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post #8051 of 8054 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 04:29 PM
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Got it dropped off to the body shop
Bought a Bluetooth adapter for the radio (there are Bluetooth adapters for the 2005 model years, the radio just has to say MP3 on it)
Bought a speaker adapter for me to add amps
Got the check engine light cleared (Fuel level sensor mis-reading from sitting so long)

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post #8052 of 8054 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 10:19 AM
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Yesterday pm going to have dinner at Outback for younger grandson,(16) birthday. Older grandson calls and tells his mom, car will not start. He is at work ~4 miles away. I said I'll go, wife will order for me. So got there and turned the key and nothing, lights ok, no theft light blink. Left the car and went to dinner.
Today am I went by and unlocked the car, put in "P" and started right up.
'03 Sable sedan.

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post #8053 of 8054 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 02:57 PM
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4 new tires
front and rear struts
rear sway bar links
serpentine belt
state inspection

She drives like the wind now... just can't afford to go anywhere ! (Except to Ford Nationals here in Carlisle next weekend)
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What greater freedom than not knowing where you're going or why ?

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

If you know where you're going, it's travel. If you don't, it's an adventure.

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post #8054 of 8054 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 08:09 PM
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Center Console Design & Build

I really hate the gen3 center console/middle seat in the front. It functions ok as a seat, but the raised, tilted cup holders etc don't cut it. So, I had measured, drew out a few iterations, measured, changed my mind, added more, and finally came up with this.

I was a firefighter and I always loved the control center feel of the rigs. So I decided to make one of my own. It's just me, and even if I go out with friends it might be a total of 4 of us, so if I drive there are still 4 seats. This console is going to go from touching the rear seat to about an inch before the ashtray. I haven't figured out the opening mechanism for the center (to access the radios and 12V outlets), but the top front where the switches are and the arm rest will have a piano hinge. The gauges will be trans temp, oil pressure, and volts. The inverter only needs to be about 300W continuous, and it will be flush to the inside on the passenger side. The switches will control relays: inverter, 12V hub, aux lights in front, aux light in rear, and maybe future for seat heaters. I changed my mind on the position of the sub amp (I deleted it from this plan) and added a 3.0A Qi/2.4A USB that will be surface mounted vertically for the rear seat. I also have a gooseneck mount for a 10 inch tablet that will be used for media, GPS, OBD-II data, back up camera, remote operation, and more.

I have the cardboard template cut and assembling now. I've ordered the extra stuff (had the radios, inverter, 12V hub) and I'll probably pick up the wood tomorrow or Tuesday. I'm going overboard on what it's going to be covered with, but I'm hoping to replace the seats in the future.

Speaking of seats, anyone know what seats will bolt right in other than Gen3 seats? I want leather.
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