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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Painting interior finished

Finally managed to finish the interior although i rushed the clear coat when i should not have and stuffed a few parts up.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Etch primered body sections

Because the weather was not great today i decided to do some of the small sections of the car that needed painting after being welded from the roll cage and also my fixing up some of the holes from the old bolt in cage. 

Roll cage going to the

Knuckle spherical bearings installed

Installed the spherical bearings into the rear knuckles today, had to clean all the powder coat out of the knuckle as some had got onto the surface but then was able to press them all in

Picked up Link G4 Extreme ECU

Picked up a new link G4 extreme ecu from John @ Unique today
 The wiring loom i might

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Installed 2000cc Injectors

Subframe bushings installed

Installed the rear sub frame bushings today after cleaning all the powder coat out from the sub frame,
they completely covered the

modifying existing braided turbo lines

Picked up some parts from motorsport connections today so i could modify the turbo lines to fit the new turbo
pretty bad section on the old water line i wanted to replace, it hadn't leaked yet but

Intercooler core fitted

Finally finished off fitting up the intercooler today, not the piping just the core
Becasue of the way i have mounted it the section is

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Base coat started

Tonight after getting home from work I prep'd and started to lay down the base coat onto the interior, I had a bit of trouble with the pot where it was not letting air into it through the little breather hole and it affected the amount of paint coming out, it was due to me not cleaning the pot well enough and the tiny little hole that allows the air into the pot was blocked.

I focused the spray patten to

Suspension parts powder coated

Picked up the suspension pieces from the powder coater today, the finish is fantastic but not 100% on the colour. I wanted a silver but it has come out more grey then silver which is disappointing, I think it will look good once it is all back in but I will have to strip the subframe mounting bush locations to the chassis and also the diff as they coated them accidentally.
 They covered all the bolt holes and other bush locations but

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mounting intercooler

I started to do a little work on mounting the intercooler and using the round tube I had bought to mount it with.

I cut it into two 90mm lengths

Saturday, February 16, 2013

More prep work

After sanding back the primer with 400grit i wasnt happy with a few spots that i hadn't filled from the suspension towers, holes from the old cage and in the sections that are highly visable so i filled them with some spot putty


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Bushes and Traction Arms

I think i should have just left the nolathane sub frame cradle bushes in as to be honest there really wasn't anything wrong with them but to get the sub frame powder coated i had to remove them.
When i think of it this is a waste of time and money which considering i have so much to do i really shouldn't have done it but i am where i am and i had to buy some replacement bushing so i bought some SPL solid bushes for the sub frame, solid ones for the diff and whilst i was at it i replaced the knuckle bushings with SPL spherical bearings and also traction rod which i still had as standard but with the nolathane inserts.

Here is a link from 2004 when the car was used to design the Noltec bushings for the 200sx which Whiteline eventually bought out and aparently use some of there moulds now.

Sub frame Bushes

Diff Bushes

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Car primered

Well after stuffing around for a bit with different things and not having much time to do anything lately i pulled my finger out and etch and primered the car today.
Here is the garage all taped off to stop a lot of the overspray from the primer going everywhere over everything in the garage.
 I didn't get any

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Replacing subframe and diff bushes

Having done this before i knew it was a bugger of a job but what i didn't know was how hard the nolathane

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Preparing for paint

has been a lot of work but finally nearly getting there to actually start to paint the car, i have masked off all the bodywork and prepwashed it all down after sanding back.
Hopefully i will get the etch primer on the interior in the next few days

 I have covered everything as well just

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Modified Cast Arm Mounts

Been wax and greese removing today and got a little bored so switched jobs and went and finished off the arms so i can send off to get sand blasted and powder coated next week

Sanded back the edges so i would have a nice clean weld area
 I didn't have any metal to make them out of so i