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  1. As well as the underside/diff above, In parallel i was called up by an upholsterer (Grant) I have been on a waiting list for about 2 years... He is known world wide for the fantastic replica celica seat covers he makes. I have had a roll of the original rare GT seat vinyl material squirreled away for years, waiting for the right time to redo the seats. I also sourced some seat vents that were as close to the originals i could get. Plus I sourced a second lot of Ivory vinyl to do the RA28 celica too - so i got 2 sets made by him. So i gutted the interior out. The
    14 points
  2. Such a poor choice of words, knowing your history, lololols.
    10 points
  3. Inner core patterns for the cam tree complete.
    7 points
  4. Yeah something like that would be good, try get here early enough to give yourself time to unload, fuel up, pack your bag, chase that fault, top end rebuild. You know
    7 points
  5. My little ol town was covered in the sweet smell of Bogan(red neck?) perfume recently (tire smoke). The Waimate 50 NZs longest running street race was on for three days. Got to hand it to the drift boys – put on a wicked show. Primed up the old Nailhead. was so easy. With in 30 seconds oil started dripping and after a min or two of constant oil pressure we left it at that. Dropped the front seats back in – good old mexican blanket covers a world of horrors. Front fenders on, fluids added and it was time to push the old gal out the door to get a few pics and then finally turn t
    7 points
  6. Blasted and painted anything I could. Pretty tedious work bit real happy with the result. Think from memory I replaced the bottoms of those inner guard things because they were all rust fucked too
    6 points
  7. This is running again. with some some mixed results. Makes the same power as the old setup, with almost identical power curve. This is good, wasn't expecting it to make anymore power. runs nice. Swapped in the big inlet cam. As on old setup made another 15kw on same boost, but ran junk. (see top of this page) Ran better on this setup but still rough idle. Now where it gets weird; Had to add a decent amount more fuel, but only had very small power gains over stock cams. Tried all sorts, no dice. Still unsure whats going on. Ended up swapping back to stock cams. One major ben
    6 points
  8. Yo Johnny I think us ppsc dicks are Ken to stay st your pad Thursday night xox prob can tent camp on ya deck/dick/sleep inside the landy in ya shed if that’s ok. Kisses purple goanna walrus made my teeth hurt heck
    5 points
  9. Massive thanks to my dad for panelbeating and polishing every single piece of stainless on the car of which theres a lot. Hate to think how long that took Also a big thanks to @toy-mota fior selling me his nos grille and surround thing, It really finishes off the front of the car
    5 points
  10. sound deadening and off to the upholsters
    5 points
  11. primed up and undersealed
    5 points
  12. some exhaust bits turned up so i made a start on my 1st set of headers ive made.... just need to get somemore bits and ill fully make them up.
    4 points
  13. Hells yeah getting pretty excited for some of this
    4 points
  14. @BLIZZO is pretty good at making google maps you can download to your phone with a route. You can then download the maps and cache them prior to leaving so you don't need signal. Better living?
    4 points
  15. 4 points
  16. Heeps of work going on in the background while the body was getting done, sourced alot of parts from japan, sandblast and painted chassis, was all in pretty good nick, think it had only done 96000kms
    4 points
  17. So did something I never do and went and booked in a panel beater. Was due in a months time so I had a deadline which is the only way im likely to get things done. Stripped car down, plenty of rust
    4 points
  18. Righto bitches. @cletus pointed out the issue with my turbo positioning, ie the drain and the slope and the strong possibility of non draining etc. This caused me to spend considerable time looking for both electric and mechanical scavenger pumps, including a brief talk with Skidfactory's Al about what pumps he uses (which I only mention to give myself the opportunity to let you know that Big Al himself thinks the truck is 'mint'. I know, I am a cunt, but shit its Big Al). Whatever, this all caused me to decide to move the turbo so it can drain properly, it now sits thus;
    4 points
  19. So brought this about 14months ago off @horndog He imported it for a parts car, got the jdm front and a few other pieces for his project Over the next while Ill chuck up some photos of progress to date. Plans where just a quick tidy up to get it legal and drive it. Got a bit carried away. Low kms and pretty straight bit rusty
    3 points
  20. This is a very sensible time to be checking things if you're like me and use your bike twice a year. Tyres Chain Sprocket Drive rubbers Brakes Wheel bearings Spark plug Fuckin bang out the checks over a weekend, or sneak in an hour after work. Enough time to order parts and get them fitted before the ride.
    3 points
  21. Replace train with mopeds and this is FOAMERS thinking about Te Eastcape. (and also heritage equipment)
    3 points
  22. NZ Rail Fan spec train spotting + small bike gravel road pesting ? I’ll have to bring an extra towel for the additional foam Ill be spreading
    3 points
  23. Here is the original bar And here is the new bar Obviously I put the bolts in them when using it for real! The car is out in North Canterbury, you are more than welcome to have a look sometime if that is useful.
    3 points
  24. Forgot a photo, here's the inside in all its dusty shitness. Should clean up good though. Wont make it to OS drags but I'd rather get this together properly than thrash on it and have to do it again later.
