The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by iceD » 16 May 2011 20:02

That is very nice wooden tool chest you have there.

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by two_68_510s » 16 May 2011 20:23

Maybe you can sell your woodworking stuff but use the money to buy one of those cool 5 in one combo machines for your woodworking:
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http://www.felderusa.com/products_detai ... 5c18fdb512
You still need a band-saw but your overall footprint is small.
If you were really into it, which you obviously were, don't you think you will want to do some stuff sometime?
Plus, as a prototype machinist, you would really love the way these things are put together.
OK, I will take my nose out of your business now!!

Hey, I saw some crazy wooden speaker cabinets at my friends shop, he builds furniture and cabinets and I guess some speaker designer uses him to build the prototypes for his designs. Bracing inside etc.
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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by 510wizard » 17 May 2011 07:23

iceD wrote:That is very nice wooden tool chest you have there.

ice D :)
Ya that's my baby, a Gersnter top and roller bottom in walnut.
http://www.gerstnerusa.com/CARTgallery1.htm

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by 510wizard » 17 May 2011 07:37

two_68_510s wrote:Maybe you can sell your woodworking stuff but use the money to buy one of those cool 5 in one combo machines for your woodworking:
5 in 1 combo.png


http://www.felderusa.com/products_detai ... c18fdb512
You still need a band-saw but your overall footprint is small.
If you were really into it, which you obviously were, don't you think you will want to do some stuff sometime?
Plus, as a prototype machinist, you would really love the way these things are put together.
OK, I will take my nose out of your business now!!

Hey, I saw some crazy wooden speaker cabinets at my friends shop, he builds furniture and cabinets and I guess some speaker designer uses him to build the prototypes for his designs. Bracing inside etc.
Yes, those euro machines are the best, in fact all of my mills and the lathe are euro made. I don't know about the future, but my heart just isn't into woodworking any more- will see. I have so many projects going on right now that I am just trying to get some of them done, not getting any younger.

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by RonM » 10 Jul 2011 13:17

You know, I've seen your user name around the realm, and finally checked into your profile. At first I thought "with a name like that, this guy's got a lot to live up to", but DAMN dude :shock: you certainly deserve the title. With that kind of talent we should start calling you Gandalf. Looking forward to watching this thread.

Side note: Would you consider making parts for sale? Say like a set of aluminum rear semi trailing arms? :D
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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by 510wizard » 11 Jul 2011 07:26

RonM wrote:You know, I've seen your user name around the realm, and finally checked into your profile. At first I thought "with a name like that, this guy's got a lot to live up to", but DAMN dude :shock: you certainly deserve the title. With that kind of talent we should start calling you Gandalf. Looking forward to watching this thread.

Side note: Would you consider making parts for sale? Say like a set of aluminum rear semi trailing arms? :D
Thanks for the compliment. On the part thing, what do have in mind? I have a idea for rear semi trailing arms that use a bolt on hub/bearing assy., which will give 5 lug with cv's.

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by dscottdatsun » 11 Jul 2011 20:48

Ive been wanting to hear your idea for a little while :roll: (Still waiting by the phone :lol:)

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by RonM » 11 Jul 2011 21:25

I don't know if I would be able to take advantage of a bolt on assembly, because I've already invested in CV axles suited to stock hubs. Heres my situation; I'm building an SR swap and I anticipate getting a bit more than 400HP. I'm struggling to get as much rubber to the ground as I can while keeping stock fenders. With 7" rims I have more than an inch of space at the coil overs, but I don't think it's advisable to notch that much out of the stock arm. I was thinking of a trailing arm that is set back on the outer edge to accommodate a wider wheel. Also I was thinking it would be cool to incorporate a few degrees of camber angle at the hub to facilitate lowering. I'm not sure if this is even possible without screwing up the geometry, but it would a very trick way around using brackets, or slotting. Does this sound realistic??
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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by 510wizard » 13 Jul 2011 06:57

RonM wrote:I don't know if I would be able to take advantage of a bolt on assembly, because I've already invested in CV axles suited to stock hubs. Heres my situation; I'm building an SR swap and I anticipate getting a bit more than 400HP. I'm struggling to get as much rubber to the ground as I can while keeping stock fenders. With 7" rims I have more than an inch of space at the coil overs, but I don't think it's advisable to notch that much out of the stock arm. I was thinking of a trailing arm that is set back on the outer edge to accommodate a wider wheel. Also I was thinking it would be cool to incorporate a few degrees of camber angle at the hub to facilitate lowering. I'm not sure if this is even possible without screwing up the geometry, but it would a very trick way around using brackets, or slotting. Does this sound realistic??
I wouldn't set the camber in the hub itself. You still have to deal with the toe anyway. If you change the ride height for any reason, you are screwed with the camber incorporated at the hub. I would recommend all adjustments for camber and toe remain at the crossmember. The 510's aren't super square anyway, (compared to newer cars), the settings for one side aren't the same for the other side. If you guys are game, we can start another thread on brain storming some custom rear arms. Could be fun stuff!

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by RonM » 13 Jul 2011 08:56

Sorry for playing thread pirate again :mrgreen: I posted a new thread titled Help Design Custom Rear Semi Trailing Arms in the suspension forum. We'll see what comes of it. http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=18585

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by goichi1 » 25 Oct 2011 16:11

Today I had the honor of meeting one of the most meticulous 510 guys in the world, Monte picked me up at the hotel and we had a really nice lunch, then he gave me the grand tour of his shop.....one word...WOW. First he is a super nice Datsun lover and has the coolest shop set-up I have ever seen (the internet pics don't do it justice)....that rear Miata based wagon suspension is soooo nice, the detail that's going into that is unbelievable. Anyone that wants to learn how to put pure quality into a project, whether it's building a iron gate or restoring a 510, needs to take a few lessons from Monte. I know that I was taking notes the entire visit!! Thanks again Monte for lunch and it was very nice meeting you, hope to come back and visit again sometime! Rich

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by q-tip » 25 Oct 2011 20:29

you have the garage of my dreams
'72 4dr w KA24DE
'76 620 king cab

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by 510wizard » 26 Oct 2011 07:41

goichi1 wrote:Today I had the honor of meeting one of the most meticulous 510 guys in the world, Monte picked me up at the hotel and we had a really nice lunch, then he gave me the grand tour of his shop.....one word...WOW. First he is a super nice Datsun lover and has the coolest shop set-up I have ever seen (the internet pics don't do it justice)....that rear Miata based wagon suspension is soooo nice, the detail that's going into that is unbelievable. Anyone that wants to learn how to put pure quality into a project, whether it's building a iron gate or restoring a 510, needs to take a few lessons from Monte. I know that I was taking notes the entire visit!! Thanks again Monte for lunch and it was very nice meeting you, hope to come back and visit again sometime! Rich

Rich,
Thanks for the kind words. Just wish that the shop was a little more tightly for your visit. Hopefully after the Land Cruiser project is done, I will get hot and heavy on the SSE again. I have an idea, that I will document in great detail a lot of procedures that I haven't seen in detail on the internet, such as the roof skin replacement and post these procedures for the love of the 510 and Datsun's in general. If you need any input on any of your projects I am here for you. Come back any time!

Monte

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by goichi1 » 26 Oct 2011 08:44

Thanks Monte, I wish I were closer, I would love to help with the roof skin, that sounds like fun!

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Re: The SSE (Super Sport Estate) Project

Post by Biggspeed » 09 Nov 2011 23:15

Thats IRS is simply awesome Monty, You're an artist!

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