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Nerd Alert!

VW roof rack, needs a little tweaking, spreading the feet will lower it slightly. We're going to use it on the drive back to Denver.



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Big fail on that roof rack. No amount of tweaking, without heat and a bench vise, will make it fit properly. We will not be using it on the way back to Denver.
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I'll try one of these, a replica Lietz. What do you think, new leather straps from Pelican for looks or spider bungee for ease of use?



The VW one is going on Craigslist.
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First Road trip

1,160 miles, Denver to Albuquerque via I-25 and Albuquerque to Denver via US Hwy 285. I was surprised at the level of comfort, even with broken down seats. Some butt pillows helped. I set up a bluetooth speaker to have tunes but we found ourselves not listening to tunes for hours, just the music of the motor. It used a quart of oil, averaged 18 mpg. New Michelins all around before taking off.



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Love the pictures of the trip Ken! So glad to see that you are using the car as it was meant to be used :-)
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From "should I sell" to "road Trip"!

Love it. Enjoy.

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Ken, the car looks great. Sounds like a fantastic trip. This is how it's supposed to be. Thanks for posting the photos.
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Seat Belts

Added belts from AASE Sales with a retractor built in. Not really designed for this car, but I'll use then until something better comes along. I wonder if there is a way to add a seatbelt ancho to the B-pillar, which is where the retractor should be attached, not to the seat as seen here and as per the instructions.



This is a huge FAIL. Unless the retractor is exactly perpendicular and held motionless, the belt will not come out. I'll look under the side panels. If there is not an anchor point somewhere areound the base of the B-pillar, I'm going back to the old belts, raggedy or not.

Update 04/26/17: AASE refunded all but $30, which was tidally legit since i was missing a piece of hardware and I buggered up the paint. I have bought several items from them.
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Added Lietz replica roof rack, found on eBay. The lack of side rails will make it easier for me to get stuff off the top by sliding it off ratrher than having to pick it up over the rail. Bonus...




It is extremely robust. I am not worried about any amount of weight up there. The front and back end pieces have a rubber strip embedded for protection of long things placed on top. I like it, will probably leave it on, just to mess with people. Nerd alert!
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Great work sir - color me impressed!

Can you explain a bit about the speaker? Sound quality? How it's attached to that mount?

Thanks!
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Great work sir - color me impressed!

Can you explain a bit about the speaker? Sound quality? How it's attached to that mount?

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Thank you for your kind words.

The speaker is an Ultimate Ears Megaboom. There is also a UE Boom, about half the size, but not half the sound quality.. They both have superior sound quality for a portable bluetooth speaker.

The UE speakers have a boss for a tripod mount built in. I got a windshield suction mount for a small camera and mounted it upside down. The speaker has an 8 hour run time, but I plug it into a USB cigarette lighter charger for redundancy.

I have not compared the two speakers in this car yet, but I imagine the big one has a better sound when the engine is roaring at 4,000 rpm. In a ten hour drive we listened to the music of iTunes about half the time and the music of the motor the other half.


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That's very cool!

Sorry for the OT:

I currently use two JBL BT speakers. They have pretty good sound, and they sync with one another and then one syncs with my phone. It's a cool setup, but I can't figure out a good way to mount them. Also, even thought there are two speakers they do not produce stereo.



The mounting you show looks like just the ticket!
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The UE speakers have a boss for a tripod mount built in. I got a windshield suction mount for a small camera and mounted it upside down.
Is that just the standard female threaded mount that you're calling a "boss"?

And is this it?
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Added belts from Pelican with a retractor built in. Not really designed for this car, but I'll use then until something better comes along. I wonder if there is a way to add a seatbelt ancho to the B-pillar, which is where the retractor should be attached, not to the seat as seen here and as per the instructions.
You should look under the rear quarter interior panel. There should be a threaded mounting location for the seat belt retractor. I could not find a good photo but its underneath the trim in this photo that hides the retractor.

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Is that just the standard female threaded mount that you're calling a "boss"?

And is this it?
Exactly, a tripod mount boss. The UE speakers have them, not sure about other brands.

The UE's can have up to 50 speakers sync'ed. I have two Booms and one Megaboom. They cover about an acre adequately, smaller space real good.
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That's very cool!
I currently use two JBL BT speakers. They have pretty good sound, and they sync with one another and then one syncs with my phone. It's a cool setup, but I can't figure out a good way to mount them. Also, even thought there are two speakers they do not produce stereo.

The mounting you show looks like just the ticket!
I can't have a single thing on the dash, it will bug me to death. I put a dash cover on to eliminate the reflection of the dash onto the windshields in certain light. Nothing on the dash, no reflection of the dash.

I simply lucked out with this set up. After I bought the first Boom, I saw the tripod mount boss, found a windshield suction mount for a camera, and used it my old Falcon with no radio.

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Yeah, those speakers lasted about a day. I couldn't stand them either. They sound great but I typically just hang them from the door locks.
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Thanks for the tips on the UE's - and keep enjoying that great E!!
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Thanks for the tips on the UE's - and keep enjoying that great E!!
I believe it's worth it to buy from the manufacturer. I bought a Boom on eBay after I bought a Boom from UE.

Then I bought the Megaboom from UE and of the three, the eBay one does not hold a charge as long, but there is no difference in sound quality nor, sync'ing. All three together in the garage is awesome.

The E is practically a daily driver, thank you very much.
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Testing roof rack for easy of solo loading and unloading. With no side rails, it is very easy, just get it started and slide. Taking certain things off, just pull and let gravity take over, but taking anything off is easier with no side rail to lift over. It was obviously designed with the leather straps in mind.


















...need to figure a securing mechanism for these.


Mickey356 asked about a surfboard...pool noodles for extra protection, I think the white rubber strip would not stand up to constant use,

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