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Author Topic: The S.C.I.O.N. 56k warning :) Updated 3/30/2014  (Read 15167 times)
Prof. Albrecht Von Taggërt
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« on: August 31, 2011, 03:50:25 am »

Well here is the first of my 2 projects my Scion which attends many car shows a year and has one first place a few times.

It was time to change up my theme so I finally decided my steamy ways would find themselves into my vehicle.

With the help of my lovely lady and some work we are slowly tuning my little econo box import into something more classy, more sophisticated and well more fun to be in!

So for starters we are keeping it simple, some paint some fabric/ leather and some piping. Soon there will be much more and I hope many will come along for the journey this will be.  Enough talk onto pics!

Sorry for the cars dirty appearance, it is my daily driver Smiley

First up the engine bay and yes there is still my old engine cover which will be getting redone asap:
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Project shot of what use to be a plain old black bass tube:
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A shot of the interior as it is atm ( note the center cluster was all black and silver along with the steering column cover, glove box door and fuse panel cover which were straight black.
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Finally a shot of the door panle covered in leather and cording these will have wings attached to them as then resemble the hull of a ship to me so we are making them into half airships Smiley
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the doors and such still need many finishing touches, sadly mine needs to be in car for window use..lol

More to come soon!
Thanks for looking,

Prof. A.V. Taggërt
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 04:10:03 am »

I like the looks of the interior driver's door. Very smooth and clean lines. Electric windows are fine but manually cranked windows with a large cog w/handle attached would appeal to me more. Nice work either way. Looking forward to more pics.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 05:42:33 am »

I'm sorry, I know nothing much about engines,
but the interior -

I love the choice of color
and your work looks professional
and very clean lines!

Nicely done!

Can't wait to see what you make
for the pedals!

It's got to be something amazing, I'm sure!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 11:51:27 am »

Looks cool, reminds me of my steamy Smart car interior makeover. markf
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 05:30:03 pm »

Thanks all!

I will have more pics soon, just trying to get everything in order. I have many more plans coming.

TVC15,
I wasn't sure on the doors, but once it was all on there it really grew on me! I agree that manual windows would fit the bill better but alas the work involved to covert them would be monumental!

barb,
Thank you for the compliments, I will pass them onto my lady as well Smiley  The pedals should prove to be a interesting project.

markf,
Your interior looks great! did you do anything to the exterior?  Also do you have any close up pics of the cup holder section, i can see a old handset from a phone, a case and some sort of giant brass cylinder!
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 10:41:01 pm »

Lots of interior and exterior shots here. markf
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,27501.0.html
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 11:33:10 am »


Taggert my old mate - good to see you are back in the biz and busy steampimping your ride.

Next time - do a motorcycle!
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 01:44:08 pm »

Great work.

Idea for the windows:
A friend of mine also has auto windows operated by a crank. The crank just turns 20 degrees either side and there (internally) presses a microswitch. It is held in center position when not in use by means of springs.
This way you would get a steamy look and maximum utility.

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 07:28:01 am »

TY again all, I will have more pics soon Wink I finally found my real camera Smiley
MU:
I would if i had one my friend!
The Bullet:
Thanks for the compliment and for the idea! We have already began planning for such i apparatus!
Figured i would show you what the car looks like normally:
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Stock dash:
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So you get a idea of what have and will be doing.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 11:35:25 pm »

TY again all, I will have more pics soon Wink I finally found my real camera Smiley
MU:
I would if i had one my friend!
The Bullet:
Thanks for the compliment and for the idea! We have already began planning for such i apparatus!
Figured i would show you what the car looks like normally:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Stock dash:
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So you get a idea of what have and will be doing.



Oh - it's one of those!

Over here we call them speed bumps.

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 04:44:20 am »

LOL thats funny, over here we call them door stops or roller skates!
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 04:05:56 am »

Just a little update. We had hoped to get a huge chunk done before a show here but alas, lack of sleep, a few major tech difficulties and some other stuff derailed that.

So the headliner we put in fell due to weak glue that apparent was not made for headliners but only said this mid way through the cleanup section on the can...

