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Old 12-01-2008, 10:32 PM   #1276
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #1277
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I have a solution to your spacer problems.

Might be costly... but get a set of spacers made like the ones project kics sells.


Those nuts can be bought separately (Armin at W1 looked it up for me) for $2 a piece. By using these special nuts, you can get the thickness of the spacer down, instead of like 1" of thickness, more like 1/2".

So, buy the nuts, have the spacers made with whatever standard studs you want. Then you just may have to cut the stock studs down so they don't poke out of the spacers.

I put a set of these on my 5 lug converted Brat, and they worked out pretty slick.

If you go the custom route, and its cheaper for you to buy more qty. I would be interested in a pair of 4x140 spacers... or a full set of 4x140 to 4x100 converting spacers. If you don't know any machinists I might be able to come up with someone.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #1278
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Give me a couple weeks to figure out exactly what I need...

I did think about the "adapters" and going with a more standard bolt pattern, but there aren't any specific wheels i'd want if I did that.

Besides, I only need it for the rear since these wheels will work fine on the front.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:07 PM   #1279
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It's been a while since I checked this thread! Awesome progress man!! Sorry it I missed it, but how is the engine coming along?
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:34 PM   #1280
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I've got someone pulling some 4-port heads from a '74 up in Washington

I think I might use a 1.6l block with the heads, I know of a brat at a local pick n pull with the engine still intact...
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:33 AM   #1281
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I am so glad you are still going with this resoration. Such a neat car.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #1282
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What about front brakes?
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:31 PM   #1283
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Been working on the car all day, and even test fit the wheels.

There is a slight problem with the offset...



As you can see, it BARELY clears the suspension, has about 1mm of clearance, but thats NOT including the tire which will be wider.
Have you considered some custom trailing links... I'm sure a decent mini-truck shop could fab some that cut inboard more to clear, some DOM, some TIG and you'd be back in business..
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:33 PM   #1284
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I have a solution to your spacer problems.

Might be costly... but get a set of spacers made like the ones project kics sells.


Those nuts can be bought separately (Armin at W1 looked it up for me) for $2 a piece. By using these special nuts, you can get the thickness of the spacer down, instead of like 1" of thickness, more like 1/2".

So, buy the nuts, have the spacers made with whatever standard studs you want. Then you just may have to cut the stock studs down so they don't poke out of the spacers.

I put a set of these on my 5 lug converted Brat, and they worked out pretty slick.

If you go the custom route, and its cheaper for you to buy more qty. I would be interested in a pair of 4x140 spacers... or a full set of 4x140 to 4x100 converting spacers. If you don't know any machinists I might be able to come up with someone.
Kos.... go pick up a Mini-truckin mag... seriously.. They run adds all the time for suspension parts, and the one which I can't remember off my head, offers custom spacers like above.. if you were to go that route..
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #1285
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What about front brakes?
Front brakes aren't changing. I can't find the JDM disc brakes, and I can't even find the stock drum brakes... So I won't screw with it.
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Have you considered some custom trailing links... I'm sure a decent mini-truck shop could fab some that cut inboard more to clear, some DOM, some TIG and you'd be back in business..
The whole rear suspension would require a re-design to do that. I'm not willing to go that far at this point.
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Kos.... go pick up a Mini-truckin mag... seriously.. They run adds all the time for suspension parts, and the one which I can't remember off my head, offers custom spacers like above.. if you were to go that route..
I've got a source for spacers, but the problem still is the studs. I'm still waiting on someone who is getting some '74 rear drums for me to see if they will work.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:56 AM   #1286
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Nice lift kit! Is that a custom 2x4?

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Old 12-13-2008, 10:21 AM   #1287
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its coming along nice!
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:45 PM   #1288
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Updates!!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:57 PM   #1289
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Nothing much to update right now. I'm just mocking up the dash and other bits, and bought a space heater for the garage cause its so damn cold in there now Thats about it.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:32 AM   #1290
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haha thats awsome man. good find
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:08 PM   #1291
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Did some more "mock up" today to figure out if I needed any more bolt/screw holes and such, and to figure out what exactly I need to do for interior panels. I thought maybe I might be able to re-use some of the press-board pieces, but it looks like thats not a possibility. I can use them as a template though.

The rear panel actually needs to be wider and also shorter so it fits its space better. I don't plan on running a rear seat, so i'll need to cover some areas there that aren't currently covered. I'll also have to extend the rear under-window area a bit to cover some of those holes. I'll probably make that out of cardboard next weekend if i'm not busy.

As you can see, i'm trying to figure out what I want to do about gauges. Since I wanted to run a tach and oil temp/water temp gauge, I figure I might as well do a whole custom dash... I went over which items I'll need to operate the heater/vents, but I figure I can trim off a bit of that lower dash piece since I won't be running a stereo. I can also put some power-plug sockets in the holes on the dash on either side (I have some extra ones from a forester dual-plug kit).

I'm not sure what to do about turn signal bulbs... I havent found anywhere that sells them yet. Other than that, I have a good idea of what size gauges I want to run now. I plan on doing a mechanical speedo, 8000rpm tach, oil temp gauge, water temp gauge, voltmeter and fuel gauge. I'm not sure which fuel gauge to get, I need to figure out what the sensor range is for the stock fuel level sensor. I'm also not 100% sure about mechanical speedos and using the stock speedo wire, so I need to look into that.

But ya, I do plan on keeping the dash like that, except powder coat it black... Maybe do a red vinyl stripe to cover up the holes above where the gauges will go. The "wood-look" surface is completely non-usable, and ugly anyway

Oh, and I still havent decided on a spot to mount the MSD ignition... But there are several options I can see now.

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Old 12-20-2008, 09:24 PM   #1292
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:43 PM   #1293
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:47 AM   #1294
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Simply awe inspiring.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:23 AM   #1295
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yea so it looks like you dont know what your doing lol. very nice find and good progress it looks like. cant wait to see it finished.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #1296
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yea so it looks like you dont know what your doing lol.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:42 PM   #1297
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No offense...

But I'm currently wondering how old I will be when this car is finished

One long ass project you got there...end result will be sick.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:48 PM   #1298
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Well it takes a long time to restore a car to this caliber. Took my dad 4 years to restore his car.
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But I'm currently wondering how old I will be when this car is finished

One long ass project you got there...end result will be sick.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:21 PM   #1299
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I want to be done before I turn 30 (February 2010)

It should be possible. Its not exactly a complex car. It will go quickly when the body work/paint is finished.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:26 PM   #1300
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I want to be done before I turn 30 (February 2010)

It should be possible. Its not exactly a complex car. It will go quickly when the body work/paint is finished.
Dang Steve, you're knocking on a little
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