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Re: FN-QR (FlatBlackIan)

Postby safin » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:19 pm

this thread, two things:





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Postby IanS » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:54 am

Hahaha. Well, all my suspension stuff is finnaly here. Once the car is gone for caging, I will begin putting it all together. I also plan to finish the steering rack, and dig into the wiring. I hope to get pictures up after thanksgiving, I seem to have lost my camera cord.

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Re: FN-QR (FlatBlackIan)

Postby rsagen » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:41 pm

hey ian can you point me in the right direction for the white gauge faces? thanks. i couldnt find em on the sponsers. and if you r gettin rid of em let me know first lol, i like the semi-stock look.

ps you should drop a v8 in that thing lol

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Re: FN-QR (rsagen)

Postby pauliedrft » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:12 am

i would have pulled the rear glass and sold it for a c note but to each there own i guessnice build cant wait to see it on the dirt ,

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Postby hbpignosePA » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:41 am

except its waay easier to just buy a new hatch lid w glass intact than to replace it if its broke

i dont think it would sell well

bump for updates

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Re: FN-QR (hbpignosePA)

Postby IanS » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:08 pm

hbpignosePA wrote:except its waay easier to just buy a new hatch lid w glass intact than to replace it if its broke

i dont think it would sell well

bump for updates
Exactly. The rear glass is near impossible to remove intact, and the hatch has rust from the spoiler.
rsagen wrote:hey ian can you point me in the right direction for the white gauge faces? thanks. i couldnt find em on the sponsers. and if you r gettin rid of em let me know first lol, i like the semi-stock look.

ps you should drop a v8 in that thing lol
Not sure if this is the exact kit on the car, but its one Ive seen before.

http://www.importintelligence....-Edit

No V8s, it would up class me.

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Re: FN-QR (FlatBlackIan)

Postby OutToWinPAHC » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:39 pm

Nice welder..... EJ swap her, but in RWD form

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Postby IanS » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:57 pm

OutToWinPAHC wrote:Nice welder..... EJ swap her, but in RWD form
Man would that piss off the purists.

It would be a neat, but not really a good idea. First of all, it would disqualify the car from competition. Rally rules state the engine block must be derived from something offered by the vehicles manufacturer.

Also, custom fitting engine like that, would seriously hinder a persons ability to repair the car in a hurry. It would unnecessarily complicate things.

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Re: FN-QR (FlatBlackIan)

Postby Somnambulist513 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:31 pm

FlatBlackIan wrote:
Man would that piss off the purists.

It would be a neat, but not really a good idea. First of all, it would disqualify the car from competition. Rally rules state the engine block must be derived from something offered by the vehicles manufacturer.

Also, custom fitting engine like that, would seriously hinder a persons ability to repair the car in a hurry. It would unnecessarily complicate things.
Dannnng. If only.. That would be a sick swap.

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Re: FN-QR (Somnambulist513)

Postby PHeller » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:47 am

What did you decide on for suspension?

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Re: FN-QR (PHeller)

Postby IanS » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:04 pm

PHeller wrote:What did you decide on for suspension?
A full custom setup, utilizing inverted monotube Bilstien dambers, ground control coilovers, and Tein camber plates. I have all the parts, but Im waiting till the car is out for caging to start putting them together.

As for the car, the frame rails are all but welded up, just a few little things to cover. All I have left to do is some fine welding, repair the holes in the floor pan, and finish up stitch welding everything.

I hope to haul the car out Thursday evening.

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Re: FN-QR (FlatBlackIan)

Postby PHeller » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:12 pm

I've read not so good things about pairing the Bilsteins with the Tein plates. Alot of guys prefer to use the T3 plates with Bilsteins on Nissan Road Racing, but I have no idea what the hell those T3 plates are.

I'm sure you've got it all sorted in either case.

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Re: FN-QR (PHeller)

Postby danshaz82 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:17 pm

im lovin this build ian. ive always wanted to build a rally car. ill live vicariously thru you haha. great job so far

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Re: FN-QR (FlatBlackIan)

Postby TroubleBound » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:57 pm

FlatBlackIan wrote:
I hope to haul the car out Thursday evening.
SweetnessVery nice car/build man just read through all four entertaining pages. You make doing all of that challenging stuff look very easy. I wish i could do to my car what you could so easily. Can't wait to see this thing in the dirt man keep up the good work

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Re: FN-QR (safin)

Postby Azrial » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:13 am

My reply to the stitch welds is at least she'll be sturdy! Nice work.

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Re: FN-QR (Azrial)

Postby breadbox » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:16 am

This build is Official. Looks like almost all of Nico will be living rally dreams through Ian.

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Postby Cesardrgn » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:29 am

Keep up the good work bro!!!

You make it look so easy plus you got me to drop everything that i was doing to read the thread back to back while drinking coffee

can't wait to read the new updates...

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Postby Warped161 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:26 pm

The day this things hits the WRC i will fly wherever to see its first run on the circuit lol.

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Postby IanS » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:27 pm

Thanks everybody, I guess you deserve an update.

Ive been working my butt off trying to get the car ready for a cage. I actually have a lot more done than I have pictured, but my camera battery died and I just now got around to charging it.

Got a plate cut out, and welded into place in the engine bay. No more hole, yay.



Holes in the firewall for AC. Dont need those.



Holes on the fender rail, near the firewall. No more flexy strut towers.



More holes in the fender rail.



Cut out the frame rails. Dont mind the residual surface rust.





Getting started patching them up. They are done now, but I dont have pictures.



Got all the seams on the rear strut towers cleaned up. Just have to get around to stitching them. Too bad I ran out of wire.





I also got the seams cleaned at the front and rear of the floor pan. Again, no pictures, but I will get some.

Lots of work to do.

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Postby rushmatic » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:34 pm

I <3 this thread, don't lose steam!

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Re: FN-QR (FlatBlackIan)

Postby bersh240 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:42 pm

lookin good.cant wait to see it in action.im the kid who emailed u about stpr btw.and oh forgot about my pics from nefr over the summer. i chilled with these guys for awhile. you better have an in car vid set up like they did. then post up the vid so we can ride along


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Postby lbreevesii » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:07 pm

Thanks for the update ian. I keep checking this thread almost daily :-p

Sorry if you covered this, I skip a lot of replies. What are you using to clean the seam sealer crap off? If I pick up a welder I intend to stitch up my 240 lemons project car. Wondering what has worked well for you.

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Postby DJButton » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:46 pm

Awesome Village, Sexy City, USA. Subscribed.

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Postby IanS » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:29 pm

lbreevesii wrote:Thanks for the update ian. I keep checking this thread almost daily :-p

Sorry if you covered this, I skip a lot of replies. What are you using to clean the seam sealer crap off? If I pick up a welder I intend to stitch up my 240 lemons project car. Wondering what has worked well for you.
I chipped scraped, and scratched the bulk of it off using a chisel. Once I had most of it off, I used an angle grinder with a braided wire wheel on it.

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Re: (FlatBlackIan)

Postby MagikDragon » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:45 pm

Break out the ole propane torch, just make sure a fire extinguisher is handy... just incase!

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Postby IanS » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:50 pm

MagikDragon wrote:Break out the ole propane torch, just make sure a fire extinguisher is handy... just incase!
Hahahaha, I have 3 fire extinguishers. Ive found that the torch makes more of a mess than anything.

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Postby lbreevesii » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:32 pm

Think one of those plastic abrasive paint remover wheels would work?

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Postby IanS » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:24 am

lbreevesii wrote:Think one of those plastic abrasive paint remover wheels would work?
Only way to find out, is to give it a shot.

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Postby gmac708 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:50 pm

Looking good Ian. Keep the updates coming!

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Postby IanS » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:21 pm

gmac708 wrote:Looking good Ian. Keep the updates coming!
I will if you will.

I got started with the stitch welding on the rear strut towers.



Hey I think Im getting the hang of this.



The sticker that holds the welding helmet together.



My ADD was getting the best of me, so I left the rest of the stitch welding for later. Time to tackle the giant holes in the floor.

Yuck.



Hey you can see my shoes.....

Ick you can see my shoes.



Enter sheet steel. I got the piece roughly into shape, then started tacking at one corner.



Working in both directions, I worked the metal into the shape of the floor.



Until it fits like a glove.



Then I continued going around adding tack welds until its completely welded on. It looks ugly, but it allows for a strong weld without overheating the parent material, and causing it tow warp. With a little grinding it should look great.





Lather rinse repeat.













And right around the time I got it tacked all the way around, I ran out of gas, and had to call it a night.

I hope to finish tomorrow night.





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