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  1. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Ok, so quick update. After many attempts to get...

    Ok, so quick update. After many attempts to get functional AC for camping I finally found a solution that works for us. I bought a mini-split AC unit and mounted it on the bumper. It fits below...
  2. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Interior completed with the newly rebuilt...

    Interior completed with the newly rebuilt interior light panels installed. Lots of little tweaking and finishing to do, but it's all in. I'm overly pleased with myself.
    Here is the back in Limo...
  3. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Similar outline, just that the Vixen is way...

    Similar outline, just that the Vixen is way smaller (fits in my garage) and rear engined.
  4. Thread: VixenWerks

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    That is awesome, thank you!

    That is awesome, thank you!
  5. Thread: VixenWerks

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    4. There is a permanent double bed in back...

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    There is a permanent double bed in back (over the engine compartment) and the two couches facing each other come together to form another one. Quite comfortable :-)
  6. Thread: VixenWerks

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    I saw a few of you at C&C on Saturday. Lots of...

    I saw a few of you at C&C on Saturday. Lots of people stood around asking me what the heck it was. A couple people even asked if I would rent it out :-)

    First camping trip is a success. Went 45...
  7. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Where at? I'm always curious if there are others...

    Where at? I'm always curious if there are others around since the made less than 600 of them.
  8. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Plumbing and power systems completed. Hard wired...

    Plumbing and power systems completed. Hard wired 2000 watt (5000 watt surge) power inverter with built-in 100 amp charger installed and outlets run. I have confirmed that the system can run the air...
  9. Thread: VixenWerks

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    The original fabric was solid grey. My wife...

    The original fabric was solid grey. My wife picked out something with a little pattern to it, but it's pretty close. The seats originally had some gathering but we had them made smooth.

    I love...
  10. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Got a call form Top Stitch. Seats are ready! ...

    Got a call form Top Stitch. Seats are ready!
    http://lovolds.com/Vixen/seats.jpg
  11. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Not quite done yet....

    Not quite done yet.
    http://lovolds.com/Vixen/emptyfronts.jpg
    http://lovolds.com/Vixen/emptyrears.jpg
  12. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Seats are off to Top Stitch for new upholstery. ...

    Seats are off to Top Stitch for new upholstery. I've finished stripping the interior and cleaned it all up. Carpet and wall fabric on the way. Time to start putting it all back together...
  13. Thread: VixenWerks

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    I had him do the headliner in my E36. Very...

    I had him do the headliner in my E36. Very reasonable price and good workmanship. I'll probably end up going there, but I wouldn't mind if there was some young guy starting out, or local...
  14. Thread: VixenWerks

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    That would certainly look nice, but practicality...

    That would certainly look nice, but practicality wins out. The rear springs are a bit weak, so I have new rear springs on order that will bring it up about an inch. Once the interior is done it...
  15. Thread: VixenWerks

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    On the road again :-) ...

    On the road again :-)

    http://www.lovolds.com/Vixen/vixen2017.jpg
  16. Thread: VixenWerks

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    It would never be able make it up the hill beside...

    It would never be able make it up the hill beside the garage, so last year I changed part of our fence so I would have enough room to drive around the back of the fence and down the hill behind our...
  17. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Mostly custom, but I'm going to reupholster and...

    Mostly custom, but I'm going to reupholster and reuse the original seats and wall panels. The bathroom walls will be the same as stock, but the cabinets, shore power, AC and entertainment system...
  18. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Big day yesterday. First drive in over 2 years!...

    Big day yesterday. First drive in over 2 years! The new brakes worked great so I didn't crash going down the back yard hill (whew). It ran and drove really well, better than I expected. I was...
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    I hadn't thought of that, but it would be fun. I...

    I hadn't thought of that, but it would be fun. I don't think my wife would want to drive one, but my daughter enjoys driving it.
    I don't think Penelope will be done this year, though. It will be a...
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    Vera is running pretty well now. She still...

    Vera is running pretty well now. She still doesn't like t come off idle until fully warmed up, but it's good enough.

    Penelope is under way. The frame is now cleaned up and powder coated. The...
  21. Thread: VixenWerks

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    It Lives! So, after a year of no progress I...

    It Lives!
    So, after a year of no progress I finally buckled down and finished the engine wiring and put the cooling system back to it's original configuration.

    With much trepidation I hit the...
  22. Thread: VixenWerks

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    She is ON THE GROUND. After more than a year on...

    She is ON THE GROUND. After more than a year on jack stands I finally put her back on her wheels. Suspension work and complete brake system overhaul complete.

    I need to finish up some wiring and...
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    Sticky: I think someone added too many zeros. By 2,...

    I think someone added too many zeros. By 2, maybe 3.
  24. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Turbo tapped, EGT sensor in, turbo back in. I...

    Turbo tapped, EGT sensor in, turbo back in.
    I finally got new parking brake cables installed. That was a massive pain. I tidied up the brake hard lines, adjusted the brakes and bled the system. ...
  25. Thread: VixenWerks

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    Euro, I'm afraid you might be right. ...

    Euro, I'm afraid you might be right.
    Attempting to get the parking brake working proved futile. I had to remove the waste tank to gain access to the pivot/attachment point and found that both...
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