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Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Been a bit since an update! I've been busy as a...

Been a bit since an update! I've been busy as a me!

So, 300zx had to go bye bye. Tow driver (from previous experience) can only get so far down my driveway because of an awning I have *stupidly*...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,258
Posted By SML
I've thought about going this route! Curious to...

I've thought about going this route! Curious to see if you can pull it off. Alodine isn't very friendly to heat unless it's painted as I understand it. If exposed to air, most of them can't go above...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By SML
Well, depends on what your goals are, but most...

Well, depends on what your goals are, but most folks don't wanna cut up their fenders and extend their wheel base so fitment matters quite a bit, hence the advice to research the fitment.

As far...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Some measurements and comparison. ...

Some measurements and comparison.

https://i.imgur.com/MU1gCrp.png
https://i.imgur.com/FZcTNXY.png
https://i.imgur.com/GRiyhqr.png
https://i.imgur.com/N3JIC0b.png...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By SML
For me track width was out the window completely....

For me track width was out the window completely. There are like 2 reasonable IRS setups for track widths small enough for a 122. I'm just flaring/cutting fenders to make it fit and that gives me...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
So, got the transmission out yesterday. Golly...

So, got the transmission out yesterday. Golly jeepers! What in the wide world of sports were Nissan thinking with this bellhousing? I honestly don't know how one would EVER remove one of these...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
I know! I love your build! You happen to know...

I know! I love your build! You happen to know anything about the rear subframe of the 300zx vs the s13? I know s14/15 are superior in terms of geometry, but I don't know anything about where the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Here's some crude, roughed in photoshop...

Here's some crude, roughed in photoshop rendering. You can see the larger hood, barely see a ducktail spoiler from this angle. Just a good concept pass. Not sold on the fender shape exactly (these...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Another crazy, spinning tale of my own...

Another crazy, spinning tale of my own inadequacy. If any of you are/know a hardcore Nissan guy, I could use some input.

I have yet to fully flesh this out, but here's where I've been dumb. What I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Dang. I thought I fixed this. I've been using...

Dang. I thought I fixed this. I've been using google photos. I guess I'll just suck it up and use imgur, but google photos is so easy. Thanks for the warning and the compliment!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
A little more work done after a little vacay in...

A little more work done after a little vacay in the beach cities.

First off, accept no substitutes:
https://i.imgur.com/bgqgP8Q.jpg

Quit your over-priced liquid nonsense and stick to this...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,134
Posted By SML
Btw, check out this: https://youtu.be/KFWihdbiZqE...

Btw, check out this: https://youtu.be/KFWihdbiZqE

Flying Sparks Garage did a LS 280z with an electric water pump. fast forward to 4:59 to see it. It's more of a remote mount situation, which might...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,134
Posted By SML
This project seems like watching myself...if...

This project seems like watching myself...if myself were in another universe with a lot more money! Everything I wanted my engine to be, even the transmission I wish I could have...dang. Subscribed...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
They're lumpy, bent, rusty and corroded,...

They're lumpy, bent, rusty and corroded, otherwise I would lol. I'm planning on doing a very intense paint job on this guy when it's ready, I don't want to have to coat the bumpers in metal-bondo...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Awesome! That helps a lot. I was thinking about...

Awesome! That helps a lot. I was thinking about keeping everything from Nissan except the in/out of the compressor since that will be GM. I'll keep your advice in mind once we cross that bridge. For...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
So. I'm working on my subframes, I'm running into...

So. I'm working on my subframes, I'm running into snags with the Nissans rusty bolts on the halfshafts. In the mean time (since I'm sure you're all bored with Nissan stuff lol) I've been thinking...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Not sure if everyone's already tuned this project...

Not sure if everyone's already tuned this project out, but I could use some help with this idea.

I was trying to take the brake booster and master cylinder off the 300zx which I realized would...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,934
Posted By SML
Noice! Keep it up! 10/10 for Rustoleum use lol.

Noice! Keep it up! 10/10 for Rustoleum use lol.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Got some painting and cleaning done yesterday....

Got some painting and cleaning done yesterday. Here's a reference for how bad the subframe was at the time of pulling:...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Always doing a little at a time, but I feel...

Always doing a little at a time, but I feel awkward being so Nissan heavy on a Volvo forum so I haven't been posting anything of the nitty gritty of stripping down the Nissans...I guess that's the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,254
Posted By SML
Let me know if you figure out a better...

Let me know if you figure out a better pick-n-pull situation here in SoCal. LKQ is notorious for doing that, posted price of brake calipers: $35, if you pull calipers they will--no joke--say that...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By SML
NICE! This is exactly what I'm doing! Not really,...

NICE! This is exactly what I'm doing! Not really, but close enough! I'm using S13 front and rear subframes and a 5.3 LS under a 122S. Either way, it's encouraging to see other people have the same...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,155
Posted By SML
Awesome build! Can't wait to see how you're gonna...

Awesome build! Can't wait to see how you're gonna join that front end!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Shenanigans ensued on Friday. Time to work...

