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#101 Jboogsthethug

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:56 AM

Thanks, I'm a mechanic in the Utah Army National Guard.

That's a great idea, it would be nice to sit in a few and see what is going to actually work for me before buying. I'm kind of picky about lumbar support and the angle my legs sit at from the back to the front of the seat.

 

No problem! I've always looked up to all you guys in the military, it's a tough job! Even if you're a person that doesn't get deployed you still have to be so strict with your time, go to a million drills, move around a bucnh, etc. Salute to you sir!

 

and yeah I am pretty pick as well. Plus, I'm not even super tall and it's hard to find a seat that fits me and the Z, so always a good idea to sit in them beforehand! Are you looking at recline able or fixed back?


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#102 1969honda

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:42 AM

I'm not opposed to fixed if it's comfortable, but most likely a recliner. My car is ment to be a street car when it's done, there is not really any racing organizations up here around Logan, and going in a straight line doesn't appeal as much as canyon carving or road coursing to me.

I plan on some form of a cage, and definitely stitch weld the body, frame rail reinforcements and strut tower bars. So I'll need to figure out seats before I get to the cage building stage, but that's a ways down the road. Need to finish piecing the drivetrain together first so I know what needs to be done for mounts, ride height, etc.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

It is coming along nice, one of these days I need to swing by and take a look. 



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:02 PM

I'm not opposed to fixed if it's comfortable, but most likely a recliner. My car is ment to be a street car when it's done, there is not really any racing organizations up here around Logan, and going in a straight line doesn't appeal as much as canyon carving or road coursing to me.

I plan on some form of a cage, and definitely stitch weld the body, frame rail reinforcements and strut tower bars. So I'll need to figure out seats before I get to the cage building stage, but that's a ways down the road. Need to finish piecing the drivetrain together first so I know what needs to be done for mounts, ride height, etc.

 

That makes sense, definitely good to get it out of the way first! They've got some good seats at reasonable prices for sure! 

 

 

It is coming along nice, one of these days I need to swing by and take a look. 

 

thanks man, I am impressed with yours! Are you up in logan or where are you located?


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:43 AM

That makes sense, definitely good to get it out of the way first! They've got some good seats at reasonable prices for sure! 

 

 

 

thanks man, I am impressed with yours! Are you up in logan or where are you located?

I am in PG. Right near the G on the mountain.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:27 PM

I am in PG. Right near the G on the mountain.

Dang not far at all! When I'm done lets go for cruises!


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:29 PM

I've started a VLOG as an experiment to myself, but from now on I'll continue with the detailed picture and writeups but also include these! Let me know what you guys think would make these more interesting.

 

https://youtu.be/9lximcNu4sA


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#108 Jboogsthethug

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9lximcNu4sA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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#109 Jboogsthethug

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Can somebody tell me if I need to keep the cross members in my car for support, or am I good to completely remove these? 

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#110 1969honda

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I would leave something there to help with chassis flex. I'm not an engineer or chassis guru but if you are trying to get your seats to mount lower then replace them with a different section of rectangular tube or a piece of DOM.

The big thing is to just make sure you maintain some form of support to help transfer the load of the seats to the floor pan/rails and keep the pans from flexing to much. Chassis twist and flex a lot more than you would think; without some form of bracing I think you will have more problems down the road by completely deleting them.

Put a question up in the welding and fabrication section and you will probably get more answers from people in the know.



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Posted 3 weeks ago

I would leave something there to help with chassis flex. I'm not an engineer or chassis guru but if you are trying to get your seats to mount lower then replace them with a different section of rectangular tube or a piece of DOM.

The big thing is to just make sure you maintain some form of support to help transfer the load of the seats to the floor pan/rails and keep the pans from flexing to much. Chassis twist and flex a lot more than you would think; without some form of bracing I think you will have more problems down the road by completely deleting them.

Put a question up in the welding and fabrication section and you will probably get more answers from people in the know.

 

Great suggestions on the smaller tubing, I'll ask in the other forum to get more insight as I'd prefer to remove altogether if possible but I am worried about flexing, thanks for your input!


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Posted A week ago

couple of updates!

I took off the exhaust manifold. That thing was perma stuck as it hadn't moved in years. I had to crowbar it off, I wasn't sure if there were bolts still stuck on it keeping it on but it was just super stuck. I also got all of the manifold bolts out without breaking any! I used the two nut method, tightened them on and used a hammer drill to back them off without snapping any. Stoked on that! 
 

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I also got the driveline installed, easy enough!

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then I put in the pedals and steering wheel. Note: I would recommend this step before putting the dash back in, That was a pain, didn't quite think it through haha.
 
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cut off the old emissions piping to get to the nuts better. soaked these multiple times with magical PB Blaster and took a torque wrench to the bolts after a few days, Voila! Took a bit to loosen them up enough then finished taking them the rest of the way out with the hammer drill. Now to plug those bad boys up!

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then I took my time, cleaned up the ends of intake and exhaust manifold with a wire brush drill attachment, (The exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe side was interesting, the gasket had fused to the manifold over all the years so I had to scrape it off with a razor scraper first. then I also got new manifold bolts from Oreilly's (will switch those out later, but for anyone interested they're in a Ford exhaust manifold set, m8 1.25 both ends pretty sure.) as well as intake manifold bolts from Fastenal. New gasket from Zcardepot (I think, it's been a long time since I bought that) and tightened them by hand to around 22 lbs (I've read a few different actual specs, and I just guessed as I didn't have a 13mm in the 3/4 in size, which is what my torque wrench is. Probabaly will return to that one later). put on the carbs after a little refreshing and started re assembling all the pieces and taking off more emissions bologna!

 

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that's where I'm at now!

Also, Big question! If anyone can look for me and tell me which side the wiring comes out of for the steering wheel, left side of it or right side of it, that would be super helpful. I'm having trouble getting the reach I need and I think I did something wrong haha

 

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Posted Today, 09:14 AM

just bumping the thread to see if anyone might be able to answer my question regarding the steering wheel wiring, I am at a loss.


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Posted Today, 09:24 AM

Actually, After reviewing these two diagrams I think the wire goes between the speedo and tach and then to the left of the steering wheel. It looks that way from both of these, if somebody can give me  a thumbs up saying this is correct I'd be very appreciative, thanks!

 

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Posted Today, 10:27 AM

Try posting in the electrical section, might get more feedback there?

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Posted Today, 10:55 AM

Try posting in the electrical section, might get more feedback there?

I did a few days ago actually, It's all quiet on Z radio!


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