S13 Suspension in a 510

Suspension, including wheel, tire and brake.
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 20 Jul 2019 13:24

Finished up the framework in the rear and on of the wheel well tubs. Moving at a feverish pace now. Less than a year since the last update!
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by icehouse » 21 Jul 2019 05:48

Why not a VH45? Or a VK56? fun build to follow for sure!
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 21 Jul 2019 05:59

My friends did a lot of 1UZ swaps in other cars so I just kinda followed them. The engines are cheap and a lot out there. I got a whole 2001 GS430 that was totaled for $1400 so the deal was a no brainer. I would prefer it to have a Nissan but oh well.

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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 14 Sep 2019 16:35

I started working on the driver side wheel well today. I used 22 ga sheet metal 2'x4' from Lowe's. Not the most economical choice. I made a sheet metal bender out of 2"x2"x.0.25" angle iron. I would not recommend building one. It took me a few tries to build one that works.
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 14 Sep 2019 16:52

I marked off the sheet metal in 1/2" increments to know where to use the metal shrinker from harbor freight. I started from the center and work outward until I have the desired curve. I used an air cylinder to power the metal shrinker, but i think they make a stand that has a foot pedal.
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 14 Sep 2019 17:10

starting the curve
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 14 Sep 2019 17:10

almost there
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 14 Sep 2019 17:13

used a template to measure the radius.
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by SR20DAT » 14 Sep 2019 17:14

Finished product
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Re: S13 Suspension in a 510

Post by RONSLYCHUK » 15 Sep 2019 10:45

Great job!

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