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Old 08-22-2017, 11:50 AM   #211 (permalink)
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Perhaps wire a button in parallel to another location?

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Would be cool to repurpose the panic button on the fob to trigger the hatch. It would "kill 2 stones with 1 bird" as my Korean friend says. Those panic buttons really need to go away.
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My mother has never needed her panic button, but my autistic brother uses it regularly.

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I'm almost ready to start shaping the foam blocks into a nice, streamlined shape with the surform and sanding block. To make it more durable and easier to install, I glued 1/4" plywood board with carriage bolts sunk in to the bottom board:



Now I can install or remove it with access to only one side.

I've been building up the shape with more foam board:



I've glued a little more on the sides tonight, and hopefully this weekend I'll get the top board on. Fiberglass arrives tomorrow; once I get it shaped, I'll glass the whole outside, then cut the hatch lid, then do the inside.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:06 AM   #215 (permalink)
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Shaping up nicely!
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Starting to rough in the shape with saws:



Tail lights and license plate lights arrived this week, and I've figured out how I'm going to mount them. I'll add another 3/4" panel to the back with cutouts for the lights, and drill holes for the wires in the 2" bulkhead.

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