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Old 08-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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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:

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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Re: Used Parts Build

First problem:

So I just started ripping it all apart:


Surprisingly when I ripped out all the old wires that were twisted together it fixed the problem....
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:25 PM   #3
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So my brother had this lying around:

It was free so



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.

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: Used Parts Build

I tore out my old exhaust


New Headers (with some room made)

And installed!

Knock off single chamber flows...
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:27 PM   #5
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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


Then enlarge these holes

Here we go

Then plug this hole

Tap and set screw for a dollar or two

Tapped

Plugged
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:27 PM   #6
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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)
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:28 PM   #7
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Re: Used Parts Build

So I bought this:

Then changed my mind...
And I traded it for cash and this:
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:29 PM   #8
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Re: Used Parts Build

Started working on the rear.



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Old 08-09-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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Damn that is a lot of springs!!

Lets fix that

Tada!

The drivers side was easy

Damn gas tank...

And some Por15
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:31 PM   #10
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Re: Used Parts Build

Got some more of the hard work done


Bushings in

Shackles

Hangers and notch
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:31 PM   #11
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The brown truck stopped by...


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Old 08-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #12
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Re: Used Parts Build

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

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #13
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Finally back together!!

Sold the engine and trans for $500



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Old 08-09-2014, 07:34 PM   #14
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Re: Used Parts Build

Parts!

Every lug was stripped...

Slow progress

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #15
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Then I decided to bag the truck...cant leave well enough alone...



Drilling holes is a *****

Mocking up

I know it looks too far forward but the bag sits forward in the arm (I put it all together to check first
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #16
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Re: Used Parts Build

hours of cutting, grinding, and wire brushing, then lit myself on fire lol





Narrowed them 7/8'' of an inch and moved the ball joint to the front to increase caster
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:37 PM   #17
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Re: Used Parts Build

Not C10 but used parts for my 350z! New rear end with 10% lower gears and test pipes.
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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

Cleaning

Tacked in new studs

Painting some parts:



I only painted enough of the frame rails for the crossmember to bolt to for now.
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Starting to get some stuff together





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I decided to Z it. Annnnndddddddddddd....decided to d it myself. So I bought a new welder and got to practicing
New welder!

First beads in a few years

Vertical uphill

Cut apart and acid etch (only had ospho so the etch isnt that prominent)

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Re: Used Parts Build

Found a pic of a bike I built years ago:

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:

One side:

And the other:

Apart!

Just resting together:

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.
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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

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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:

Pulled my trans crossmember:

Split the tube in half:

Fit it in the frame:
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Re: Used Parts Build

Found a good deal on a 4l80e so I went and picked it up:

And found a deal on some used rims and tires for my 350Z:

Then went out and replaced my shocks and put lowering springs on my Z:


Then washed her:

And did a little bit of drilling on the steel I am boxing my frame with:
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I finished cleaning the inside of my frame (forgot to take pics) and decided to firm up my motor mounts (just wanted to weld ****):



Inside view:

Done!
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