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Old 12-08-2012, 04:20 AM   #1
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Another JZ Coupe Drift

So I know that this build thread isn't as nice as some of the ones out that are out there, This is my first one so be gentle . I am doing this to gain a little motivation to get it finished. I hope all of you enjoy my progress.

The goal behind this build was build and fab as much stuff as I could with my own two hands just for the feel good factor. Also I blame my girlfriend, she was the one to initially show me that sliding my car around was a sport, and she's been by my side this whole process. I eventually landed my first 240sx and am determined to keep this car till the dirt. I will never get rid of it even after it's a prune.

Enough with the stories and on to the pics.

Here is when we first initially got it home after a 680 mile round trip.


coils wheels and welded diff and a bone stock KADE. The addiction begins.


At this point I'm still a noob. I look it over on the lift.
Some little things i was learning about proper alignment, "wore through a set of tires" discovered a re welded rear LCA a sign of some abuse etc.



My first drift event. I had no clue I just new I had to try it. This is at a local track in the PNW. PARC "pat's acres racing complex" They made me do a run to see if I could handle the car. NOPE! so they didn't let me on the track, but all I needed was the first 5 minutes and I was hooked!


I got a new job at this and it was kind of a life changer. I knew how to MIG weld and loved fabrication as a hobby but knew nothing really about it, I was mostly a computer nerd anyway like an act of god I got the job. I have no idea why hehe. Here's one of my first projects as I was learning to TIG.




Random photo of the car


I continued to go to events. Here's one attempting a skid


I took a ride with this guy to try and get a grasp of what was going on.
He's been an inspiration since. Thanks Jeremy!


Kyle Pollard blowing my mind


After a few months I gave a shot at trying to make a coolant over flow tank.
I wish I would have never used the dorky fluid level gauge. anyways it served it's purpose for now.




and from here I just kept drifting and modding little things and cleaned up the interior still learning and having fun.






not long after this I was mad one day and being cocky and aggravated i put the car into a 7 ft deep ditch soft landing into black berry bushes but way far down there hehe. Never again. I had drifted the car for a year and a half and now it was time for a little advancement.


I had met my friend quad and was very privileged that he allowed me to use his shop to begin the suspension build on my car.


I did the basic suspension stuff for my first time through installed all new bearings on all 4 corners tien tie rods rack spacers Front tension rods RUCAS power brace poly bushings for everything Abercrombie Knuckles boxed all my arms in etc.


My fab skills were improving.
The radiator I did up


here is a random bumper I did for a Polaris rzr


After I did all the suspension stuff I drifted the living piss out of it . My GF is short :P







I competed in a season long comp it was kinda a joke but was still a great experience especially the high speed course




5th place not bad




Also if u see I fabbed a cage waiting to do the pics on it when it's finished
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Somewhere during the season I kept doing little things found some fenders etc and started to do some body work. and more drifting


after a few weeks my good friend quad lent me the opportunity to paint my car. Can't thank him enough!




Shortly after the season began to dwindle down and I felt confident that I have learned enough with the stock KA that I could finally upgrade the power plant. I wanted to build something that I would enjoy and learn and grow with. So I had a thing for Toyota's and thought what better than a JZ series.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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I shoved all my money in this here bottle to keep from spending it on anything else :P


then eventually this showed up at the shop




I got anxious one day to do something anything made this from stainless lol.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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after getting some funds back into play things started to roll and the brown Santa began to make frequent stops. One thing was for sure I didn't want to beat around the bush with the stock twins so I started on the basic motor build.
I'll save the internal stuff for another season.

she's a dirty girl but I'll clean her up
most of these flanges I did myself with some help from the machinist,
I burned these out on our CNC Plasma





here's a good one I keep storing all my parts in a pile in the living room.


Innovate Wide Band with LC-1 Apexi AFC NEO for now, Apexi AVC-R
stage 4 comp clutch, wiring specialties drop in harness ( I didn't think it would be worth the headache to even attempt to wire everything up plus this is all brand new wires no soldered joints etc. thanks Yury!)
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #5
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got the motor stripped down eventually what a pain in the ass those twins are!




this thing was an
I decided on doing a twin scroll into a t3 flange WHAT A JOKE no wonder people charge thousands for manifolds there a pain in the ass!


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some mock up




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Old 12-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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picked up a tial MVR 44mm I will run the tubes for this on the manifold when it's in the car so i know were to put it.


Out with the KA! yanked the bitch in one hour flat.



machined a new shift knob for next season for an old knife


AN Fittings for oil catch can setup.


welded the waste gate holes in the holset


got the motor naked for seals clean up timing belt upgraded 2jz oem water pump etc.




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Wont the mani hit the tower? seem to far out
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Nope I thought so too I dropped it in with the forklift to make sure afterwards just enough room
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #13
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2jz OEM water pump installed. Just waiting on front main seal before I put the rest of the front together.


Here's a side view I need to weld the two coolant outlets on the upper water neck shut, and then cut it so it comes out straight to work with my KA rad.


next will be the alt bracket setup

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Damn man it's coming along great.
makes me wanna hurry up and finish my jz swap ha
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Car is going to be DOPE Teigon!
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Like your Tig skill... Where do you work?
Halco Welding and Fabrication

I still need to finish the website hehe

thank you all for the support. It gets boring working on this thing by myself with no push

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Okay modded the upper water neck and welded the side tubes off it shut since they won't be needed. Only reason I did this is to work with my current radiator.




traction control and drifting? Sawed off the first butter fly in the intake since I was using the vertical band saw for the water neck Didn't get a before pic but you'll see it in the pics below.




tomorrow I will mess around with the valve covers and get my AN fittings welded in place
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this is legit..

My friend always tell me about whats up with Oregon, he said it's hella sick out there.
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