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Old 09-22-2014, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: RHD V-mount 1JZ Coupe (a sequel to the prequel)

The drivetrain is out, once again.

Made significant progress on the driver side wheel-well, which is about 60% complete at this point. Also laid some more pipe, adding a horizontal brace at the firewall as well.





On another note, the box containing the resevoires needs to be moved to the left slightly, as I am plauged with the bad habbit of measuring a bunch of times and cutting short lol. It is making slight contact to the tubing, which is not allowing it to drop down flush with the top of the firewall like it is suppose to.

Every day I am determined to accomplish something so this thing is movable under its own power before the snow sticks.

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Old 09-23-2014, 11:04 PM
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Managed to stay on track and got some more work done this afternoon...

I've had this tray made for months now, just never got to the point of focusing on the tunnel until now. I made this piece to be positioned as far back as possible, while still retaining the heater box. The panel literally is a sheet of paper from touching the box.









Just ordered up another 10ft of piping today as well, which takes almost 10 days to get for some reason.

Next step is to make some panels to seal off the lower section of the tunnel.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:08 AM
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Default Re: RHD V-mount 1JZ Coupe (a sequel to the prequel)

Out of curiosity, what's the need to move the firewall and trans tunnel? People fit 2js without modding them, is the 1j that much longer?
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:36 PM
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Out of curiosity, what's the need to move the firewall and trans tunnel? People fit 2js without modding them, is the 1j that much longer?
No, the purpose is that i was able to move the weight back approx 4 inches, which allowed the stock sway bar to work without clearance issues, also allowing the supra R154 transmission to line up to the shift boot properly without needing the extension, allowed me to be able to pull off the V-mount setup, and lastly, reduces front overhang weight...

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Old 09-24-2014, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: RHD V-mount 1JZ Coupe (a sequel to the prequel)

Small update for today:

Was having a clearance issue with the tubing, preventing the resevoir box to fit like i wanted, but i was actually able to caress it further into the cowell, closer to the wiper arm.

Then all i had to do was trim a neat piece out of the plastic. I think it came out nicely.









(disregard the measurements, i was planning to make a new unit.)

Also got a jump start on the lower tunnel, but thats an update for another day. (tricky)

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Old 09-28-2014, 11:38 PM
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Update:

Busted my ass working on this tunnel the other night. Once i got things mocked up, i was able to trim a lot of extra metal out, which should be great for clearance to the starter, which was practically non-existent before.





Got the panels cut and tacked together...





And in the car...







The best part, the heating unit fits PERFECT!



Until next time....


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Old 09-29-2014, 11:43 PM
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Another day, another update....

Got 1 more panel done this afternoon.







Going to add one more section of pipe, something like this...



To those unfamiliar with the car, I brought it to as many events as possible last season, spectated only. Hoping for some seat time next spring, as I have been collecting some tires.

The car was powered by an S14 SR20det at this time, which is a great motor!





Hoping to post another update tomorrow.
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:55 PM
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Can't wait to see this finished, progress is looking great!
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:19 PM
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Looking really cool. Have you considered putting another panel instead of another section of pipe? It would look a touch cleaner, IMO.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:33 PM
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Thanks guys.

There will be a panel tying the piece of pipe to the rear of the strut tower to complete the look.

Small update today which i am excited about...

So I have way too much down time at this 3rd shift Auditor position at the hotel, so I spend a lot of time researching modifications and decided to pull the trigger, turning this:





Into this:





And made this carbon switch panel to go benieth the center of the dash which will contain the batt shutoff switch, as well as switches for IGN, FUEL, FAN, and a start button.



The panel will also hold my wideband, facing up towards the driver side via a cup style mount.


Going to pick up more pipe tomorrow to start getting the bay ready for paint soon!


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