2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Mod Update, 08/28

1 month [received 07/28]…

Modifications:

  1. Bulkhead–COMPLETED, 08/04 [Story, 1st cmt.–a doozy!]
  2. Painted door panels–COMPLETED, 08/04
  3. Window wind deflectors–COMPLETED, 08/04
  4. 4′ x 6′ Rug–COMPLETED, 08/05
  5. Bike Transport Rig [BTR]–COMPLETED, 08/14
  6. Graphics–COMPLETED, 08/10
  7. Accent lighting [Chris’ work for 3 areas of accent lighting-rewired 08/26–08/28]. 7A [reflective tiles] and 7B [3-LED Cargo Area Light Switch] COMPLETED, 08/16. 7C is yet to come.
  8. Driver & Passenger side window tintingCOMPLETED, 08/18
  9. Thinkware F770 Dash CameraCOMPLETED, 08/25 [rewired power source 08/26]
  10. Roof Rack–Rhino-Rack USA JA8452 Vortex RLT600 Trackmount Roof Rack ] I will reorder this rack when long tracks are available–likely mid-September [see comment].
  11. Side Rails–No one has found running boards, side rails/skirts for this van.
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2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Mod Update, 08/26

After 3 weeks and 5 days [received 07/28]…

Modifications:

  1. Bulkhead–COMPLETED, 08/04 [Story, 1st cmt.–a doozy!]
  2. Painted door panels–COMPLETED, 08/04
  3. Window wind deflectors–COMPLETED, 08/04
  4. 4′ x 6′ Rug–COMPLETED, 08/05
  5. Bike Transport Rig [BTR]–COMPLETED, 08/14
  6. Graphics–COMPLETED, 08/10
  7. Accent lighting [Chris’ work for 3 areas of accent lighting]–7A [reflective tiles] and 7B [3-LED Cargo Area Light Switch] COMPLETED, 08/16. 7C is yet to come.
  8. Driver & Passenger side window tintingCOMPLETED, 08/18
  9. Thinkware F770 Dash CameraCOMPLETED, 08/25 [rewired power source 08/26]
  10. Roof Rack–Rhino-Rack USA JA8452 Vortex RLT600 Trackmount Roof Rack ] I will reorder this rack when long tracks are available–likely mid-September [see comment].
  11. Side Rails–No one has found running boards, side rails/skirts for this van.

2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Mod Update, 08/25

After 3 weeks and 4 days [received 07/28]…

Modifications:

  1. Bulkhead–COMPLETED, 08/04 [Story, 1st cmt.–a doozy!]
  2. Painted door panels–COMPLETED, 08/04
  3. Window wind deflectors–COMPLETED, 08/04
  4. 4′ x 6′ Rug–COMPLETED, 08/05
  5. Bike Transport Rig [BTR]–COMPLETED, 08/14
  6. Graphics–COMPLETED, 08/10
  7. Accent lighting [Chris’ work for 3 areas of accent lighting]–7A [reflective tiles] and 7B [3-LED Cargo Area Light Switch] COMPLETED, 08/16. 7C is yet to come.
  8. Driver & Passenger side window tintingCOMPLETED, 08/18
  9. Thinkware F770 Dash CameraCOMPLETED, 08/25
  10. Roof Rack–Rhino-Rack USA JA8452 Vortex RLT600 Trackmount Roof Rack ] ordered 08/21, supposed to have shipped 08/2 [IT HAS NOT!]. Juiced Hybrid [Steven says he can have the items to me on 08/30]. Here is what I have to do to install. I have removed the 10 plugs from the van. Yet another person [Paul], from Juiced Hybrid, calls and after small talk, tells me of a track substitution [4 pieces versus 2 (one for each side)]. I have CANCELLED this order! Amazon has received an “ear-full” because of Juiced Hybrids. They do not have another seller who sells this rack. I have located another vendor; but, I cannot get shipping info until 9:00 am EDT.
  11. Side Rails–No one has found running boards, side rails/skirts for this van.

Technology ~ DIY–Thinkware F770 Installation [Mod 09], 08/23 & 08/24

Installation complete–with hiccups.

There were 2 challenges:

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Technology ~ Thinkware F770–Sample Video, 08/23

I think it is excellent [select play for both as close together as possible].

The videos give you an idea of the clarity od the cameras. The rear will be clearer. I had not removed the protective film from the lens. There can/cannot be audio–user selectable.

Technology ~ Thinkware F770 & CellLink B arrived yesterday, 08/24

Crushed, but okay.

Camera RollI had hoped for delivery earlier in the day. I called Chris to cancel my appointment and take the installation on as a DIY. He was with a customer. I hope we chat later today.

I have the system working [97%]. Power for the Cellink may be an issue. I’ll call BlackBoxMyCar later today. The power source is to only be on when the ignition is in the accessory position. I’m just not seeing and hearing what I think I should.

Nonetheless, I am pleased. The video is SUPER!

Technology ~ Thinkware F770–How to use Thinkware WIFI App, 08/23

FedEx is to deliver today, 08/23.