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Old 02-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #221 (permalink)
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Anyone would understand that a college man has more important uses for money than a car. On the other hand we, the rest of us, have had a good deal of pleasure from this thread. The car I had in college was ugly, unairconditioned with a black vinyl interior and a clanking 8-track. And an AM radio. The world has changed enough that a razzle-dazzle paint scheme is seen as being all in good fun, not reason for referral to a psych unit.

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #222 (permalink)
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FYI - I'd say monitoring battery voltage (accurately) is a must-do for anyone doing much engine-off coasting, or even at long stops. Especially in the winter. But that horse has already left the barn, eh?

Definitely understand the frustration of car vs. school budget. I had a car for part of the time I was studying, and it definitely sucked up funds that could have been better spent (ie. on things that were more fun!).
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Charged the battery a couple minutes and it started up. Drove a few miles with no problem. Gonna check voltage later.

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I can't stop loving this paint job. It is so odd yet so very cool. I want it on my Civic. Its just crazy.
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Glad to hear that the Anal Probe is still alive. Im hoping to come see her.
Well a couple friends came over today and put a volt gauge on it. Apparently it will charge for awhile and then turn the alt off, just draining the batt from there. Going to have to do a little research. I might have to just have two charged batteries ready whenever I want to go somewhere.

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I can't stop loving this paint job. It is so odd yet so very cool, especially knowing the history of it as camo. I want it on my Civic. Its just crazy.
Thanks! It would be cool to see another dazzle-mobile but you have to plan the graphics well to pull it off!
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Picture of your car, tracing paper, and an overhead projector should do it!
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Picture of your car, tracing paper, and an overhead projector should do it!
While I encourage using a dazzle pattern of a similar style, I'd rather you not copy my design. Plus, your car has different proportions!

Here is some inspiration you might be able to adapt.
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Nice link.

I went with nature's dazzel when I did my old Tracker.

Zebra Tracker pictures by kach22i - Photobucket

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