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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #75 on: June 14, 2020, 05:50:20 AM »
Well, a mate an I went and picked up a 2007 Falcon tray back ute yesterday.  :cup:

Having been on the Sunshine Coast, its a bit crusty in the cab itself.

But hey, for the grand sum $200.... yep, 200 smackers, i drove it on and off the trailer.

With a good battery, 1/4 tank of fuel, factory mag wheels, brand new spare, radio works, the auto seems to select fine and 226,000 klm.

WINNER WINNER..... Chicken dinner.

I shouldn't fib.... it was really $400, but F-S-Shane and I went halves in it.
He wants the front sheet metal, inside trim and the shifter.
I'll strip his gear off it over the coming weeks for him.

Just worked out perfect, the guy who sold me the Zephyr let me use his trailer to get it too. :cheers:

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #76 on: June 14, 2020, 10:42:25 AM »
What a $200 ute looks like.
Our Nissan Skyline front end.

And, our spiffy new number plates arrived on Friday.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #77 on: June 14, 2020, 10:44:16 AM »
Standing room only now....  ;D


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« Reply #78 on: June 15, 2020, 12:28:36 PM »
mind the boat  ;D
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2020, 03:08:13 PM »
Well boys and girls, we're getting closer to a full blown hook in now.

I removed the Nissan struts, calipers, rotors and crap from the front end Monday.
Its now laying on the floor in front of the car.... with a bewildered look on it. THATS NO STINKING NISSAN..... WHAT GIVES.
While I was doing it, the bloody Shitty doors were giving me the screaming irrits.

So, I bare metaled some portions of three doors, sealed 'em and dropped a bit of undercoat over them.
They're loosely hung for the time being, but make the car a bit nicer on the eye.

During the week, I've also bought some brand new front and rear lenses for the old girl, along with some other goodies.
Best $100 spent for a while.
Another load of parts home.....  ??? I'm the go to guy for a MK2 Zephyr now.
Ihave a guy coming out next week to get a fuel tank off me.... I have 3 of 'em.

I have a guy in Rocky, who is bringing me a free set of rear venetians down next month. FREEEEEEEEE.
I did offer to buy them.... he insisted.... FREEEEEEEE.

A full rubber kit has been ordered today as well, screen, door and boot rubber.
All the bailey channels and Shit.
Doug Matthews at The Rubber Shop in Brissie is onto it.
Doing a run to Tin Can Bay next Wednesday, as I need to get some Shit in order for the trimmer.

I pretty much now, have a big kick arse mecceno set or pretty close to it.

Damn it, tomorrow and Saturday, are going to be mowing days.... someone has to do it.
Place looks pretty tidy, but I'll do it, get it outta da road and give myself a clear run next week.
These first few weeks with any build, well, a serious build anyway, just plain, flat out, need planning.
No good hitting a brick wall mid build.

So, Monday, at 7:30am we hook in and start setting the Nissan front end into place.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #80 on: June 19, 2020, 10:58:53 AM »
Seems you have picked the right engine


This might be the craziest Barra swap we’ve seen

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2020, 01:27:42 PM »
Ken Block is apparently considering a Turbo Barra for his upcoming Fox Body Mustang.

With a big cheque book, it would be cool to see how far they could take it.

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« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2020, 01:55:50 PM »
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #83 on: June 25, 2020, 04:04:06 PM »
This week involved getting the front subframe rails prepped for the new front end.

Most folks, would just run a length of strap steel along the top, drop in some crush tubes  and bolt her up.
I've measured everything about 4 times or more I reckon, before touching the sub frames.

Because we are going wedge some serious HP up the ol Z car's blurter... I went a different way slightly.
I was pissing around in the Gatton steel works on Tuesday and came home with some lovely new angle iron.
(I also got some pretty thick tubing for crush tubes, and a sheet of 3mm flat steel)
The perfect size for the crush tubes, came only in a 6 metre length too..... bugger, it came home in 3 x 2metre lengths

With the two new main X member bolt holes drilled in the rails, I then drilled the top of the 3mm angle iron to suit.
This Shit, was a deadest perfect fit against the top and side of the rail.

Then, using the original mounting points for the factory Zephyr cross member, I could secure the new steel laterally as well through the other side of the angle iron.
The test fit up was on point..... yeah, i was shocked too.  :o
I can't help but think, being bolted both ways has just plain flat out got to be better.

After buying a set of $100 Chinese tapered hole drill bit thingys, I opened up the top rail to accept some heavy duty crush tubes.
I've cut some scalloped bits of tubing, to hold the crush tubes secure during the welding.
Got a welder arriving tomorrow from a mate to weld the crush tubes in place.
I'm getting photos of each step, so I can show proof to the engineer what we have done.

Saturday, i will lift in the Nissan X member, control arms, power steering rack etc into the car.
With that in place, then its time to make the custom top mounts to secure a Nissan (Jap) strut assembly into a Zephyr, (Pommy/Aust) tower top.

So far, so good. My measurements, say I will widen the front track by 40mm.
This will work in my favour, as the original Zephyr front ends, keep the wheels well inside the front guards.
By using a 195/50 x 15 front tyre, it "SHOULD" all the clear lock to lock.
The rear track will be increased into the bargain as well, running a 235 rear tyre and with the diff narrowed to suit, it should fall within (JUST) the transport guidelines.

