perfect height - perfect for door panel work/speakers/trim/etc...
    For polishing the car, the sides/rockers are at perfect height now!
    For getting UNDER the car, although still virtually impossible for me personally to get up from the ground, at least now when I'm DOWN there I can do whatever I could possibly want - I.E. Rust control!!

    I could go on and on, but I'm too excited just thinking about all of the opportunities this will give me. I finally have a lift in my garage!

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    Garage lifts are GREAT! Except for when your GARAGE DOOR drives itself in to your car

    Left the trunk lid open. Opened the garage door and BANG it hit the opened trunk lid - now that the car is that much higher. DAMMIT!


    I was really hoping it was just on the plastic insert on the trunk lid buuuut nope, the metal too.
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    Poor beautiful completely non-oem M Sport plate holder! . . . heh.

    Ah well at least I have a lift to make it easier to repair this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamos View Post
    Ah well at least I have a lift to make it easier to repair this!!
    Thats the spirit!


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    Great shop setup and fantastic ramp. WOW!

    Too bad about the trunk damage.
    The maiden voyage; after a 5 year build got it on the road for first test drive on: 10/7/2017. Still not daily driver.

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    Jamos glad to hear you are making progress...just dropped back in today, will have to catch up. Sorry to see the body damage but hey...Shit happens! Been there done that! I discovered early on to avoid that lift damage - when the car goes on the lift, the garage door is locked to avoid accidental or even purposely opening the door.
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    LOCKED is beautiful! Great idea, thank you. It's funny how I seem to be able to solve everyone's problems in life except my own =D

    Thanks guys.

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    Very cool lift setup. Total bummer about the dent.
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    It's been freezing rain and crazy weather the past week here. I broke my back somehow - virtually been sitting here since my last post hah.

    SO in the meanwhile I've come up with a new garage layout idea:
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    The plan is to move things around and end up with 3x the storage that I currently have. Each shelf will only be 2'x1'x1' which will FORCE tidyness I'm hoping. I'll be able to move them around sort of to make them wider, or taller if needed though. THEN with that left over wood, the following sound system in the trunk idea:
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    After 101 measurements the idea is to wall off the back and mount the speakers in the currently empty spare tire well. My aunt works for a major flooring company so she's sending over some boxes of different hardwoods and laminates to choose from - bad ass! There will be acrylic plastic with "natural white" led lights behind to give that cool glow look, and they'll turn on when you open the trunk. 12v jobbies. They are beautiful in person, WHITE white, not blue white or warm white, just proper white LEDs. The two amps are Infinity and the two twelves are Infinity Kappa 120.9w's they're beautiful too.


    And been spending a lot of time working on a front splitter:

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    Googled the front end and took that picture and threw the model on it to show how it could look. THAT car was slammed though, so that's very low. Here's how it looks in 3D. (note the plastic used is 1/4" ABS and is to scale in this model and the photoshop above)

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    Hard to capture all of these concepts without proper depth or a moving camera but, it's what I've been up to and . . yeah, poor car isn't even driving yet due to me simply not getting it plated haha

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    Not happy with how those pictures show the front splitter idea, so here are a couple more to sell the concept:

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    (that last image was image 777 since buying this car!)

    Anyway yes that's an IL and yes the rear door is open and YES that's a facelift but, the concept doesn't change =)

    Also the ride height shouldn't be bad, as the rocker panel behind the front is still lower.

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