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  1. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Dry ice and vapor honing. We got a great local business here who does a hell of a job with that stuff.
  2. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Big step forward
  3. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Metal work is pretty much done, bad dog frame rails are welded in as well just don't have photos of them at the moment.
  4. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Was about $2200. I am sure I won`t regret it all when its done, but definitely an LS also fits much better, no issues with hood latches or the cross member.
  5. Sounds crazy! Congratulations on finishing this heroic build Mark; absolutely beautiful car, hope you enjoy it for years and years to come
  6. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

  7. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Upper radiator support changed to a bolt in style for much easier engine pulls and install. Moar slick sand, part of the battery tray removed...things are rolling along Also picked up a new daily last week to replace my Mazdaspeed 3 which I am now selling. 2018 Golf R, dark violet pearl, im digging the colour, very comfy...a little too comfy...and I know everyone here knows exactly what I mean..unlike many other online car forums
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    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Getting closer and closer to paint...still have to do one of the headlight buckets and fenders to match the finished side, bad dog rails, and fix that gnarly ass battery tray...but after that...shes pretty much ready to be sprayed.
  9. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Fenders moved up and snip snip EDIT: Added photo of the inner edge, didn't want any sharp edges that could wreck a tire or a finger in some bizarre unforeseen incident.
  10. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Thank you! Yeah we want this thing to be more corrector as opposed to less corrector
  11. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Thanks for the feedback! So realistically, lining up the lip of the flares with the fenders sounds like it makes sense.
  12. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Flares being fit, I think we will move these rear ones up about 1 cm, the tire is going to be out a lot more once the what looks like 6 degrees of negative camber are gone Might run a small spacer to get a bit more flush if need be, but really happy with the fitment altogether. Correcting the body line with the door, looking much more chiselled. Lots more exterior body work getting done soon, I didn't take photos but most of the holes in the engine bay are welded up now too. Simple roll bar, functional, strong, I love some of the full cages people run, they look glorious but realistically I am not going to race this car, it might see an open lapping day here and there so it can be enjoyed properly and stretch its legs.
  13. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    I see a lot of the old images I used to link from facebook aren't visible, maybe one day I will clean that up...but I did manage to get something else cleaned up. Not the full motor as I am not rebuilding it completely. But the most visible aluminum pieces have been cleaned up using some dry ice and some sandblasting. While its apart, got a Z1 motorsports clutch/steel flywheel, heavy duty clutch slave going on. JWT C2 Exhaust Cams, ATI Crank Pulley, new oil galley gaskets. The goal is to have 400 crank horsepower but just be reliable and maximally responsive. Was not originally going to do one, but a simple roll bar that is safe for mostly street use is going in soon. The front upper radiator support is going to be modified to be bolt in/out for much easier engine install and service. Most of the exterior body work is done now. But once the metal work is done things will start moving quicker. We have the roof in slick sand and other areas will follow once the metal work is completed, then it can sit around and shrink for a good long while before being properly sanded down.
  14. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Yeah the metal on the front end of the donor roof was a bit janked. The old roof was perfect, so the two have been merged to prove philosophically that two wrongs can make a right
  15. budgy

    240Z VQ37HR Swap

    Lots of work happening here finally! I am looking into getting a GT-R intake manifold for this engine and I am nervous about fitment as there is basically no more room under the hood as it is. Can anyone confirm if a GT-R manifold is taller than the stock plastic intake?