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Old 05-16-2017, 10:41 AM   #124 (permalink)
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Alright, I got it all mounted and on the car last night. Unfortunately it rained and that slowed me up a bit.

Time for pics!

Traced the grill block on to the coroplast. I cut it with an exacto blade after that, and drilled holes in the coroplast.

Cut and mounted with screws. Fit great. It did require a bit of notching around the servo and its arm.

Here is the back side with servo mounted.

Soldered up the wire that will run to the arduino in the cabin. I used a 4 conductor telephone wire.

I could use a good way of making this connection water tight... Suggestions welcome!

After that it was a matter of waiting for the rain to stop and going and bolting it on. It really fit nice.

Once its painted I don't even think it'll be real noticeable at all.

The white is paper that stuck to it when I superglued it together. It will be cleaned up when I go to paint it.

View from the front of the car. Its a bit behind the license plate, but I can't really shift it any further to the right due to the wood blocks needing space.

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