Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:21 am

AJ has been flat out with the centre console fabrication - something a little different that provided some form and function
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Electric power steering is another addition to make this thing drive like a new car
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Upholsterer will stitch up a boot for the shifter and handbrake lever
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There will be a storage compartment/elbow rest up top, but a single cup holder on the angled front face was also a necessity
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Part of the briefing sessions with each owner is to find out exactly how they intend to use their car, perfect example was the fact he drinks mostly small red bull cans, plus the occasional coffee and bottle of water, so the cup holder had to be fabricated so that all drink sizes would be accommodated without wobbling around/falling out under brakes….and also have some degree of style and visual interest
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Air con evaporators have now been mounted, so next up is ducting (four vents in rear bulkhead, plus two hoses feeding the front which will split to four vents also)….
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So the work goes on, and on…..and on :tu:
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby C.Hamburg » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:04 am

This thing is outta control!!! Love it. =D>
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby way2cool » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:22 pm

... crazy cool Al.
Sure has come a long way since I last spotted it in the dirty shop.
Hope to see it in May when we're on the coast.
Lovin' the quirky details and pro workmanship.
Great team effort.
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Franz » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:24 am

Dang, you guys are getting crazy. Whats next? All wheel drive? Smile

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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby tlambert » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:36 pm

^^^^ why not that would be badass too. \:D/
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby LooseNuts » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:46 pm

holy hell this is a cool project.
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby lonestar » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:39 am

Over the TOP PROJECT....I Like It... =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Wed May 13, 2015 4:13 am

Time for another quick catch up after a couple months more solid work:

AC evaporator cover:Image

Ducting outlets from rear evap to outer vents in bulkhead (via flex hose)
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Console progress:
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Inertia reel seat belts mocked up with custom brackets (around the owner requested mandrel bent tube which forms the ducting to the rear AC vents)
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Custom plumbing for the heater tube (from sub floor, ducted to foot outlets in nose and up to windscreen)
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Wed May 13, 2015 4:28 am

Start of lower dash mods to house handbrake lever (billet) and central AC vents:
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Pimple come dimple for handbrake
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Recessed slot above lever is for audio processor controller (like a head unit that controls all the audio)
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Custom steel fresh air (one) and heater (one) levers to replicate original and keep to the 'chunky' brief delivered by the owner
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More hand fab'ed metal work including this storage box which resides in the centre console - shape is to allow room for custom hinges which enable lid to flip right up and out of the way to access the storage compartment
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Rear corner tray rail repairs
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby GarryA » Wed May 13, 2015 5:40 am

Wow, you do some very cool work. Great executions and ideas.

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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Pat K » Wed May 13, 2015 6:13 am

=D> =D> =D> ...fab work is beautiful... =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby rustabus » Fri May 15, 2015 8:16 am

=D> =D> =D> Looks Awesome!!! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby dirie1 » Fri May 15, 2015 9:12 am

Awesome vision and fab work! This truck is going to be a treat to drive....

Had the please in driving in a bay with a 3.2, DAYUM.....could be trouble Wink
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby way2cool » Fri May 15, 2015 7:40 pm

Great progress Alan.
We'll be on the GC from next Friday ,for 10 days .Love to come and have a sticky beak at what's happening at Das Resto Haus.
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun May 17, 2015 2:17 am

thanks guys, much appreciated.

Kim, you are welcome to swing by any time. Timing is perfect as I'm still around until 4th of June when we fly to the US for the OCTO/Classic/Prado shows ;)


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