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 way2cool » Sun May 17, 2015 11:44 pm

Hey ,sounds good Alan.
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:56 am

Been a while since the last update but no shortage of work in the interim, here is an abbreviated recap. First up the centre console is complete including the rear centre speaker mounts, plus outer housing that flows through the front console, AC switches recessed and centre AC vent
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Buttys Bits splitty accelerator linkage modified to suit the early bay
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Central locking was another major undertaking but eventually was sorted with persistence and fair bit of swearing :)
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:07 am

PS console will be wrapped in leather so rear section won't look so much like 'Bender' once trimmed ;)

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Drains for engine access hatch seal aperture directs water away from the recess in the tray to avoid any rust issues down the track
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AC hoses were mocked up so retaining brackets and tabs could be welded on the body before the rear trays were welded on
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Porsche engine ancillaries were either painted, powder coated, polished or zinc plated for some factory appearance, and slight custom touch
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:16 am

The DC was towed to a company that applies 'Rhino Liner' which is a urethane liner typically used on pickup (ute here in Australia) beds…but this time on the inside of bus for protection from any sand/water that may find its way in!
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:31 am

After the interior floors etc were done, a different company was contracted to apply a similar urethane coating on the underside - had to be a different product as Rhino Liner can't be applied upside down. The owner wants the DC to be very resilient and last a long time, hence the unconventional finishes!
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After the urethane dried, it was over coated with the necessary primer then some two pack black gloss paint for resistance to dirt/mud etc
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EFI pump, pre and post filters plus tap round out the fuel system
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Oil thermostat
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:41 am

Engine lid was dimple died (will be hidden behind number plate backing) to allow the fan to suck fresh air straight in to aid cooling
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Body is in its final prime:
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Roof bracing was added after the Webasto sunroof was mocked up again
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Doors received their final prime as well
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Just to be a little different, JW Speaker LED headlights were fitted (after fighting the mounting rings for a while)
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That brings us up to date finally….now the last push to paint then off to the upholsterer, still loads of work to do but the light at the end of the tunnel is drawing closer slowly!
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby GarryA » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:12 am

Nice work.
Is the sunroof solid or canvas? Got more pics of it?
It looks like you relocated the gas filler also?

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

Postby Franz » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:28 am

Nice work. Crazy amount of detail

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

Postby C.Hamburg » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:51 am

=D> Sick!
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby tlambert » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:36 am

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

Postby john jones » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:55 am

damn.... damn damn damn... That is awesome dude!!!! Wow.. Congrats to the owner.. he will have a one of kind badd ass Bay!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks very much gents, I'm sure the owner will have fun giving it some stick once finished!

Re. sunroof, its a Webasto electric sliding unit with canvas top, headliner already installed…whilst we would have liked one a bit bigger, it was the largest one they offer (Customer wanted electric, otherwise larger manual ones are available).

Few other pics here:
http://dasrestohaus.com.au/gallery2/v/C ... 2_page=108

Will get more pics of the ragtop post paint.
Cheers,
Al

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

Postby KombiMadness » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:53 am

Holy Shit, Al...... That is one amazing custom job on that Bay!!!!! =D>

You sure pull in your fair share of customers with bold ideas and very deep pockets. All credit to you and Das Resto Haus......
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:27 am

For anyone reading along, if any of you have any leads on gate latches (and catches) for a bay SC or DC that would be awesome. We never received the originals back from the blaster way back when (despite his searches he can't locate them)….I had hoped I'd come across some on my previous trips to the Classic/OCTO etc but to no avail. Let me know if anyone has any leads, that would sincerely appreciated!
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Trevor » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:28 pm

Dasdubber wrote:Re. sunroof, its a Webasto electric sliding unit with canvas top, headliner already installed…whilst we would have liked one a bit bigger, it was the largest one they offer (Customer wanted electric, otherwise larger manual ones are available).

Few other pics here:
http://dasrestohaus.com.au/gallery2/v/C ... 2_page=108

Will get more pics of the ragtop post paint.
Cheers,
Al


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