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Thread: Optima Batteries SEMA 2015 Build

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    So, let's see... Skills that MG possesses:

    - CAD Engineering
    - Mechanical Engineering
    - Electrical Engineering
    - Metal Fabrication
    - Plastics Modeling
    - Guacamole Manufacturing

    You're pretty much a Super Hero.

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    Let me hook you up with some 3M Thinsulate for that bad boy.

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    More progress on the mirrors. Started to assemble the internals and snake the wiring through the assembly. They definitely go back together easier than they come apart but that doesn't mean it's easy to do without breaking tabs or scuffing the new finish. Sloooooooooowwwwwww process.





    I figured out the seat/bed folding linkage/latch this morning over a maple bar and wake up beverage . I've said it a million times already but Solidworks is great for mocking up linkages and simulating motion of components. With the basic "stick drawings" in place, now it's just a matter of designing brackets and linkages to match the dimensions in the mock up model. This is sort of an important milestone because the whole seat frame needs to be designed and fabricated by early next week so the upholsterer has enough time to do his magic.
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    i shudder to think of what someone with your capabilities considers a basic "stick drawing"

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    Gonna have to drop off my rig next time I cross through Portland for this here mod. Awesome as always!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bknudtsen View Post
    So, let's see... Skills that MG possesses:

    - CAD Engineering
    - Mechanical Engineering
    - Electrical Engineering
    - Metal Fabrication
    - Plastics Modeling
    - Guacamole Manufacturing

    You're pretty much a Super Hero.
    Umm, you forgot one Brad;
    - CAD Engineering
    - Mechanical Engineering
    - Electrical Engineering
    - Metal Fabrication
    - Plastics Modeling
    - Guacamole Manufacturing
    - Nunchaku Whirring




    Very excited to see what happens inside this bad boy. Hopefully you'll have a bit of extra time to improve on SMB's poptop details (switch panel placement, "Granny's mismatched upholstery," 1960's handles, etc).
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    Super Duty truck mirrors are mounted and looking proper on the SEMA van.





    The rest of the day is for finalizing the details of the interior CAD models.
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    You see this and wonder who at ford fell asleep on the mirror design. Those look killer.


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    Is he leaving the chrome on them? Damn they look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ujoint View Post
    Is he leaving the chrome on them? Damn they look good.
    He asked for the chrome caps on the mirrors. I think the chrome looks great on this van.

    I'm really happy with how this set turned out. The styling just works so much better for these '08+ vans. Plus they're WAY better mirrors for visibility (and of course the power functions are cool too).
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