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#1532327 1995 Nissan Hardbody 2wd Build

Posted by petercscherer on 01 December 2017 - 10:15 AM

Damn fine looking truck :cool:

Thanks man! New Wheels getting installed tomorrow. Also planning a Steering Wheel swap this weekend too! Big updates inbound. Minitruck-Mode engaged!

#1531339 1995 Nissan Hardbody 2wd Build

Posted by petercscherer on 25 November 2017 - 06:03 PM

Geez, it's been over a year since I updated this thread... Well, time for an update. This summer I ran into continued problems with the engine on this truck, and wound up replacing it with a rebuilt KA24E and just throwing the old one away. Seems that before I bought it, the truck got water in the engine/trans and that kinda ruined everything... Transmissions was overfull with watery oil. Not fun. So after spending a metric crap-ton of money, I finally have a reliable truck with decent power. I'm still tempted to try a header and better flowing exhaust, but I'm afraid I'll muck up the O2 sensor. :/


Anyways, here's how it sits now:


I'm selling my blue 1985 Toyota MR2, partially to fund new projects, partially so I can buy a TIG welder. So this truck will be back in the shop in the next few months for a proper interior and stereo upgrade. Might get around to finding some wheels too.  :devil:



#1520347 My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

Posted by petercscherer on 30 September 2017 - 06:07 AM

Ugh, they used duck tape to mask off the machined surfaces? And they left silica dust pouring out of every orifice? Eh, I'd settle for finding a high durability paint and paint the transmission. No one is going to fault you for using a factory appearing silver/aluminum colored paint. Unless your goal is Concours judging, in that case, don't listen to lil' old me. ;)

#1518309 69 510 2dr Project - VG30E/Autocross

Posted by petercscherer on 19 September 2017 - 05:25 PM

I've heard there is a risk of solder breaking because of the vibrations in cars, so folks recommend using crimp connectors.

For this reason, all I do is butts, bullets, and of course shrink tubing on everything.


p.s.  No, the above was not meant to be a euphemism... 

#1511937 7th Annual Multi-State Datsun Classic -

Posted by petercscherer on 22 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

Any body has any recommendations on hotels that has car trailer parking?

Days Inn and Best Western on the west end of town have some larger parking areas.  So does the Ramada on the north side.


#1510068 7th Annual Multi-State Datsun Classic -

Posted by petercscherer on 14 August 2017 - 08:43 PM

Already have my motel rooms booked! Looking forward to a great weekend! Maybe nect year I'll drive a Datsun instead of a Toyota... ;)


#1508646 Trucky-chan KA-T 620 project

Posted by petercscherer on 07 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

Hmmm, not a fan of having it pointing downwards... Probably is still pretty visible.

#1503011 7th Annual Multi-State Datsun Classic -

Posted by petercscherer on 13 July 2017 - 05:31 AM

with all those datsuns why bring mister 2

It's the only one that runs! Ha! :D

#1502943 7th Annual Multi-State Datsun Classic -

Posted by petercscherer on 12 July 2017 - 07:43 PM

Well, Mister 2 and I are planning on going! Thanks for allowing other Jap cars to join! 


#1501117 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by petercscherer on 05 July 2017 - 01:14 PM

I purchased PhotoBucket's 30Gig storage package last year due to the volume of images I wanted to store. This costs me ~$30/yr. No image losses for me, and it appears that is one way of bypassing the PhotoBucket paywall. They really only shut-off users with "free" accounts. Until I lose my pics, I'm staying.


#1495700 1985 Toyota MR2 Coupe

Posted by petercscherer on 11 June 2017 - 06:48 PM

Alright, here's what going to happen: We're going to be installing a set of custom Daiyama Coilovers. These are one-off parts that a bunch of us MR2 guys commissioned and had made specially to fit these cars. They're set up to be fully adjustable from super stiff, to factory comfort. I'll also be lowering the car by at least 40mm in the process, and since this is not my daily driver and doesn't really need to have ground clearance, I might go even lower!







Oh, and also the wheels are potentially getting painted Bronze instead of the factory Silver. I'll wait on that until after the coilovers are done. So all together, some pretty epic mods that should take this car one step closer to the next level! 


#1495325 1985 Toyota MR2 Coupe

Posted by petercscherer on 09 June 2017 - 07:41 PM

Car is getting some much needed upgrades in the shop. I'll post pics as the project commences. Needless to say, my Rambler is taking back seat to this car at the moment. I have lots of money in parts that need to get installed rather than sit in the closet... 



#1494887 Project Kaoss: Bagged and Bodied 620.

Posted by petercscherer on 08 June 2017 - 06:44 AM

Wait, moving down south, from Amarillo? You mean moving to Lubbock?!!  :angel:

#1492220 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 29 May 2017 - 07:14 PM

Got the car outside for some photos:






Still looking like a delay in the build while I work on some other projects. Should be back to it in a few weeks. 


Thanks for checking it out!

#1491490 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 25 May 2017 - 08:47 PM

That's an unwritten rule, technically the only requirement us 1972 or older... But yes, I've heard stories of gate-guards and more blocking 100% import cars. Other option is buying a spot in the swap meet and claiming you're there to sell American parts and the Datto is your parts-hauler...