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Old 07-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #31
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Curious to see how you fixed the rust by the hood hinges
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #32
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Thanks coolwhip! And as far as hood hinges go I haven't gotten to doing that section yet - ill post up when I do though.

This ladies and gents is a TR6060 6 speed from a ~2012 Chevy Camaro. Thanks to a man named Joe, it now resides in my shop staring the LQ9 down. Also joining it is a bnib GM TR6060 concentric slave cylinder and a Camaro driveshaft, flex couplings and the shifter. TR6060 is fairly factory with exception of carbon synchro's.





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So probably one of my more productive days woohoo!

Did the passenger engine bay same as the drivers so no real process pics required:


Then I did a 1x3x.120 up the footwell at a 60* angle and all the way along the floor. The floor was bowed from welding the whole panel in but with a bit of planning and a bit of weight on it - it squared up to 0.1 degree side to side and 0.2 end to end relative to pinch weld and 0.6 degree relative to the engine bay rail - not too bad. I capped the top of the 60* piece so it's nice and flush but I might add a small drain hole for condensate inside the rails.


Nice and square


Ill match the other side up next weekend hopefully. Then tie both into rear subframe, add the 20* pieces connecting the engine frame rail with the floor rail and get some wheels bolted up and set on em!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #34
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #35
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Had some time today to get some done on the Z

Matched the passenger footwell, floor rail and footwell rail to the drivers.




I have to find out if the subframe fastener can stick through the mount plate for my cage main hoop. If it can't, I have to inset a nut inside of the 1x3. Anyone know if I can?

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Old 01-13-2014, 08:03 PM   #36
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Same old game - days off getting farther apart and I'm going to McMaster part time to finish my B.Tech.

Updated the Solidworks model with cage:



Plated the rear strut tower tops and fitted the rear tower member of the cage. Also cut out the rear floor to the frame rails so I can start on fuel cell frame.





Hit up BendTech for the main hoop - thanks Joe!





Cut the main hoop base at ~9 degree angle towards the rear so it sits flush at base when hoop was in place. This is a temporary fastener for subframe btw - inverted socket head shoulder bolt will be the final.



Didn't wanna waste $100 on a lift plate - cut piece of scrap 1/4"x6"x18.5" plate, drilled 10 holes, zipped two 1" pieces of scrap pipe, ground flats on each of them to sit square and just need to weld er up. $2 lift plate (cost of fasteners haha)



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Old 01-14-2014, 11:50 AM   #37
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Nice update!

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:08 PM   #39
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Hit up the shop today - got the main diagonal in. Before someone mentions it, I plan on taking the tacks off and cleaning up the weld joints next weekend before continuing the rest of the cage - I just didn't have any emery cloth today.







Also finished up that lift plate. Buying some engine goodies this week hopefully come in for the weekend.


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Old 02-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #40
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Obviously not the wheels I will be running, however these 205/60/R16 have the exact same OD as the 275/40/R17 I have at the shop. Someday will be 315/35/R17, but I'll run the Yokohama 275's I already have first.



The forward rear control arm mount is at 0 degrees centre of mount pivot to the centre of the balljoint at the ride height shown. This leaves 3.5 inches of wheel travel upwards from ride height once I cut out the wheel well and run extra wide ZG flares

The rearward rear control arm mount is at ~5 degrees from centre of mount pivot to centre of balljoint at the ride height shown.

Suspension experts: Is 3.5" enough wheel travel or am I leaving too much or too little of a gap before hitting tire into wheel well? The optimum parallel RLCA - is this to the front mount or the rear mount of the RLCA?

All arms will be adjustable, but if I have to move my subframe mount up - now would be the time to do it.

Also, made these braces up - will make the same for the other side of the engine mount bracket all the way to the firewall.



Factory 2012 Camaro driveshaft with the isolator placed where my transmission flange will be:





This means I can cut the second half of the camaro driveshaft off at roughly that weld line and weld a Q45 flange onto it for mating to my diff. I'll have a U-Joint, Slip yoke as well as the rubber isolator at the transmission output shaft.

Picked up GM LS7 Lifters



As well as GM LS2 Lifter Trays



Everything in blue is done.



I put the Z back on rotisserie today so if this week I can come to a conclusion about the subframe height I can continue on with the cage.

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Edit: old setup

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Removed the old 2.5"x2.5" Crossmember.



New 1.5"x3"x.120 cross member - just roughed for now since I didn't get the M20 Socket head shoulder bolts in time.



