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Old 07-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #501
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Wish you a fast recovery. Considering that I will be putting in my bid when this things goes up for sale.

nothing is going up for sale, I promise you that.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #502
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nothing is going up for sale, I promise you that.
I thought that I saw a post somewhere on here, from you, stating that it will go up for sale one done. Could have been me dreaming.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #503
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I thought that I saw a post somewhere on here, from you, stating that it will go up for sale one done. Could have been me dreaming.
yea after i've had my fun with it and if the price is right .... I thought u meant by parting it out cheap here soon since I got hurt.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:03 AM   #504
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Did a little tig welding today, got my buddy to bolt the knuckle up to see how everything looks on the car... gotta say is that theres no way any bigger axle knuckles would of fit, i have 1/16" clearance to the strut after its bolted onto the knuckle. Stock 350z axles are going to work as well. Now just gotta finish welding a few more pieces on the knuckle and brackets for the calipers.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:16 AM   #505
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Nice! Way to adapt and keep on keeping on.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:29 AM   #506
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not finished, still gotta add in a few more pieces and make a few more cuts on it. but this gives you an idea of the rear knuckle. By the way the main pieces are 3/8" thick, the smaller is 3/16" thick. Tubing is 1.25" od , .500 ID . On the tubing, the ID was made to the correct size on a lathe.


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Old 07-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #507
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What are you using to weld with? Mig, tig?

Looks awesome!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:56 PM   #508
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What are you using to weld with? Mig, tig?

Looks awesome!


Miller Diversion 180 Tig
The 3/8" pieces were beveled first, fusion / root weld on both sides first, then a filler pass.

Also I use a large gas lens / cup setup and a good bit of argon flow to get clean welds.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #509
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Miller Diversion 180 Tig
The 3/8" pieces were beveled first, fusion / root weld on both sides first, then a filler pass.

Also I use a large gas lens / cup setup and a good bit of argon flow to get clean welds.
What electrode are you using? When I tig on heavy metals with more amps, the 2% lanthanated electrode (dark blue end) is the best I've found to keep it's sharp tip for a long time everything else melts. I tried pure tungsten (worst), 5% thoriated, ceriated, and zirconiated, haven't tried any others. Just curious what you're using.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #510
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What electrode are you using? When I tig on heavy metals with more amps, the 2% lanthanated electrode (dark blue end) is the best I've found to keep it's sharp tip for a long time everything else melts. I tried pure tungsten (worst), 5% thoriated, ceriated, and zirconiated, haven't tried any others. Just curious what you're using.

Mine are red 2%, been doing 180 amp welds on these knuckles, they stay nice and sharp. I've been having to run the tungston at about an inch sticking out b/c my #12 cup is large and wont let me get into the corners
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Mine are red 2%, been doing 180 amp welds on these knuckles, they stay nice and sharp. I've been having to run the tungston at about an inch sticking out b/c my #12 cup is large and wont let me get into the corners
Ahh I see. 2% thoriated. I used that on a bumper a made for my brothers f150. It was 7" OD with 6" ID (1/2" wall) pipe. It was sealed up and doubled as a compressed air chamber in case he got a flat. It's a beast. The thoriated didn't work that well for me at the time because i had an out-dated snap-on 140 tig. it was scratch start and wasn't an inverter so it melted tips every time I lit up. Now I use a #7 or a #10 stubby gas lens on a Hobart tig-mate. Much better.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:29 AM   #512
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yea after i've had my fun with it and if the price is right .... I thought u meant by parting it out cheap here soon since I got hurt.

Ohh no, no sir. I would be very discouraged if you did that. I wanna see this build finished.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #513
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I was away for a bit and am happily surprised to see that you made some progress on yours. That knuckle looks great. Also, I have a brand new spare 350z bearing module that I used when test fitting stuff on mine that I didn't end up using. If you want it, its yours for the cost of shipping

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #514
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Ohh no, no sir. I would be very discouraged if you did that. I wanna see this build finished.
He said he will finish the car. Once the car is finished and he had his fun with it, if the right offer came along he might consider selling it (as a complete build)
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:05 PM   #515
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did you build those to stock geometry or did you lower the lateral and trailing arm pickups to correct for roll center? Lowering the lateral and trailing arm mounts about an inch compared to stock would really help the rear end in terms of dynamic camber and let you lower the car nicely.


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not finished, still gotta add in a few more pieces and make a few more cuts on it. but this gives you an idea of the rear knuckle. By the way the main pieces are 3/8" thick, the smaller is 3/16" thick. Tubing is 1.25" od , .500 ID . On the tubing, the ID was made to the correct size on a lathe.


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Old 07-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #516
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I was away for a bit and am happily surprised to see that you made some progress on yours. That knuckle looks great. Also, I have a brand new spare 350z bearing module that I used when test fitting stuff on mine that I didn't end up using. If you want it, its yours for the cost of shipping

Yea i need it, the pair i got came off a wrecked car, one bearing felt like it was damaged, so that would help me out. Send me a money request on paypal for the shipping cost ( Flyinty ) is my paypal. Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #517
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Yes the lower links had to be lowered, right at an inch for knuckle clearance for the axle. So it worked out good.



Also sold my 00 civic si that i've had since 09, been building it slowly here and there, but it went to my buddy so i will have first option to buy it back.

also sold all three dirt bikes... so i've cleaned house.

Also medical bills are taken care of as of now, find out monday if i have to have surgery on my knee, Its been feeling better.. Took the brace off mid week and im able to move around.

And got a $2 raise at work.. lol so this week has been pretty good.


So looks like I'll be ordering some parts this weekend.. its gonna be a big list...
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also made my turbo return line




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awd v8 turbo...may god help u lol

this thing is gonna be a beast
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #521
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this thing is gonna be a beast
Have you read this thread at all? It's rwd.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #522
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Man I wish you were local. Your knuckles are top notch!

Are you gonna coat them in black?
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:14 PM   #523
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yea they are gonna be black. waiting on a shipment of metal so i can build the brackets for the calipers.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #524
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made another parts order today.... 50 plus items
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #525
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Anxiously awaiting an update, this thread really delivers.
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