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#1 BenZed

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:16 AM

Paint is for wimps
http://motormavens.c...kotan-s30-240z/

#2 Kodie

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:25 AM

And people with money to fix rust every few months?!

Having said that it does look pretty cool dumped on it's arse, even though it would be totally unusable unless you didn't car about the unibody!

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:33 AM

Haha there's a huge thread over at hybrid about this, they seem to hate it! Their argument seems to be that it isn't safe yada yada yada. I like it. I wouldn't own it and you couldn't drive it anywhere, but i like it.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:36 AM

I can understand why the guys at hybrid are jumping up and down about it! However I'm more interested to see what the reaction of some of the other forums are!!

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:13 PM

:o Dislike. To each their own...

#6 24OZ

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:17 PM

Looks tough albeit totally unuseable

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:44 PM

I would say that I can't weld (still learning), but even I could do a better weld then this
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I have driven unsafe cars before (had one corolla that if you hit a bump on the highway the back end would oscillate back and forth because the shocks were stuffed. Only corrected itself when you accelerated out of the oscillation), but those welds are terrible.

#8 chris240

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:57 PM

is that a bottle opener on the back panel  :P
...tragedy..

#9 sydney mike

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:20 PM

is that a bottle opener on the back panel  :P
...tragedy..


I believe it's the overhead grab handle from a public bus or train. Its a Japanese trend that is filtering to the states.

2 seaters might be plentiful over there but in my opinion as an aussie, and how scarce 2 seaters are becoming here I think the s30 deserves a bit more respect than that. You want to practice your welding try it on your civic instead.

#10 S30Mike

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:57 PM

Hmmm i dont HATE it.. but i now see a defination of TOO LOW. Its just doesnt look right. Usually massive offset and lowered equals aggresive, but that looks totally wrong.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:09 PM

i love it




btw the guy said he is redoing the welding




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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:14 PM

I with you Locky. I lov the Look don't know wether I could pull that one off as far as street cred  ::) ::) but cool. I Looking  forward to the baraged now of hate posting.
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:35 PM

hahaha. I love the burn marks still around the wheel arches from the gas axe.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:53 AM

Love it!
Looks mean as hell.
How much cheaper would our projects be if that was the look we were after!


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:22 PM

I reckon my Zed will look a bit like a Rat rod once Lurch finishes getting rid of all the rust!! of course the welding will be better though ;D

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:05 AM

Logically, I should hate it, but for some reason I just can't.

Although, I don't understand how the back wheels work relative to the guard flares - it looks like they're touching, when it hits a bump how does it not rip off/smash the rear quarter?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:19 AM

To drive it anywhere he raises the height of the coil overs he has fitted, well I hope he does........ ;)

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:46 AM

i love it ... but ive always love "rat"rods as they are called
it looks like it will rape you if you even look at it the wrong way :D
problem in aus is that the cops would hate it ... in the states they get away with alot more

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 04:02 PM

Its disgusting. :-\

#20 BenZed

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:22 PM

Logically, I should hate it, but for some reason I just can't.

Although, I don't understand how the back wheels work relative to the guard flares - it looks like they're touching, when it hits a bump how does it not rip off/smash the rear quarter?


Actually there's a simpler answer. Because it is so low it only has about an inch of travel left before the shocks bottom out. With the stretched rear tyre and the arc of movement of the wheel at that height, it can move that far without touching the flare. Even if it does rub there is enough flex that it probably wouldn't get torn off, just wear away at the tyre.





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