Clearance to bulkhead. I added 3/4" angle to the bulkhead for strength in that corner, notched the bulkhead and the angle for the 1x3 horizontal piece. Brought a tube from the frame rail down to this at what worked out to exactly 45 degrees Also added 2" angle 6" long to brace the factory crossmember where this 1x3 meets it.









Also picked up one of these for dirt cheap since the powdercoat was dinged on the front face as shown. 50% off for a pure aesthetic? Sold!

04-07 Cadillac CTS-V Brembo Front Caliper
# Pistons: 4 x 40/44mm
Total piston area: 8.61 sq. in. 5554 sq. mm
Rotor Thickness: 1.26 in. (32 mm)
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:00 PM   #45
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I've been called in to work every weekend so this has not progressed all month

Matched the DS fenderwell to the PS





Turned these up on the lathe since I don't like paying $$$ for $3 in 6061 T6. Solid diff bushings - new to make a few more for the front of my Q45 diff.



Started sketching my front knuckle to design CTS-V Brembo caliper adapter.



Old setup:



New setup - not shown but welded pipe nipples into the holes like the old setup to sleeve bolts/help crush.



Tacked in place after measuring from a number of reference points.



I'll have new front subframe mounts done next weekend and continue on with cage A-pillars!

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Old 03-31-2014, 09:50 PM   #46
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What did you paint the fenderwell with?
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Tremclad - the whole car will be covered with this and when all of my metal work is done, I am media blasting the whole car.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:17 PM   #48
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Soo this happened a few weeks ago



So I was out of the game for a bit, but starting back into er now.

Took this setup



And stuffed it in here









Had to chop the factory transmission mounts off the car to get the TR6060 to clear but there is plenty of room in there otherwise. The shift is about 2" too far back but that is no sweat since it has a 6" long bracket connected to a rod which can both be shortened.

The steering rack is going to be an issue but ill deal with that after I make my mounts.



Also, this is waiting for a rainy day.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:35 AM   #50
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Thanks edson,

While I've been down with the ACL tear I had some powdercoating done by JP @ Strip Tech. My Cusco RUCA's as well as the LQ9 valve covers in wrinkle red.







And to start rebuilding the RUCA's since it seems like the PO didn't know they were left hand thread.. QA1 XMR12 chromoly rod ends - I just need to turn up the 3/4 to M26x1.5LH adapter this week.



Picked up a set of JDMFlares Wide ZG fender flares - 3.75" in the rear, 3.25" in the front. I'm not a fan of doing the usual sheet metal screw so I grabbed M8 nutserts and the tool to install them.




The interior was pretty haggard from welding the rails and sitting forever. All seam sealer is gone, penetrating welds smoothed and all the remnants of sound deadening gone as well.




Made these up for the front cage mounts






Now that the front mounts are done, need to clearance the cowl a bit to allow a nice tight fit of cage to A-pillar.



Also need to cut some tube with an ID larger than the OD of your cage, in an odd shape similar to the pic.



I still have to finish up the cowl clearancing but that's it for today!
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:27 AM   #51
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:51 AM   #52
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I love this build.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:30 PM   #53
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Awesome work man, keep it up! Def an inspiration for my current s30 build. Looking forward to an update.
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:52 PM   #54
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WOW . . . . Im loving everything about this build. Just started mine about a month ago, planning on a z32 diff tho.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:26 AM   #55
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Hey guys, been a while since I've been able to get to shop.

Picked up Contano S14 5 lug hubs


Borrowed a buddies tube bender and bought a Princess Auto tube notcher. This is the biggest POS I've seen but it was cheap and I needed something asap. The blue bushing housing had a ton of play to the shaft and the hole saw adapter had huge runout so I made a new shaft assembly out of some spare bearings and milled a plate with a step to align them. Popped a 3/8" hex socket into the end and pinned it so it will never spin so I can adapt to any drill and the wobble of the drill will be taken up by this adapter.



Bent up some scrap pieces of tube to get angles right without using the good DOM



Bent up full A-pillar bars



Halo bar notched nicely.





Front view of today's work


Next will be dash bar and halo to main hoop. Should I go straight back or X for the roof bars?

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Old 10-14-2015, 03:53 PM   #57
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I like everything besides the front suspension and the drifeshaft. I believe a aluminum unit would be great for this build rather than retrofitting spots for the carrier bearing. It would work tho.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:49 AM   #58
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What's up with a update!!!!! I sent u a pm on that notcher. I want u to make me one. I will prebuy it

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Subbed, Nice Sir!! how are Z33 transmissions holding up to V8 torque?! (always heard about synchro problems in earlier years)
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