[DML] Stantions for your DeLorean
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[DML] Stantions for your DeLorean

* This is a post I have on my other site, http://www.bttfstuff.com
and I don't know if the photo links will work here:

What is a "stantion"?
Those are the poles and velvet ropes they use at the bank, the movies,
and come in handy around your car to let people know to keep back!

The thing is, these things are really expensive, maybe $100 and up for
the pole alone, and the ropes are extra!
Those "seatbelt" versions by LAVI SYSTEMS are friggin $400 each!

One issue is you need to have a place to keep them.
You only have your front trunk for storage, so they need to be able
to break down.

So I came up with a cheap solution.

You need to build 6 stantions. 

You will need to visit your local hardware store and buy roughly
the following:

(1) 12" x 1" x 8' board, cut into 6 pieces.
These boards are actually about 11 1/4" wide, so you will want to 
cut your pieces into this same length to make them square.

Next you need (6) galvanized floor flange pipe mounts.
The size is up to you based on how thick you want your pipes to be.
I used 1 1/4" size.

I also bout (6) 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" PVC adapters,
the 1 1/4" side is threaded, and the 1 1/2" side is NOT, it just
slides on.

Next you need to get (6) 1 1/2" PVC pipes of your desired lengths.
I went with (3) 5' pipes that I cut in half to make (6) 2 1/2' poles.
This seems like the right hight considering the car is so damned short
to begin with, and when mounted in the bases they will be a little taller.

I also picked up (6) 1 1/2" caps (non threaded)

You also need a box of #10 3/4" wood screws.

You need (12) chain connectors of your choice.
I used the style that you pull the tab back with your thumb, 
mounted on both sides. This allows you to adjust your chain
to size and attach to the next part....

You need to get (6) loop bolts.
You will drill a hole through both sides of the pipe, and mount this
bolt with a loop on one side and a nut on the other.
This is where you will attach your chains.

The chain: You need to get PLASTIC chain!!!!
Any metal will be too heavy.
I used the yellow plastic chain because it is easier to see.
You need (4) 10' pieces, and (2) 12' pieces for the front and back.



Now to assemble.
Take one of your square wooden blocks and using a ruler draw a line
from corner to corner making an "X", you can align the flange in the
center. (pictured above)


Now screw in the base of your adapter.
Using a rubber mallet you can knock on the caps on one side of the poles.
Now, use a little VASELINE to grease up the insides of the adapters.
This will help you insert and then pull out the poles again.


Everything will fit neatly in your trunk and can be put together
in just minutes when you get to the event.
If you think you don't need these, take your car some where and leave
it unattended for five minutes.
When you return you will find it completely covered in fingerprints
and people sitting in the car!!!!

I am thinking of putting together some infrared alarms that cover
the inside door panels so that if anyone tries to get inside it will
sound a loud piezo buzzer.
(then they will bang their head on the door and knock them selves out)
you will find the intruder laying near the car in a pool of blood.
I love it!!!

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