Restomod with a tight budget.

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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by leonbray » 11 Jul 2018, 17:54

I use this HUD

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-A ... 3030048540

This plug unit is the same size as the 69/70 ash tray lid and only needs two wires - power and ground. You can power it from the yellow accessory plug

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173382573319
Designed to be driven

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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by fordnutz » 11 Jul 2018, 18:12

My interest in a HUD would be for my truck. I do love technology.
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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by Rtharp1234 » 11 Jul 2018, 18:35

fordnutz wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:12
My interest in a HUD would be for my truck. I do love technology.
If your truck is slightly more modern it has OBDII. I would suggest one of the units that is powered off that port. There are a lot more features that those HUDS can display and they are the same price. For a classic what I got and Leonbray got work for us.
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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by fordnutz » 11 Jul 2018, 18:56

2015 F-150. I think there might be one for them (there is for the 2017 model), but I haven't done any research yet.
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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by Rtharp1234 » 11 Jul 2018, 19:02

You definitely have an OBDII port, look under dash. It's the same port an engine code scanner is plugged into

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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by Rtharp1234 » 11 Jul 2018, 19:06

So more fun gadgets If my car ever gets stolen.... I'll find where it is and find you. This gadget is hidden inside my car. I can call a phone number and this little gadget tells me It's location with a text with Google map link. :)

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My dome light I've installed and my spoiler (I'm not a fan of the heavy original)
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The led strip I've installed for a switch operated trunk light.
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My heated /cooled seat covers powered by cigarette lighter.
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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by Rtharp1234 » 12 Jul 2018, 01:58

The previous owner had installed hood pins on the hood. He was worried about somebody messing with his engine so he had replaced one of the pins with a padlock. It looked horrible. I agree about the security aspect though so locking hood pins were put in instead.
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Much better looking and nobody can just walk over and open your hood.
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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by Rtharp1234 » 13 Jul 2018, 14:36

So two more photos. One how the car sits today and the other showing my front disc brake upgrade.
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Some of the work so far done. Basically replace/renewed all the front suspension. The car had sloppy steering and most of the bushings were shot.

Upgraded to disc brakes. This fixed a few things at once and ended up costing me about $800 With installation using an eBay kit and getting help from a mobile brake mechanic off Craigslist.

Wishlist Overdrive
Paint /body (Will be doing next month)
Install export brace (already have)
Install windshield washer kit (already have)
Install additional fuse box that's wired to ignition on with help of a relay to not kill the wiring (have parts already)
New radiator hoses (One of first projects was draining old fluid it wasn't new)

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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by R Code » 13 Jul 2018, 14:54

I like it. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Restomod with a tight budget.

Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 13 Jul 2018, 14:57

Nice start. I think it would look better if it sat down a bit.
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