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#21 charleszed

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:08 AM

The front guards where much easier!!


job done! :D

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

Huzzah! Good job :)

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:12 PM

Hi there ,can I ask where you got the blasting done and how much it set you back ?
Cheers Doug

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 07:59 PM

Looks like I have the guy who is cutting my fenders  :)

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:39 PM

Hey Doug,

i got the media blasting done by clontarf abrasive blasting they use glass beads which dont heat or warp panels.
they did a ok job i was just left with heaps and heaps of sand in all the rails and hard to reach spots.
literally buckets of the stuff. :-\

haha i am no pro when it came to the flares.
it worked a treat though and couldnt be happier with the outcome.
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

The media blasting cost $1700.00 for all panels which i thought was pretty good.including primer

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

So it has been quite a while since my last update..... life is really busy....
but i have been super busy!!! :D the datsun project is really progressing much quicker than my bank account :( and i thought :D

so i have got all my drivetrain powdercoated and all bushings replaced.
painful soughting through the box of bushings and trying to work out what goes where.

once i completed that i took the stub axles for the front and rear and have got k sport adjustable coilovers all round.
they had to cut and weld the tube to the original stub axle.

it works great and the guys at pedders lawnton did a superb job.

the coil overs are 7.5kg all round so ill see how this goes.

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#28 charleszed

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

So im sticking with the original r200 open wheeler diff and i am hoping to get a KAZ LSD later down the track.

now that all the suspension has been soughted i have decided to do a bit of work on the body to get it as good as i can to minimize the cost of painting.

we have  stitch welded the chasis rails and have put a coating of POR15 Across the entire underbody and have kept working on the outer shell of the car.

its starting to come together !!!! ;D

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:58 PM

More Photos!!

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#30 charleszed

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:04 PM

The great thing is i will update weekly because i have already got the car on the ground and is getting the engine installed at the moment so this thing is coming together FAST.

didnt want to overload the thread so quickly so i will space the updates out. ;D
stay tuned!!!!!

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

Those spring rates are pretty high, 7.5kgs is roughly 420lbs all round

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:48 AM

Hey Gareth

yes i thought so as well but because i am using this car for track as well as road the guy at the shop said that this is what he reckons will do the job.
what lb are you running on your car???

i do want a firm setup.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:52 PM

I'm no expert but it might pay to do some chassis stiffening, you'll get body flex with those rates in a standard shell. I have 340lb front, and I'm about to fit 270lb rears upgraded from 220lb.

Yours looks like a pretty trick setup, heaps of adjustability. Was it exspensive to get them fitted?

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:18 PM

mmm interesting... i did stitch weld the chasis rails but it seems like it may need some more ay??
would a half roll cage and front strut brace help.. im a builder so pretty novice with this kinda stuff.

it was about $1600.00 for supply and the welding etc.
but i have fitted it all myself.

im trying to be hands on as much as possible.

yes there is heaps of height adjustment but i would need some camber plates to get a bit of camber happening but that is later down the track. :D

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

There's some good stuff on hybridz

http://forums.hybrid...reinforcements/

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

The is now re installed and it has seemed to bolt up really well,
now it is time for the brakes!!!

i have decided to go with a full brake upgrade front and rear,
the kit i have purchased is a silver mine motors brake upgrade
http://www.silvermin...sun/datsun-260z

the guy has been really helpful and the kit seems like a good basic upgrade for the car.

the big brake kit stage 4 front brakes are 4 pot calipers i think they are off 05-10 for mustang.
in any case if i need new pads i can source them from him or via Australian retailers.
the rear brakes are off a nissan maxima v6
with a aluminium mounting bracket.

the rear kit was pretty easy to install, much like the r31 skyline rear conversion except i have a premade mounting bracket ;D

the front was much more difficult as the mounts where not positioned correctly so there was a bit of grinding and packing to make the calipers sit perfectly over the disc rotors.

all in all i suppose these direct bolt on kits are not always BOLT ON! but i managed and am really pleased with the result. :)
hopefully they work as good as they look !!

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

oh i also re packed also replaced all the bearings i nearly fell over when i found out the cost for those suckers.

some more brake photos.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

I couldn't help but purchase some wheels and tyres for the car...

after much thought and working out what i can and cannot afford i have decided to go with the Rota RBX Wheels  17/9.5 -19 offset on the rear and 17/9.0 on the front
the tyres are Achilles semi slick 123 255/35 rear  and 235/45 front.
they look so tough/fat

these wheels look great i know there are a lot of cars around with them but i just really love the look.

and they fit which is a huge bonus.
i just have to adjust the front flares to allow for turning and engine weight. i needed to adjust regardless to make my ultra cool front bar line up perfectly to the flares.
this is coming together and i am loving the way this car looks more and more.

yay off rotisserie.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

its on the ground!!!!

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

The front bar is dummy fitted but it will be properly fixed into position soon
but u get the idea! ;D




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