Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

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Post by wilderb » 27 Aug 2007 09:53

duke wrote:Count me in for the trip to Shasta. This is the first year that I will be able so go and I am STOKED. I have been super busy with school and sports and the like so I haven't had alot of time lately. I've been meaning to give you a call, and now that I'm done with school, I'll have the time. How about some time next week? Here are some more pics of recent work...suspension, radiator, heat sheild.
what kind of wheel studs did you use for the 280zx struts?

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Post by 15cent » 27 Aug 2007 12:44

Sorry for bein a pain duke, but on your rear suspension..in those last pics..Was it mini tubbed?
What rear springs and shocks do you use ..Modded crossmember?
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Post by duke » 28 Aug 2007 20:29

The wheel studs are ARP for a late 90's camero/firebird. You can get them in a few lengths, and they fit the stock stud holes perfectly.

15cent, yes, I did minitub the rear, it was the only way I could get the car low, with the rewinds, and not run crazy amounts of camber. In regards to springs, at that time I had some cut Suspension Techniques springs with some no name shocks and a slotted rear x-member. Nothing special, but it did auto-x pretty damn well for how soft those springs were.

Oh yeah, and an update on the project....I HATE BODYWORK!!!
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Post by 15cent » 29 Aug 2007 08:49

Cool, thanks Duke
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Post by icehouse » 03 Sep 2007 12:06

We want pics of the mini tub :D
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Post by duke » 17 Sep 2007 00:36

Here you go Wolfman...I'll try and get some pics of the completed project sometime this week, but for now you can see what I cut out...and my thumbnail pic...
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Post by 4BangerA31 » 17 Sep 2007 08:15

Wow!
your suspension setup is quite da bomb!
Definetaly going to redo my suspensions setup similar to yours when my budget permits... :oops:

**if thats okay with u hehe :D

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Post by icehouse » 17 Sep 2007 08:39

What is the middle picture?
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Post by thisismatt » 17 Sep 2007 09:16

icehouse wrote:What is the middle picture?
Looking up the rear wheel well from the outside it looks like

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Post by zootowndime » 17 Sep 2007 11:22

Are you going to do some sort of bracing in the area you cut out as that area seems like a key conecting point. Where the inner fender tub connects to the outer fender lip. I just cut my inner fender lips out (i have flares) and weld the inner tub back up to the body, but i still need more clearance. I need to do something like this as well, that sure is tucked up in there duke!
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Post by duke » 18 Sep 2007 01:05

Bracing? yeah, well, uhhh...I figured that the increase in bracing that the roll bar added would make up for this and then some. Also, If you look at how many people do BRE flares, basically the same thing happens, and I haven't really heard of any problems with that.
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Post by Byron510 » 18 Sep 2007 07:19

Duke, most of the cars I've seen, including my own, have the wheel tubs welded back to the quarter after this type of mod. My car is caged as well, but you still gain stiffness in the chassis by tying the panels back together. Even if you don't weld the panel in, use a good structural glue or urethane from the properly fit new filler panel to the quarter. Follow the directions for the product you are using, and the bond can be as good as a welded panel without the heat distorting your quarter panel.
Just an idea.
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Post by zootowndime » 18 Sep 2007 08:35

Thanks for mentioning that byron, that is a really good idea i never would have thought of. My car is newly painted and i knew i should have figured out the rear wheel tubs before i painted.
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Post by Byron510 » 18 Sep 2007 15:57

Well, the structural adhesive would be a good option, but urethane at the least as a sealer to join to the outer panel.
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Post by icehouse » 18 Sep 2007 20:26

What about super glue? just ware gloves :D
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