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Postby jonstew » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:37 pm

On those control units there are some really small screws on the bottom and if you remove them you can take the case apart and drill holes in the top side of the case to screw it to the sheetmetal bracket with and then you just screw the case back together and it won't go anywhere.
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Postby 1990CelicaGT-S » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:09 pm

Good placement, are you going to close around the unit or put something else underneath of it?
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Postby Aracheon » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:37 pm

That's a really good question.


There's not many in-car electronics I can put into a space that tiny, short of a turbo timer. The TT was originally going to go where the clock is because there wasn't much modifying to do.

I'm open to suggestions. ;)
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Postby jonstew » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:38 pm

Turbo Timer will fit.

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Postby ZTrac » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:07 am

John, that's a nice hack job there. Clean as hell, and doesn't look just slapped together. Now I know where my turbo timer is going to be! :D
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Postby Aracheon » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:09 am

Is that fiberglass or plastic?
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Postby jonstew » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:56 pm

Just a peice of flat black plastic from Lowe's I believe.
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Postby 1990CelicaGT-S » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:07 pm

That looks good. What does everbody do with the space left over after they put in a new deck?
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Postby Aracheon » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:32 am

Cutting the trunk out for fuel cell fitment:

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Postby Aracheon » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:42 am

Got the trunk plate today... only to remember that it's damn near impossible to do a clean cutout for the fuel cell without an oxyacetylene torch. I'll be picking one up tomorrow, cutting what I need, and then welding it in.




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Postby vip09 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:28 am

Looks like it's coming along nicely. It just hurts to see you butcher a '93 All-Trac like that :(
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Postby Aracheon » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:04 am

vip09 wrote:Looks like it's coming along nicely. It just hurts to see you butcher a '93 All-Trac like that :(


The finished product is going to be so much nicer, cleaner, and lighter than stock. If there was any butchering done, it was the rust that had started to eat away at what was left of the gas tank.
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Postby 1990CelicaGT-S » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:03 am

It was sad to see that hole in the trunk but better once it was filled. Looking good!
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Postby Aracheon » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:33 am

It's really not as bad as you guys are making it sound.

The hole was cut VERY cleanly. The metal plate will be scoured and then primered/painted on the trunk side, and rubbercoated underneath once the cell is strapped in and sealed. The entire idea behind the fuel cell is to reduce weight, give plenty of room under the car for access to the rear diff and exhaust, and clean up the nasty, cancerous looking glob of metal once formerly known as the stock fuel tank.

Functionally, I'm losing my spare tire along with any real or usable trunk space, yes... but the benefits far outweigh the downside. I don't plan on hauling any cargo aside from the widgets and things I'll manage to toss into the back seat - and I've got AAA Plus should I ever blow a tire.
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Postby Aracheon » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:07 am

Cutting hole in the trunk plate for the cell:

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More cutting:

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Test fitting the cell:

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Another shot of the test fit:

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