Cream s13 build thread.

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Fbomb19
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:12 pm

I left the arms hanging for some time. I wasnt sure when i was going to get my rear 5 lug. Enjuku was and is still out atm so playing the waiting game. But i just decided to do that later. As for the differential i went with a j30. They can really suck but i really like comfort and smooth. I cant deal with the hop skip around corners and turns. Even though welded sure does seem like alot of fun. Also money was a big factor. I dont have money to replace tires every month. So J30 Vlsd it is.
Cleaned it up some before installing. :)
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It was actually my friend's lsd and it does lock pretty decently still so that helped. As compared to buying one off craigslist with unknown life.
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Usually i can deal working alone but installing a diff alone is for the birds.
Had my friend Josh help me out!
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Started tightening everything back up after having everything scattered for so long.
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Sway bar bushings :O. Still on that stock sway bar lol.
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Snyda » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:02 am

Awesome progress man!! Just read your thread and love the work you have put into the car!


Ps. After seeing just pictures of doing the bushings im really happy the previous owner did them on my car lol.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:48 pm

Snyda wrote:Awesome progress man!! Just read your thread and love the work you have put into the car!


Ps. After seeing just pictures of doing the bushings im really happy the previous owner did them on my car lol.
Thanks i really appreciate it. This was never really suppose to go so in depth lol. But i love the thing so why not. And yes! those rear bushings... not fun. Im glad i did them cause i dont think id do it again lol. Those things are intense.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:39 pm

Sorry to those of you who follow my thread. Ive been kinda busy. I have been working on the car here and there. More pics to come. Just havnt had time to sit and upload. Thanks!.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:22 pm

Rear subframe was done. I tightened everything up. And then i noticed the passenger rear caliper was leaking. I want to upgrade my brakes but for now... Stock will do. New oem replacement it is.
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Took a break to work on another 240 other than mines for once. My good friend Johnny is going 2j. We were getting everything ready to sit it in the bay.
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:42 pm

Alright next.... these body panels. Ive been procrastinating on my front end since it got in that fender bender. Not sure why i started to take my driver fender off because its fine but i remembered that i need to re do my harness. When i first tucked it , i didnt do it very well. It was time to!
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It was very crappy. I dont use zip ties. Thats for the birds. Time to do it right.
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Also i was looking at my hood latch cable while i was at it. Ive always had trouble hooking it back up inside under dash because there was to much tension on it. Time to fix that too.
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I was looking at it and it doesnt make sense that it goes out side into the wheel area only to go back in? Lol. Not having it.
SO i made this little hole right by my clutch master cylinder. That way i can route it into my frame and right through the engine bay. Out of site, Away from wheel, and i can bolt it back up under the dash. Perfect.
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Awesome part is that i can also run my boost gauge vac line through there and my wires for my temp gauge. No need to have things running across the engine bay or shock tower. Especially close to the turbo manifold. That heat is deadly.
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:45 pm

Then i got back to the harness.
Not sure if you can see the red lines but this is where i cut.
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There ... all better!.
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:55 pm

Time to cut another pignose. FUN! ? No. I hate doing it. Its scary. I ruined one. lol.
This one came out pretty good though.
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This picture might seem random But after all the cutting i got all my parts ready to get painted and transported them to my friends house. The hood was being held down on top of my daily driver by these guys lol.
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The hood needed some work under neath. I really really wanted to give it to an artist and get it done in graffiti or something wild. I love street art but sad part is people that are good want alot of money even if im going to bring them more business. No worries though... As long as the horrid stained white was gone.
So under the hood will match the bay and the rest will be cream colored again.
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Here's progress under the hood.
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This bumper had alot of little rock dimples in it. Still better than my first one lol.
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I still need to do the passenger side harness. 5 lug has been a mess cause of the back order. I might just order something else with s14 fronts so i dont have to go back to s13 spindles. Gauges are also pending... Stay tuned!

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:57 pm

Reality struck. Still busy... will update soon. Thanks.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby whatsderftings13 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:33 am

This is seriously like my favorite color combo I've ever seen. Good luck and keep up the good work man!

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:08 pm

whatsderftings13 wrote:This is seriously like my favorite color combo I've ever seen. Good luck and keep up the good work man!
Haha thank you man. I wanted it to look like some kinda smooth star bucks drink. Havnt had much time to post lately will do soon.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:28 pm

Alright ! Parts painted. Front bumper, front lip, front passenger head light, and hood. I love the color!
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I was so excited that the front bumper was oem. All for the little "nissan" indent.
Nothing like oem parts.
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started fitting the front end with the hood. Getting some things straightened out and some electrical clean up in the front. The headlight connections were dull.
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The fender corner was still slightly bent. Nothing these guns cant straighten out lol.
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The bottom on the hood was a nice touch. I couldnt stand the dirty stained white under there.
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:48 pm

So then i grabbed a rag to keep from cutting my hands while i pulled on the corner of the fender to straighten it out. I was extremely scared to buckle the fender or chip the paint. I should have used a heat gun but im very impatient and it WORKED!
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And back to the passenger side harness that i never got around to doing.
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This picture looks awesome. !
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Redoing these 20 year old butt connectors.
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This part was a pain!. My front mount wanted more space. Problem was that the bumper was already painted. I used a razor blade at my finger tips and trimmed little by little to keep from ruining any paint on there.
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Sometimes i take long breaks on the project garage queen to do hood rat stuff with some friends. Mostly just drive around with out fenders and a huge front mount lol.
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And then also help other friends get their car done. My friend Felipe and his awesome e36.
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Anyways... So then these boost gauges.
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The water temp is only because i dont trust the cluster for temp. Its not very accurate and id like to keep my sr for a long time. Lol.
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Its a mess under there.
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I originally wanted a water neck with the fitting on it but the one i bought was weird and tapped wrong. Then i went with a s14 oem water neck. I dont feel like drilling into that. Its not very hard but i already had this hose add on adapter. Why not.
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And this is where im currently at. Still alot to be done!!!!

