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Flushing a remote, fun little project


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philaf 
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Posted: December 16, 2006 at 3:23 AM / IP Logged  
so this was brought up in a different thread, but i figured i'd share it here for anyone that might want to use it for their installs. this can be done anywhere you have a big enough chunk of plastic, like some center consoles or door armrests.
sorry about pic quality, but i did this on a whim at work so all i had on me was my camera phone.. haha. oh well, on with the project
step 1.. take the remote apart
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step 2.. trace upper shell onto desired location
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step 3.. start removing material (sucks when you leave your dremel at home)
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step 4.. test fit the piece. needs to be nice and snug
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step 5.. epoxy the pieces together, making sure to keep all epoxy on the front
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here's a shot from the back, showing the mounting rail sitting above the surface
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step 6.. slap on some bondo. i kinda over-did it, but oh well, that's what electric sanders are for
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step 7.. sand her nice and smooth, trying to get the pieces to blend together
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step 8.. paint surface and test fit the button pad to get an idea what the finished product will look like. i used some cool dashboard texture paint i had laying around
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step 9.. snap the remote back together again after extending the led outside the case. i just drilled a simple hole and ran the lines right thru. the same method could be used to extend the battery contacts, i just didn't care to in this project
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well that's it.. pretty simple, only took about 30 minutes to do (excluding the misc drying times of course) had this been for an actual car i woulda took a bit more time getting the final product a little smoother
anyways, hope this gives someone some useful ideas
mi_what 
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Posted: December 16, 2006 at 10:35 AM / IP Logged  
Damn man, good idea. Creative juices are flowing. Of all the projects I have come up with, it never dawned on me to attempt this one. Excellent write up too bro; yours came out tight.
Thanks, I know that I'll be using this sometime in the near future.
ss-installer 
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Posted: December 16, 2006 at 11:09 AM / IP Logged  
im already looking for a place to put my remote
memphis9 
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Posted: December 16, 2006 at 2:22 PM / IP Logged  
I like that idea. I think ing how I can do that now.
G-Boys Customz
Northville, MI
philaf 
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Posted: December 16, 2006 at 2:56 PM / IP Logged  

thanks guys! glad to help inspire new ideas..

presonally, i'm thinking of doing this with an xbox controller into the center of my steering wheel.. then i just gotta come up with something for the top triggers.. nothing sweeter than sitting in gridlock kicking ass on halo! hahahahaha ... actually, this would be perfect for those long ferry lines/rides.

sidenote: wow.. a pinned topic. i'm honored

mi_what 
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Posted: December 16, 2006 at 4:42 PM / IP Logged  
I think it shall be done with an X-box controller. I would definatly encourage you to figure out how to engineer that one. That would be out of the ordinary. You could probably pull it off if you completely fabed a whole new grip on an existing steering wheel. I could see a certain amount of ease of exposing the triggers but, gripping the controller with enough comfort to be able to play accurately...now that's the tricky part.
I see the trouble of ergonomics playing a role in this build.
But, thanks again for the build process. It deserves the pin.
the rah 
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Posted: December 21, 2006 at 7:28 PM / IP Logged  

dude !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       i got one thing to say...................................................................................bad azzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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beyondamfm 
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Posted: January 07, 2007 at 7:01 PM / IP Logged  

very nice write up man. Looks good

The Clear Bra Guy
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yonello 
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Posted: January 11, 2007 at 8:39 AM / IP Logged  

Can that go on plastic?????Like dashboard??????

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maglin 
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Posted: January 12, 2007 at 3:01 PM / IP Logged  
oh man, you shold SOOOOO install a PS2 steering wheel and pedals on passenger side with a tv screen in teh dash, just to seriously love with people. LOL
where's my pos 93 pontiac... thats going to be teh crazy install for it...   ontop of the two tone panels and busted door window motors.
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