    3 points
  25. Yeah ticketed welder for rust repairs is a wives tale, I don't think there are any tickets for such work. the closest would some kind of panelbeating/sheetmetal qualification? doesn't mean a ticketed welder is bad at rust repairs, but it doesnt mean theyre good at it either - it is a somewhat different type of welding. welding tickets are typically for structual steel, pressure equipment and airplane stuff, maybe other safety critical applications. and even then there is not actually anything called a welding ticket. You have weld procedure specifications (WPS) and welders can then b
    3 points
  26. rear seat recovered, front seat used the origanil upolstery but rebuilt the foam and srpings in it, sound deadening fitted
    3 points
  27. And because Im impatant I had to make the vinyl roof trim on the car after it was painted which is definately a dumb thing to do. Managed without any scratches which really surprised me Used brass this time , heeps easier to work with and came out real well
    3 points
  28. So entered this ol thing at the Smash Palace Bike show this yesterday. Seen a bike show near Gold coast earlier in the year and all the bikes had thier own displays so took some inspiration from it and I created a display that was fitting to and a Monty Python skit Im a LumberJack and im ok. I work all night and sleep all day. Quite fitting for me as ive worked night shift the whole time ive been building this bike. So I scored some wood chip from work and a few rounds and put a Axe and Saw into them and had this as my displaye. I won MVP of the show for my display which I was q
    3 points
  29. all out of order bit found more photos of rust repairs to boot floor , inner and outer rear guards, just everywhere really
    2 points
  30. 40mm bump 40mm droop from ride height. Depending on the car and suspension and bumpstop type, can include some bumpstop compression in that figure
    2 points
  31. Yea pretty sure what you're saying is what my flatmate is doing. He works for a steel fab shop in Drury & works on all sorts of industrial jobs. He mentioned the other day he's got his certification now & is real keen to work on my car (he's a young guy who is positive & self motivated so I'm happy to encourage that) He really enjoys his job, so what he lacks in automotive welding I'm sure he will make up for it with better skill than me haha.
    2 points
  32. There is a section on day one in some forest, that google maps just won't path through, technically a patch of it might not be 100% public road, but either side of it is. Not sure if this link will work, but it should be shown here, Pokairoa Road runs parallel and is a bit of fun. https://www.google.co.nz/maps/dir/-38.1588809,176.8036599/Pokairoa+Road,+Matahina+Forest/Kopuriki,+Galatea+3079/@-38.2504003,176.6732776,37475m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m15!4m14!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d6ee654a6cf147d:0x1300ef61069b5310!2m2!1d176.7809974!2d-38.2299165!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d6edc8645c5fe1b:0xf99965bddfd05a26!2m
    2 points
  33. Condolences, I'm not sure you'd entered either though? @sentra if you've got your accomodation etc sorted and you're dead keen we'll fit you in
    2 points
  34. Might dab a bit of 'direct to rust' satin black on the bits that need it... Did some things today. Stripped the Villiers carb, not too bad inside, a few previous bodges made it tricky to get apart, but they're a simple beast... And cleaned, lubed, reassembled and ready to go... And assembled the ignition too. Didn't feed the brown wire corrrectly but didn't notice till I checked old pics. Should run under the insulation plate in the points box, but soldered now so she'll be right. There's a new Villiers condenser under there too... And araldited a new felt pad to the sprung
    2 points
  35. somewhere along the way I got all the crhome redone , dunno where all the photos are bit heres one of the mirrors finished Had too diegrind out all the corroded parts and fill and sand without scratching my new chome, came up all good though. Same process with the door handles and other parts made up out of that cast muck metal rubbish
    2 points
  36. In the meantime Id been giving the engine a tidy up and all the other parts a birthday so I could start putting it together when It came home Hardest part of this whole builds been tracking down rubbers off other models and cars to adapt because cant buy anything for this off the shelf
    2 points
  37. Tryed making the stainless trim thats missing where the vinyl roof finishs, Used some old stainless off a hillman and fit it on a wreck that my brother has. Think it could have worked bit the stainless was hard to work with and didnt turn out as nice as I wanted
    2 points
  38. Car went off the panel beaters and I was blown away at how quick things happened. Usually would take me a year or more to sort all this mess out bit not three weeks later I get a call asking what colour I want it
    2 points
  39. Cause couldnt help myself and what toyota doesnt need a v12 The whole front sump crossmember steering box in the way makes this pretty unlikely to work but dreams are free
    2 points
  40. Surprised myself and had a few weeks left so started into the rust repairs Came up pretty well, no filler needed
    2 points
  41. Not me but my dad. He spends rather a lot of time in his shed.
    2 points
  42. Carpe diem: seize the day. I blarped around town all morning yesterday - the bike is fun! Tried to ride it out of town with @Beaver and got about 1km at 85kph, then it locked up. It’s had quite a bit of lean-hang and I probably should have looked into it more.... I suspect the left hand crank seal is the cause. Pulled the flywheel and stator plate off and you can see evidence of oil that’s made its way out. I’m going to throw some crank seals at it this week, clean up the piston / barrel and hope for the best. 2 stroke 4 lyfe.
    2 points
  43. Making a bit of progress on the trans tunnel.
    2 points
  44. Plan is to finish wiring Richies KP then hit this thing hard. For now have swapped out the front carpet as it was a bit shit, and fitted the lights. Its back in storage now. There's a looooong way to go.
    2 points
  45. After a 20year apprenticeship she got the job. My bird got her ring finally and I scored some major points. Cracker weekend at Banks Peninsula that sports one of my favorite winding roads ever. ha. 20 years. "Good things take time" - well thats what the cheese advert says. Keeping that in mind... Who else can be out in the shed for a whole day and at the end of it look at what you did and see so little progress? Say a job you thought 30 minutes maybe or an hour tops turns out to take seemingly forever. We seem to be stuck in this pattern with all these little
    2 points
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