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Making Your Corvette Invisible
Making Your Corvette Invisible
Project Shark Attack Goes Stealthy
By Chris Petris, Photography by Hope Petris, Chris Petris
September 07, 2007
The front radar receiver was next and placing it behind the left grille was the logical choice. We tried fitting the receiver and then removed the grille for area access. Tie-straps are provided for radar receiver installation, but there was no way to properly secure the receiver.
15 The front radar receiver was next and placing it behind the left grille was the logica
A bracket was fabricated out of aluminum to secure the receiver to the grille support. The receiver has arrows on the housing and must point forward whether it's mounted horizontally or vertically. Plastic or fiberglass will not affect the signal. Do not place the receiver behind any metal or chromed plastics.
16 A bracket was fabricated out of aluminum to secure the receiver to the grille support.
Now the front Laser Defuser is installed using the integral license plate surround. K40 supplies a separate bracket for the Laser Defuser if you prefer. The Laser Defuser must be pointed directly in front of you and perfectly level. The Defuser also must be within 18 inches of center and unobstructed if you plan on mounting the Defuser without the license plate surround.
17 Now the front Laser Defuser is installed using the integral license plate surround. K4
Plastic hardware with additional nuts is provided to allow adjustment. Just remember that the Laser Defuser must be level. We shimmed our aftermarket front plate holder first and then used the provided nuts to fine-tune the leveling.
18 Plastic hardware with additional nuts is provided to allow adjustment. Just remember t
Now we're getting close to wrapping this project up. The supplied red butt connectors are used to connect the wiring per the directions. As you may notice, the radar receivers are tagged front or rear. If the wire colors don't match up, the receiver is in the wrong location.
19 Now we're getting close to wrapping this project up. The supplied red butt connectors
The rear radar receiver is mounted to the bottom inside of the bumper. We used a urethane window sealer as an adhesive to stick the receiver to the bumper. Remember, it can be mounted behind fiberglass or plastic, but not metal. The rear receiver wires differently because it has no Laser Defuser, which is optional. On this system, we do not have the rear radar defusing option, but you can add it to any system.
20 The rear radar receiver is mounted to the bottom inside of the bumper. We used a ureth
We installed the supplied weatherproof fuse holders on the front and rear receiver power leads. The receivers can have 12-volt battery or ignition power to operate, thus making the installation easier. K40 Electronics is adamant that the fuses be installed after all connections are made. We've made all the connections, and now we're ready to try the system out, so in go the fuses.
21 We installed the supplied weatherproof fuse holders on the front and rear receiver pow
The K40 Electronics remote can be placed wherever it's convenient to access. The remote should probably be mounted though because it's small and could be misplaced. It's easy to read and looks good so it won't hurt the interior aesthetics.
22 The K40 Electronics remote can be placed wherever it's convenient to access. The remot
Turn the ignition key on and the Blue Tooth electronics take over. The LED's light and the speaker announce authoritatively that the K40 system is on. It's definitely a good idea to check the visibility of the LEDs before determining where to place it. If you position the LEDs in the dash on your project, make sure the steering wheel is placed in a comfortable position prior to the install so the LEDs can be seen easily.
23 Turn the ignition key on and the Blue Tooth electronics take over. The LED's light and
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