Vanning is a compulsion, an obsession, an occupation, an affliction, a fascination, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it, must. Those who don't, think it's a waste of time. For me it is a calling.

Friday, July 20, 2012


   Summer is flying by. Between the shows I've done and the Van Nationals , the summer is half gone. It's been hot and the garage is a sauna.. but that hasn't stopped me. I've been working on the wiring. I want to get all the wiring in and working before any of the interior gets started.   The engine is wired and running. Next is to get the dash and gauges wired up.
The stereo is also going to be wired up. The amp for the bass is going in the wall behind the passenger seat.
I want to get everything in the dash working.I found a digital dash unit that fits in the stock Dodge instrument bezel. It looks stock shut off, but is ultra cool.
    Alpine head unit works, but I still need to get some good speakers..  The power windows are wired. Switches hooked up. The electric solenoid  for the side door is wired and working. Still to go is the wiper switch.the brake switches and cruise control, then to finish the steering column.                                           
The Deathstar is finally back in California. Tom made a side trip to the Van Nationals and won Best of Show in the Van Nationals  Show & Shine competition. Congrats Tom!                                                                                                                                                    The next major step is taking the motor and trans out to finish painting the transmission and the underside of the body.... that will be the next update.  Till then....................

1 comment:

Gear_Shifter said...

LOVE the new dash. Fits like a glove and look original. Vera, vera nice.