Dan's Extra Cab UK

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Re: Dan's Extra Cab UK

Postby dan@biali on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:23 +0000

So I've finally got round to changing the headunit. Went for an Alpine X902DF which is 9" display with Carplay and is designed for custom installs. Had to get a stereo surround to modify and then made some brackets to mount it all but went in slightly easier than I had thought.

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Been playing with some cosmetic stuff too. Gone for a pop of orange in a few places. Got some orange tyre paint and been learning how to pinstripe on the centre caps of the wheels. Might not be to everyones taste but I'm liking it!

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We had the rear seat back out when running the reversing camera wiring so it seemed a good time to put in some sound deadening. That rear bulkhead is really thin! Used a layer of dynamat extreme and some dynaliner over the top. Will see if that helps quieten the cabin down a bit.

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Wanted to mount my Steelmate TPMS button in a more OE place. Had the steering wheel apart to wrap the bits in 3m 1080 carbon vinyl and thought the blank where buttons would go to control the dash looked about the right size. Bit of shaping with structural glues and fillers and some vinyl to cover it all up and this is what I came up with.

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Re: Dan's Extra Cab UK

Postby Critter350 on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 9:44 +0000

That looks very neat but what does the button do? Or is a warning light?


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Re: Dan's Extra Cab UK

Postby dan@biali on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 3:57 +0000

I have a Steel Mate tyre pressure monitoring system fitted that displays pressures on the stereo. The button is a wireless battery powered remote control that when the stereo is on av input you press it and the tyre sensors send the latest pressures.
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Re: Dan's Extra Cab UK

Postby dan@biali on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 2:32 +0000

Few more things finished. Been adding a few cosmetic touches in orange.

Pinstriped the gearknob

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Got hold of the Invincible trim across the dash and air vents which have a chrome strip. Took them apart and wrapped them in 3m 1080 carbon and some orange vinyl

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Redid the tray that my iphone sits on

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And managed to use a tyre paint pen to do the stitches on the handbrake sleeve and gear gaitor

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Onto some proper updates. I've been working out how to mount some auxiliary reverse lights neatly. Came up with this bracket and a 3d printed bezel. All run off a switch in the dash and from a relay/fuse box under the bonnet

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With standard lights

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With aux reverse lights

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With stedi floods as well

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As we had run wiring already it was easy enough to add some stedi rock lights in the bed. Made a quick prototype bracket as wanted them in the corner and angle down slightly

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Did a quick drawing on sketchup

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Had them 3d printed

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Fitted using a bolt on the roll shutter and a tek screw into the side of the bed and run off a switch near the tailgate

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No lights

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Lights on

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Re: Dan's Extra Cab UK

Postby Critter350 on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:55 +0000

Loving your work there Dan.


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