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Postby NSR_s30 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:50 pm

Cool man! Whats the word with the wheels and flares?


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Postby nsrZ32 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:44 am

NSR_s30 wrote:Cool man! Whats the word with the wheels and flares?
I'm trying to find tires in the size I need without spending a fortune and not having any luck. It is a 500 dollar truck afterall, I don't want to spend a lot on tires.

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Postby NSRsheets » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:58 am

Looks really good so far Jerry.

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:53 pm

New old stock parts hunters eat your hearts out.....my NOS rockers



Also, tossed the wheels on tonight to get an idea of how large of a flare I'm going to need......well the wheels are indeed HUGE. I'm going to need like a 3" flare and stretch a little tire to make it happen. Going to have to find some kind of flare to make fit. Make the truck fit the wheels, not the wheels fit the truck right?










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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:37 am

ok so the fender mirrors I bought are out. I was messing around with the truck this morning and I don't really care for how that style mirror looks on the truck. Guess I'll just have to hold out until I can source a set of s30 fender mirrors for it or something similar.

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Postby bobotech » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:53 am

LOL. . Those wheels look like the mid 80's turbines that you would find on Dodge trucks.

Like these: http://sanantonio.craigslist.o....html

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:02 am

bobotech wrote:LOL. . Those wheels look like the mid 80's turbines that you would find on Dodge trucks.

Like these: http://sanantonio.craigslist.o....html
They are indeed turbines. You see them on a lot of 50's/60's/70's pickups around here. Should look good when fitted up with some s30 style flares as they will give that truck look and also the flared old lowered japanese style.

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Postby LAKE ERIE Z32 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:42 am

so ya ended up not likeing those mirrors... so what else did ya tinker with on the truck today

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Postby IanS » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:50 pm

nsrZ32 wrote:ok so the fender mirrors I bought are out. I was messing around with the truck this morning and I don't really care for how that style mirror looks on the truck. Guess I'll just have to hold out until I can source a set of s30 fender mirrors for it or something similar.
I agree with you there, I think fender mirrors are the way to go, but those black plastic ones just wouldn't fit right with the old school mantra of the truck.

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Postby Mr1der » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:13 pm

I'm glad you're gonna get it flared...it'll be a neat little truck.

find some chrome fogs for it

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Postby naladude911 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:20 pm

****s good, my cousin has the same rims on his toyota

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Postby NSR_s30 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:05 pm

No mirrors huh? Personally I didn't think they'd look right on there maybe a 720 or so. I can't wait for the flares and wheels on the truck. I still can't believe how big those looked last night.

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:13 am

Ok, the fab work on the block off plates and the bracketing/bracing for the throttle linkage to throttle cable conversion is done. All of the emissions/smog stuff is eliminated, fuel lines are run and all that's left to do is tune and sync the carbs. It looks so clean and simplified

Truck start, runs, and sounds pissed Its good to have it running again as its been quite awhile. With that in mind, don't mind the filth under the hood, its been parked for a few months.






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Postby NSR_s30 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:22 pm

Great pics bro. We'll have to figure out a day we can sync them, seeing as I own 2 flow meters

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:39 pm

NSR_s30 wrote:We'll have to figure out a day we can sync them, seeing as I own 2 flow meters
Hopefully one day this week. I'm anxious to get it out and cruise in it again

Also, I felt the need to clean the truck after seeing how dirty it was in the pics above. So here's a couple after an inside/outside/engine bay detailing






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Postby IanS » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:48 pm

Lookin good Jerry. Any idea when you might get the flares and wheels on?

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:53 pm

FlatBlackIan wrote:Lookin good Jerry. Any idea when you might get the flares and wheels on?
When I find some tires and flares in the size I want for cheap. No rush IMO.

A lot of times I want to dump a bunch of money into this and then I remind myself that its a $500 rusty truck that was/is intended to be a budget project

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Postby NSR_s30 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:01 pm

nsrZ32 wrote:Hopefully one day this week.
I'm off Tues and Thurs bro. Just let me know.

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Postby xckid » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:29 am

that is was nice *** truck.hands down

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Postby zoneoneoni » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:05 pm

Wow... I can't really say much other than that I'm extremely inspired and I had a huge wave of nostalgia hit me as soon as I saw this project. Gahh... It's so nice, so unique and awesome... Thank you for sharing this with us!

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Postby r34 gtr » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:17 pm

Did you steal those wheels off the General Lee?



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Postby DJButton » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:26 pm

nsrZ32 wrote:Also, tossed the wheels on tonight to get an idea of how large of a flare I'm going to need......well the wheels are indeed HUGE. I'm going to need like a 3" flare and stretch a little tire to make it happen. Going to have to find some kind of flare to make fit. Make the truck fit the wheels, not the wheels fit the truck right?
WHAAT, did our 300zx mod just say that, Jerry you are catching on!


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Postby Mr1der » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:23 pm

the general lee finned wheels like that used to be a hot ticket on S30's and a good bit more of the classic imports.

****...my friend's dad might have a set FOR an S30 in his garage still....

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:14 pm

Worked on the truck most of the day today, didn't get near as much done as I wanted to as we ran into a starting problem (which will need to be figured out this week before the car culture show) but here's what we did get done....

Scored a mint 510 grill emblem that I fit up to the truck with very minor modification







Installed some new battery cable ends as the old ones, particularly the ground, were ancient and in horrible condition as you see....

Then we installed some velocity stacks that Josh and I fabbed up out of factory air cleaner parts....not bad for free!





As I'm sure you noticed above....the valve cover isn't there, and we'll get to why in a moment. Anyway, upon removing it I came across a pleasant surprise. Completely spotless and clean on the top side of the head. No sludge, hell everything looks like it was just rebuilt. Who woulda thunk it?





Token picture of me doing work.....





So I'm doing something a little unique with the valve cover on the truck. Here's some pictures of the primer and base coat. Its not going to be a solid color. Anybody have any guesses as to what its going to be? Finished pictures coming this week





I swear its not a fire engine or finished lol

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Postby AZ89two4Tsx » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:46 pm

^ NICO colors FTW?

Looks good man. The top of the head is a gem. How many miles does it supposidly have on it?

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:54 pm

AZ89two4Tsx wrote:^ NICO colors FTW?

Looks good man. The top of the head is a gem. How many miles does it supposidly have on it?
Nope....not NICO colors. Guess again

As for the head, the motor is undoubtedly the origional, and has about 96xxx some miles on it.

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Postby AZ89two4Tsx » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:17 pm

What!!! 96K on a 71?!? I've got 190K on my sil40's body and it's an 89!

Keep up the good work dude.

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Postby moparvwfreak » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:21 pm

red, with white and blue lettering and stripes. sound right???

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Postby Solar_Runner » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:28 pm

I was pulling for a polished valve cover!

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Postby D-Maxima » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:43 pm

this thread is just so good to read!


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