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    Love the forward progress and AC can't come soon enough... you can add the heat later this year
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    Looking good. Im not educated with forced induction either but would like to learn eventually. I'm sure there is some decent resources out there but it's always good to have a buddy who knows and can help.

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    Door windows made and installed. I still have to warp the upper edge of the 6mm Lexan so it fits into the upper rail groove. Thinking I'll be using that heat tape I used to bend the belly panel edges along with a heat gun and some patience.

    My window control circuit worked for three test movements and then decided that UP was it's only plan of action. If I'd push the down button it would pop the fuse. The relay stuck and poof, let the smoke out. I guess that's what I should expect for a $9 Amazon Chinese junker circuit.

    Got a new (hopefully higher quality) unit on the way - should be here tomorrow. Amazon does have its perks.

    Had the suggestion of putting clear wrap on the windows to fight static and scratching. Think I'll give it a try.

    Driver's side window ready for install/test fitting:



    Window in place:



    Here's where the edge of the window doesn't go into the top of the door frame. Warping will be required.



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    Windows look great!

    The reflection in the mirror less so.
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    Windows look great!

    The reflection in the mirror less so.
    Ahahahaha! Yeah, I noticed that too... Typical shop outfit and objects in mirror look larger than they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Ahahahaha! Yeah, I noticed that too... Typical shop outfit and objects in mirror look larger than they are.
    HAHAHHAAAAA!!!!
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    At least he was wearing pants LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuma View Post
    At least he was wearing pants LOL
    And underwear! I'll have you know that there's a quality six pack hiding underneath that flabby quilt of skin. Pilates is good stuff. (:

    Got my new, supposedly higher quality switch board from Amazon yesterday. It's bigger, has a thicker PC board, actually seems a bit more simple in design, and all the relays have "Passed QC" stickers on them so that guarantees they're good - right?

    I actually like the circuit layout better and it has solder points for the leads and such so that made this one cleaner.






    Here's the old bad electronics board for size comparison:



    Plugged it in this morning and all works - until the right side window gets about 3" or so from fully closed and then the 10 amp fuse makes a pretty little blue light and lets the smoke out. Looks like I need to massage things a small amount to get rid of the extra force required to close.

    I'm starting to think that not only was the first circuit board a cheapo but if the relays are rated at 10 amps and I'm popping a 10 amp fuse the contacts in the "we didn't pass QC" relay(s) may have arced and stuck. That would explain the "I'm going UP" any time I plugged the fuse back in with the first circuit before I let more smoke out of it.

    I'm a tad worried that I'm taxing this circuit to the max. Time will tell. If I do, I'll go to the 20 amp relays and get double pole so I only need four of them. I've not printed a circuit in many, many years - may be more Amazon shopping if this green board goes poof.

    Oh, being larger, it doesn't want to fit into hole now. Trim time (there's room for trim - just hope it's enough).
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    I'd take the hint and build it yourself. At least then you know it's done right. Sadly there are some things under feed Chinese 4 year olds can't build. Looks like an escape proof smoke prison is one of them. Lol
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    And underwear! I'll have you know that there's a quality six pack hiding underneath that flabby quilt of skin. Pilates is good stuff. (:

    Is Pilates that new IPA micro brew?
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