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tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:14 PM

Used Parts Build
 
I have been meaning to start a build thread over here. I have one on the other forum so some might be familiar with it already. My goal is to build it with the most used and cheap parts as possible.

When I got her:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ydb84/Side.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...db84/Front.jpg[/QUOTE]

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:15 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
First problem:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0328.jpg
So I just started ripping it all apart:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0349.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0351.jpg
Surprisingly when I ripped out all the old wires that were twisted together it fixed the problem....

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:25 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
So my brother had this lying around:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1147.jpg
It was free so
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1148.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1150.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1149.jpg
And done! The horn button doesnt fit with the o-ring they give you. I used a strip of tape instead of the ring and it fits great.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1152.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:26 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
I tore out my old exhaust
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1129.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1131.jpg
New Headers (with some room made)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1130.jpg
And installed!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1128.jpg
Knock off single chamber flows...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0588.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:27 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
I found on Jakes Transmissions that you could modify the valve body to firm up the shifts without a shift kit so I gave it a shot (I did post about this in a different subsection).
First was to remove the spring from here
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0510.jpg

Then enlarge these holes
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1111.jpg
Here we go
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1112.jpg
Then plug this hole
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0506.jpg
Tap and set screw for a dollar or two
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1113.jpg
Tapped
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1115.jpg
Plugged
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1116.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:27 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Was going through my phone and found a pic of a truck that was being sold on here that I passed up (still thinking I should have bought it)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0587.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:28 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
So I bought this:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0593.jpg
Then changed my mind...
And I traded it for cash and this:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0782.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:29 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Started working on the rear.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1170.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1177.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1172.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1171.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:30 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Damn that is a lot of springs!!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1173.jpg
Lets fix that
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1176.jpg
Tada!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1174.jpg
The drivers side was easy
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1175.jpg
Damn gas tank...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1178.jpg
And some Por15
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1169.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:31 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Got some more of the hard work done
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...SAM_1179-1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1185.jpg
Bushings in
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1186.jpg
Shackles
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1188.jpg
Hangers and notch
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1189.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:31 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
The brown truck stopped by...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1181.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1183.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1184.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:32 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Around this time I saw a truck on here that a guy was talking about selling....and I bought it:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...db84/truck.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:33 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Finally back together!!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1200.jpg
Sold the engine and trans for $500
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0814.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0815.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0816.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0817.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:34 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Parts!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1218.jpg
Every lug was stripped...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1214.jpg
Slow progress
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1217.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1219.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:35 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Then I decided to bag the truck...cant leave well enough alone...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1221.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1222.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1225.jpg
Drilling holes is a *****
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1223.jpg
Mocking up
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1226.jpg
I know it looks too far forward but the bag sits forward in the arm (I put it all together to check first

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:36 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
hours of cutting, grinding, and wire brushing, then lit myself on fire lol
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1227.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1228.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1229.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1230.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1232.jpg
Narrowed them 7/8'' of an inch and moved the ball joint to the front to increase caster

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:37 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Not C10 but used parts for my 350z! New rear end with 10% lower gears and test pipes.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/IMAG0934.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:37 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Holy **** it took forever to clean and paint everything...so long I am still doing it. Ugh. Here are some pics for now.
Got the crossmember out
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1243.jpg
Cleaning
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1241.jpg
Tacked in new studs
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1242.jpg
Painting some parts:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1245.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1247.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1248.jpg
I only painted enough of the frame rails for the crossmember to bolt to for now.

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:39 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Starting to get some stuff together
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1253.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1255.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1267.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1269.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1270.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1272.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:40 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
I decided to Z it. Annnnndddddddddddd....decided to d it myself. So I bought a new welder and got to practicing
New welder!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...19622626_n.jpg
First beads in a few years
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...322_175747.jpg
Vertical uphill
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...322_181124.jpg
Cut apart and acid etch (only had ospho so the etch isnt that prominent)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...322_184516.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...322_184442.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:41 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Found a pic of a bike I built years ago:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...0514081406.jpg
Anyway...I started sectioning a crossmember before I decided I was going to Z my truck. I worked on it a bit tonight. Figure I'll sell it and use the money towards the truck when I am done.
Laying out the lines:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...4/SAM_1123.jpg
One side:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...329_211421.jpg
And the other:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...329_214113.jpg
Apart!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...329_214855.jpg
Just resting together:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...329_215118.jpg
I still need to grind a bunch and work on the fitting. I figure I'd cut the lip off the front and weld it in together just for extra clearance. I am only going 1.25 on it so it shouldn't hit the steering.

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:41 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...402_200138.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...402_200156.jpg
Didnt get a pic of final welds. Still need to cut out some filler plates for the sides
Finished the crossmember and did a quick coat of primer
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...406_204817.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...406_204841.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:42 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
When I made the decision to Z it I figured why not do a SFBD...ugh. Need to stop this whole lowering thing...
Started working on my stock floor body drop.
Got a piece of steel on sale for cheap. 3x4x1/4 it was a bit too thick but half price:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...6_191945-1.jpg
Pulled my trans crossmember:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...413_192227.jpg
Split the tube in half:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...413_192234.jpg
Fit it in the frame:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...419_174559.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:43 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
Found a good deal on a 4l80e so I went and picked it up:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...419_175950.jpg
And found a deal on some used rims and tires for my 350Z:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...419_175956.jpg
Then went out and replaced my shocks and put lowering springs on my Z:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...427_172000.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...427_181325.jpg
Then washed her:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...427_201215.jpg
And did a little bit of drilling on the steel I am boxing my frame with:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...425_220237.jpg

tinydb84 08-09-2014 07:44 PM

Re: Used Parts Build
 
I finished cleaning the inside of my frame (forgot to take pics) and decided to firm up my motor mounts (just wanted to weld ****):
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...428_201934.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...428_201910.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...428_202117.jpg
Inside view:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...428_203221.jpg
Done!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...428_204418.jpg


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