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Old 02-25-2017, 12:23 AM
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The profile of the fenders isn't exactly my cup of tea, but I can easily look past that for how awesome this chassis is.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:12 PM
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The profile of the fenders isn't exactly my cup of tea, but I can easily look past that for how awesome this chassis is.
I can totally appreciate that. There's something to be said for box fenders on the right sort of car (my RX7 or the e30 I raced earlier in 2016 are good examples). I've always had a soft spot for the aircooled Porsche fenders. I would've just gone with blister/bolt-on overfenders for this (I love them on the s30 especially), but even the BAMF ones won't be wide enough for the tires I may end up running. I can justify my choices for years, but at the end of the day, I just think this will look badass without compromising performance.

This weekend, Mike (my co-builder/crewchief) and I attended the rules/awards banquet. Mt Washington changes everything for the season, and because so many more folks will attend our events to shake down their cars, the season schedule has already been announced. That's great for me, because it lets me solidify our schedule for the season.



Working around the "start in late May" schedule, there are two autocross events I can attend at NHMS. That should be enough shakedown to be able to trust the car, but Ascutney is known for being the car that will shake out whatever your car's weakest link is. Assuming we want to shakedown in late April, that gives us around 7 weekends left to get the car on its own wheels. It's a tall order, but not entirely out of the realm of possibility.

Once we got back from that banquet, we dove back into the front suspension. After lots of measuring, coping, measuring, adjusting, measuring, and confirming ... we finally have suspension pickups welded in place.




I'm super happy with how that upper control arm tube turned out. Now we need one more, then line up the subframe pickups on the bottom. Once that's done, we focus on the (s13 240sx) rear suspension, and the car should be able to roll around on its own after that.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:01 PM
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I spent some time on the crossmember and lower control arm pickup points, but it'll take a little bit more refinement before I call it done.

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Old 03-05-2017, 05:40 PM
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I got this far before I had another set of hands to see where the hub ends up relative to the fenderwell.



The current wheelbase is 90" ... but I have everything set up for 94" as it turns out. Luckily, now that I've established my design, it should be quick to reproduce.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:19 PM
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I really must've gotten a lot of dust in my eye when I cut all that work out.

... What? No, I wasn't crying. Like I said, dust. Someone must've been sweeping before I got to the shop ... or something. Definitely not crying.



After I pulled myself back together, I got everything aligned on all the planes. Then I got to work on the first (and most important) tube: The subframe mount tube.

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Old 03-13-2017, 02:54 PM
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This week's progress has been kind of slow, with me alone in the shop. At least it gives me some time to get some video editing done!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfogq6sVbQc

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Old 03-15-2017, 10:39 PM
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I decided that trying to make the front suspension happen by myself wasn't working, so today I switched to the rear subframe pickups. I'm really glad I did, that little change of focus solved my mental block, and I was glad​ to be back in the shop.


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Old 03-17-2017, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: s30 Daily Driver build

Continuing on that trend, I started welding in the pickups today.

The front pickups for the rear subframe:


The rear pickup (one of two) for the rear subframe:


Every day, it's a little closer to rolling around on its own wheels.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:24 PM
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Trying hard to catch up, here's week 06!

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Old 03-22-2017, 06:34 PM
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Some more materials arrived today, so I started building my new subframe mounts.
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