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    wow thanks guys!!

    The styrene sheet should be in tomorrow, then I'm dropping it off to Tom over at Hydro Cutter for the magic to happen! I spent a few hours last night reworking my sketchup model into separate panels with dimensions to give to him, but I have access to AutoCAD 2007, and he uses .dxf files to cut. So I'm going to take my sketchup models and try to transfer them into AutoCAD to make his job easier (and cheaper for me lol).

    I was going to get some LED wiring done last night, but I've spent almost 2 days straight working on a birthday present for the wife Look for a worklog on that in a week or so in the Misc Projects section. Just a teaser...it involves card games, acrylic and carbon fiber

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    ok so I've got a slight setback. I was going to have the pieces water-jet cut, but something broke on the truck (ah the joys of owning an 11-year old vehicle ) so now I'm short the funds needed to do that, so it looks like I'll be making everything by hand. I've got plenty of material though. I got a 48"x72" sheet of white 0.115" styrene from Total Plastics who happens to be about 15 mins from me

    I should have the plastic tomorrow. Expect an update later this weekend

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    Ha, 14 and 30 year old vehicles here! ...and yes, both of them have something wrong with them right now...so I guess I have nothing to brag about.

    Seriously though, that sucks...I hate unexpected repair costs.
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    ARCULUS REPAIRO!!!!!!! that'll be $800
    Not dead yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    (ah the joys of owning an 11-year old vehicle )
    Umm. my "newest" vehicle is a '96 so definitely feel ya there. And to think I used to enjoy working on cars/trucks, now it feels like a fight just to keep em going.
    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
    so far left of center i'm in right field

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    I know the feeling. I'm a motorcycle/atv/pwc/sled mechanic by trade. it was more fun when I did it without getting paid lol

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    ok so for whatever reason my plastic didnt come in today

    they're telling me Tuesday now...great. So much for modding this weekend lol

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    ok so I FINALLY picked up my sheet of styrene on my lunch break today. 48" x 72" of .115" thick

    Hopefully I can make some progress on it this weekend!

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    alright so I got some cash from doing some side jobs and dropped the styrene off at the water-jet shop today

    Should be next week sometime that I'll have it all in and I can get going!. I was going to start wiring up my LEDs and such, but I'm waiting for my small heat shrink to come in from dealextreme.

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    Whooooooo hooooooo! PROGRESS!!!!

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