By drcaron
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#381632
Hello to all ectohead ,

Some of you know me from other forum and conviced me to come here for sharing some pictures and information about my ecto-1 equipment and how I build some of those parts.

First I will start by my fan box ,I use thoses old oil heater panel that I find in scrap .
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and cut for the louvers .
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then I went to my friend shop (Daniel ) and he help me to made this parts that was not easy to bend .
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I use pops rivets to get them together
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Prepare to welding
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After I look a many pictures I almost sure the rear bars legs on the fan box are more inside I put them a 3"from the side , in front are at 1 1/4" from the side ,hope I not made mystake in here ?
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Sorry for my English my first langwish is French
Martin
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By drcaron
Supporting Member
#381890
Thank you

For made my directional anttenna , I cut 1" scare tubing and welding for made my arrow ,for the dome I have them made by a plastic factory and my base is 1/8 alluminium that I cut to fit

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By drcaron
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#382658
Here what I use for made my marine radome ,is a Sewing machine spool (bobine)thread.

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I have to get out the litle edge on the top with a and I use sandpaper grade 80 ,100,120,180,
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the hight is 9"3/4 so I have to cut it .
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I use body filer to made the top
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after sanding
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Pimer and sanding 320 ,400
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inside
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for the base I cut plywood 1/2" then I hot glue in the side.
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and finish rsult
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Martin
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By egie
#382670
:nicejobyoudid: :crunch: That is really amazing work! great job, its so screen accurate!
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By Kingpin
Moderator
#382673
That is some fine craftsmanship, drcaron. I've been working on assembling an index topic for the Ectomobiles section, and this topic is going to be a nice addition... as soo few people have been successful in replicating those elements of Ecto-1s roofrack.

Awesome work.
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By Gareee
#382747
I'm wondering is 2 part epoxy or even some screws might be more secure on your marine radome's plywood base attachement. Wind shear or summer heat could loosen that hot glue so it goes flying off behind you at high speeds.

Excellent craftsmanship otherwise!
By drcaron
Supporting Member
#382755
I'm wondering is 2 part epoxy or even some screws might be more secure on your marine radome's plywood base attachement. Wind shear or summer heat could loosen that hot glue so it goes flying off behind you at high speeds.

Excellent craftsmanship otherwise!
That is what was worry me I am thinking to have 6 samall white screw on the side bottom to the wood for safety , but my original idée was to have cross rod from the the top to the bottom screw with the bolt that is relly insinde in the top of the radome.
here picture of what I am speaking.
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Thank you all the compliment and for the subjestion .

I will show you more parts soon .

Martin
By drcaron
Supporting Member
#383054
Here my light bars mounting bracket that I made ,

the prototype fit good on the rear .

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The prototype on the car .
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My final result laser cut .
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Since I am not finish my ecto-1 project car ,you can see them how the look on a real ecto-1 see Loren( 69428SCJ ) car.

Thank you
Martin
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By Skully
#383240
Very nice ..excellent fit on the bracket work ..they look store bought cheers and keep this goodness coming...
By drcaron
Supporting Member
#383638
Thank you here some others parts that I have
Federal propolaray modèle 19
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federal sirene model c5 gb
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Angle mirror
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Unity spot light l
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Midland cb radio model 77-859
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Dummy antenna made by Gentec, model 525 , 50 ohms , 125 watts , also called a dummy load and the Regency act-r20/6 scanner
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Left fender mirror made by Yankee metal prod. corp
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The blue hoses
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Grimes #30-0437-100 Bumper Strobes ,all I need is the top parts and I need one more clears lense 30-0504-1
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Dietz 9-51 (deck light ) Thank you to Greg for thoses
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[Whellen stobe # HRDF-200 14/28 Part Name 311 RH
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i will show some more parts soon

Martin
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By gb4ever
#383869
Hey Martin,

I just wanted to say again that your doing an amazing job. It truly is inspiring work that you are doing. To think what you posted so far is only the tip of the iceberg.

-Kris
By drcaron
Supporting Member
#384236
thank you all ,I know that is only little of what I am working on but I will show you more stuff that I made soon.

Skully ,I wont show pictures of my car til I am finish the equipment topic ,just have to waite .

kriss you know to much :sigh: ha ha


Martin
By nitro 6009
#384434
Martin I love your builds and thank you for helping me over the past year. I hope to get a real 59/60 soon but you, Kris and Rusty kept me on track with my nephews 64. You guys are what is best of the Ecto 1 board and love seeing your stuff here.
By drcaron
Supporting Member
#385174
Here pictures of my ecto 1 rack build

I use 1" tubing .
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The base plate is 18 gadge for the siren,strobe and the propolaray plate Is not accurate but I was preffer to heve it match to the siren plate and is also more stronger ,
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the radome suport this was not easy to weld but I make it
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Martin
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By Boomerjinks
#385203
Coming together really, REALLY fast! When is your anticipated date of completion, if you have one?
By drcaron
Supporting Member
#385404
I do not work that fast Is old pictures wen I made my rack last years now I just puting all the equipment parts together ,I hope I can instal on my 1959 Superior this sumer up to the time I finish my 1959 Miller Meteor restoration .

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Here my storage tube ,I just need to make my handle

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More to come soon ,see you

Martin
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By RichLather
#386077
I'm very, very thankful for the in-progress shots of the components in this thread. It's very informative for me, and it really sets the bar high for Ecto builders.
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By drcaron
Supporting Member
#387132
Fisrt I wante to thank ZedR,Spengler28 for the decals and Dan20Lancer for converted the partern on DXF to have them laser cut .

Top original partern from the ZedRichard I modifed lower partern to have the extra sheet for the bending and the hole slut
Top partern ZedRichard new lower partern modifed by me
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Bnc plugs,Pontentiometer,cheker knobs,Alluminium knobs by ( Umori )Decals from (Spengler)
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The box from Daniel Lauzon
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Laser cut panel
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Puch mark
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Driling the screws holes
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How I conect the hose on the panel ,I use wood in the hose
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Rear of the panel
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the final rusult
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