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#41 Aibast

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:25 AM

Looking good, keep it up


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#42 UnderControl

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:34 PM

Thanks gents. Getting there one piece at a time.  It's been a good dependable beater and surprisingly capable even in mostly stock form. Can't wait to get it back on the trails in the spring and see how it does with the new bits that are/will be going on.

Dinner time update. First of 6 panels (1 of 2 that actually require bending) is mostly made.
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Dat tension fit doh.
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Hoping to have all of the panels for this side made tonight so I can get a coat of weld thru primer on them before sticking them together for good.

Edit: after more than 4 years of faithful service my surprisingly trusty hazard fraught grinder finally gave up the ghost. So, no more panels tonight and will be off to get a big boy grinder tomorrow.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

New grinder obtained and it's very nice.

In other news, so much for only needing to bend one panel per side.
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At this point I'll need to start welding then in so I can do the finish work.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:19 AM

Almost there.

 

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First side is all welded in and that corner is now solid as a rock. I'm using 16ga. for the panels, might be over kill but I won't likely have to worry about denting them.

 

I have the outer panel for the other side mostly made so just a coupe more to go followed by lots of welding before being able to call this phase a wrap.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:02 AM

Other side is mostly patched up. Just need to close up the front bit between the panels.

 

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Unfortunately it was rather humid in the garage last night so there wasn't going to be any priming of anything.

 

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So, I finally pulled back the carpet to get the floor plates in for the shackle boxes.

 

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And discovered a project for another day while I was in there.

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

Armor plates welded on and finally done with bodywork. Giving the seam sealer a day to setup before applying bed liner and it'll all get bolted back together on Tuesday.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

Still have a couple of things to wrap up to call this phase done, but the xj is at least driving again.

 

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Tested out the new shackles/boxes a little.

 

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At this point I'm very probably shock length limited out back.


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

With phase one of the XJ build out of the way another project rolled into the garage tonight.

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This one isn't mine, but is a project I have been working on with a friend for a couple of years now. 1992 3000GT VR4 with a freshly rebuilt heart and several other goodies. For the most part this is a finished project, but its got a couple of bugs to work out. Rather than drive across town to work on it it'll be living in my garage until everything actually works right.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

Today I struggled to figure out where the catch can would live. This little spot between the air box and the recirc valve hose seems to be the only reasonable option.

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I also started working on the battery tie down (pictured above) to replace the square knotted nylon strap it rolled in with.

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Still needs some finishing, but should do the trick.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:57 PM

My dad's old roommate had a 3000gt vr4 in every generation, pretty sweet car, a lot of tech for their time.

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:17 AM

They are neat, but man they are a pain in the ass to work on. 

 

As with most tech packed vehicles from 20-30 years ago, a lot of it doesn't work now. The active aero is missing from the front so none of it works, the LCD screen for the climate control...doesn't work, the dynamic suspension has been replaced with coilovers so by design doesn't work, and I'm fairly confident the rear steering isn't doing anything but weighing a lot.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:21 AM

I know what you mean, but this guy was everything went into the deal guy so they were all in primo shape.

They're definitely near cars but like you said, when stuff hits the 20-30 year ol mark shit starts to fail. I'm going thru that with my Dodge, the heater switch is only half of it works, power mirror switch is bad, the 6 way power seat is only a one way, I know the struggles man. :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:07 AM

Took some time this weekend to knock out a quick project on the xj. Trail comms are now checked off the list.

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:18 AM

Need to install on of those in the 4x4. 


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:18 AM

You should probably just sell me the 4x4. Would look good sitting next to my green truck.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:23 AM

Not for sale. 

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:24 AM

Get in line buddy, I think I'm 4 or 5 from the front. :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:52 AM

Everything is for sale. That said I imagine you'd price it like I price my 620 when people ask, so carry on.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:48 AM

Back to tinkering on the VR4 armed with some gauges that will be temporary since they were meant for a different car. Nothing is simple on this car.

 

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While taking things apart though I did come across the second piece of 90's memorabilia.

 

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Seems the original owner really liked Florida's aquariums.

 

This is the one we found some months back.

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:38 AM

More pics of the car, please. :P 


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You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"