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Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2019, 11:56 AM
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Posted By SML
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
That makes more sense. I will definitely plan on...

That makes more sense. I will definitely plan on this for sure. It seems like it would have the least amount of welds and I could even make it like an "S" with extended tails so the joint is further...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
I'm with you on the water jet cutting for the...

I'm with you on the water jet cutting for the sides. I don't know about the closing panels though. I'd have a hard time (impossible) doing that with my tools. I don't have a roller.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Here's a pic from their website. ...

Here's a pic from their website.

https://i.imgur.com/BcDRtPp.png

Seems that's the rub. I suppose that's no big deal...just a lot of opportunity for warpage that will be difficult to arrest.
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Well, I might have been too quick to call it...

Well, I might have been too quick to call it expensive! Ha! I did think about it again, and what I'm most worried about is if I buy two of these joints, in 2x3 trim, I feel totally confident welding...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Agreed on the awesomeness of Craig! Glad he chose...

Agreed on the awesomeness of Craig! Glad he chose a Volvo so that I found his amazing thread! Also, those frame curves are incredible! Super glad I know they exist. Seems like it'd be cheaper and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Very much how I'm thinking at the moment. I...

Very much how I'm thinking at the moment. I honestly don't really think anything could go wrong, catastrophically, I'm actually a bit more worried about damaging a part. I think I might pinch that...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Nice, I was gonna ask for that drawing. I thought...

Nice, I was gonna ask for that drawing. I thought I remembered seeing it on your thread.

As far as the axles, here's what I came up with:

https://i.imgur.com/XwWbbe5.jpg?1
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Glad to know I wasn't wrong in my initial fear of...

Glad to know I wasn't wrong in my initial fear of the B is for Build frame. So, is the design okay, but the steel and prep not in your view? I kinda just thought frame rails had to be bent, so when I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Thanks for the advice. I saw the B is for Build...

Thanks for the advice. I saw the B is for Build guy do his own frame rails and thought it was downright scary! I know it's safe, especially the way he doubled it up, but I assume that's the way JEGS...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Ha! You make that sound easy :) If I were...

Ha! You make that sound easy :) If I were fabricating all of the mounts for the control arms, I would. I'm simply swapping subframes and the track width is about 7 inches wider from tire center to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
The flairs have to be about 4 inches straight out...

The flairs have to be about 4 inches straight out from the fenders, I don't know if I can get the little fender flares such as those to look anything but awkward. I'm planning on making them from...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 69,347
Posted By SML
That tunnel puts the Volvo sheet metal around it...

That tunnel puts the Volvo sheet metal around it to shame. Put a frame around it, man. That's a dem fine piece.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Been a hot minute. I've been doing some extremely...

Been a hot minute. I've been doing some extremely boring things that are necessary, long and hard. Which was also the name of my sextape.

Firstly, I've been upgrading my collection of Harbor...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 798
Views: 115,203
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: 52
Views: 6,300
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 52
Views: 6,300
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 171
Views: 16,051
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: 171
Views: 16,051
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 41
Views: 6,711
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 19,834
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: 52
Views: 6,300
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: 99
Views: 12,648
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 943
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: 943
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: 192,865
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: 943
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: 166
Views: 21,220
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
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: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
Then this happened earlier today: ...

Then this happened earlier today: ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,223
Posted By SML
And here I was thinking no one got it! Cheers!

And here I was thinking no one got it! Cheers!
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