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Old 10-08-2018, 03:31 PM   #121
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So, i was driving my car, and knew there's really no more events that i was looking forward to the rest of the year. So i decided to park the car and start the last tear down.

Got out the Super UP! and some rollers.




decided to swing the car around.






put on jack stands and started by taking wheels off...




After cars and coffee i was was fixing my moms car and had to go get some parts, going through a small town and i ended up banging my oil pan and subframe/swaybar on a GINORMOUS pot hole. (wasnt paying attention) when i got home i noticed the headlight was kinda droopy. Turns out, the weld broke on the fender where the headlight bolts to it and i decided to zip tie it so i could still use the car a couple more times and run the gas down.

Oil pan/cross member.






Close up. This was the deciding factor that i wanted to just take the car apart for the last time and fix stuff that bothered me to show it off.


like the seam sealer


and the brake booster/master leaking.


going to be hard to scrape this one off, but i will when i re-spray the engine bay.


Going to scrape the IG handle off. as times change so do I.


Started disassembly of the front end/engine bay.












MEH, point of no return?




going to re-wire a thermostatic fan controller on so *snip* and rad/fans off.




Off with the fenders, but first the side-skirts must go.


on the floor organized.


time for the suspension to dissappear.


Almost!!


OFF.


Next was some of the wiring, chassis peeled back


Brake and clutch master/lines


Heater hoses.


finished stripping the engine of wires. hooking up the engine hoist.


Friend Logan, (the one who took the pictures at the dogwood tree and in front of the yellow flowers) came by to help pull the engine/trans.


Annnndd it's out!!


NOW WHAT!? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Interior is next.....








Dash out, next is dash bar and more wiring.


Rats nest.


its all on the floor to be un-tangled.


everything is clear.


That is the (full) chassis and engine harness all in one pile.


Ended up selling these for cheap


Hung up the areo/fenders to clear the floor a bit.
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:50 PM   #122
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Went ahead and started organizing the wiring and cutting stuff out. i am going to be using the USDM wiring/cluster/column as i swap to RHD.






Wiring is the LEAST of my worries and sourcing a firewall is the worst... i can buy a used rack online and have it shipped worst case scenario but the firewall holds all the pieces like the pedals and whatnot, and im not hacking some shit together to make my LHD stuff work that way.. i probably wont use AC/HEAT so theres gonna be some empty space behind the dash, unless i get a FULL FRONT CLIP.

SOOOOO....

I've started looking for RHD parts. Firewall/steering rack are a must RIGHT NOW... The rest ill figure out when i get to that point as far as interior. IF you know someone willing to throw a firewall and steering rack on a pallet and ship via fed ex i can pick it up at a local center.
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That is some mighty good work. The best part is (and Im jealous) is the massive garage space you got to work with, it is a dream of mine. Why are you going RHD? Wouldnt it be easier just to buy a whole car and swap parts over?
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:39 AM   #124
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Always love these updates. Great photos as always.

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Old 10-10-2018, 06:29 AM   #125
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That is some mighty good work. The best part is (and Im jealous) is the massive garage space you got to work with, it is a dream of mine. Why are you going RHD? Wouldnt it be easier just to buy a whole car and swap parts over?
Thanks! After talking to a couple importing shops, its still going to be around the same price to import a shell and swap it over. The shops I talked to, said it would be about 5-10k for a car, shipping, and through the ports. That idea would leave me to sell the car. In today's market to even sell the 240 the way it sits (modified) would be a joke, it'd probably be better to just keep it. Getting the parts (that are left in the states) and doing the work myself will be MUCH cheaper and having the experience/shop to do it helps a little bit.

I wish I used the garage more than I do but I seem to be busy with the house/outside landscape more than ever.

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Always love these updates. Great photos as always.

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Thanks Jordie! Love seeing your house and car updates as well!

SuperOK!


On a good note! I found and will be getting a clip REALLY soon. I'll definitely keep the thread updated!!!
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:15 AM   #127
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Whilst searching online, i only saw like 2 listings for front clips. 1 on a Californina shop site, and one on ebay.. this was the one i pulled the trigger on and bought it!!



Also, RHD mirrors will be shipped with it.

The harness is complete, uncut and for power doors, which i will source local and then get door cards separate for RHD. It also has Digital Climate Control, so I will have A/C back in the car eventually.

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Nice build man. Keep em coming!
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Whilst searching online, i only saw like 2 listings for front clips. 1 on a Californina shop site, and one on ebay.. this was the one i pulled the trigger on and bought it!!



Also, RHD mirrors will be shipped with it.

The harness is complete, uncut and for power doors, which i will source local and then get door cards separate for RHD. It also has Digital Climate Control, so I will have A/C back in the car eventually.

Clip as is just the sheetmetal or are you swapping the car too?

I bought a silvia halfcut Back when I did my s13 and ended out scrapping most things that we didnt use in the swap. Kicking myself now but back in 08 no one had any use for it
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Clip as is just the sheetmetal or are you swapping the car too?

