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walkerbk last won the day on July 12 2019

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  1. Currently home on R&R leave seeing the family for the first time in 7 months. While I was gone, the wife had another kid making it two kids, one boy who is a hell monkey and a girl who will not sleep. Being the great wife that she is, I have been able to put some work in in the car. I have been focused on working my way front to back continuing to strip everything off the car. I was able to completely strip the engine bay down to bare metal and get the front wheel wells stripped. Best thing I found to strip the old sound deadening material was an air needler. It made quick work of the material and just requires a quick touch up with a wire wheel to finish off any remaining bits. I also removed the dash, mounted the front fender flairs, finished removing the wiring harness, picked up an LQ4 and tore it down to the bare block. I am going to be replacing the wiring harness with an EZ harness but will be also building the harness for the LQ4. The only stock wiring that will be retained will be the windshield wiper wiring as the system is complex stock and I have already upgraded mine to the Honda motor. As such there is one wire that goes to 12v pos (I believe acc) and two ground wires (one at the relay and one at the motor). I might in the end pull that wiring as well and replace the “wires” but keep the setup. I also got everything that was sanded wiped down with metal prep from master coat. It is a rust killer and it has a zinc phosphate in it to prevent future rust. This will go in the engine bay, interior and under body as it is supposed to be covered with their rust encapsulater primer. The rest of the car will have to wait to be sanded. My eventual goal is to paint the underside and inside black with the master coat paint and then coat the underside with a truck bed liner. The topside and engine bay will be primed and painted with a base coat clear coat system. Current plan for paint is to sand until I expose all the rust and the majority of the bare metal, fix any rust issues (both rear wheel wells, battery tray, both rear corners, weld over the fresh air intake, and anything else I find), epoxy prime, poly prime, block sand, sealer coat, base coat, clear coat. After I get the epoxy laid on, I will mount the engine and work on the electrical prior to paint so I don’t have a lot of nicks in the paint from doing all that. Let me know what yall think.
  2. Hey everyone, im back for a few weeks and wanted to give an update to the quality of the kit. So far, everything seems to fit better than expected. I am working front to back and was able to get the front air dam mounted, and the two front fenders mounted. The front bumper does not line up perfectly but will not take any modifications (maybe a little sanding) to make fit (just the dimples for the screws don’t line up perfectly). I believe I mentioned in a prior post that the front bumper was cracked; there is a small hairline crack along the leading edge which is going to take a little reinforcing from the back side and then just clean up the gel coat. The worst part so far looks like when they trimmed the fenders, they did not get them perfectly straight and is going to take mounting them, marking areas to trim and then taking them back off to be trimmed. Over all again, for the price, I am very happy so far with what I got. It should also be reiterated that my car is a 2+2 so the rear fenders are going to take me a while to get mounted and I’m going this while on R&R and will be headed back to Afghanistan here shortly (another 5 months). Let me know if you have any questions. BTW, Im mounting them with SS ¼-20 nut inserts with SS button head cap screws to match.
  3. There are a 1000 different calipers out there to try, just havent found the right one yet. Keep looking as I'm sure there is a caliper that will allow for a simple adapter to work.
  4. It is surprising that the red locktight didnt work, that stuff is a pain to get off. I have 12.9 grade hex bolts with low profile heads (from fastenal) with lock washers and I havent had this issue. I wonder if it could have something to do with the CVs binding? did you shorten the axles?
  5. If the roof is that bad i would hate to see the rest of the car. Was it stored under water???
  6. I can help with part of the problem. Im not sure about the squealing pulley but I believe i know whats going on with your fuel system. I ran into a similar issue a few years back with my LS swap. I did the Camaro fuel tank and pump and then used a Corvette fuel fillter/ regulator. I found out that the Camaro fuel pump had a built in regulator and when you double stack regulators you get half the gas (or maybe it was double, its been a few years). I ended up pulling the Camaro fuel pump out and bypassing the regulator (should be on the return line). The other option is to run a "U" from the Camaro fuel pump output to the Camaro fuel pump return and the "T" off of it somewhere along the "U" bend. that line (the "T") would then run forward to your fuel rail. The third option is depending on your fuel rail to run a fuel line and a return line all the way to the fuel rail. I hope that all makes sense. If not ill try to better explain it. At the end of the day, if you stick a fuel pressure gauge on the rail, you will see what im talking about, you will be way off the 56ish PSI that your supposed to have.
  7. So my wife just test fitted the parts as best she could (6 months pregnant with a 2 year old running around) and took the following pictures. Now before saying they arent going to fit, i believe the part of the fender flare that "rolls in" in the back behind the tire is making direct contact with the metal not allowing for it to be fully seated. I believe that once the fender is cut away, the flares will fit properly. she is going to try the rear fender flares on later.
  8. So these are the photos my wife was able to take. she didnt have time to get them taped on the car for fitment.
  9. So i was told that i would receive a shipping invoice via email on or around 01Jun19 and i didn't. I called them on or around 10Jun19 and they said it had already shipped and then provided me with the shipping information. not a big deal, as they did ship it on 1-3Jun19. Off the top of my head, i do not remember the name of the company that they shipped it through but it was not your ups/Fedex company (probably because of the size). the box arrived with no noticeable damage and they did an excellent job on packing (in my opinion). The parts were all wrapped in at least 4 layers of good bubble wrap (not the cheap thin stuff) and the parts had a little room to move within the box. My wife was going to check the fitment of the parts however she just had a death in the family so she is flying back to Texas for the next little while (and im out of the country for a while). It did take her like 30 minutes just to cut the bubble wrap off there was so much of it. there was damage on the front bumper along the leading edge near the middle. There was a crack in the gel coat which went into the fiberglass but it should be an easy fix with a few layers of fiberglass on the back for reinforcement and then fixing the gel coat. I'm hopping that she sends me some of the photos prior to leaving for Texas. If she does, ill post them. If someone is interested in the fitment and is in the Seattle Washington area let me know and you can come check them out.
  10. @Jboogsthethug yes I am. Currently holding over in an airport on my way to the middle east. Just called the company because I hadn't received anything other than an order confirmation. They were very nice and informed me that my order is currently scheduled to ship on Monday (10jun)
  11. Will do. I have left for the year but my wife is going to get them and tape them in place for me so I can see myself. I'll share what she sends and once I get back (in a year) I'll give as much information as possible.
  12. Only interchangeable parts are in front of the doors (windshield, hood front fenders? And some suspension parts (springs are heavier weight).
  13. I dont know if anyone has seen these guys but I just found them and decided to take a gamble on them. The kit looks to be a rocket bunny knock off. Once it comes in I'll get some photos and post them. https://carbonfiberhoods.com/vsaero-frp-tkyo-wide-body-kit-gt-datsun-240z-s30-1970-1973-106078.html
  14. Some more photos covering the frame rail and engine bay
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