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By tomdg

Filed under: 2001 Saturn SC2 (6th Rock)

I've just discovered my camera-cord, I should have some pics up shortly. Tomorrow I'll be mounting my floor-board lighting, purchasing the equipment for my custom sunroof/sparkler install, and will hopefully get the wiring for it ran. Won't get the hardware in till the weekend... Anyways, yea, now ya'll can see my damned car, it's not impressive till night-time... I'm an electronics person, and my audio-system would be hard to showcase online. All I can say is I've staged it to 2.5ft above the center-console, have 4 component-sets (with crossovers, bass blockers and tweet/woofer combination) and have had to build up the 2-rear speakers for staging. I do have subs, 2 12" and a 900wRMS amp, but it's turn basically all the way down. I'm a metal lover, and enjoy feeling when they kick the bass drum. I can tweak it for that 'boom boom' experience, but it's just so damned played out.

My sunroof/sparkler install is as follows..

I've got a broken sunroof, and just don't miss my T-Tops enough to get it fixed when I compare the enjoyment I'd have out of using this as a unique electronics task...

$75 (8 'pure white' leds, 1 controller, 2 motors, 6 Quarts prisms, all hardware/wiring and blue reflective tape..

I'm permanently sealing my sunroof, removing all hardware for it's functionality, and replacing the stock 'switch' with my 8-switch electronics control panel..

I'm going to mount 8 white LEDs around the edge of my sunroof, then placing 2 servos, with 180 degree (auto reverse) turning, mounting 3 quartz crystals to each... Placing blue-reflective barrier along the top of my 'headliner-slider-damnit' (which will also be my 'access' panel for construction, then hooking it all up to one of my electronics-control panel switches... With any luck a blue/white 'glisten' will rediate from the top of my car... It's an idea I thought of years ago with the T-Tops to my 300zx, just never came to fruition.. I've got the skills for this, if you have the patience I'll hopefully have a video up within a couple of weeks of it functioning... Please note I may use 2 normal motor, and slow them down.. I'm thinking just slowing 2 normal-motors down to a 30RPM speed, and mounting the crystals should produce the same 'twinkle' effect, I'm just hoping for the 'rebound' look of the servos. I've gotta visit the local RC-Airplane store before I decide on the motor assembly, I'll also try to document as much of it as possible as a few people here in town have shown alot of interest in this idea.

We'll see how this turns out, I may get a simple task (like sealing it) done, then think of something different, this is merely what I've got on paper now.

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Feb 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm
MAN , I wish I had the Skills ya talking about . Good Luck Bro.


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