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Old 03-18-2010, 11:04 AM   #2501
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Not really a huge mod i did, but might inspire you ?

I recently received my STi steering wheel for my WRX :



Since this little sti logo is not easy to remove, i just designed a vinyl sticker, the red fits well with the stitching!
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:38 PM   #2502
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Still in process but here's some pics:

Relocating fuel rail Y-block:


Relocating coolant tank:
Made with a hand bridgeport since I don't have a CNC handy.



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Old 03-18-2010, 01:33 PM   #2503
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Might have been done before but can't say Ive seen it done. Red overlay on the third brake light.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:52 PM   #2504
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^nice little touch

if u asked, what's been modified in this picture?
me: iduno
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:30 PM   #2505
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That is a nice touch, I wouldn't have noticed either lol.
Take that hundreds sticker off, Bobby is running that company into the ground. Haha.


Mechie3....I wish!
That is so nice, did you have to draw that all out in 3D? ...or is their some kind of scanning tool that scans the reservoir then renders it in 3D? ...I'm in a piping program and we use AutoCAD and 3D takes so long to draw stuff .
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:59 PM   #2506
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They do make rendering tools, but I did it by hand. Bit of a PITA for the coolant tank given all of the lofts and oblique angles. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close. Looks cool at least. The fuel block took all of 15 mins for the block and the fittings. I used solidworks.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:48 PM   #2507
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Pulsating third brake light....
I think it's illegal for any vehicle to have flashing red lights that is not an official emergency vehicle like a cop car, ambulance, ambalamps or fire truck.

That law even applies to little 2-ledg bicycle tail-lights, technically. (Of course, bicylists still rock them w/o issue.)

I'm not saying you'll go to jail for it, but if you live in a town with ******* cops, they could pull you over for it.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:13 PM   #2508
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They do make rendering tools, but I did it by hand. Bit of a PITA for the coolant tank given all of the lofts and oblique angles. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close. Looks cool at least. The fuel block took all of 15 mins for the block and the fittings. I used solidworks.
solidworks ftw. i use it daily at work, and i love drawing things up that I have no intentions of making lol. nice rendering
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:34 PM   #2509
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I think it's illegal for any vehicle to have flashing red lights that is not an official emergency vehicle like a cop car, ambulance, ambalamps or fire truck.

That law even applies to little 2-ledg bicycle tail-lights, technically. (Of course, bicylists still rock them w/o issue.)

I'm not saying you'll go to jail for it, but if you live in a town with ******* cops, they could pull you over for it.
Is the TailBlazer 100HD-M Brake Light Flasher legal in my state?
Yes. The TailBlazer 100HD-M is legal in all 50 states.

It is recommended by the DMV for motorcyclists to pump there brakes when slowing down to alert the cars behind. This is the same concept just without having to pump the brakes.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:52 PM   #2510
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^^ Yeah, the legality of flashing red lights only applies to forward-facing lights (you can't have any red forward-facing lights). My bike came with some sort of module that makes the brake light flash for the first few seconds when applying the brakes. Haven't been hit yet, so it must be working!
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:10 PM   #2511
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Not really a huge mod i did, but might inspire you ?

I recently received my STi steering wheel for my WRX :



Since this little sti logo is not easy to remove, i just designed a vinyl sticker, the red fits well with the stitching!
i actually really really like this sticker
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:41 PM   #2512
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Ok, OK! Back to some serious custom mods!

J/K, but the lack of unique mod pics, and overload of Byzantium hatred on this page... I thought we needed a sweet mod picture. LOL
The guy that owns this car (recently heard he now has this on a Dodge Magnum) is going to be pumped to hear that they're making another Ghostbuster movie with the original cast.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/

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Old 03-19-2010, 03:32 AM   #2513
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His s/n is Boomerjinks. His Magnum actually has Dan Akroyd's signature on the visor.

I rock the flashing brake light on my bike, but the flashing headlight irritates the **** out of me. I really don't see the purpose of it. It's not the people in front of me I'm worried about, it's the ones behind me.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:10 PM   #2514
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What do you guys think?
Can I have your money?
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:14 PM   #2515
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Had to modify the part a bit. Didn't realize how high the bolts were on the strut tower (desiging from memory). I inverted the angle bracket (tips up now instead of down) and had to shorten the arm. Was able to rework the original part. Finished with the angle bracket too. Woo hoo!

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Old 03-19-2010, 03:02 PM   #2516
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You should perhaps close a window or two.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:06 PM   #2517
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just thought I would tell all of you that I hate you guys. Because you have given me to man ideas. lol and I am going to end up spending mola on stuff.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:10 PM   #2518
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Had to modify the part a bit. Didn't realize how high the bolts were on the strut tower (desiging from memory). I inverted the angle bracket (tips up now instead of down) and had to shorten the arm. Was able to rework the original part. Finished with the angle bracket too. Woo hoo!

laser cut, water jet or cnc? Just curious, I'm a meche
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:37 PM   #2519
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You should perhaps close a window or two.
Nah. I was actually using about half of those, the others are things that were open that, ahem..uh, shrink total length to hide "NASIOC" on the taskbar.

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I am going to end up spending mola on stuff.
This project was free. Salvaged material from the scrap bucket at work. Used the machine shop during lunch.

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Nope, nope, and nope. Did it on an old school bridgeport manual mill. I cut the inside radii and general shope on the mill. Outside radii were done using layout fluid, radius leaf gauges, and a belt sander. Takes a little bit of dexterity to get nice looking curves, but it's easy. You just have to apply light pressure for the final profile and keep the part moving.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:06 PM   #2520
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well ur mod was easy and hence when I did my rotated kit. I did a relocation where my top mount used to be. I was more yelling at the people who have done non free mods lol
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #2521
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Nope, nope, and nope. Did it on an old school bridgeport manual mill. I cut the inside radii and general shope on the mill. Outside radii were done using layout fluid, radius leaf gauges, and a belt sander. Takes a little bit of dexterity to get nice looking curves, but it's easy. You just have to apply light pressure for the final profile and keep the part moving.
I love the bridgeports, i just figured since you modeled it up you did it via computer based machining
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:50 PM   #2522
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I love my Bridgeports,

but the HAAS makes things alot easier!
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:56 PM   #2523
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Heres the tank in it's position. Need to increase the left most slot by about .050". Not bad considering my dimensions were based off an envelope with holes punched in it.


Wish I had a CNC. My buddy works for Hurco across the street and has access to all sorts of CNC's.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:37 PM   #2524
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Heres the tank in it's position. Need to increase the left most slot by about .050". Not bad considering my dimensions were based off an envelope with holes punched in it.


Wish I had a CNC. My buddy works for Hurco across the street and has access to all sorts of CNC's.
Why did you need to relocate it?
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:41 PM   #2525
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^^^ +1
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