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  • Originally posted by GSRSOL View Post
    This is epic, I love it. I wish I could get away with another shorty but no chance.
    Do you still have your gen1?
    Cheers! I am leaving Canada in 3 days so the work will begin very soon, I just need to get a battery in Istanbul for the deep cycle

    as for the gen 1, which one? they are still sittign in storage waiting



    OEM towing not so much OEM

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    • Well I figured the website was pointless in todays day and age so I updated the side stickers for instagram. looks good. and completed on the spot. getting him to make new country stickers for me as well.














      I am also getting the bonnet wrapped as I have had a clearcoat peel issue for a while now and the solar panels need to be stuck to a fresh surface so it was an easy choice. pictures to follow tomorrow.










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      • And straight back into it, got a wrap completed on the bonnet and a few poser shots, then did a test fit of the solar panels, which are dual 70 Watt panels.



















        Solar test fit:


















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        • Bloody brilliant. Great use of the bonnet. But a question about fitment. What holds 'em on? No doubt they are not fully installed in the pic but that front edge sits up a little at the corners and at cruising speed they would try to peel away.

          I assume that there's a mechanical attachment as gluing them to the bonnet wrap wouldn't be strong enough and if your pajero has the aluminum bonnet magnets are out.

          The reason I ask is, if the fitting is straightforward and reversible, they would be great for those of us who use the car as a daily driver and could fit the panels for long weekends or at holiday time.

          2016 NX GLS Factory alloy bar, Provent 200 catch can, Boos bash plates (full set), Stedi light bar, 40 litre Waeco, Titan fridge slide, Kings springs, Dunlop ATG3s, Auto-mate, Ultragauge, Uniden 8080s, more to come...

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          • My biggest worry with fitting panels to the bonnet would be the heat factor. I expect that heat will
            (a) destroy the panels or
            (b) severely reduce th efficiency of them.

            But excellent out of the square thinking...

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            • Originally posted by Two Emms View Post
              Bloody brilliant. Great use of the bonnet. But a question about fitment. What holds 'em on? No doubt they are not fully installed in the pic but that front edge sits up a little at the corners and at cruising speed they would try to peel away.

              I assume that there's a mechanical attachment as gluing them to the bonnet wrap wouldn't be strong enough and if your pajero has the aluminum bonnet magnets are out.

              The reason I ask is, if the fitting is straightforward and reversible, they would be great for those of us who use the car as a daily driver and could fit the panels for long weekends or at holiday time.

              Basically I need to double side sticky tape them then I will run a bead of silicone around to keep dirt out. they are flexible so the corners will mold to the bonnet perfectly and when installed with tape will work out to be about 4.5-5mm high. That is what the vinyl is for, so I can remove if required easily.

              you could easily drill holes every 100mm on the outside edge and bolt them down to be removable if required. although then you will have nut certs in your bonnet on removal. I might actually put a few rivets in as a security feature.
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              • Originally posted by erad View Post
                My biggest worry with fitting panels to the bonnet would be the heat factor. I expect that heat will
                (a) destroy the panels or
                (b) severely reduce th efficiency of them.

                But excellent out of the square thinking...
                A: I cant see how they will get hotter than a panel sitting out in the sun? I understand the running temp of the engine will add some heat. but nothing that will destroy a panel, well I hope...
                B: 10-20% loss with heat, worth it in my books.

                the reason is basically while I try to camp a lot, some of these old cities here require 2-3 days to visit all the sites, and with the car parked, which is mostly always in the sun due to height clearance, the fridge will kill the battery in 2 days. this will solve that issue and allow for a city tour with out me worrying about the battery. no one wants warm beer right?

                Once the install is done, I will do some testing and see how the battery holds during a day parked in the city. Im pretty stoked, as we wanted solar but room inside didnt allow.
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                • Originally posted by cruisn06 View Post


                  ..... they are flexible so the corners will mold to the bonnet perfectly and when installed with tape will work out to be about 4.5-5mm high.
                  Nice. They should sit there quite well.

                  2016 NX GLS Factory alloy bar, Provent 200 catch can, Boos bash plates (full set), Stedi light bar, 40 litre Waeco, Titan fridge slide, Kings springs, Dunlop ATG3s, Auto-mate, Ultragauge, Uniden 8080s, more to come...

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                  • Just a suggestion. I was shown a method of fitting frameless bathroom mirrors quite a few years ago. Often they were fixed to tiles or just a plain wall. The clean frameless look required meant no visible fixings. Double sided tape was the answer but durability in a humid environment was questionable. The answer was simple. A few strips of double sided tape with adhesive run in strips between. The tape held the mirror in place while the adhesive cured. Can't remember the name of the adhesive but it was a specific glazing type. I have put quite a few up and it works well. The great thing about the adhesive was that it was a form of silicone so really easy to run beads between the tape. Obviously that adhesive would not be relevant to your application but the method will. Might remove any concerns about the double sided tape softening when hot.
                    2016 NX GLS Factory alloy bar, Provent 200 catch can, Boos bash plates (full set), Stedi light bar, 40 litre Waeco, Titan fridge slide, Kings springs, Dunlop ATG3s, Auto-mate, Ultragauge, Uniden 8080s, more to come...

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                    • Two Emms: Slightly off topic, but we had our bathroom refitted a few years ago, and the guy who fitted the mirror to the wall used ordinary silicone. He just put a random bead of silicone onto the tiles and stuck the mirror onto the silicone. He probably used a temporary tape to hold the mirror whilst the silicone cured (I cannot remember), but we can now see where the silicone bead is because it has slightly affected the mirror's reflective coating. So if you intend to use this method to mount a mirror, try to keep the silicone to the outer edge only, where any discoloration of the reflective surface will be less noticeable.

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                      • Originally posted by erad View Post
                        the guy who fitted the mirror to the wall used ordinary silicone.
                        ..and there's your problem the correct adhesive must be used.

                        I used to see this kind of stuff all the time when I was in the building industry.
                        2016 NX GLS Factory alloy bar, Provent 200 catch can, Boos bash plates (full set), Stedi light bar, 40 litre Waeco, Titan fridge slide, Kings springs, Dunlop ATG3s, Auto-mate, Ultragauge, Uniden 8080s, more to come...

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                        • Cheers for the idea. I'll look into what I can get my hand on here. I wanna do it quickly cause im excited but also dont want it to rip off at 120 on the highways here.
                          07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around... somewhere in the middle east I think..

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