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walkerbk last won the day on January 25 2020

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  1. My 5.3ls with the 4l60 was around 300hp and would spin wheels in 1st and 2nd. I could down shift at 50 and still break the tires loose. At the 500-600 power range you are going to have to upgrade the rear suspension and drive train along with a lot of body mods to stiffen the shell (I hade some broken spot welds along the frame rail). I am currently building a 6.0 and may supercharge it if I ever get bored of the 500hp range. I am also going wide body to get some 295s under the rear.
  2. I did this once and learned that you always remove the fill plug first. When I did mine, I had to weld a nut on the back of the diff plug and then using a cheater bar, jack the car up, put the bar on, and then lower the car (plus some jumping if I remember correctly). Finally cracked the seal.
  3. I have exactly what you need in my shed and am located in spanaway wa. I cut off the parts and kept them hoping to use "datsun steel" for patches but ended up just getting clean steel for patches. I don't know if its worth shipping but I'm only about 200 miles away.
  4. I have been able to get a lot done on the car over the last week. I decided to go ahead and order the Z Speed fender flares from Fiberglass Mafia. I figured if they were not exactly what I wanted I might be able to cut them down to make them ZG Wide Flares. Of note, I only bought the rears as I still plan on using the rocket bunny front end. I emailed them my request and they responded with an extra option on the website in less than a day. Very quick customer service. https://www.fiberglassmafia.com/S30-240z-260z-280z-Z-Speed-Fender-Flares--Rear-Pair_p_61.html
  5. I have removed my windshield 3 times since replacing the gasket almost 10 years ago and have always reused it. I just push it backwards towards the front of the car softly with some screw drivers (or soft plastic bike tire mounting things to keep from cracking the glass by accident). Work your way around the glass and it will slide out after you get about half way around.
  6. @calZi have read that thread at least a 100 times. They fit very nicely but I was looking at their other kits and possible fitment on a 2+2 (I think the lines are the same, just front to rear distances are different)
  7. Well this weekend was very productive with a horrible ending. I got the rear finished welding, rear suspension in, rear brake lines in, front fenders on (just for fitment), built a new transmission cross member, and then went to mount the rear fender flares and could not be more disappointed with the fitment. I had to finish powder coating all the rear suspension and I had to cut the strut tower to allow for full adjustment. Since the rear suspension is over the rear brake lines, I figured I better put them in now instead of forgetting and having to pull stuff out.
  8. Slowly but surely getting her done. I have the rear entirely welded in, just have to make some minor adjustments and trim the bottom. Everything is done being Powdercoated and the rear suspension will be going on so I can get the rims on (when they come in). Once everything is mounted I should be getting the fender flares mounted.
  9. And just when you think you are done with the rust and the welding... she rears her head and strikes. I was only planning on patching the holes in the rear valence in hopes of going for the smother back end but after taking off the paint I found some pitting and rust pin holes. after debating what to do I went ahead and cut a small hole out covering the larger of the pin holes in hopes to seal from the inside out and then through some tiger hair (fiberglass body filler) on the outside. As I cut away I found that it was unlikely the small hole would work and I would ne
  10. I finally got all four strut towers powder coated and most of the big parts are sand blasted and ready to be coated. I got tired of swapping powders back and forth so I decided to focus on just sandblasting the parts over this past weekend and will coat all the parts next weekend. I was having problems figuring out the best way to seal the larger holes (rear bearing area, steering rack) while sandblasting and powder coating. I figured out the best way was to 3d print some plugs about .002 undersize and then wrap them with some high temp tape. Since they do not have to stand the heat for that l
  11. I finally got all four strut towers powder coated and most of the big parts are sand blasted and ready to be coated. I got tired of swapping powders back and forth so I decided to focus on just sandblasting the parts over this past weekend and will coat all the parts next weekend. I was having problems figuring out the best way to seal the larger holes (rear bearing area, steering rack) while sandblasting and powder coating. I figured out the best way was to 3d print some plugs about .002 undersize and then wrap them with some high temp tape. Since they do not have to stand the heat for that l
  12. Please tell me that is 3d printed... looks awesome
  13. It cost about $450 for the entire set up. I did this because I asked a local shop how much they would charge for just the 4x control arms (After I cleaned and sand blasted them) and they were going to charge me $300 for black. I got a broken food warmer for free off Market place. This was the best way to go as it came with extra wiring (high temp), blower motor and some extras The metal studs and rockwool came from lowes for about $100 internal metal is 26 gauge from a local AC company for $100 The heating element (1800w) and PID cost $100 And the most ex
  14. Well since I got the powder coating oven done I have started coating stuff. My plan is use black, chrome, and red metallic powder. Going to hide stuff with the black like the cross member, drop mounts differential. Planning on coating the control arms, brakes, mustache bar, and some other parts with the red metallic to make them pop. Then coat some of the smaller parts with the chrome/ clear.
  15. I have purchased these rims for my rocket bunny build and should be getting them in soon. https://www.felgenwerks.com/fw-001-satin-black-15x105
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