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The Hardwire Tattoo armored limo project

Discussion in 'Other' started by Ryengoth, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Ryengoth

    Ryengoth Active Member Premium Member

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    This is owned by a buddy of mine. I work on and off doing upgrades, additions and repairs. I'm almost done with it, after it sitting in my driveway almost a year. The list of "what" is huge on this and includes wheel cap activated train horn install, dash cluster rebuild, rear TV install, multi-source AV system, touch screen Android system, multi-camera system with dash monitor, front jump seat floor stud install(bolts were in there originally), LED top-bar strobe kit install, LED lighting replacements, front and rear roof hatch reseals, 30cal pintle mount, front 30cal swing arm and numerous small repairs. This thing is just insane. And it's fun to test drive around the neighborhood :)

    GoArmor converted International 4700 armored transport with DT466 6-cylinder turbo diesel with an Allison AT545. All mechanical systems management apart from glow plugs.

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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Nice choice of tunes... I'll be seeing them live in 22 days!
     
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    Nice! I just missed Dream Theater here in NC. I think Killswitch and Skillet are doing a set show soon here. I either have no cash to go or my schedule is full when the metal tours come around. I really want to see Sabaton live once. So many likes, not enough time and money.
     
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    Time for some metal fab

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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Lucky. You can afford to buy new stock :p

    (I'm a cheap bastard, and proud of it)
     
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    I have a few "Garbage Day" bed frames thanks to various neighbors that I keep in reserve for projects that pop up. Good FREE metal stock!
     
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    That's water-jet cut panels for a drawer. It's a friend's project/toy. He pays, I play. ;) Unfortunately he keeps introducing toys for me to "play" with and HOA is ready for the thing to leave my driveway after a year. I think this will be the last big modification/fab. He just picked up a Unimog that needs clutch work but it's not going to fit in my driveway. LOL
     
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    To be honest, we're both cheap on projects but for the cost of materials and labor the metal was the best route to take for a 300lb capacity drawer with a 32" stick-out. Otherwise it would have been left-over plywood, PVC and metal scraps from my shop.
     
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    The most recent upgrade is done. Humvee swing arm mount, no roof penetration. I also rewired and upgraded all of those LEDs and installed a strobe kit on the face on the light shelf. I hate wiring projects..

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    I heard Jordan Rudess playing piano and I play keyboards too and my cousin told me Rudess was Dream Theater's keyboard player. Then I started listening to them, great band but unfortunately I missed them playing in Glasgow.
     
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