Shenanigans ensued on Friday.

Time to work on the 300zx. First step was to move it. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By SML
Nice! I'll look into these! I had thought about...

Nice! I'll look into these! I had thought about Miata seats as well, but they're kinda junky unless coming off the new ones which aren't cheap!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By SML
I know it's a bit vague lol. I just figured...

I know it's a bit vague lol. I just figured somebody might have some diamond in the rough seats that they LOVE and would feel like sharing. S60R seats are dope, and I thank you for your suggestion!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 175,988
Posted By SML
^ This ^ Dude. This is so good. I love...

^ This ^

Dude. This is so good. I love painting and body work and this is (judging on pictures alone mind you) the best looking single stage I've seen pretty much ever. Please tell me you used a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By SML
Best seats?

My 1965 122 S is going to need new seats. I'm sure I could crawl every thread to see thoughts on this, but figured if anyone saw this and had any ideas, I'd be open to them. I'm looking for your...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,375
Posted By SML
There's just something so satisfying about this...

There's just something so satisfying about this thread. It's like seeing a new Volvo in the showroom back in the day. Keep up the good work! This is super encouraging!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Sidequest...OBDII bluetooth/tablet/torque proof of concept

Got this stuff in the mail the other day so I figured I'd give it a whirl with my 2007 Saturn Outlook. I googled how to get the google play store on the Amazon Fire HD8. It was super easy, but it is...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Alright. I think I fixed the pics. I found out...

Alright. I think I fixed the pics. I found out that if I look at the forum through Microsoft edge browser, it doesn't know my google login so I can tell if it's public. When I use Chrome I'm always...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
That's just the weirdest thing I've ever heard....

That's just the weirdest thing I've ever heard. They're all in a public folder on my Google Photos. I just re-shared the album, so maybe now it'll work.



Thanks! I'm just a regular nerd. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Hmmm, I'd like to know this too! I can never tell...

Hmmm, I'd like to know this too! I can never tell since they work for me. I may not have moved them to my public file before I posted them...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Then this happened earlier today: ...

Then this happened earlier today: ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
And here I was thinking no one got it! Cheers!

And here I was thinking no one got it! Cheers!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Another quick update...slow going

This stupid Nissan has been fighting me the whole way. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 43,943
Posted By SML
Epic build! Super inspiring! I envy both your...

Epic build! Super inspiring! I envy both your time management and fabrication skills! I'm sooooo much slower than most of the builders here and it makes me sad lol

I do have a random question. As...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Also, here's my future shift knob! Yes, I nerd...

Also, here's my future shift knob! Yes, I nerd that hard.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
I'm trying! This project is a foolish thing to do...

I'm trying! This project is a foolish thing to do when you've got an 8 month old and a 3 year old bouncing around, but hey! I've always made a little progress on something every week since I started,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
I'm still alive

Sorry to any who have been waiting on baited breath for an update of my rather stupid project. Suffice it to say I have been hard at work and making steady progress on stuff that isn't exciting.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 46,582
Posted By SML
Bummer about that pedal box! Shame it can't be...

Bummer about that pedal box! Shame it can't be fabbed up after the rails are in. By the way, I don't know if you said and I missed it or if it wasn't stated, but were the new frame rails modified in...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,258
Posted By SML
I figured it had to be something like that! Man,...

I figured it had to be something like that! Man, makes me want a CNC Router real bad. How much was yours? I've read multiple DIY projects on CNC stuff, but it's not my cup of tea. It'd be a fun skill...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,258
Posted By SML
I just wanna say, I stared at the hinge for the...

I just wanna say, I stared at the hinge for the Taillight for a solid 30 seconds in awe! How'd you pull that off? I mean like, how did you fabricate those bends? That's some legit stuff right there!...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Got the subframe pulled out. There was some...

Got the subframe pulled out. There was some finagling, squeaking, cutting, bending. And the car was worse! :roll: (sorry, my 2 year old is on my lap and he really thinks the emoji animations are the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
Wowzer! That's a dem fine looking gantry you got...

Wowzer! That's a dem fine looking gantry you got there! Not a bad idea to use some industrial shelving for the sides. :oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,458
Posted By SML
Wowzer! That's a whole heckuva lotta rust to...

Wowzer! That's a whole heckuva lotta rust to patch! Very good practice for sure. Fabricating all those curves for a patch material should be really fun! Can't wait to see it!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
A little update here. More ripping apart of...

A little update here.

More ripping apart of the fixed things that needed breaking:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 46,582
Posted By SML
Makes perfect sense to me. That's similar to be...

Makes perfect sense to me. That's similar to be what I was thinking. There might be a temptation to bend the tubes that go from firewall to grill, but other than that, I had in mind the same sort of...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,046
Posted By SML
GEEZ that's a beaut! Thanks for all the...

GEEZ that's a beaut!

Thanks for all the love! I've been frustrated for the past few months with my own progress, but things have kicked into high gear. I was delayed because after I bought both...
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