Articles from: March 2015

Project: Radio Box 1 [Design]

Forgot to upload my design docs for this project.

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Rendering of what I want the box to look like. It has changed since I have some of the radios and I have to tweak the layout.

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Note of the layout.

Project: Truck [Lettering/Antennas/Topper]

Over the past weekend I have added antennas, lettering, and a topper.

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Starting to add the antenna’s.

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After shot of the antennas.

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After shot of the antennas.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Night Shot.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Topper has been added, and a before shot.

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Blacking out the emblems with Plastic Dip spray.

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Blacking out the emblems with Plastic Dip spray.

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After shot

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After shot

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After shot

Project: Truck [Console]

The first thing was to rip out the console and build a new one.

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You can see the factory brackets. Great mounting spot.

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This is a think paper board from Office Max. Allowed me to couture the bottom to the floor.

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3/4″ press board and 1×1 pine.

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Attached to the factory brackets.

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Finished without the skin.

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Skinning, some vinyl from Joanna’s

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Testing the radio

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Next time I will use rack rails to get a better fit.

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Cutting out the brackets to mount the radios. I need to redo them to a thicker metal.

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Testing the placement of the radios.

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Final for now until I make new brackets with thicker steel.
I also mounted my tablet until I get my 12vdc computer/monitor setup and ready.

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Final for now until I make new brackets with thicker steel.

Project: Trackers

I decided to make up a cache of APRS trackers from my stash or GE MVS radios. My goal is to end up with 10, but I am starting with the first 5.

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New Truck

Well got a new truck, so time to modify it, haha

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