custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

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custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:35 pm

After a few people mentioned the custom coil cover i made for my rb project I have decided to make a couple kinds and see if there is any interest. Link to my build is below.

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Anyways I just made a new one I like it a lot more than my first one, so I'm thinking I will keep the second one for the rbambler. Below is some pics of the 2 I made, If anyone is interested in having one of there own, please reply to the thread and I will move forward with production. Please note building cars is my hobby and not my job so there may be some times were i cant just run out there and make pieces but i am able to do things like this and enjoy it. I like a quality piece and always enjoy picking up a piece and marveling at the craftsmanship involved and i strive to make all my bits this way. I am not certain on a price and it could vary as i am able to make these out of pretty much any alloy. The ones pictured are steel but stainless, aluminum, brass etc are all possible. Like i posted in my build thread I am open to any suggestions and would love some feedback, so if anyone wants something one off let me know and I can tell you if its possible or not. Anyway on with pics.

the first one i made
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This is the one I made today, the dimple`s are centered over the coils.
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Also can someone confirm that the front of the cover will fit against the stock cam gear cover. Mine is removed so I just measured off the stock coil cover, it should be fine but just to check.
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A comparison shot
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And lastly a weight comparison
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first one made out of 16 gauge steel
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second one made from 20 gauge steel
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That is it for now, I have 3 more blanks cut so give me some suggestions and i will make some more prototypes.


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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby driftkid83 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:37 pm

As long as it fit my 20 I'd be interested.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:31 pm

to my knowledge it will fit

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby sci2000tech » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:59 pm

Very nice :dblthumb:

I would be interested depending on the price.

Also, be sure to contact Greg (Azhitman) or another moderator before selling em on here ;)

Edit: Also curious how much more it would cost to make one out of titanium? I know it's not cheap, but damn it'd be sexy!

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:13 pm

titanium would be dead sexy, And i don't see why i cant make it out of it as long as i can source some locally, or at least fairly easily. I am assuming a moderator will see this thread, if so can you contact me? I don't really know the procedure for something like this.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby 240sxwanted » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:31 pm

i like the one with the holes in the middle. pm me around how much

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby StricNyne » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:02 pm

omg i am in love, i want the louvers too !!!

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:06 pm

quick update i went outside and made a different prototype. Attached is some pics of the new one.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby mixeds14 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:57 pm

the last one looks good, hell all of them do...

i might be a bit corny when i say this but i actually love the way the rb26 looks, the one that says SKYLINE , if u some how incorporate that in there that would be awesome, or something like that.

i have a 25 n my engine has a cover that says neo 6 if i could get rid of that cover n replace it for one like urs,that said skyline neo 6 that would be bad a**. i would def buy one then but thats just what i want.. i think the 25s look plain with just a black coil cover..glad someone is trying to change that..

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby l0nestar » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:12 am

bmxarmy,
I'm interested in what you can do with louvers, but I am impressed with everything that you have produced thus far and would be more than elated with any.
Another option, holes for the 'spark tower' and transistor at the rear - for those of us who have not upgraded from factory coils.

(Side note; with the backing plate for the timing cover installed, the coil-pack cover should end flush with the rocker covers, I believe. Not extend past. I will verify this tonight though. )

Also, you may want to PM or email AZHitman (Greg / [email protected]), just to clear this with him.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby l0nestar » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:16 am

mixedS14,
Your talking about milling a cover. That is a different story. Enable your PMs.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby StricNyne » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:05 am

titanium with louvers.... is teh sechs, but seriously i am looking foward to this and am def inline to score one of these bad boys

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:06 am

Would a louver like this be ok?

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I just made a quick die and stamp and tried it out. It looks pretty good, they are 3" long and about 1/2" tall

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby StricNyne » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:05 pm

OHH YES!!! i was looking at prices of titanium lol kinda pricy i would still go with it though

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby robbie2883 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:41 pm

yeah...that louver looks great...i would have them recessed so the top of the cover is flush. what kind of pricing are you thinking?

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:18 pm

Robbie - I could do it the other way, i think it would look kinda funny but hey if thats what you want i can do it, I would just have to drill the holes opposite and bend the ends the other way.

StricN - Wait till you see the next post.......louvered cover is complete!! just uploading pics.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:29 pm

Well I got another prototype finished up... Any feedback? Which one is liked the most, or any other ideas? I am running out of ideas and will start to make more of the most liked ones.

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I am thinking around 70 bucks for the plain ones and 75 for the dimpled and step rolled ones. Louvers will have to be more as it takes way longer to lay them all out and punch them. These would be in 20 gauge steel. The price would be more for other metals, If anyone really wants one out of something else like aluminum, brass, stainless, or titanium I would have to source the material locally and report back with a price. P.S I pm'd the moderator and havent heard anything back yet, I hope this is OK.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby StricNyne » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:22 pm

i am down for louvers, but the twin slots one is badass too, as far as material i would take unpainted silver, or titanium pending price and your supplying the bolts correct ?

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:51 pm

Yes I will supply new stainless bolts. Unpainted silver? Just so no one is misled these are unpainted 20 gauge cold rolled steel. Like i said though other materials are definitely an option. I did make one more cover and will post soon. Also I took a picture of the louvered one upside down so you could get an idea of how that would look.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:55 pm

Here is the last one I am going to make until someone has an idea they want me to make. Not sure how all this would work so if someone has done a groupish kind of buy before pm and help me out please. Its kinda hard cause they arn't all the same and I would make whatever each person wanted so.....

Here is the newest one
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Obviously a combination of anything i have done so far is also possible. So lets here some idea's.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby 240sxwanted » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:45 pm

i want one with the dimples in the middle

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby Zacho2 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:55 pm

Great job, I really like the twin slot one. Is it possible to have mounting points for the ignitor? I would want one of those.

I like what you have done here. Great work and you have pumped out some good examples real quick. I'm sure lots of people would want these.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby kouki-gymkhana » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:23 pm

Sign me up for (1) of the dimpled covers and also (1) of the twin slot covers. I don't mind if it's made of steel or aluminum as I will most likely paint or powdercoat it. Titanium would be awesome as it would match my ARC cooling panel but realistically it might look odd next to my powdercoated valve covers. Either way, THANKS SO MUCH for a making what appears to be an awesome, well-made product at a (preliminarily) reasonable price!

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:51 pm

I can weld on some posts for the ignitor or drill holes through and provide spacers to hold it off or something. I would need an ignitor though as I don't have one and its nice to have one to ensure a proper fit.

kouki-gymkhana - I have steel on hand so if that is ok I could make them up right away.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:55 pm

Ok I lied I made one more tonight.

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Anyone else interested?

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby 240sxwanted » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:11 pm

they keep getting better and better man.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby mixeds14 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:52 pm

l0nestar wrote:mixedS14,
Your talking about milling a cover. That is a different story. Enable your PMs.
done..

op. they keep looking better n be honest i like a few, now ur confusing me on which one i like the best. :chuckle:

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby d356bud » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:54 am

Nice work, I'd be interested in one of these if the price is right.

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby ItzGenX » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:21 am

If you are confused with which ones you would want, just imagine mixing them up. Remember BMX said he can mix whatever you see here however you would want. So instead of just chocolate ice cream, you can mix it with vanilla too O_o. :inout:

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Re: custom rb25/20 coil covers!!!

Postby bmxarmy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:54 pm

Update!!! Wow can you say production time. I got carried away and cut up all my scrap pieces, I made one more trial piece check it out, and a shot of all the ones I have made so far.

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