I will post some pics soon, although, but very little to see really, for friggin hours of planning and pissing around.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #84 on: June 25, 2020, 04:05:03 PM »
Me and computers....  ???
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« Reply #85 on: June 25, 2020, 04:06:58 PM »
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2020, 04:11:15 PM »
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2020, 04:37:30 PM »
old cars can handle a bit of sniff.

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« Reply #88 on: June 25, 2020, 04:47:50 PM »
, it came home in 3 x 2metre lengths


in the glovebox of the caddy  ;)
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #90 on: June 27, 2020, 01:17:01 PM »
Did the first test fit of the Nissan front end today.

Looked pretty good, but some more trimming was needed before its a total fit in thing yet.
It was however, bolted up by the 4 main points that I had to drill and fit the crush tubes too.

I welded the crush tubes in first thing this morning..... after 30 years, my welding skills were.... lets just say...OK.
By the fourth tube, I was getting the hang of it again.
Welding in thongs, proved different too.

Pretty happy so far, every single bolt, is a damn spot on fit..... which scares the bejesus out of me straight up.

I wanted to give a brass drift a whack with the hammer, but didn't have my glasses on.
Too friggin hard to climb back out through he radiator cavity to get them, so had a lash anyway.

Missed the drift completely, but lucky for me, my thumb stopped it hitting anything serious.  :-[

Then it turned out, i'd pushed my glasses up into my hair...... I never do that.

Will do a bit more constructing of brackets and Shit tomorrow for the mounting of the sway bar and radius rods.
These are a mixture of Zephyr and Nissan for the radius rod mounts.

Off to the bolt place again on Monday.

PHOTO 1.  Just wanna bolt this into there.
PHOTO 2. This is the template for the bolt holes.
PHOTO 3. Crush tubes are pretty solid.
PHOTO 4. Bolted down and then across.
PHOTO 5. I threw some decent doors on to make the ol girl a bit easier on the eye.
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« Reply #91 on: June 27, 2020, 02:32:01 PM »
and back out again.  :D
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #92 on: June 28, 2020, 05:52:40 AM »
When I rattle on about this car being built for Drag Challenge, some will know what i'm on about, others would never have heard of it before.

Take a look at the clip below, this what i'm on about.
You'll also work out pretty fast, you don't get to take the direct route from track to track either.
Hmmmm, barra power too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1F4wPoDK2k

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #93 on: June 28, 2020, 07:22:41 AM »
Looks like a load of fun. Go the Maori Mustang!!..... :cup: :cup:
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #94 on: June 29, 2020, 12:43:53 PM »
Looks like a load of fun. Go the Maori Mustang!!..... :cup: :cup:

Little bit of butt hurt today..... to the tune of $1,440 plus a $100 worth of postage.

***290 mm Big Brake Upgrade Kit for Nissan R31 Skyline***,

2 x slotted disc rotors DBA502 in Ford Falcon bolt pattern to suit 1/2 inch studs.
2 x calipers type 2 with pads DB1375
2 x R31 mounting hubs, Ford Falcon stud pattern.
2 x Seals (P7028) 1.81 x 2.32  x 0.68” , “A” and “B” type bearings & grease caps
2 x Mounting Plates 7959 (modified)
4 x 9/16 bolts UNF by 1 ¾” long grade 8
4 x 9/16 spring washers
4 x M12 cap screws 1.75 pitch by 60 long grade 8
4 x M12 spring washers
4 x spacers 26.5 mm thick (LARGE FLATS REQD)
2 x braided brake hoses to suit
2 x banjo bolts and 4 off copper washers.

I won't see this stuff for about 3 weeks, as the hubs are modified as ordered.
Front end is now all but in.
On Wednesday, I'm having a look at how someone else has done the mods to the Radius bar mounts on their MK2 Maori Mustang. (Geoff A)

I want to see if my plan of attack in my noggin is better or not.
No sense building a better mouse trap, unless I hate theirs and "go my own way"
Strut top adaptors are a fairly easy mod, but again, just wanna check out another first.

I'll be wrapped once I can get the ol girl onto some wheels at the front.


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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #95 on: June 29, 2020, 01:56:12 PM »
http://www.trak-life.com/diy-hardrace-front-castor-rods-replacement-on-nissans/ A set of these would make setting caster angles  a lot easier .
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« Reply #96 on: June 29, 2020, 02:42:07 PM »
Yep, highly likely we will end up with gear like that.

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« Reply #97 on: June 29, 2020, 05:17:03 PM »
Getting closer now, still some fab work to do, but looking like it fits a little bit now.
So much pissing around and so little to show for the moment.

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« Reply #98 on: June 29, 2020, 05:21:00 PM »
Jeepers, you need a new creeper
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« Reply #99 on: June 30, 2020, 03:33:22 AM »
Jeepers, you need a new creeper

My other one is much newer, but a wheel broke and it rolled me off like a big ol bag a Shit.

Back in 1978, my then girlfriend, later on, first wife, gave me that creeper on the 03/08/78.... true thing.
I know it was that date, because she had it engraved and that she loved me......   :angel:

These days, she'd just beat me around the head with it I reckon.
Haven't seen her since the mid 90's now either......