One of the door panels got marred due to some glue misbehaving, we will have that fixed soon Smiley

The rear flooring is nearly done just some fitment adjustments and it and the sub can go in. We haven't really started on the outside of the car save some paintwork  etc.

I will have a update with pics soon i promise !
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 11:47:50 pm »


I want to see a row of gramaphone horns lifting from the hatch when you turn on the subwoofer.

Steampunk doof doof!
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2011, 11:46:55 am »

Or perhaps if you have an iphone you'd want a mini-gramophone/speaker/dock in your car. markf
http://www.audiocubes.com/product_info.php?products_id=3005
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 07:11:28 pm »

You know i was considering gramophones and i still may!

So here's some more pics as i promised:

The HVAC controls, i replaced a damaged dial with a garden faucet wheel and a old friend from my TVSC :
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The central "brain" lit up :
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My gauge cluster, simply painted the needles until i can have some overlays made Smiley :
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Part of the rear floor (yes folks that's real bamboo) :
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Finally my front emblem which lets people know what it is and the color matches that on the rear sub:
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Enjoy all, much more to come!
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2011, 04:09:32 pm »

Awesome Sauce, Prof.  Love the real wood paneling! 

Are you going to replace all the dials on the console?

SC
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2011, 04:50:27 am »

Thanks SC!

Well I have been debating it, my gf and partner in this endeavor has expressed she likes the one unique dial. I can go either way tbh if you have any suggestions for the other 2 I am all ears (or eyes as it were as I am reading this...lol)
I also have a grand ole surprise coming for the shifter , i am sure you will really like Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2011, 01:26:28 pm »


Wow - I would say:

'tasteful without being too gaudy'

(which when car pimping is a hard look to pull off).

Well done sir!
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2011, 04:43:01 pm »

Ty MU from a artist such as yourself it means I am on the right track again...lol!
It's coming along but sadly the headliner has to be completely redone as the fabric stretched and now will not line up correctly. I will have a few new pics tonight hopefully.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2011, 12:31:21 am »

UPDATE TIME!

Ok so we have been working on something special for the car and thanks to my wonderful woman and her keen eye we have discovered a rare crystal to use for such a project:
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I think most of you know where this is going:
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UV paint, a doorknob and a LOT of effort and here ya go a crystal shiftknob that lights up Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2011, 04:44:13 pm »

How exactly did you do that?  I had a similar problem on my costume build (lighting a glass doohicky) and I would love to know more about how you got that effect.  And what brand of paint did you use?

SC
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2011, 10:18:11 pm »

We drilled a hole into the knob using a diamond bit, added a UV led from radio shack with a resistor then painted the inside of the knob with black light paint. No real brand its just the tubes of UV reactive stuff. Kinda a pain to paint with.
the trick with this one is that the knob had a extra glass dome above where it threads onto the shifter arm, that's where we put the paint. the LED aims at it from the outside.

Hope this helps ya Smiley  Ill grab a pic of our spare one when i get back tonight to show ya what I mean.

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2011, 10:34:21 pm »

Thanks.  I tried doing something similar, but used a UV Reactive liquid, not paint.  Results were no where near as impressive as this.

Looking forward to seeing the blank.  It might not be too late to change around my Gem....maybe.

SC

P.S. If you can snap a photo of the paint can/tube as well I'd appreciate it.  I looked all over the city for UV paint and came up empty. 
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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2011, 04:02:27 am »

Will do in a few just got home. I believe my gf said you can get it in Spencer gifts? Ill double check.

EDIT:
Ok heres the blank and the paint tubes :
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The doorknob is really small but like i said has a extra dome where the shaft can go in. This is where we painted it. The paint is thick and a major pain to paint but reacts well.
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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2011, 03:13:18 pm »

Thanks for taking the time to snap the pics, Prof.  I can't believe I didn't think to look at Spencers for the UV paint!  The closest I came was Party City, in the Halloween section and that held no joy. 

Speaking of Halloween, the seasonal Halloween superstores have opened up around town (isn't it still September...btw?) so I may poke around in there.

Thanks again Prof., for helping me out, and for chronicling you're awesome build. 

SC
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