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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #465 on: August 30, 2019, 06:58:39 PM »
If you use a Mega you could also drive an LCD screen showing the status of the roof, just like the one in the Furrari.

Why?  Because you can.
Not all problems can be solved with gaffer tape.  For those there is WD40.
Not even gaffer tape can fix stupid, but it can mask the sound.

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« Reply #466 on: August 31, 2019, 03:51:54 PM »
The first piece of the puzzle done, the electric decklid


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwlDB-nd258&feature=youtu.be

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #467 on: November 17, 2019, 04:17:01 PM »
Slowly going through the roof automation.
The decklid flap automation is complete, here's a vid of one side put together and how I plan to control the up and down limits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Xetmh96KE&feature=youtu.be
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next the roof going up and down ( got a week off for this one)
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #468 on: December 22, 2019, 03:50:52 PM »
Another update regarding the electric roof
the swing flaps are finished and put aside, the main electric drive to raise and lower the front roof is complete, I've used 'of the shelf linear actuators and the rest is fabricated.

The drive operates via a 12mm bright steel bar connecting the roof and the actuator arms through the body's structure, the idea is to be able to remove the 'automation and still be able to manually operate the roof.

works a treat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rly169iElg&feature=youtu.be

next to balance the automatic deck struts and then the rear buttresses of the convertible roof
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #469 on: December 23, 2019, 05:15:08 PM »
looking good Drren 8)

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #470 on: December 24, 2019, 06:22:28 AM »
Cheers, I'd actually fabricated all the brackets before, only to find that they fouled on the outer weather strip of the roof when folded, but pleased that the roof now operates, need to fill the actuators with gearbox oil to quieten them down. I'll be balancing the struts today.
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #471 on: March 29, 2020, 06:43:21 PM »
Continuation of roof work, revisited some of my previous work, as I wasn't happy with the fluidity of the roof movement. I used hex bits and sleeve to obtain a better, stronger connection between the roof and drive
Next I balanced the inline linear decklid actuators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt_wme6JdXk&feature=youtu.be

With those bits now sorted I moved onto the decklid catches, I wanted to improve the way the cable was attached, so I've fabricated a better end on the release lever (not unlike a brake lever) for the ferrule, I'll do the same with the pull down latch


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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #472 on: April 19, 2020, 06:38:43 PM »
Cracking on with the roof mechanism, I've now finished the decklid latch system

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piurVbCvg44&feature=youtu.be

 Next I'm on the the rear buttresses
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #473 on: April 19, 2020, 07:00:27 PM »
Fantastic work Darren, cant wait to see car finished and working

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #474 on: June 07, 2020, 03:53:38 PM »
I've been continuing to work on the roof, unfortunately I've hit a problem that has stopped me in my tracks.
The rear buttresses need to fold in and turn upside down to tuck away. First I don't have the room for the mechanics (raw mechanism made up, then removed, I had to repair the cut aways on the seatbelt brace when I installed the acme screw feeds and then removed them!)
So I'm back to having to manually fold them away.
My problem is that I sold my roof about 4years ago with the fibre glass panels, so here I am making new ones...
I placed a modelling clay 3mm spacer under the mould to allow for material when it sits in a pocket, the steel reinforcing also gives me something to weld to for the rear hook and strap bar, I'll show it done next week when I cast the other fibreglass part. I've fabricated a ladder type support for the rear window and mohair, this will be wrapped in tesa tape to soften it for the pocket.
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #475 on: June 07, 2020, 04:31:48 PM »
I think I have a pair of fibre glass bits for rear of hood

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #476 on: June 07, 2020, 05:43:12 PM »
Oh, if something doesn't look right with my inserts, I'll take you up on the offer to borrow yours as a measurement template and do them again. Thanks
D
Got to ask, how on earth have you got a spare set?
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #477 on: June 07, 2020, 10:11:06 PM »
Come on Darren, you don’t ask questions like that..!
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #478 on: June 08, 2020, 05:11:56 PM »
 :D
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #479 on: Today at 04:29:57 PM »
Been catching up on diy since covid restrictions have been relaxed a little. So just done a couple of little jobs on the car.
My motor controllers have arrived from china, I can now control the electric decklid rams as desired, this has also meant that the pull close mechanisms are redundant, the rams do the job perfectly.
 I had also received my little £4 12vdc solenoids for the rear buttress retainer brackets, these are now also controlled electrically, the stops will be made when the roof is complete.
So here's a vid showing the bits in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyalwwTTUPg&t=27s
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