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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 14th 2015, 9:56 pm

Last bits for my tie rods came in. Using TE72 outers and adjustment sleeves with standard 86 rack ends. makes the tie rod into a 3 piece turnbuckle style, so it adjusts similar to aftermarket ones. kinda cool. Needed them because the stock jams were not long enough for the extended LCA and new knuckles.



installed and aligned it the best I could, i think the rack is at proper center, but not sure, going to have to confirm once I get an alignment. Yes, I put anti seize on everything because fuck stuck bolts/threads.



Test fitted the traction brackets. dead nuts fitment on the first try. Not bad having programmed the dimensions based on measurements I took with a shitty tape measure.




AVO rear coilovers came in from Ireland finally, these things are pretty nice. Cant wait to see how they feel.




just begging to bolt the axle in!

more updates soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 14th 2015, 10:06 pm

Looks great! Are you going to paint the underside or wheel wells of this thing ever? With all the work you have into it now, that will be and amazing touch. That's something I really want to do one day.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 14th 2015, 10:25 pm

I want to, probably undercoating rather than paint, or maybe something like por15. Something that you can use on dirty metal and it will still stick, I cant imagine trying to prep the bottom of a car, especially without it being on a rotisserie or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 19th 2015, 12:28 pm


finally pulled the supra rear end out of the basement for initial test fit. I put the axle housing in by itself and everything is lining up pretty nicely, just need to lengthen the panhard bar a bit and do some quick welding and it should all bolt in properly. also test fitted the wheels! Mmmmm.





Then I went out and put the 3rd member in to see if my driveshaft would be OK. it seems good, I dont think it needs shortening. doesnt bind anywhere in the suspension travel, but my wheel looks to be a little far back in the wheel well. Right now pinion angle hasnt really been adjusted or anything, so I should probably wait until we get the traction brackets welded on and line everything up properly. Just trying to get an idea of whether I need to bring my driveshaft in and have it shortened or not.






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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 19th 2015, 6:17 pm

Amazing.

Are supra rear-ends like bulletproof or something?
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 19th 2015, 9:53 pm

its a 7.5" F-code rear end as apposed to the 86 6.7" T-code. Has 28mm axles instead of 25.

So considerably stronger, i've heard of people running like 400hp through them without issues.

For reference, S-chassis uses an 8" rear end and people essentially never break those, even with a shit load of power, and this is not much smaller.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 20th 2015, 5:39 pm

I see. One less thing to worry about.

Can't wait to see it again!
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 26th 2015, 6:23 pm

So I painted the diff and put it back in. Looks pretty nice I think.





so that's that I guess. it's in the car now.

Satty took my panhard bar with him last time he was here so that he could extend it, that got done today.

chopped in half with extension piece before machining.


machined down for a perfect press fit into the old bar sections


beveled the edges for welding


and finally, welded up.


Still need pads, lines and rotors for the rear end before it can drive, but it should be back on the road in a week or two. Ordering parts is hard when you're living that broke life.


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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 29th 2015, 6:00 am

Those welds looks really good. I never got the hang of aluminum welding.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 29th 2015, 2:58 pm

DJ Longdick wrote:
Ordering parts is hard when you're living that broke life.

Yea, no shit.

Progress is looking great. Hope you get this shit on the ground soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   March 29th 2015, 8:59 pm

ordered brakes today, car will be back on the streets in approx 1 week. I went out today and put everything back together, front and rear suspension, panhard, etc. Now its just the waiting game until parts come.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   April 19th 2015, 12:00 pm

update on this, put mirrors and front bumper on. alignment this week, and maybe some window tint. Been dailying it and having a blast.



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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   April 19th 2015, 12:16 pm

Please tint asappp
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   April 19th 2015, 12:17 pm

the dude i go to has been on vacation, giving him a call tomorrow to see when I can get it in.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   April 19th 2015, 4:40 pm

Window stickers destroy me.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   April 19th 2015, 5:25 pm

sorry, man.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   May 2nd 2015, 1:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   May 11th 2015, 10:19 pm

I did some stuff and got some things.

vintage NIB solex locks, picked up at a local car show/swap meet for like 1/4 of normal price.



JDM corner lights



and decided to finally do a brake upgrade. Snagged these calipers from a local turbo FC nerd for dirt cheap, got them disassembled, cleaned and painted. Going to rebuild them and order the rest of the stuff for the conversion after DD52.


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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   May 12th 2015, 10:20 am

All that stuff looks sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   May 12th 2015, 11:49 am

You did an awesome job on those calipers. They look so damn clean. Are you painting them?
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   May 12th 2015, 11:55 am

this car keeps getting better and better
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   May 12th 2015, 4:59 pm

calipers are painted in that second pic.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   June 6th 2015, 1:05 pm

I havent posted in here in a while.

Hi.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   June 7th 2015, 9:57 pm

did this over the weekend..

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   June 8th 2015, 1:41 pm

Those calipers look huge on there!
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