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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:35 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

got the armrest between the seats and screwed it onto a wooden plate.

So it look originally

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This is the original remote controle that came with the radio.

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Took it apart. First thing I did is take the eye (aiming to the radio) out of the remotecontrol (out of the printplate), and I will place it under the seat.

problem solved.

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the meaning is the remote will glide out of the armrest.

This is the -so called- glider where it will run into

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you can see, I did a disc-job into the armrest

Where the thing stopped, it'll get the same shape as the upperside.

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You also can see I bended some white alu plate.

I took this specially so be stick-vilt, where the piece is getting into, sticks good.
The upper plate of the remote controle will become 1 with the alu.
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Better look on everything
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This is how it will appear
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There will be a lot of work to it, but we think it all pay of...
IF IT WORKS

remote control.

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In the alu piece where I made this, I made an extra plate on the bottomside, fastened with one tiny screw.

like this, I can always get into the inside, and he can changes the batterie from time to time.
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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

Here you can see where the remote control will slide into. As you can see, I put some selfclitting vilt on the sides, and the bottom.

Did this to make sure it all glides nicely...
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You see the slot in the middle.
backside, tightened with that screw.
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This alu plate lays on top, and is tightened with little screws. If there would be a problem, it's not hard to get into it all.
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On the bottomside, you see I made something simple where he can get into with the finger, to glide it all out.
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The thing in the car.
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It'll be super easy to control the radio. Nothin' will feel stodgy while riding the car.
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All of this has to go in primer.

After that the console is going in satin-black, like he original was. the remote will be sprayed in the same silver as the rest (trims, ...)

The remote got it's color.

It also got a nice contract with the Alpine buttons.

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One thing to do still, is to paint the little screw (where it's tightened with) in silver.

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This would be the innerview of the armrest.

This will be the new coverplate that'll come above the remote control.

I made little heights. (do not understimate the time that goes into this, it's a ****ed up job)
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On the left,you can see the Nokia mobile phone. Took this one for takin' pictures.

On the right, you see a IRIVER MP4 player.I can attach this on the radio, and watch movies en pictures on it.
I normally doesn't buy this stuff, but it will look pretty cool...
Gotta help belgium economy.
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They'll be worked in on the alu plate like this

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On the front of these toys, I made a little ditch, so you can get the things with your finger

Don't mind the dust.

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this silver box will be under the mp4 player.

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here the ears will be, and a lamp. So this also gets a good space and doesn't lay beneath my feet or something.

The amrest almost finished, and put back in the beemer.

If you see it like this, nothing special...That's the beauty of it.

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On the bottom the little grey lip to pull out the remote control.

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This is how it looks like when the remote is out. Easy to control now.

The gear is set to D, so can't go further the back.
You can see there's enought place between both things.

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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:38 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

Pic with the armrest open.

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The silver box, under the mp4

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some other pics

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So the armrest is finished and looks good to us.

robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:39 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

The sides of the MDF had to fit the rubber of the trunk nicely.

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After I made the MDF boards, i was afraid that it wouldn't look nice and that they would oversize.

Here is the result, and at least I am satisfied with it.......

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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:41 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

I have been thinking things over. I forgot that i still have a set of realy ugly Focal crossover.

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At first i wanted to integrate them in an MDF board, but that's not flashy enough.
Now i'm going to integrate then completely so that i can let them come out automaticly. At least i'm going to try...
These are the filters i was talking about.
The white plastic strips will be replaced by black strips.

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I can say that this looks much better.

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The plexy boards were the filters used to be mounted on are now removed.

I've replaced them with an MDF board wich got an "uppermill treatement'

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This board will be mounted on top of the other one

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Here you can see them on top of eachother

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I made this because i didn't want the speakercables to be visible.

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So the cables are guided from one side to another inbetween the 2 boards.

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Filters mounted...

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Here you can see that i have enough space between the board for the wires.

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Than the time came to make a hinge. after thinking it over i came up with this.

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I took a flat piece of iron, and welded a twist bit on the left and right side.

As simple as that.

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Then i made 2 other pieces which fit in.

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By mounting this on the ends, i will keep the margin as small as possible

robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

Here you can see how i'm going to mount the crossover tray underneath the back shelf.

I started by mounting a MDF board, afterwards i've cut a hole so that the tray fits.
On that board i'm going to mount the hiinges.
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Here you can see a part of the tray where the crossovers will be mounted in.

