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  1. I did something like the JCI design but made mine out of 1x2 and where it runs up for the exhaust cutouts, I kept going up the trans tunnel and added two more bolts.
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    Nicksoccer22's Build's

    Try some gas... something will eat that foam.
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    Steering column clamshell rebuild

    Amongst all the big project I do on the datsun over the weekends, I like to keep a small project going during the week to keep the progress up. This past week project was the steering wheel clamshell. Mine had long ago bit the dust and i pulled it off and through it in a box and left all the wires and such exposed. About 3 weeks ago as im packing and moving stuff around getting ready for a 3rd cross country move, i came across it. All the mounting points had been broken in one form or fashion but I figured it wouldn't hurt to try and repair it. I didn't take pictures of the progress as I am always forgetting to but I got the steps and the end results which turned out fantastic. Step one, the top. With the top side having all the screw mounting points broken away, I was not sure about exact locations and heights of each but I had the base locations. From that, I cut pieces of 1/2in pvc and formed it to fit on the clamshell. I then sealed it to the shell with play-off (I think clay would have been better as the play-do leaked a little). after that, I filled the pvc with fiberglass epoxy (not poly) and added some chopped fiberglass pushing it in with a tooth pick. This gave me strong "peers" as to attach the bottom side. Once dry, I made three cuts down the sides of the pvc and it popped right off. Step 2, the bottom side. I then filled the screw hole or "tubes" with play-do to keep the epoxy in and wrapped ductape around what was left of the tubes. This formed a mold that I could then pour epoxy into to build the tubes back up. The epoxy I used did not stick at all to the sticky side of the ductape nor did it have any chemical reactions. Step 3, matting the two peices. I thought it would be a little harder than it was but this was the easiest step. I just pushed the two sections together and then used the drimel where needed with a sanding drum. It only took about 15 min and made a nice amount of dust. I then drilled holes and inserted screws. I did drill slightly larger holes than needed just to make sure that it didn't recrack but it worked perfectly. Step 4, paint. I did a light sanding just to scuff the surface with some 220 grit and then hit it with plastic primer. I then used 2 coats of textured rustolium spray paint (each coat was 2 light coats so really 4 in total). Although I liked the look, it was slightly rougher than what i wanted so I took 2000 grit and just lightly did a once over just to knock down the high points. I then applied 2 coats of matte clear uv resistant non yellowing. Alternate step 4. I was going to use the primer, then texture (1 coat), then the hammer (1 coat). I figured this would give it a raised texture then a leather grain look. I didn't do this because I loved the look of the texture. I have tried every bed liner and texture coat and this is one of the best. I am very proud of the results and they speak for them selves. If there are any questions let me know.
  4. I doubt that pump is going to keep up. Get an inline one or a in tank one that will supply the fuel needed. I swapped in the 02 camaro plastic tank and it has the inlet, outlet and then 3 random vents for expansion and such. Im guessing one goes to your expansion tank and the other to your charcoal canister. This alows for the tank to fill up and expand with heat.
  5. Not sure but your feed line should be bigger than your return line.
  6. Mine was close as well but fit... try bolting it all together loosely and then check fitment.
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    Ssworx

    The more i see them the more I like the look. I to would like to know how you finished the edge. I have heard of people welding a very small pipe on the outer edge to finish custom flairs but would like to see what you have planned. Also, how are you tying it into the airdam.
  8. I have been working on something like this for my lsz. It is an arduino controller that will have 4 wheel hall sensors. It will then have a knob to adjust how much traction is "desired" i.e. no traction to warm tires up in the box or 95% for launching. The arduino would then be able to cut both spark and fuel from a cylinder. I have about a 75% salution for the programming, I just have to get time to finish it. I'm sure something similar could be adapted for a carb engine that cuts spark at the dizzy if you are any good at programming.
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    Camaro gas tank mount

    I might just be crazy because that's what I want to do in a similar way but I thought someone had made it fully out of 1x2 instead of straps... I'm going to just stick with that design I guess (with a little tweak here and there).
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    Camaro gas tank mount

    And if I can't figure something else out by this evening, that's what I will start doing with a extra front support.
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    Camaro gas tank mount

    I thought there was someone who had made a frame to go over and under the tank instead of using the 1x2 over and a strap under.
  12. My ls swap has been running now for about 3 years but when I originally mounted the camaro gas tank I did a very poor job and had the mounting rails running front to back. I am now going back and cutting out all the old and doing it right but I can't seem to find the posts on how others have done it. My plan is to have mounting rails run left to right made of 1x2 and then make a 2 piece clam shale to mount it. Both pieces will be made of 1x2 and then weld to the mounting rails. I would like to see how some other people have mounted theirs however before I do this.
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    Door Handle Bumpers and Gas Door Bumpers

    Wow... I never knew that there was something that went there. Now I kind of want them.
  14. Got everything put back together and am happy that after owning the car for 6 years, the red brake light has finally gone out. Zx brake master 2+2 stock booster No prop valve S12+8 vented (multi size pistons) calipers in the front 240sx calipers in the back I like the red up.
  15. Well I got it... After a full day of heating and working at it, I figured it out. I tried going at it with compressed air but that had no effect. My next to last Idea was to attack it with the grease gun. Napa has 10x1.00mm grease zerks (part number 715-2008) that I was able to mount on the ends. after attaching the grease gun to it and pumping it a few times, the plunger shifted. After that, I applied the blow torch and continued to pump with the grease gun until the end popped out sending burnt grease everywhere. it is now going to soak in the cleaner overnight again and tomorrow, I will clean up the bore and hopefully replace the seals. 77, DATSUN!!! (for real, make???), 280z 2+2.
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