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#1 proxlamus

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

Well, I never put one of these together..   some of you may know me by "proxlamus©" but after the last major board update, it lost all my information so I had to create a new account.

 

  I bought the 1978 Datsun 280z when I was 16 years old. 

 

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I bought some polished iron cross wheels and she looked slick!

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 Then my ex girlfriend saw me driving in the snow and thought there was another girl in the car..  so she crashed into me and wrecked my baby.

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 Soo I rebuilt her and not long after, I began to swap in a L28ET, which my parents would not let me use the garage, so I did it in the street.

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Edited by proxlamus, 19 March 2016 - 06:19 PM.

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Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:05 PM

Part 2..

 

 Over the years I gathered parts and spent time on the car..  this was the last photo shoot I had with the car before she went down.

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  I had a huge build planned.  L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat

 

 Some of you may remember by build thread for my ITB's...

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Edited by proxlamus, 20 November 2014 - 05:47 PM.

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Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

Then I did something stupid.  Very Very stupid, I had some rust repair I had to do... so I took the car apart and began the rust repair.    This turned into a WHILE IM AT IT fiasco.

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 This was farrr too much and I hated grinding under neath the car to install the Bad Dog frame rails..  time to go onto a rotisserie.

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 First step was to try Soda blasting.. which is a huge waste of time and money..  I bought Nickel slag and a eastwood sandblaster and life was much better.

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 At this point, the blast pattern was about the size of a quarter and took multiple passes.  I had better luck with a wire wheel and flap disc.

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Edited by proxlamus, 20 November 2014 - 05:48 PM.

My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:17 PM

I remember your project, good to see you're still working on it. I guess you never got to use your intake manifold?


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#5 proxlamus

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:18 PM

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 Time to cut the flares for my 280YZ kit!

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 Damn, the fuel door on the YZ kit hits the old fuel filler.  Time to cut that out

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  A brief look at the 280YZ and how itll look.

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Edited by proxlamus, 20 November 2014 - 05:45 PM.

My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

Making progress on the seam welding or stitch welding, whatever you want to call it. You can see the Bad Dog subframe connectors installed.

 

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 Oh yeah, I had a sunroof and I didnt want it anymore.  I drilled out all the spot welds and popped that sucker off.

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Edited by proxlamus, 20 November 2014 - 05:42 PM.

My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:49 PM

I remember your project, good to see you're still working on it. I guess you never got to use your intake manifold?

 I never did use the manifold, its still sitting on my shelf collecting dust =(


My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:53 PM

At this point, here are my plans

 

 280YZ body additions

 VQ37VHR single front mount turbo

 Ground Control Coil overs with Tokico shocks

 R180 LSD Subaru STi (might have to change this due to the power)
 Full roll cage
 CCW 16x12 wheels or 15's cant decide yet

 Vented 4x4 front brakes

 240sx rear brakes

I would like to do an Epoxy primer and paint the car white, top and bottom and wrap the car in vinyl so I can change up the colors over the years.  White is always clean and classy.


My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:30 PM

I was wondering where you went!  Good to see you've still got the Z.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:07 PM

Looking good. Good job!



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:10 PM

Not a whole lot of tire choices for 15x12. Good to see you around again.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:53 PM

Looks like your almost all the way in that garage now. Are your parents easing up on your build restrictions ??..  jk  Glad you kept the car and are still redoing it.

 

I helped you out with a couple of things right before you went Megasquirt, You were still doing airplane seat time then.

 

Still have my Z also, gonna 2jz swap it soon.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:45 PM

nice work!


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 10:16 PM

Great work man!!  Love that body kit minus the front air dam.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 01:02 AM

Did your girlfriend REALLY slam her car into yours? Thanks a freaky chick!

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:01 AM

Looks like your almost all the way in that garage now. Are your parents easing up on your build restrictions ??.. jk Glad you kept the car and are still redoing it.

I helped you out with a couple of things right before you went Megasquirt, You were still doing airplane seat time then.

Still have my Z also, gonna 2jz swap it soon.


I remember! You helped me out so so much! I couldn't of done the engine swap and turbo conversion without your help! I'm still into aviation but I'm a Air Traffic Controller now for Denver center!

My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:05 AM

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I would like to follow Bill Coffey's beautiful build. I talked to him and it looks like he extended the front bumper and had to stretch the lower valence. But I love this look so so much.

My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 12:17 PM

^^^ That's what the front should have looked like from the get go !


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:58 PM

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Since I cut so much out of the inner fender well, the sectioning cuts were pretty big to fill with just weld. So I cut lots of tiny strips and filled in the fender well.

The bottom of the car is complete with stitch/seam welding. Moving to the inside next and then the cage begins.

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Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 06:51 PM

Finally built up the courage to start the cage. Got the main hoop in and the rear supports. Feels good to learn how to cut and bend tubing!

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My old account is under : proxlamus©

 

Currently on a rotisserie for a full restoration - L28 with 9mm rods, 88mm Ross pistons (3.0L), 8.5:1 CR, Schneider Stage II cam, Holset HY35W, Megasquirt, Suzuki GSXR ITB's and home made intake plenum, Z32 transmission, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, ACT stage II clutch and pressure plate, coil-overs, vented 4x4 front brakes, 240sx rear brakes, Corbeau FX1 Pro seat, (soon to be half cage) and still debating the paint.. hurm





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