Del's Build: SLC IR/8

Ian Anderson

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Do you have any offcuts?

It has been said on here, that if you get a dyola fabric dye and make it up. The story you use to do tie dye / batik etc in school

Put test bit it and it will take up the colour of the dye. Time how long it takes to het to the tint you want.

Then repeat with your windows for the same length of time.

Do not go longer than you need as the process is not reversible.

Could be worth a try for the price of a pot of dye!

Ian
 
Unfortunately, nope no off-cuts. I think the window tint solution is pan out and won't need to spray tint it. My fingers are crossed!
 
Not really SLC related, but I'm stoked to modify this thing for my daughter. Bought it 3 months before her birthday, should be plenty of time to figure out a few, non-performance, things do to it. Tinkering with this will take time away from the SLC, but it'll be nice to be in AC when working on a vehicle.

There's a local car show this weekend. While I'm not entering the SLC in it, but I do plan to drive it there. It'll be the first big event for me to go to with the SLC. I plan to only go for a couple of hours, but I have a feeling I'll be there a good bit longer than expected chatting with people. Kind of excited to show the car off.
 

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Neil

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Del, your post reminded me of a problem with car shows. Everyone expects to have the hood/body panels, etc. open so the engine can be seen but with everything open, it ruins the look of the car. The overall shape of the car is important but what to do.....?
 
I totally agree Neil. After about 30min, I closed it all up and left to go walk around. Mainly because I didn't want anyone to get the idea it was okay to sit in it, but think it looks better closed up
 
New LED front signals. They're Harley Davidson signals, 2" diameter. The running lights are white halos and inners are orange for the signals, they come with a 1157 base, will chop it off to hardwire it. The housings are generic and a good buddy milled the insides out so I could use different boards. I also have a set of HD smoked signal lens that I may use, will see which I like better once I install it.

Since I had a got a deal on a JW Speaker low beam LED headlight for $35, went ahead and ordered another one (at normal price, $192) so I can swap the inner Hella high beams out for these and wire accordingly. If I can somewhat easily get the outer projector headlights out of the nose, I'll see if I can take them apart so I can paint the shroud gloss black. With all of that done, the ligh housings on the nose should blend in better with the paint when off, as well as have better light output.
 

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With the grills my buddy made a nose emblem using orange anodized aluminum and laser etched the Superlite logo on it. I wasn't sure how it'd look on the car, but I think I actually prefer it over the real carbon fiber one he made me a year or 2 ago. Whichever emblem I go with, it'll be affixed around same area that the orange one is taped to the car in the pictures.

Could use opinions on which I should go with?
 

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The one thing that keeps me from the carbon one is the red on it. Some reason it clashes with the orange, least in my head, lol.

Another option is just a regular decal in gloss black with the orange accent.
 
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