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datsunfreak

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A disturbing new trend that really needs to stop. Like now.

17 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

Okay, I am noticing this happening more and more lately and I'm about to choke some fools...

 

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No. Wrong. Those are "fender flares", or "flared fenders". Not a "widebody". Widebody means you widen the body. Not just add flares. Stop it.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Widebody:

 

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Flares:

 

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Installing fender flares does not make your car a widebody, you jackwagon...   :rolleyes:


Don't buy a BRE spook from Retrospec

29 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up on something that happened to me...

 

I ordered a BRE spook from Retrospec for a 510 I'm working on and it never showed up. Two months passed and nothing. Then they gave me a UPS tracking number two weeks ago and UPS never shows to have picked it up. 

 

I paid through PayPal, so I was able to dispute the charge and get the refund process started. And then they waited a week to even answer the email from PayPal about the disputed charge. Now they are saying "it's packaged up and ready to go, but since you disputed it we can't send it", which I do not believe for one second. 
 
Almost sounds to me like they are tying to make it sound like it's my fault that I didn't get it...   :hmm:

Carbon fiber tail light panels?

27 October 2017 - 06:57 AM

Anyone know what vendor has these? Having a bit of trouble find them...

 

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'77 280Z Project, aka The Redneck Jaguar

05 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

As if you needed more evidence that I should  be in a padded cell...

 

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Pros:

 

About as rust free as an S30 gets (one spot on right front floorboard)

Only one I've ever seen that the rear lower valence isn't bashed in (seriously)

Body is reasonably straight

Clean Texas title

Manual trans car (that will at least save me some work)

Factory AC car (will probably sell off those bits)

All glass is in good shape

Price was insanely cheap, like almost free cheap

 

Cons:

It's a jigsaw puzzle (but I think I'm getting pretty good at those)

75% of interior is MIA (roll cage and race buckets?)

Previous owner removed most of the wiring harness (it would get a new harness and Autometer gauges anyway)

 

 

Not sure where it's going to go engine-wise. Probably the only thing I've ruled out is an L6. Swirling around my head currently in no particular order...

 

1. SR20DET - good weight balance, good aftermarket support, good power potential, even out of the box would kill any L28

 

2. RB25DET - hard to beat the straight six sound, for potential see above

 

3. 5.0L Ford V8 - relatively easy swap, and this is how you beat the sound of a straight six  ^_^

 

4. GM LS V8 - fairly unlikely, but cheap, easy to find, and power potential per dollar invested would be tough to beat

 

 

Style-wise, also a bit all over the map right now. I love the Akuma Z, but this look is pretty cool, as is this one, so...


Going on Safari, DIY grill mods...

10 September 2017 - 09:41 AM

I like the look of the "safari" grills, but not the price tag, so I decided to try and make my own...

 

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Found some similar lights at a rummage sale of all places...

 

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Wanted them to be a flush fit, so it's time to get crafty...

 

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Marked off where to cut the ribs of the grill...

 

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Much better. Now the chrome ring of the lights fits flush to the grill face...

 

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Polished the stainless and repainted the ribs and brackets black...

 

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Installed rivnuts in the light backs, made some little brackets to hold them in tight, and lengthened and routed the wires...

 

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Finished product...

 

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For about an hour's work and roughly $30 in materials, I think it looks pretty good. Will look better on the car I think.   :thumbup: