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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:54 am

Thanks for the compliment guys. I pulled the diff out last night w/no problem. It's going to be fun swapping it out w/helical.



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Postby jamesblonde82 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:08 am

ya i like those wheels too. i got a white vert and was thinking about black wheels with white calipers. but i really like the white wheels on yours. i dont want to be a copy cat but we don't even live in the same zip.

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Re: 94_240sx vert pics (jamesblonde82)

Postby ishkabibble » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:28 am

jamesblonde82 wrote:black wheels with white calipers.
Wouldn't it be pretty hard to keep white calipers clean?

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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:58 am

I swapped the open diff with s15 helical last week. I haven't installed it on my car yet. I tried last night, it's damn heavy, so I'll need my wife's help with a floor jack. I cleaned everything including the cover, housing, bolts and nuts with degreaser and bought new drain/filler plugs and breather valve. Spray painted the housing and output shaft with DupliColor high temp semi gloss black paint and came out really nice. Will post the write up/tips in 240 main forum soon. I'm very excited to have this helical diff ready for my vert.


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Postby TIMELSS_vert » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:11 am

man, everything on this car is so insanely clean. very very nice job

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Postby Eikon » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:39 am

TIMELSS_vert wrote:man, everything on this car is so insanely clean. very very nice job
I was just about to say the same thing.. It's like he's got a 2004 instead of a 1994 model year. No fair! I need to run my car through a kerosine swimming pool to clean the underbody.


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Re: 94_240sx vert pics (94_240sx)

Postby droptopdragster » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:22 am

That is the most flawless car I have ever seen, you did an amazing job with your car. I wish my car could be on that level.

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Postby ballinnmiami240sx » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:49 am

you have got to be obsested with that vert. This is one of the cleanest car I have ever seen. Keep up the hard work. Looks perfect.

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Postby ishkabibble » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:26 pm

Hey 94, you'd rock at StackenBlochen:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/27268/stackenblochen/

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Postby 94_240sx » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:33 am

ishkabibble wrote:Hey 94, you'd rock at StackenBlochen:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/27268/stackenblochen/
Haha... Just watched it. Nope! There's no cleaning involved and it's not about cars, so I'll pass that. No fun without cleaning things up.

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Postby 94_240sx » Sat May 05, 2007 5:08 pm

I finally rolled the fenders today. Rented a tool from http://www.rollyourfender.com. Funny thing is I found out this website from some forum long time ago and the guy was living a block away from my work, so I met him at lunch time yesterday and picked up the tool. Rear tires were touching the fenders when cornering, so it's been bugging me a lot. Besides, I couldn't really test the new helical differential that I recently put on. Finally, I can take corners real hard now. Fender rolling was way easier than I thought. No paint cracks or damages, but I have a warning for you guys. I didn't want to have any flares, but the tool actually pushed out the fender lips like 1 or 2mms even though I was very careful. So now I have slight flares on both sides. It's not noticeable at all though. You really have to look for them. I spent more than an hour on each side. I took my time and did it very slowly little by little, but still got the flares. Anyway, it's an easy job, so feel free to do it by yourself if you have an access to a fender roller.


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Postby madcowvert » Sat May 05, 2007 8:07 pm

the trick to rooling is heat!! i have my own fender roller and i roll fenders all teh time. the vert are a bit diffrent though like if the sprayed a liner on the inside to protect it. non the less good job.

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Postby 94_240sx » Sat May 05, 2007 9:00 pm

madcowvert wrote:the trick to rooling is heat!! i have my own fender roller and i roll fenders all teh time. the vert are a bit diffrent though like if the sprayed a liner on the inside to protect it. non the less good job.
Thanks! Yeah, a good quality heat gun came with tool and I heated up the areas really good and that's why it took so long. I did section by section, little by little. I've never done this before, but I read a ton of articles about fender rolling before.

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Postby okinawa drift » Sat May 05, 2007 9:01 pm

whoorrrrin out the car, its pretty clean, i like the back lights

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Postby ishkabibble » Sun May 06, 2007 5:01 am

Nice job on the fender rolling. That's one thing I'd be pretty anxious about trying since you don't really get a second chance to get it right.

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Postby jamesblonde82 » Mon May 07, 2007 10:19 am

great job man! hey im looking for those tail lights and i keep coming across them being discontinued or other sites wanting $400. i seen them awhile back for $150. where'd you get yours?

