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  1. I'm really spamming this thread these days. I'm interested in converting my spring and shock rear to coilover. What needs to be done in terms of strengthening the turret and the mount on the diff. Here's how the shocks mount to the diff normally: Here's the turret: And I also have the cage in the rear that I could potentially tie it in to (sorry for this shocking photo, I hope you get the idea): Cheers boys.
  2. Hey @cletus The place that makes them is called FabHouse: https://www.facebook.com/FabHouse05 Here are a few more pics and some info the owner gave me: "They are made from 3mm CDs tube all tig welded uppers are factory length with adjustment rubber bushes heims joints and fit the slotted ball joints for extra adjustment"
  3. Hey @cletus, these upper A arms are being made in Aussie and will be "engineerable in QLD". Assuming the welding and clearance are good, do they look certable in NZ? They are bolt in and give more caster and camber adjustment than the stock arms. Stock arm for reference:
  4. Sweet. I need to double check that 10mm wont mean the bolts interfere with the hub, but it should be okay. I am still in the planning stage of working out the shape, but yes, they will dogleg back like the stock ones, maybe 10mm further back. I may be able to have a mate CAD them up and CNC cut them so they are one piece with no welding needed.
  5. Hey @cletus - I'm looking to fabricate new caliper mounts for some Brembos I've got my hands on. Essentially, they will be similar to those in the pics below, but the bolt holes will be spaced wider apart and will sit back towards the car about 10mm more than current. Is there anything I need to be aware of in terms of metal types, strength, thickness etc?
  6. So @Abarthand I were out at Pick A Part last weekend failing to remove a Fiat crank when we stumbled across an Alfa Romeo 159 3.2 V6. Some guy on my street has two 156 GTAs and I have been eyeing up the brakes. Fortunately, the 159's brakes were still there, and yep they are 4-pot Brembos. For $49 a caliper I figured I'd see if I could make them fit on my current setup some how. Obviously some machining/engineering is necessary but it looks like they *just* might! It is super close though. The pad material uses 100% of the braking surface on the rotor. The total pad hangs over by lik
  7. Both the catch can and the dual reservoirs have finally been completed! I just need to get them mounted in their spots and I'm pretty much ready to start on panel and paint. I've found an old boy who's keen to do so am pretty happy!
  8. This update has been a very long time coming - just due to life and covid etc. Ages ago I got in contact with a friend of a friend who was willing to help me make an oil catch can and a combined sprayer reservoir and radiator overflow. All the parts cut up: Reservoir/overflow bent and mocked up: He warned me that he was newish to TIG welding, but I'm happy enough with how this came up: There are still a few bits to do on it to get the washer motor and overflow inlet attached, shouldn't be long now. The catch can bent up: And welded:
  9. Cheers man. Will be keen to have a chat about a few different things that need a cert soon.
  10. Looking to do some chassis strengthening up the front of my car. I'll probably buy this kit, or make up my own version. https://www.retrofication.co.uk/338.html Mostly keen on the A pillar gussets and the chassis to bulkhead gussets. Am I going to run to any issues?
  11. I probably haven;'t really addressed it. But it is a similar build to the g-series I had in there before. It's just a slightly more modern (barely) engine. Saying that, there is at least one dude in Aussie with a 10.5:1 comp g-series running 35psi or something. So it is doable.
  12. With a turbo on an engine designed in 1980?
  13. Chris finished welding up the mounts, just need to be cleaned up and coated now. Should be super solid. Now I can get back on to sorting the sump out.
  14. Did you ask for real progress? @EURON8 and I (mostly Chris) have got the engine mounts for the D1 tacked up. Chris will weld them up and then I can get back to sorting the sump. At this point I could pretty much have put a better engine in. At least it's still Isuzu? Also, thanks to @Snoozin @Spencer and @Thousand Dollar Supercar for their help with the AE101 brake kits. They turned up this week
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