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On this picture you can see the tray while it is closing. The hightec stick you can see will be made out of carbon.

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This is what it lookes like when it is fully opened.

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Here i show you how far i'm going to allow it to open.

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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:44 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

I'm going to cover the crossovercase with a piece of plexy. I usually allway try to use real glass, but because i want this one to bend a bit, i'm forced to use plexy.

I first intended to just order a "ready-made" piece, but instead i'm going to try to bend it myself.
the plexy has a 5mm gauche.
The first test came out pretty good.
I've clamped and than heated it with a hot air paint remover.
This is the result.

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I noticed that by heating it, it get's rough.

so i had to sand the irregularity. First with a wet nr 800 sandpaper, then with a nr 1200, to end with a nr 2000. Afterwards i polished the entire piece.
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The ends of the plexy piece were pretty deformed, but i was able to fix this.

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Then it was time to start on the big piece op plexy wich had to cover the entire crossover case.

This i had to clamp on as much points as possible, bucause i was affraid that it would easely deform because of the heat.

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than i heated it nicely so that it would easely bent.

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If you don't fixate it firmly, everything will deform for sure. Here you can see that my piece is pretty straight.
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Then i started sanding. I started with a nr 1200 to end with a nr 2000.

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Afterward i started polishing.

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My plexy cover looks great, and has only cost me 7 euro.

robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

I wasn't satisfied about the result i became by using the springs, so i've decided to use a motor instead.

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The frame to mount the cross over tray also needed some extra attention to make it stronger.

Now, finally, everthing works as planned.
So now it is time to complete the next step: make the covers for all this...

As you can see, i've made a decent hinge.

The alloy plates that were supposed to mount on the sides of the tray ended up with the trash.
The ones you see on this pictures still need to be polished

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Than i used a big piece of glass to create a large piece of carbon. Clearly it still needs some layers of varnish.

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These have been cut into several pieces.

These parts will be mounted on the inside of the tray (visible when opened)

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Afterward i made a cover for the bottom of the trunk.

A hell of a job.

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The beautifull curves a not visible on the picture.

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This piece is mounted using 5 screws, still 3 visible (for now...)

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This is the front view, for this i still have a cool trick up my sleeve, but more details lateron.

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Here it shows that my side pieces are too long, but i did that on purpose.

It als shows that the bottom needs some filling so that everything become nice and smooth.
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On this pic i show you were i've stopped with the curver. the staight mdf piece will eventually become round. i really hate straight lines!

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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

These 2 holes will be used to guide the speakerwires. I've made them big enough so that it doesn't create friction when the entire things moves up and down.

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In the meanwhile i've reinforced the suspension of the cross over tray and spray painted it black

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I've also modified the tray itself. As you can see, the alloy and plexi parts are no longer going all the way down.

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I've also modified the curver here and there.

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I created some nice curves on the side pannels so that they nicely fit te curver.

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I've mounted a alloy bracket left and right xich will be used to hold the curver.

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This is the minimum margin.

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When opened, you see the small carbon border. I thing this is the nicest look.

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Overall picture

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The front piece of this set up will be mounted seperately. This will be a huge task!

robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:49 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

Because i had to mill some parts, i've integrated my uppermill in wy workbench.

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Once this was done, i was ready to start. The alu part on this picture will be mounted on the frontside of the crossovertray.
First is made a dummy out of cardboard. This was necesary to have a preview of the actual result.
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Afterwards i made a drawing on a 8mm MDF board

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Afterwards i used an electrical saw to cut everything out.

Then i mounted a smal piece of wood on top of it, so that it was easy to work with my copymill

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The 8 curves have been sanded by hand.

This is the model that will get milled out of aluminium

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Here you can see that i've glued a 5mm alloy piece to the MDF board.

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Afterwards i've used the copymill again to mill everything nice and easy...

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Once everything was ready i found it rather *****. I didn't like the result because it was too thin.

So i took another 8mm aluminium piece en started all over again.
As you can see, i've used the original 4mm part as a mould for the new 8mm part.

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To obtain the same design as the grill on the subbox, i had to work magic.

Remember this??? The difference between the holes.

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First i made a board with a thickness of 8mm so that myuppermill couldn't flip over.

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Then i've milled out the 2 parts. Here i've milled 3 mm deep.

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Now this piece had the same look as the grill.

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It took me about 8 hours to make this part.

Now it needs some more hours to sand and pollish it.
That's what they call: making an alloy piece..

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