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JBD's Project CQ - Merging the 7A & 3B Harnesses

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Just to clarify, I’m using the original wiring as a trigger for the 70amp relay. Using new, heavier gauge wiring for the high speed between the battery/fuse/relay/fan.


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that will do it.

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Dealing with more BS not related to the swap...rust on the door sills this time. I forgot to take pics before I started. The before pictures are from 2014, so it had gotten worse since then.

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There used to be a guy on the S2Forum who made carbon fiber door sills. Does anyone know if those are still an option?

Spent some time today to continue cleaning the engine bay. Gonna hit it with a fresh coat of pearl before the 3B goes in.

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Aron used to make it, but not anymore :(

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jbrentd wrote:
There used to be a guy on the S2Forum who made carbon fiber door sills. Does anyone know if those are still an option?

Spent some time today to continue cleaning the engine bay. Gonna hit it with a fresh coat of pearl before the 3B goes in.

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Looks great.

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Aron used to make it, but not anymore :(


I knew I should have pulled the trigger way back then.

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Looks great.

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Engine bay looks great!! Unfortunately I don’t think anyone is making the carbon door sills anymore.

I’ve used these guys for Carbon fiber quite a bit - Their veneer is nice and I think that it would work very well for sills (this is what I will likely do if I ever ding my current carbon door sills...

The adhesive is good - would likely be a two person job and may actually want to remove the doors but it will roll quite tightly.

https://dragonplate.com/Twill-Weave-Car ... er-48-x-96



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Engine bay looks great!! Unfortunately I don’t think anyone is making the carbon door sills anymore.

I’ve used these guys for Carbon fiber quite a bit - Their veneer is nice and I think that it would work very well for sills (this is what I will likely do if I ever ding my current carbon door sills...

The adhesive is good - would likely be a two person job and may actually want to remove the doors but it will roll quite tightly.

https://dragonplate.com/Twill-Weave-Car ... er-48-x-96" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Thanks for that...I will look into using them. I would think a custom cut sheet of 12x36 would be sufficient for both sides. When you cut the sheets, is there anything special to do to the edges?

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jbrentd wrote:
Fbatwork wrote:
Engine bay looks great!! Unfortunately I don’t think anyone is making the carbon door sills anymore.

I’ve used these guys for Carbon fiber quite a bit - Their veneer is nice and I think that it would work very well for sills (this is what I will likely do if I ever ding my current carbon door sills...

The adhesive is good - would likely be a two person job and may actually want to remove the doors but it will roll quite tightly.

https://dragonplate.com/Twill-Weave-Car ... er-48-x-96" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Thanks for that...I will look into using them. I would think a custom cut sheet of 12x36 would be sufficient for both sides. When you cut the sheets, is there anything special to do to the edges?


For a thinner veneer you can use a good pair of scissors or a razor / utility knife. For frays I trim any outlier strands and then use a clear lacquer to reseal the edge.

Size would depend on how much you want to cover - my sills cover the entire opening so they are 48” long.

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Decided to make a run to a local junkyard that had a cabriolet, just to see if there was anything worth grabbing. Glad I did because it had a good belly pan and a few other things I brought home. Didn’t really need the B4 hood stuff, but figured it was worth the effort since it was “all you can fit on a wheel barrel for $80” day.

I should have grabbed the window regulators, brake booster and few other things.

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nice score especially for that price !!!

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Engine bay touch up is done. Man, that was a tone of work...do not want to do that again.

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Got some time today to put some parts back on. Was good to get some garage therapy time.

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