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Postby 94_240sx » Mon May 07, 2007 10:46 am

jamesblonde82 wrote:great job man! hey im looking for those tail lights and i keep coming across them being discontinued or other sites wanting $400. i seen them awhile back for $150. where'd you get yours?
How about these? $135 shipped. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ZWD1V

I bought mine directly from Japan when they came out first. They were 'G-Corporation' tails. Later found out that clear tail lights from Uras, G-Corporation, Final Connexion, D-Max...etc are from same company in Taiwan. $135 shipped is a good deal, so get them.

Quote »Nice job on the fender rolling. That's one thing I'd be pretty anxious about trying since you don't really get a second chance to get it right.[/quote]Totally agree. I was same too, but you will soon realize that there's not much to go wrong if you actually start working on it.

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Postby wmdavis007 » Mon May 07, 2007 10:48 am

you should be able to find them on eBay. Your talking about ones that look like this right?




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Postby 94_240sx » Mon May 07, 2007 10:51 am

One tip for these tail lights is... get red bulbs for the brake otherwise brake lights look pinkish when they light up. You don't want that for sure... Yeah, you can tell red plastic part is not red enough. Quality is absolutely not a top notch.

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Postby ishkabibble » Mon May 07, 2007 12:07 pm

I got a pack of 10 red 1157 bulbs for the taillights from "mrtaillight.com". They have a website, but also sell them (a bit cheaper) on ebay. They were the cheapest I found.

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Postby jamesblonde82 » Tue May 08, 2007 3:48 pm

do you think those tails from ebay will fit good and not leak or fog?

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Postby ishkabibble » Tue May 08, 2007 5:06 pm

jamesblonde82 wrote:do you think those tails from ebay will fit good and not leak or fog?
Yes, my car is parked outside 24/7 and they don't leak or fog. Just be sure to get a windshield install kit (butyl rubber) from your auto parts store to seal the taillights when you install them.

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Postby jamesblonde82 » Tue May 08, 2007 5:29 pm

ishkabibble wrote:
Yes, my car is parked outside 24/7 and they don't leak or fog. Just be sure to get a windshield install kit (butyl rubber) from your auto parts store to seal the taillights when you install them.
never had to use butyl rubber. is it pretty easy to use, or do i need to cut and trim them? do you need to butyl rubber because they dont fit good? sorry im always asking tons of questions, what can i say, thats how u learn.

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Postby wmdavis007 » Wed May 09, 2007 2:59 am

I believe the butyl rubber comes in a tube like caulk...need a caulking gun. It's used to seal the tail lights...not cause they don't fit good.


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Postby DeXteR » Wed May 09, 2007 3:08 am

your work continues to inspire!

great job! great car!

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Postby cmkelly » Wed May 09, 2007 4:06 am

I installed tail lights I bought from eBay last year and they have been great. Yes, pinkish bulbs but the plastic is fine. They also came with a rubber liner/sealer that was the same as the originals and that's all I needed.

Good luck!Here's my write up:zerothread?id=191094


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Postby jamesblonde82 » Wed May 09, 2007 7:07 am

well i just ordered a set. ill take pictures and let you guys know.

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Postby TIMELSS_vert » Wed May 09, 2007 7:32 am

WHERE THE F*CK IS THE BOOTY!?!?!? I know you bought one!!!

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Postby ishkabibble » Wed May 09, 2007 11:40 am

jamesblonde82 wrote:
never had to use butyl rubber. is it pretty easy to use, or do i need to cut and trim them? do you need to butyl rubber because they dont fit good? sorry im always asking tons of questions, what can i say, thats how u learn.
Very easy, comes in a roll, just cut and put on the new taillight like it is on the old taillight.

My taillights came with these cheap gasket things. I did not trust them and used butyl rubber instead.

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Postby 94_240sx » Wed May 09, 2007 4:36 pm

ishkabibble wrote:Very easy, comes in a roll, just cut and put on the new taillight like it is on the old taillight.

My taillights came with these cheap gasket things. I did not trust them and used butyl rubber instead.
Is this butyl rubber? It's sticky stuff that body shops use when they install tail lights. I also didn't like the gasket thingy that came with the tail lights, so I dropped by a body shop and asked them where I could get this sticky rubber seal. They told me the location of their supplier, so I got it from there. I believe this is same thing that auto manufacturers use too. If you've dealt with leaks in your tail lights or head lights, you know you better use this.



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