I bought a silvia halfcut Back when I did my s13 and ended out scrapping most things that we didnt use in the swap. Kicking myself now but back in 08 no one had any use for it
I will be taking the firewall out and replacing it with the RHD one. using all the dash/components, steering rack ect ect. This clip doesn't come with any body panels/lights ect ect.... its just for the RHD conversion.

knowing where you're from, those parts were probably more readily available since they were (legal for import) cars back then
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how much did you pay?
About a thousand bucks. It is MUCH cheaper, IF you can find a shop/person that has a half cut for sale in the states. Then just labor unless you have the tools/know-how for the task at hand.

Options on this was, Digital climate control, power window harness, some little pieces (the a-pillar grab handle and fog light button in-tact, power folding mirrors, trunk cable ect ect) basically most of the Hard to find/forgotten stuff that will Nickel and dime me if it didn't come with.

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Shipment was delivered to my uncles Metal Supply house on 10/24,




My dad and I were supposed to go get it after i got out of work but he decided to get it himself and leave it at my garage door for when i got home. I don't know how he got it off the trailer, and put it there by him self... it weighed like 350-400lbs.. I struggled to shift it into the garage my self.







Maneuvered it into the garage and started cutting of and tearing off the bubble wrap/shrink wrap carefully.. finally, its time to get started!!


started by pulling off the loose parts and setting them aside. Mirrors, interior trim rack/pinion, ect ect.




the thing i look forward to the most is this, Can't wait to finally have AC in this car....








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After un-packing, it was time to dig in!!

Looking up the vin for the clip, I found out i had a Silvia K's Club series 2.5 SR20DET Automatic trans (Digital Full Automatic Airconditioner + Silver Aluminium Wheel + CD Player + Rear Spoiler + Triple Projector Headlamp + Fluorocarbon Resin Coating) Color was KH3 black.






Started taking apart the dash components to get to wiring and pedal assemblies, I found this security system spliced in.



After realizing someone in japan added a pop-up conversion to this silvia clip. i had to un-do this kinda well done add-on....








While taking the dash/wiring apart i realized i will need an electrical manual if i'm going to re-tuck everything. Asking around and posting WTB ads turned up no luck or help from anyone. So i reached out to a complete stranger I follow on Instagram from japan, and he helped me search on Buyee for a manual.

Found this and it was about 175$ total for a 1991 silvia/sr20de(t) NEW electrical handbook. I WILL be translating this book when i get it so others can look at their silvia wiring in english.


With all of the extra wiring (pop-up section/security device) out of the way i started to dismantle the interior dash components.







Interior harness Dash --> rear of car.






Burnsauto thought that the carpet may be a unique shade of grey not offered in the USA market. It looks OEM since it has the factory padding/sound deadening on the back and the door sill clips too..



i'll post up more probably later tonight when i grab a few more pics from past days progress!!
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Good progress. Hope its done for spring!

Funny thing, I always crack up when people (not you, just in general) say shit like "everybody in japan builds cars better than the US" Its like... no they hack shit up equally bad. Ever see the cars on YAJ? S-chassis scene is a bunch of hacks, world wide.
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Just read through the whole thread and I'm seriously impressed and motivated to start working on my car right now. Good luck with the progress.
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Good progress. Hope its done for spring!

Funny thing, I always crack up when people (not you, just in general) say shit like "everybody in japan builds cars better than the US" Its like... no they hack shit up equally bad. Ever see the cars on YAJ? S-chassis scene is a bunch of hacks, world wide.
I am hoping it will be done by the end of spring. I'll be respraying the engine bay at least, same color/maybe with a pearl..

I agree, there are many many bad hacks out there for sure!

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Thanks! good vibes for your build too!!!!!!



Onto some more progress!

Wiped off some dust and marked spot welds.


drill them out!


save that for later!


under the windshield sealant.


marked the seam, drilled (made a pilot hole/mark) with a smaller bit first.


next with the bigger drill bit...


finished scraping the glass off under the windshield, and finished seperating the seam with the chisel.



Also, flickr is limiting their free accounts starting jan.2019 with having a 1000 photo limit. so i'll have to find another way to share the pictures after reach my limit..

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IMGUR....still the way to go!
Does Imgur offer albums for storage or anything along those lines? That's part of what I really like about Flickr. I am going to run into the same issue but will probably pony up for their service since I don't want my entire build thread to die and don't want to spend the time to relink every image, lol.

Great progress as always- excited to see more Jimmy!
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IMGUR....still the way to go!
I signed up but im not sure what ill use. I'll probably just use flickr untl i run outta room. then decide if i wanna spend the money....

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Does Imgur offer albums for storage or anything along those lines? That's part of what I really like about Flickr. I am going to run into the same issue but will probably pony up for their service since I don't want my entire build thread to die and don't want to spend the time to relink every image, lol.

Great progress as always- excited to see more Jimmy!
Thanks Damon, much inspiration from your build over the years!!




UPDATES!!!

Had Burnsauto come over to hang out and helped drill out some more spot welds on the clip.


Had to use my air drill to get these since they were in between the frame rail and seam.


bottom and lower cowl out together.


saved the good frame rail for burns auto and his project.


all together.


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