Little updates… I’m still closing loop on a lot of little things…
The ESB panel had many changes compared to the ANH version. Including knobs. So, lets start by drilling holes for the pots
I then dug through my collection and found these that closely resemble the ones used in ESB. I had to drill out the press fit to allow them to slide onto the post
The rear was back far enough to bump the edge of the console so I drilled out the space required
Pressed and fit into place – and they turn!
I never finished bolting the nose panel cover plate greeblies in place. The lower bolts actually drilled directly into the nose panel – causing issues
We still wanted to be able to remove JUST the cover plate so I had to cut down the bolts and counter sink an area deep enough for the nut
Trying some greeblies – I’m not happy with them at all. Gotta go back to EBay to see what I can find…
More to Follow!
Hi Gang… I ummmmmmm… I’m gonna let the pics speak for themselves!
Got this greeblie finished – mostly
So now its time to put the back wall together… right?
This WAS the top of the door frame
Panels are perfectly aligned
I stood back…
You can see the gap where the top of the old door frame sits
This thing is GINORMOUS! More to Follow!
UPDATES! It was time to knock out some of these little jobs that I should have done a while back! So…
Finished up the pin striping on the lower back panels
I’m now working the console! Time to greeblie this part of the console…
Fix some of the scrapped off paint from the arm rest cover
Holes drilled and aligning whatever the heck this thing is! 😉
The console is getting light coat of satin clear – wait for it dry before permanently mounting everything
When I dropped the laser cutter off at the local Maker’s I found this wire loom… I think it works perfectly in this mystery greeblie
More to Follow!
We have ourselves a near finished platform!
The foot well platform
Sitting in place with the console extension in place
With seats posts in their basic configuration
Still have to create the two 6″ risers / panels under the nose panels – I might add a conical shape to these to reflect the shape of the front window
She’s a beast!
More to Follow!
Let gets these platforms done!
Started working the final and upper platform for the console
Added the cross support
Needs a lid
The next is a step ladder to even reach the console 😉
I wanted to leave a little bit of between the side panel in case of flex and movement
With one of the seat posts for visual ref
Creating the foot well platform along with the center console extension platform
This platform is actually giving me headaches! Nothing is aligning and I’m afraid I’m going to have to “wing it”
Once I finally figure it out all that’s left are the two remaining side openings
I then moved to the panel greeblies
This greeblie has a knob. Instead of just adhering in place only to “pop off” at a later date – let’s make it functional
Stay Tuned! More to Follow!
Whew… it’s time for an update!
This greeblie is almost ready to be mounted
I then sanded all these greeblies down and removed the cracking
Then it was Back to Black!
Once the black dried I gave them all a shot of the silver paint
Waiting to be mounted
Then Daniel and Jessie nice enough to pop over and help out with the new platforms – the new nose platform starting
We’re leaving/create a foot well area – note the starting of the center console extension platform
Starting of the center console riser platform – it’s like these platforms never end!
I have a few measurements to figure out but these dreaded platforms should be done by the end of the holiday weekend!
Threat of rain prevented me from moving too far forward… But yesterday Jessie and I were able to get the two nav chair riser platforms near finished and in place…
Chewie’s side – checking for square and correct height
The small area just in front of the door will be the only visible area left of the original platform – everything else is being removed or replaced
Drilling the bolt holes – this took more time than I thought
Added shelves, checking alignment prepping for nose platform (note the 1×12)
Giving everything a look over
Not much to look at… but it is progress
Not sure how exciting an update this will be…
I’ve spent the last few days cleaning both the garage and the house – too much junk! But I did manage to do this
Sanded these lawn trimming covered greeblies
I actually kinda like the worn out look against the orange and black acrylic
I painted the “vent” – WAY TOO DARK. I know I have a lighter color somewhere
Daniel and Co installed new shocks on the laser cutter lid – no more SLAM on the fingers
WOW… something is seriously wrong with the paint I used! CRACKS!
Not sure what’s going on… same paints I’ve been using.
More sanding ahead
From REALLY far away they look good! 😉
That’s it for now. Today? Who knows what might happen…