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petercscherer

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#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! 

~Peter




#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.

~Peter




#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!

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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! 

~Peter




#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... 

 

~Peter




#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:
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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!
~Peter




#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...


#1491480 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 25 May 2017 - 06:58 PM

I wonder if they will let me in with a Datsun...    B)

They're allowed, but you might catch some crap from some people. ;)  I see British cars there as well.




#1491039 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 23 May 2017 - 07:19 PM

Been making a lot of progress on the Marlin. Got the front rotors/spindles done, and just installed the rear axles tonight. Discovered this is the Limited-Slip Differential! Rambler called it the "Twin-Grip". Had fun getting that set up properly... Nothing pic worthy so far, but I should be getting all 4 wheels on this week and I'll grab some pics of it then. These new rear rims are really wide... ;)

~Peter




#1487168 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 09 May 2017 - 03:11 PM

You got that right!


#1486891 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 08 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

Got 2/4 tires mounted and balanced today:
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These are actually the fronts, the rears are being custom made, so I just threw these on to check the look.

 

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Obviously, it's still suspended by the hoist, so it'll sit much lower when on the ground.

 

I think it's pretty badass! I'm really more of a JDM guy than a muscle car dude, but this is sweet.

~Peter




#1486264 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 06 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

Got some teardown completed on the brakes. Front is down to the spindle at this point. 

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New shocks, pads, rotors, lines, etc... all incoming this week. 

The back is a little more involved. Have all the brake hardware removed, going to be pulling axles tomorrow and inspect bearings and then clean and paint the brake-backing plates before re-assembly next week when new shoes, cylinders, shocks, etc... arrive. 

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I did receive the new rims yesterday. Discovered the front "should" fit (haven't put tires on to double check yet), but the rear rims were just a 1/2 inch past my comfort zone outwards too close to the inner wheel well. So, some creative figuring, and I realized that if I go a size wider, I can gain some more backspacing to hopefully resolve the issue. That means getting the wheels custom made to order, so hopefully they'll be here by the end of May...

 

Just to stave off your curiousity, here's a stock photo of the rims I've ordered:
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Bassett 15x7Front and 15x8 Rear - Steel rims, 22lbs each, Made in the USA! Combine that with some raised letter tires, and we're half way to the stock car look already!

~Peter




#1486104 Project Rumbler: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Posted by petercscherer on 06 May 2017 - 07:47 AM

do something with that front end it looks like the original desinger had no imagination in that part (I think it need sqare headlights same stile as the rear ones). The rear of the car looks way cooler.

I'm keeping an eye on this thread, this thing you got has a lot of potential.

Plans with the headlights is to convert the innermost lights to airscoops like on the Ford Thunderbolt. I think I'm going to keep the front end stock for the time being. Kinda defeats the idea of a "stock car" if I start modifying too much. :/