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  1. From the pics I have seen posted of the CX trans mount, As rebeckaz said unless your car is close to stock ride height you are going to have trouble running the exhaust. I personally like my exhaust to be tucked up into the floor as much as possible. I also have my z fairly low to the ground. If you run 15 inch wheels you are really going to be in trouble. The ground clearance I gained ftom putting 17's on my car made all the difference in the world. I still stand by the fact that diy mounts are the best. For several reasons. 1. If you do it right you have more clearance to run stuff in the engine bay. 2. You can run a low mount alternator without worrying about hitting the cross member if you shave the stock mountibg places off the cross member. 3. You can buy sanderson headers and bolt them to the engine, then fab your mounts. That way you know the alt, headers, and steering shaft clear before you make the first weld.
  2. Sunny Z turned me on to these. You can see how I did mine if you look at my build thread. It really makes for more room than other kits, and you can grind off the factory mounting points on the cross member to aid in alternator bolt clearance if you use a lower car mount for the alternator. http://www.randyellisdesign.com/DIY-Caged-Bushing-Tubular-GM-LS-Series-Race-Motor-Mount-Kit_p_85.html
  3. Some more pictures before I tore it down. I already miss driving this thing.
  4. Thanks I too am curious how to fix the rust here, lol. I wil go out one day and sand blast it to figure out where to start. I bought the patch panel for the part that is already cut out, but I dont want to think about replacing the rocker... I appreciate it. Im just some dude making metal stick together in his garage. I wish I was better. Have you seen Toxic Fab's stuff? This guy is an artist... http://instagram.com/toxicfab/ I got lucky, I cant wait until the next one.
  5. Turbo is a ebay GT45. I think it was 230 dollars shipped to me. My buddy has been 9.6 in the quarter on it using a 5.3 inside a mustang. It should make 600 pretty easily with the cam and components I bought.
  6. More rust, this time on the lower rocker right in front of the driver side rear tire. Drilling out spot welds and trying to get the cancer cut out. All this did is expose all the cancer behind the outer layer. Shit. I haven't repaired this yet because I really don't know where to start. This is where I welded the motor mount flanges on the frame rail. I hope it will all work as I want it too. If you are not a Datsun owner, you have no idea how big of a deal this picture is. Now it is time to start trying to make things look pretty. Sand blasting can make a hell of a difference. Powder coating has started. The chrome powder is not exactly chrome, but I give it a solid polished aluminum. Here are the mounts done in black. I shaved the original motor mounts off the cross member because they are not needed and will help with adding room for previously mentioned gigantic down pipe. That is all I have now. I am wanting to go work on my car sooo bad, but my surgery will not allow it. I am 3 weeks out of it, but I still do not feel like I can do much. I am not going to rush it because I dont want to go through this shit again. Man how I would love to do some fab work...
  7. Here are my favorite pics of my car so far. I was bored, drove my car into the yard and snapped a few pics. Now on to more rust... Dammit man. The floor pans are completely screwed. I bought some floor pans and Bad Dog frame rails / sub frame connectors. They are much thicker than stock and should help stiffen up the car for the added horsepower. In the next potato quality photo you can see the ever growing mountain of parts for this car. Wheel bearings, seals, every tie rod, bushings, frame rails, floor pans, wilwood brakes, and everything else you need to restore a classic turd such as my ride... I also decided that my current motor mounts were taking up too much room and were not advantageous to running a giant down pipe. I bought this kit and figured Id have my go at it. http://www.randyellisdesign.com/DIY-Caged-Bushing-Tubular-GM-LS-Series-Race-Motor-Mount-Kit_p_85.html . More Fab work... This is the last picture I have of the car before I started tearing it down to do the full restoration. It looks like the giant light is calling it home. It is about to die and go to heaven, lol. The motor is out and ready to be put on hold for a while. Front is on the rotisserie. Now the rear. Shit just got real.
  8. Well as with any Datsun that has not been restored, you will eventually need to start addressing rust. I started with stuff that would not completely take my car down so that I could still drive it. This is a pic of the rear area under the hatch. In this pic I had already removed the top panel by drilling out all the spot welds. I sourced some sheet metal from a buddy and started fabbing up replacement panels. It is a little thicker than stock, but I figured it cant hurt. I bent a few pieces in the break that I have and this is what I came up with. I got most of the rust cut out and started to patch it in and make it fit the best I could before I started welding it all in. Starting to burn it in. This cheap ass 1973 meal does not weld too good... Here is the replacement panel almost ready to weld in. I also bought some much needed seats. Just like titties, I can feel them so they are real enough for me. I tried to place them so that I will have room for a cage in the future. I also picked up a turbo, this is getting fun.
  9. I recently had surgery so I finally have some down time to update this thread. I took my rusty turd to Z Attack at the Nissan Headquarters. They do the event every two years. I had a blast, saw a bunch of cool z's and had a great time. Nissan really does a bang up job at this event. No ricers, no stupid kids doing disrespectful burnouts, just a good time. Thanks Nissan for putting the event on. Also thanks Jonathan for all your help putting the event on. The coolest part of the show was how much love I got from everybody on my car. It really is a good feeling for others to appreciate all the work you have put into your car. I actually won two awards and was completely floored by it. The Diamond In the rough is my favorite. Another shot of the engine bay. Took her to the dyno Almost made 300, but for a 5.3 on a dyno dynamics, I was happy.
  10. Front Air Dam from xenon

    What brand of air dam did you buy bjhines? How does it fit?
  11. Front Air Dam from xenon

    Is there a better option that the urethane front air dam with ducts? I dont think I want fiberglass because it can crack so easily. Is one brand better than the other? Does say one from black dragon, or Msa fit better than the ones on ebay. I searched and couldnt find the exact answer to this question. Thanks.
  12. As the title states... pm me or reply to this thread. Thanks
  13. 280z 27 spline stub axles

    125 shipped, if so ill take them.
  14. Pm me if you have a set that you would like to part with.
  15. Has anyone out there seen both kits? I am about to pull the trigger on my brakes but I don't want to over pay by 350 dollars if it is going to function the same. According to the gentleman I spoke with day datsun parts llc, they are the exact same calipers. Thanks.
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