MrMcdoll

MrMcDoll's Diesel-Punk TA23 Celica

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Nah plan is to make it 100% too legit to quit, so If my cert guy has a waah about no overlap, then i'll put a strip in behind each weld or something to that effect.

Plan is to leave a lot of the welds super visible with minimal flapper disc action (just enough to get rid of any sharp bits etc), external ones i'm not even going to flapper back at all.

I contacted a cert guy here in Hamilton a while back - mostly about steering and brakes etc, and he reckoned that as long as my welds were really strong that I could do whatever I wanted to when doing the rust repairs - he even recommended I chop the tunnel out of an old HQ or something and just weld the whole thing in! Hopefully he'll be sweet with what i've done (despite how crookedly I weld!) - i've definitely seen worse be certed!

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Sup, Haven't been down to the lockup to work on it at all in the last few months cos of being busy with Uni and sorting out a place to live etc.

Should be cracking back into it in a couple of weeks time though.

I've just been working on all the rust aye, there's still quite a bit left to do!

Only other hold up is fitting the engine in around the swaybar/steering rack and gathering money to get a diff and suspension.

I'll try get more photos of all the rust work i've done next time I head out to the lockup. It won't make for very exciting updates though!!

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Churr.

In terms of rust work, I only have to finish that window wiper cowl thing, and get new sills made up.
Then it's all on to putting the deez in there.

 

Taken so damn long, and in between work, uni and other shit, I really haven't got to the lockup to work on it over this last year!

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I have missed this thread. It's great. Love it. Great idea and I too love upsetting purists.

I keep eyeing up cheap(ish) series 6 rx7s and think how much fun it would be to find a smallish TDi engine for one. FDTDi. Then post it up on aus rotary and rx7.com where they are all a bit too anal.

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DO IT ALEX!!!!

 

Donate 13B to me so that I can bolt it on to the front of my current 13b and have max powah!

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Oh can you just picture the look of horror on all the ausrotary followers faces.   sweet.

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Just chop the firewall? it no biggie considering how much other chopping you have done? otherwise radiator in front of the factory support? I would chop the firewall man.

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Yeah I'm thinking i'm just gonna chop firewall. 
Do you have to swage/suage the shit out of the panel you put in? I'm not sure of the legalities of firewall chopping.

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Cut firewall, set back and down.

Also cut, wing & baffle sump, adjust oil pickup to suit.

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sweet! how long did they take to get to you? i gave them to toll instead as mainfreight was like $120 and toll was $60? or somthing. i recon you could make them work with smaller tires and a lil bit of guard work?

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Cheers bro, they got here in like 2 days or something.

haha i'm going to roll them as is! just bolt some flares on.

I've gotta keep massive tyres for maximum speedway look!

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can you just put a 5 mm packer in between the cross member and the chassis rail? like sandwiched in between the cross member and the car . that will that give you enough clearance on the sump?? the splines that go into the rack should have enough room to slide up that much. is that maybe a answer to your sump issues?

 

if not I would be cutting up the sump to fix the clearance issue, way less work then fucking with the firewall . easier to get another sump , much harder to get a new firewall hahaha

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