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Old 03-16-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up The reason why my wife hates me s13 hatch build.... :) Lake Havasu City Az

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To start off i was looking to trade my GSXR 750 for a 240sx for almost 6 months. After a long search i found one in Kansas so off i went to pick up my car in August of last year. Took me and a friend 4 days to go from Arizona to Kansas and back mostly non stop driving other then gas and food.
What I found was a 1991 240sx hatch with a sr20det.
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The first thing me and my friend did to the car.

Mount body kit because it was falling off all the way back from Kansas. We also noticed a crap load of leaks ie front main seal - trans - radiator. Plus the camber was fucked and we had to get that sorta fixed because i was going to use the car as a D/D for work.
So after driving for a little over a month we decided to clean the engine bay up.

That lead to :
finding a power steering set up
relocating the boost solenoid
cleaning up the vacuum lines
hooking up my Boost gauge
Fix the Bat relocation kit that was really shitty
plus some other minor stuff

What i started with


one fucked up harness







What I ended up with after 3 weeks of work



A cleaned up harness



As the car was before everything below this picture started.







After about 6 more weeks of driving the car i decided to clean it up some more and install some trick machine fasteners - aluminum radiator - E-Fans - cooling panel - and a new radiator mount.


My friend made the cooling panel - radiator mount and the E-Fan shroud.









I didnt get a chance to drive it due to one of the E-Fans having a broken blade. Thanks to Enjuku for sending me a new one out with no real issue.

While waiting for the E-fan we decided to pull the fenders to do a wire harness tuck because i want to drop the car another 3'' and go with 40mm front over fenders and 50mm rear over fenders.

Us tucking the harnesses and bashing the seam line up.






While we were tucking the harness we located some over fenders in california. So we went on a drive to get them. We couldn't really wait to test fit them.




After the test fit we noticed there was still going to be a issue with the front and back rubbing. So we both said fuck it lets TUB and STITCH WELD the bitch.

so the motor came out





And the Tubing began










Today we stripped most the glue joints and wire wheeled them for stitch welding.






Plans for tomorrow is to locate a boat trailer fender and get some sheet metal to fill in the wholes we have made.

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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Looks good man, I like where this is going.
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looks good man. i actually dig the 280zx hood vents.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:01 PM   #4
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Fucking sick ass build Troy.. who's that sexxy bitch cutting the fenders.. Oh wait that's me
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:01 AM   #5
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ill never understand why people ditch the best cooling fan system for junk i really dont

but looks nice
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looks good man. i actually dig the 280zx hood vents.
^This

Also, where did you get your hood?
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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Also, where did you get your hood?

The hood came on the car. The old old owner had the 280z turbo vents put on. Whoever did them did a really good job.


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Old 03-21-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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MMMMMM tubs.... can't wait for more updates man!
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bro, severe overkill on the hot import nights dress up bolts on the coil pack cover.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:54 PM   #11
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bro, severe overkill on the hot import nights dress up bolts on the coil pack cover.
Lol wait till you have a chance to see the motor up close. It is pure sex...
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:18 PM   #12
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Update as of today


Ready for tubs and stitch welding







Stripped the motor down getting it ready for a good cleaning and paint...






Pulled the motor bay harness for the wire tuck ...



Starting the tubs tuesday and the stitch welding ... then time for paint.
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todays update

Pulled the dash to do a wire tuck and fix all the bull shit under it.



this s what was under the carpet







Started the tubs tonight but i need a better welder. Fucking flux core sucks ass.






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Old 04-02-2011, 08:21 AM   #14
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Have your front tires always been on backwards? Hahah.

Build looks good. You will hate those Godspeed coils though, the ride is terrible, especially after they blow out in 3 months.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:33 PM   #15
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Have your front tires always been on backwards? Hahah.

Build looks good. You will hate those Godspeed coils though, the ride is terrible, especially after they blow out in 3 months.

No thats just how we put them on real fast when we rolled the car out for cleaning.

The coils arent that bad but the 2 fronts are blown and were hoping they will warranty them.
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Lol first impression was "hell yeah good to see someone else rockin the Godspeeds"... then I get to PoorMans post.... boo. Man I don't know if you had a bad experience but the coils are good (for the money). So far I've daily driven them for about 4 months with a few track days in and so far so good. Plan on using them for another 6 months or so them getting the Powered By MAX competition coils.
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Lol first impression was "hell yeah good to see someone else rockin the Godspeeds"... then I get to PoorMans post.... boo. Man I don't know if you had a bad experience but the coils are good (for the money). So far I've daily driven them for about 4 months with a few track days in and so far so good. Plan on using them for another 6 months or so them getting the Powered By MAX competition coils.

For what my friend is doing with this car they are perfect for him. Daily with maybe a couple track events. We don't really live in a town that has a crap load of 240's i think there might be 4 at most that have turbos and are used for the track.


Im with you Jared for the money they are a ok set of coils
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started the mock up of the tubs.


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Sick! I wish I was able to do this kind of stuff. I need to buy a welder...
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Sick! I wish I was able to do this kind of stuff. I need to buy a welder...
Do it! Can't learn if you don't try .

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this is one of the few race/drift car inspired builds that I like and follow. Its funny that this is why your fiance hates you, and my projects are why my gf is still my gf and not my fiance. haha I'm really liking the tubs man, are they trailer fenders or did you buy a chopper fender?
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this is one of the few race/drift car inspired builds that I like and follow. Its funny that this is why your fiance hates you, and my projects are why my gf is still my gf and not my fiance. haha I'm really liking the tubs man, are they trailer fenders or did you buy a chopper fender?


LOL

It started off as a daily car build but my friend wanted something a litle more so i talked him into the tubs and stitch weld. Got him talked into a cage but we have a time frame to follow. We have till october to finish the engine bay / motor / body work and paint. But after that im going to cage and do a full stitch weld on this bitch.


The tube are a 10'' single axle trailer fender i got local here for $25 i think. Thanks for the compliment.
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finished up the tub templet's



Made some mounts for the front bash bar going to weld nuts on the back side so i can take it off when i need to.



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Got our hands on a welder and put the tubs in and fixed some rust spots

Had to fix a rust issue first








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Got a ton of shit done

Put in tubs and seam welded them up
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You sir, have a Huge garage..

Loving the build so far, but wouldn't having tubs on a daily make it a PITA to d1ck around in the bay?
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Loving the build so far, but wouldn't having tubs on a daily make it a PITA to d1ck around in the bay?


haha the garage really isnt that big thanks tho. I really dont see the tubs being a problem.
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haha the garage really isnt that big thanks tho. I really dont see the tubs being a problem.
I've always wondered that lol.
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Sorry there hasn't been any updates lately. Money got real tight for the last month. I possibly might be trading my truck plus cash and buyers end so I can get the ball rolling on this again. I just need supplies to get the bay done and move on to wiring then body and paint. Updates should be coming soon.
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