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jack280    11

Hi guys,

 

I posted a couple of years ago some pics of my top chop s30.

 

The progress is slowly, but the body starts to get shape.

 

Not only the body is modified, other parts are suspension, steering geometry, engine position/angle,

supercharger or in other words, only the tail lights are original............

 

 

 

Some floor mods to make room for the exhaust

 

 

For the first time in the open air

 

 

New wheels at ride height with suspension installed

 

I have more pics on picasa.

 

https://picasaweb.go...494375/20120609

 

Have fun.

 

 

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Thank You.

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jack280    11

I Resized some pics from the picasa link fom the datsun s30 260z top chop

 

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front view with modified window trim

 

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40mm raised bottom with straight chassismembers to create ground clearance,

body in under body protection

 

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sealing the weld with lead free body solder

 

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diy rear fender from 0.8mm steel after filing the body solder

 

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eaton m90 supercharger modified setup to fit datsun l28 with charge cooler from jaguar x300

 

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front view l28 engine tilted to create space for supercharger

 

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side view 50mm top chop with custom steel wheel flares

 

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mockup with wheels on ride height

 

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lens cover test fit

 

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custom mustang shelby hub with oem s30 bearings to fit BMW525 front disc and diy coil over setup

 

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long tie rod with inside BMW joint and outside an euro spec GM joint and modified oem rack and pinion

 

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16x9.5 ACT rims from an BMW E34 535i with 225/50 16 tyres in the back

 

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wheel on ride height and still 60 bump, thanks to 240 rear legs in a 260 body

 

There is a lot of work to do, but when you want to do it the proper way it will cost a lot of time...............

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jack280    11

Hi Tony,

It took some time to figure out how i wanted to modificate the bodywork.

Can you send me some pics from the cars previous life? I would like to complete the story.

The only picture i have, is one standing in the back of the container before shipping.

 

I hope to post soon more pics from the side glass experiment and window frames.

 

Greetings

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Tony D    143

PM me an e-mail address. I recently transferred my old Iomega drive to this new shockproof travel drive, and I believe all the photos from that first shipment are on it. I can e-mail them to you.

I've got maybe one more day in the office here, so the sooner the better! I will be back to the old schedule soon enough and then I can barely keep up with e-mail much less anything else!sad.gif

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jack280    11

For the rear suspension i am using 240z struts with stiffer red koni shoks, the suspension tower from a 260/280 is higer positioned in the bodyshell.

In combination with jim cook racing springs, i have a low combination. To fix the ride height, i have to make some measurements for the thickness of my topmount. The flange is welded to make it circular than machined with BMW 5 lug and arp wheelstuds. The trailing arms are from chromoly tubing.

I hope to make soon more pics.

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jack280    11

Some new pics from rear suspension parts and supercharger / engine mount.

 

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fitting stock windscreen without cutting glass

 

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experimental quarterglas cut from a front windscreen from an old Bmw E30

 

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Experimental door glass cut from a 7mm truck windscreen, the shape / curve from the glass came close to the stock curve of the s30 glass.

To cut the glass I searched youtube and spoke to some glass cutting craftsmen. After that looking for some glass and the right tools. A simple glass cutter from 12 euro didn't work. I cut an aluminum template and started with the right tools and glasscutting oil. To cut out the first usable piece took a lot of patience. The lower part of the glass has to be cut loose with a razorblade, lit on fire and cut.

 

The truck glass was only to practice cutting, sanding and polishing. Now I have to find better glass from the right thickness and shape.

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jack280    11

I wanted to put the car outside today, but its raining today. Hopefully tomorrow dry weather.

 

Here are some pics from first time on its wheels. Its to low in the front for steering clearance.

 

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maybe tomorrow more pics.

 

Jack280

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