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#81 73Fairlady

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 06:40 PM

Any more details on how you made the center gauge pods? I'm still trying to find a better stock-looking solution to what I did with my fuel gauge from speed hut. Yours look like the 2 5/8", is that right?



Yes there 2 5/8", I made them out of 2" PVC pipe. I'll post more pictures when I get home next week.

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 06:41 PM

Awesome build, will definately be following to see the end result.............Great work!



Thank you! Just doing the best I can, defiantly learning a lot by doing the complete rebuild

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 12:20 PM

Any more details on how you made the center gauge pods? I'm still trying to find a better stock-looking solution to what I did with my fuel gauge from speed hut. Yours look like the 2 5/8", is that right?

Here are some closer up pictures of the gauge mounts. really simple, i saw a guy from Australia did a write up on another forum and I used what he did. The gauges fit pretty snug but i added a little RTV just to make sure they didn't fall out.

 

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 01:23 PM

This is my favorite build. You're using quality parts, and every install looks absolutely professional. It's ridiculous. I've been following since the start and replicating what you're doing slowly, except I'm going the LS1 route. I'm in Portland.

 

About the radiator.

 

what overflow tank did you use? I searched it up and found one that looks the same on ebay. You didn't use the option from Champion?

Is it this one you bought?: http://www.ebay.com/...U9SCQmP&vxp=mtr


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:59 AM

This is my favorite build. You're using quality parts, and every install looks absolutely professional. It's ridiculous. I've been following since the start and replicating what you're doing slowly, except I'm going the LS1 route. I'm in Portland.

 

About the radiator.

 

what overflow tank did you use? I searched it up and found one that looks the same on ebay. You didn't use the option from Champion?

Is it this one you bought?: http://www.ebay.com/...U9SCQmP&vxp=mtr

 

Thank you! I didn't want to cut any corners with this car so im trying to take my time and do it right.

 

Yes! its the same one MSA sells except cheaper



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:19 AM

Wow, didn't realize they had it... Saved 30.00 bucks going through ebay.

All the little stuff on these cars starts to add up big. I'm using an excel sheet to add/calculate future costs. So far at 31K. I want to do everything right like you, but I have a very very limited budget so I have to scour the internet for the absolute lowest cost.

 

The American eagle radiator is the same as Champion, but 2 larger cores for the same cooling capacity as the 3 row, but higher flow rate with less cores and slightly less thick for room savings as well. And as a bonus a 20.00 savings.

 

Anyways, if you're still working the dash, consider having it rhinolined when its ready. I followed the tutorial on using the 3M paint and orange peel stuff, but in some places, it has a tendency to scratch and show an ugly brighter matte grey line when it does. Only cure is to respray. Also any minor flaw you might have missed is pretty visible after you apply paint. I made this mistake, and now I have a couple flaws that are really bothering me. I've heard that even the bedliner will show flaws. The Rhinoliner isn't as ghetto as it may sound. It looks about the same as doing it with paint, albeit a little rougher, but it wont scratch, chip, and probably wont crack under the heat of the sun any time soon. Just a thought.

 

I look forward to seeing more progress!


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:28 AM

Wow, didn't realize they had it... Saved 30.00 bucks going through ebay.

All the little stuff on these cars starts to add up big. I'm using an excel sheet to add/calculate future costs. So far at 31K. I want to do everything right like you, but I have a very very limited budget so I have to scour the internet for the absolute lowest cost.

 

The American eagle radiator is the same as Champion, but 2 larger cores for the same cooling capacity as the 3 row, but higher flow rate with less cores and slightly less thick for room savings as well. And as a bonus a 20.00 savings.

 

Anyways, if you're still working the dash, consider having it rhinolined when its ready. I followed the tutorial on using the 3M paint and orange peel stuff, but in some places, it has a tendency to scratch and show an ugly brighter matte grey line when it does. Only cure is to respray. Also any minor flaw you might have missed is pretty visible after you apply paint. I made this mistake, and now I have a couple flaws that are really bothering me. I've heard that even the bedliner will show flaws. The Rhinoliner isn't as ghetto as it may sound. It looks about the same as doing it with paint, albeit a little rougher, but it wont scratch, chip, and probably wont crack under the heat of the sun any time soon. Just a thought.

 

I look forward to seeing more progress!

 

The little stuff is the worst! and I really don't want to know what i spent on this thing, as long as I know I didn't cut corners and it is how I want it, the $ is whatever, so I just don't keep track.

 

 

on the dash I'm actually using a printable undercoat type stuff, I don't remember which stuff of the top of my head. I was looking through random dash threads and I came across it and they had good results. It is more flexible, durable and less prone to cracking.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:11 PM

How's the project coming?



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:36 AM

Its coming... Been working on a lot of other things lately, but i have gotten small bits done here and there. I have some parts coming in soon and should be getting back into it. Need to get welding up the seat brackets and fuel cell stuff in the back, then on to fuel lines and wiring. ill have some pictures of new parts and progress in the next week or two.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:55 AM

so made some progress over the weekend, finally worked on the dash again after months of it sitting half done in the garage. Used SEM texture and SEM trim black top coat, came out pretty good. Not perfect by any means but good.

 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:58 AM

I also got some new parts in, T3 drop mounts and dog bone, and this sweet cup holder! yes a cup holder in a z!

 

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I have more parts on the way, will update more when they get here and I get the dash assembled.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:49 PM

Its looking amazing man, great quality work and parts. Do you mind posting a link to the write up you used for the speedhunt gauges thanks. 



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 04:17 AM

Its looking amazing man, great quality work and parts. Do you mind posting a link to the write up you used for the speedhunt gauges thanks. 

 

http://www.viczcar.c...-gauge-install/



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:44 AM

this came yesterday! more parts starting to roll in. Also got the material for the seat mounts and fuel cell cage ordered and some of my fuel system stuff will be here this week.

 

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 04:38 AM

Did some work over the weekend. worked on the fuel cell and rear floor area some and built the mounts for the seats, now just to attach them to the car.

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Also got the heater panel most of the way done, still have to get different mounting bolts and finish up some small details.

 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:26 AM

so i got the dash completely finished and assembled, I think it came out pretty well. Also made some custom hard lines for the summit heater, I pushed it as far forward on the tunnel as possible so i couldn't get the hoses connected.

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:37 PM

Any updates as of late?  This was such a cool build!



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:56 PM

Question for you: Are you still able to use the factory seat belts with this brace? I tried and didn't have much success.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:00 PM

Any updates?



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:42 AM

I haven't had much time to work on it as life has gotten in the way, I got married among other things this winter. But I am starting to get back to it, I will try and update from my last post to where im at how. I have been stock pilling some parts.

 

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