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 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:52 am

Trevor, the inner and outer frame work are from Webasto, the only fabricated pieces are the hat sections for bracing the roof skin (for body working).
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Al

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

Postby Trevor » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:15 pm

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

Postby dcuplover » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:39 am

is there a difference between split and bay latches?

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

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:21 am

dcuplover, not sure of the difference in latches, but fortunately found the front two in the US (hopefully the dude sent them) off the samba, and the rest here in Oz.


It's been a while between updates, but work has progressed further (fortunately)….including paint on the interior which was body color (metallic black) but with PPG matt clear over the top to tie in with the leather.
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And after lots of sanding, the interior was masked off and the exterior shot
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The clear was laid on lightly and a little dry to make color sanding easier (than trying to lay the clear down heavy and chunky which is harder to cut flat)
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:30 am

Lots of prep and painting of interior and exterior components all to keep in line with the blacked out theme

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Also some painting for the upholsterer (platinumtrimming.com) for pieces like the overhead light assemblies and AC vents (bezel originally silver)
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DVD screens in front seat head rests were a prick to paint, but couldn't be left silver as they would stand out too much
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Some pics from Willem at Platinum…..front seats were originally out of a Mercedes van:
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Some reshaping:
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And some deep red leather (which will flow into the door cards to break up the black):
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:42 am

Black perforated leather headliner
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Pic doesn't show the detail but the bulk head is a combo of perforated and non perforated leather
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Porsche 3.2L Carrera engine has been rebuilt at a specialist workshop and ready for the final pieces
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Manifolds were blasted and clear powder coated for longevity
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Wanted to keep the motor as the factory intended (except for some additional detailing)
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My old Turbo type 1 2442cc (sold to a customer) may make a little more horsepower than the Porker, but would be a little more highly strung :) The 3.2 should be a real pleasure to drive with loads of torque for the heavy DC
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More updates soon as we push towards the finish line….

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

Postby Franz » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:31 am

Incredible!

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

Postby jb » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:40 am

Ummmm ya what Franz said! This is one big dolla bay!!! =D>

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

Postby way2cool » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:35 pm

Love your work Al.Looking freakin sensational.Lotsa work that I'm sure will bring lotsa good times.Ready for the next Cooly Rocks?? =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:30 am

Well, bloody hell its been a long time between drinks (i.e. updates) again, seems time slips away awfully quickly when you're having fun ;)

The DC is still not quite finished but getting very close. So here is a pictorial update from the last few months:

Love them or hate them, we wanted to be a little different with the wheels:
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Hard to get much visual differentiation underneath for photos when its all black, but these shots will give you an idea:
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The bay window washer reservoir was relocated under the nose along with an electric pump"
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The heavily texturised underside is due to a urethane coating (like a pickup bed liner) that the owner wanted for resilience and longevity - whilst the standard of the DC is very high, at the end of the day its not being built as a show car
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Bosch EFI pump and oil filter (anti drain back) tucked away (accessed when rear wheel is removed)
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We took one step forward just before taking two steps back (more on that later), some assembly started, but halted soon thereafter
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:44 am

Dual AC evaporators hidden under the centre console up front:
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This was the final mockup before the engine came out for final time for the last pieces (more info later)
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The rear end settles down with the weight of the engine and ancillaries in (the car was never built to be slammed, but still has to have a decent stance ;)
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More mockup - dry sump tank and breather plus oil filler
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Dimple died cover plate under tank plus Aeroflow fittings (black of course) plus black braided hoses throughout
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Space is tight everywhere when you cram enough components in (AC centre vent for rear plus two centre mid bass woofers
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The mess of wires and ducting eventually find their way neatly into place
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:01 am

Centre console wrapped in leather by Platinum Trimming (who is doing all the upholstery in the DC) - http://platinumtrimming.com/gallerykombis/
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All the fiddly bits not even seen wrack up the hours like one of the switch panels (for audio when not on ignition plus windscreen washer, Dakota Digital control buttons and lighting dimmer)
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AC compressor paint detailed and ready to go
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S&M Bender :)
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More trim photos from Willem at Platinum:
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Dasdubber » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:18 am

Okay, so the two steps back resulted from the frustration of seeing a few ripples in the side panels and front doors where the inner strengtheners were vertically…whilst most people wouldn't even pick up on it, it annoyed the crap out of me given the calibre of the build…..so we re-bodyworked the rear quarters and cab doors then prepped the entire exterior and I repainted it (Ferrari Nero Daytona black metallic base coat first then PPG Deltron clear)….
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Before it rolled out of the booth this time, I wanted to color sand it to get the process out of the way (long laborious task!), few pics post buffing:
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Re: Project DC - 4 door Dual Cab with 3.2L Porsche engine

Postby Pat K » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:20 am

WOW!!!!.... =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ ..... =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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

Postby omr_007 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:31 am

Ridiculous Al. I'll probably be down in the next week or two to see Dave Butler. Will drop in and say hi when I'm down there


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