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby stm37s » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:22 am

looking good man

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:10 pm

stm37s wrote:looking good man
Thanks for the support!

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:27 pm

Time for more updates :). Random but i picked up water wetter. Funny story actually, I went to autozone and asked for it and the guy that worked there said "water is wet". Lol. Anyways, gotta make sure the sr is always cool.
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Back to those gauges. !
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SO then i finally got a hold for 5 lug rear hubs. My friend had a spare set sitting around. Isis pro rear hubs. Except these need bearings. -___-
So i got curious and searched part numbers. Rear bearing is same from 89-98. I tried to get away with using my stock 4 lug ones. They were smooth and it would save me 200 bucks. Why not?
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Then got around to pulling the old and ugly off the car.
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Trying to press the bearings out for reuse.
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Well that plan failed rather fast. The bearing pressed out but left the race stuck to the hub. I wasnt about to bust a mission to reuse old bearings so... New ones it is.
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As for the fronts... A while ago i parted a s14. and i got free s14 lowers and spindles. Well one time i was fixing stuff and noticed my wheel bearing was bad so i used the s14 spindle and hub. Well now i need to switch back to a s13 spindle. Get a new s13 lower ball joint so i can keep the s14 front lower. Its like a game of musical chairs ...
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waste of a new s14 ball joint :O
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While im at it... gotta sell these super clean tear drops :/. These are my favorite stock wheels. I wish they were 17x10 15 offset. Lol.
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New bearings are in!
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With the help of this guy of course. Tire kingdoms finest lmao.
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Time for ball joint fun! old s14 bushing even thought its new lol.
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New ones are in.
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Didnt get around to installing the 5 lug all the way around yet. Also hunting down wheels atm. Not sure what to get.
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Itll shine again eventually... !
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby 2.4Loflove » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:59 pm

I really like how you keep the car fresh. I can't wait until my SR fund is done!

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby stm37s » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:14 pm

Nice

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:52 pm

2.4Loflove wrote:I really like how you keep the car fresh. I can't wait until my SR fund is done!
Make a build thread and show us the progress!. And thank you. I want it to feel brand new. Not a single rattle, or shake. Just super solid! Not sure when ill daily it. Or if i even am ever again lol. But i have alot of fun with it sitting here so i can play with it lol.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:52 pm

stm37s wrote:Nice
Thanks :crazy:

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Finished the 5 lug and picked up some wheels. Ive been playing with that lately. Will post pics and progress soon. Kinda in between jobs at the moment so the funds have been low. But ill get around to it. Stay tuned!

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:45 pm

Alright lets see... what have i been up to? The desktop 240sx got kinda lame so i took that apart!
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My friends 2j was finally placed and fitted!
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Got back to the 5 lug!
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While i was at it... i deleted my dust shields. I find dust shields rather pointless. Its ugly and it really doesnt trap much dust. Also, if you ever need to change a stud or stud'S it makes it very easy. Dont have to unbolt a thing. Just knock them out and tighten a new one right on. So now you know! Save yourself work later! Throw away those dust shields.
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5 lug all around. :crazy:

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:54 pm

Then wheels. I had no idea what i wanted. I had already purchased some oem z32 wheels but those are just so dull and boring. Plus a sunk looking fender isnt cool. I cant have my car looking like the wheels are missing lol. :chuckle:
Also, i cant justify spending 3k on a set of nice shiny wheels. That money can be in else places. Maybe later. For now i needed something plain and simple while still being 17x10. :crazy:
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My friend Carlos was getting rid of his wheels. :ohno:
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:03 am

The rears fit great. Im not a fan of the tiny tires. Being that the ones up front are brand new, ill just have to beef up the rears later when i get around to it.
The fronts were touching my coilover's. :cry: I didnt have this problem with my grid's because they were +12 offset. These are +20. So i picked up a set of 20mm spacer's for the front to sit them at 0.
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Some threads were kinda jacked. Slightly though. Took a file and random lug nut cleaned them all up.
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I like my track star looking fitment lol.
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:mike

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:08 am

There's still some parts i want to order for the engine bay,interrior, and front end. Maybe side skirts and type x rear end soon also. Have alot going on though so the thread might slow down a bit but ill keep it alive. Maybe ill get around to ordering my ac bracket lol.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby stm37s » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:09 pm

looking good, can you post a side picture so we can get look a better look of the wheels?

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:38 pm

stm37s wrote:looking good, can you post a side picture so we can get look a better look of the wheels?
Sorry i havnt been on here in a bit. Ill post better pictures over the weekend. I have no idea how i didnt take any of the sides lol.

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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:05 am

A little late, but better late than never right? Here's better pictures of it. I pulled it out the other day to wash the dirty beast haha.
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:14 am

I wish i had put the pignose lip on it for this picture. Ive yet to put it on and see how it looks freshly painted and paint matched. I also found a small pin hole leak in my koyo rad. That's gona need replacing lol. And still sourcing parts and all the nick nacks i want for it. Next plans are engine bay shiny parts, lights and signals,Interrior!!! and still debating on making it real jdm. I kinda enjoy its simple stock body look. Who knows. Car's are just never finished.
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Re: Cream s13 build thread.

Postby Fbomb19 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:30 am

And this is me enjoying an extremely expensive and well maintained seat. lol. :crazy:
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