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    Our 15 second drive was pretty fun last night lol

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    Those brackets came out like a boss.

    Glad to hear it's all workin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportEvolution View Post
    nice fabbing. how do you do all that work in your little garage?
    VERY slowly. I made the first mounts out of cardboard. Then I translated that to 1/4" plate, put it on the car, tacked it, welded it, etc. I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed all the time i've spent working on it. Especially when it was so damn cold.

    And my garage was a PIT by the time i got it all together. I think I had every tool I own out, and dirty. I spent 3 hours cleaning it today, and took out 3 trash cans full of crap, not to mention the half dozen boxes, and all the scrap metal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Newgen View Post
    Our 15 second drive was pretty fun last night lol
    For sure! Hopefully i'll emerge victorious from this headlight install tomorrow, and we can actually go for a cruise. It will be worth the wait on the lights.... trust me.

    Quote Originally Posted by BGjohnson View Post
    Those brackets came out like a boss.

    Glad to hear it's all workin!
    Yep, so far so good.
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    Good work. I really like your car despite my hatetread twards ls
    swapped imports...

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    Excellent work. For the hid's did you do retro fits or pluck the bulbs in the stock housing?

    The brakes look boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy View Post
    Excellent work. For the hid's did you do retro fits or pluck the bulbs in the stock housing?

    The brakes look boss.
    They are conversion projector housings. There is a fair amount of modding to be done to the datsun pieces to make them work though. I'll probably just run the stock connectors for now, and hope they last another 8-9 months. I plan on re-wiring all the lights with GM weatherpack connectors in the future, but I dont really feel like doing it right now..... Just wanna drive it!

    The nicest thing about the brakes is I have an E brake again! I missed it.
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    I'll just leave these here.











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    Yea yea, most were looking on tech I love it though and the fixes you did to the body/chassis. How does it feel compared to the NA setup? Probably a little softer around town, but I think that's a good thing. My vette is getting close also so I can't wait to see what it will do.
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    good work. i want those seats.

    what size are those tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow ride View Post
    Yea yea, most were looking on tech I love it though and the fixes you did to the body/chassis. How does it feel compared to the NA setup? Probably a little softer around town, but I think that's a good thing. My vette is getting close also so I can't wait to see what it will do.
    It feels more solid, for sure. I'd venture to guess it's quicker than it was N/A, even on 5#. Can't wait to actually put some boost to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by AutoMods View Post
    good work. i want those seats.

    what size are those tires?
    SO buy some! "work vehicle maintenance"

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