Wired in switches for all the LED lighting – 3 are used, one is a secret weapon that hasn’t been installed, yet. These switches are simple, on/off, and they are soldered on the back side, sharing a common ground. Several of them are wired to constant power, for use at car shows, etc.
Maybe not the first, but I installed carbon fiber (wrapped) side skirts, chin spoiler & door pillars.
This weekend, I got Dartlene ready to drive out to Ohio. Both mine and my wife’s families are from Ohio, so we’ve made this journey about 10,000 times. None of my Ohio buddies have seen the ride, yet, so I’d thought I’d do a few more mods:
Carbon fiber door pillars – I bought a large roll of carbon fiber, the thicker stuff (0.5mm instead of 0.2mm) and went wrap-crazy. I used paper to trace and cut templates of the door pillars. Once I had them right, I cut reverse them for the opposite side. I attempted to do the mirrors, but failed MISERABLY. I couldn’t figure out my problem, until I did more research and found out about the different thickness models. The thinner stuff will stretch further, and is good for interior trim & mirrors. The thicker stuff was perfect for these jobs.
side skirts chin spoiler:
Here’s some close-ups of the carbon fiber side skirts and chin spoiler before I heated them and removed the wrinkles: (they look fine, now)
I hadn’t explained this before, but the craziness with this vehicle goes way back…You see, I have a music and technology company called Horse-Drawn Productions, and has been around since 1998. We currently have a company truck used for live sound, sound installations, band tours, etc. The truck also doubles as a giant billboard for the company.
So now it is time to add the graphics to the Dart! I helped my graphic designer come up with something eye catching, yet not overpowering, such as a full vehicle wrap. I wanted it to show off, yet people can use google, so no need for Phone, website, etc. That may be too tacky (yeah, like putting your NAME on the back isn’t ultra tacky enough!)