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    1. Member punknurd's Avatar
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      12-10-2010 08:02 PM #141
      Anybody can weld with the proper equipment. Not anybody can make really good looking welds.
      Thats why they made grinders.

      Your builds got me hooked man. Love seeing all the work.
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      I wish I had a glovebox. The gloves are starting to pile up in my interior and I have no where to place them.

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      12-10-2010 08:14 PM #142
      plus if you're shaving your bay you want everything smooth. the welds are kinda ugly and will become a focal point... just grind them down and it will make the bay a lot cleaner looking. keep at it homie great read for sure especially at like 1:30am this morning when i read the ENTIRE 4 pages of build/comments haha
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      Piss in his gas tank... then **** his wife!

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      12-11-2010 12:22 AM #143
      I've been thinking about those templates you've been mocking up. I might be interested in a set if you'd be interested in making some more.


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      12-16-2010 09:19 PM #145
      Here's a small update.

      I'm trying to get the fender apron lined up so it can be welded on.

      I was a little concerned at first because the frame rail seemed to be pushed in slightly. Thankfully, the holes for the fenders and hood allow for some movement.












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      12-16-2010 10:24 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by LucidDisarray View Post
      Here's a small update.

      I'm trying to get the fender apron lined up so it can be welded on.

      I was a little concerned at first because the frame rail seemed to be pushed in slightly. Thankfully, the holes for the fenders and hood allow for some movement.












      nice job lining that **** up.looks perfect
      Geld und Macht bringt korruption!!!
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      12-16-2010 10:46 PM #147
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      12-17-2010 07:52 PM #148
      I've got a beautifully done boser that would be the perfect complement to all the great work you've got going on.

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      12-17-2010 10:35 PM #149
      I saw, it does look good. I feel that I need to make my own in order to get that feeling of accomplishment.
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      12-17-2010 10:42 PM #150
      Quite the impressive build I've seen those rotiserre's on the Datsun forums and they are awesome. I am impressed with what you have accomplished thus far

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      12-17-2010 11:41 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by dankvwguy View Post
      i feel your pain on front end damage but thankfully i didnt have any rust. ive got a new body im using but I havnt stripped it to your extent so i'm not 100% on rust but it looks clean.

      good luck with the swap ill need some myself in early october


      bitch its 100% clean mo ****er! thats the cleanest mk3 ever... sold and kept in sunny FL no where near the ocean. she has been to the beach on multiple occasions all of which got a thorough rinsing... that mk3 shell is clean as can be. **** you dude... ♥

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      12-22-2010 12:10 AM #152
      I've been grinding down the fender apron for the past couple days. I tacked it in place and with a bit of motivation I was able to line everything up.

      I did a clumsy job of welding it on but I think it should do. I really need to practice my welds...








      I ended the day by finally removing the firewall.













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      12-22-2010 12:22 AM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by LucidDisarray View Post
      I saw, it does look good. I feel that I need to make my own in order to get that feeling of accomplishment.
      pffff, screw that, buy mine, I'll give you a good deal. besides, you're going to need to strip it down and paint it aren't ya? That's a bug chunk of work.

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      12-27-2010 02:05 AM #154
      Since you're welding a lot I thought I should pass this on. You can never be too careful, be safe with everything man

      http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm

      Updates!
      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      12-27-2010 10:36 AM #155
      holy ****...



      I'll get some up soon
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      12-27-2010 10:45 AM #156
      you removed the firewall? wtf do you have up your sleeve here...
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      12-27-2010 01:19 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Since you're welding a lot I thought I should pass this on. You can never be too careful, be safe with everything man

      http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm

      Updates!
      Ya that brake cleaner and other stuff is BAD. I know a bunch of old guys who have had lots of health issues and they all trace it back to brake cleaner. All have respiratory issues and many of them have had hip replacements too. According to one of the Dr's as soon as you feel the cleaner on your hand its already traveled through your body to your other hand. Use gloves when/if you work with it.

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      12-27-2010 10:04 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Since you're welding a lot I thought I should pass this on. You can never be too careful, be safe with everything man

      http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm

      Updates!
      Thanks, I'm glad I read that
      -Mike

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      12-27-2010 10:34 PM #159
      Can you send me the specs on how to build one of these things? I am going to have a use for one real soon...

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      12-30-2010 09:55 PM #161

      I did a little bit of grinding the other day in order to get rid of some studs I won't use.



      Pulled the engine from my car today. Spilled coolant all over the floor.










      I also tore off one of the seat covers to see what I will be getting myself into when I'm reupholstering. Disappointed to see that almost half of it was fake leather.



      The new year is gonna be hella cool.

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      12-30-2010 10:05 PM #162
      Terbow time!

      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      12-30-2010 10:07 PM #163
      , Doin work

    23. 12-30-2010 10:26 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by nicksource View Post
      Love it, lol.

      I've rolled 2 cars none deliberately in my lifetime, it's not a nice experience, yours looks a lot safer!
      i flipped my old GTI because of blown struts

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      01-03-2011 01:24 PM #165
      A couple days ago it was so warm outside, 55!

      All the snow melted and it felt like spring. I can't wait until I'm finally done with this build. It's consuming my life


      Low back end stance.






      I found a break through for mounting the engine to a stand. It's very difficult to use four bolts to get the engine secure.

      There are adapter plates that can make this possible. However, I found out that if you remove the metal arms from the stand it is possible to line up four of the bolts. I used the original bolts that held the engine mount bracket in place. I used washers to accommodate for the extra length.


      Here are some pics from fortitude of how others coped with the situation.


      Three arms...


      Two Bolts...





      and here is my solution














      I am still grinding down and welding up the strut towers... I'm paranoid that I'm grinding down to much in some spots...

      I have to figure out a way to measure and make sure that the thickness of the metal will be sufficient. Last thing I want is for it to look nice but not hold.









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      01-03-2011 03:42 PM #166
      Felt like spring over here in PA as well! made me excited.
      Props for doing work. Looking good
      Quote Originally Posted by sexysequoia View Post
      I wish I had a glovebox. The gloves are starting to pile up in my interior and I have no where to place them.

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      01-06-2011 12:50 AM #167
      It can fly!


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      01-06-2011 12:53 AM #168
      looks fantastic lucid! Head over to my thread and see what I've been up to ... Motivation, if you will.

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      01-06-2011 08:24 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by LucidDisarray View Post
      It can fly!

      Someone get this car a cape!

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      01-17-2011 10:06 PM #170
      Anything new to report? I'm bored and supposed to be doing homework but damn it, I want updates!
      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      01-18-2011 10:06 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Anything new to report? I'm bored and supposed to be doing homework but damn it, I want updates!


      dude..... You were suppose to let the thread die...















































      J/k!


      No big updates as of now.

      I acquired more body parts that I will practice painting with. I also tore apart my seat cover.

      I really need to focus on school so the next three months are going to be kind of slow.
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      01-18-2011 10:25 PM #172
      I liked living vicariously through your build
      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      01-19-2011 10:56 AM #173
      Hey Adam, in this mix of having 2 cars and what not, do you happen to have a set of extra bumpers that aren't too beat up?

      I really need some new ones.

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      01-19-2011 11:14 AM #174
      Good luck, this looks real promising
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      01-19-2011 12:42 PM #175
      I picked up one of those knotted wire wheel things you used. Hopefully in a few weeks I get to see how well it works

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