New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

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Re: New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

Post by mesojdm » 09 Aug 2008 18:51

ooOOoo clean...as expected with a james johnson paint job! Seems like just the other day i was up there and saw it stipped to metal lol. Time for the reassembly fun to begin!!!(and headaches!)

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Post by brknrekord » 10 Aug 2008 11:00

It would be a blast if a bunch of folks from the realm could do a track day or hill climb. Laguna is the only track I haven't ridden on, so I'd love to try and organize something there. Only problem is that I'm still a ways off of being ready, so I think it will have to be next year, and yes Sierra makes me :mrgreen: I go to the brewery every Friday for a fresh one straight from the tap :lol:
Absolutely. A day at the track and social meet/bbq would be awesome. I was at Laguna yesterday for nostalgics and Ferrari's. That track is rad. I have never run on a real track like that, but I most certainly want too. I am guessing I am about a year off as well.

And I'm jealous about the fresh Sierra :wink:

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Re: New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

Post by The510 » 11 Aug 2008 17:31

looks great!!! cant wait to see it done !!

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Post by duke » 11 Aug 2008 20:41

Sierra from the brewery? I'm guessing you live in Chico, and if you do I would love to come by and check out your car sometime when I'm back in school.
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Re: New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

Post by S15DET » 12 Aug 2008 06:48

Beautiful. I really love the color. I was Thiiiiiis close to doing the same color. You're doing a great job, it'll be a great car when your done.

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Post by hang_510 » 12 Aug 2008 10:54

mesojdm wrote:Seems like just the other day i was up there and saw it stipped to metal.
:lol: yep :!:

looks even better in your garage! 8)



:?: how come you didnt let him convince you to shave the license plate light holes?
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Re: New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

Post by old510ballz » 12 Aug 2008 18:17

I was at Laguna yesterday for nostalgics and Ferrari's. That track is rad. I have never run on a real track like that, but I most certainly want too. I am guessing I am about a year off as well.
Yeah, Laguna is incredible! My girlfriend and her family have been going there for 20 some odd years. I hope some day we can organize something. Keep in touch.

The510
looks great!!! cant wait to see it done !!

Thanks for the compliments and I cant wait either :D

Duke
Sierra from the brewery? I'm guessing you live in Chico, and if you do I would love to come by and check out your car sometime when I'm back in school.
Oh Yeah, Sierra from the birth pipes. P.M. me about checking out the car. Your more than welcome, although there isnt much to see yet. YET :mrgreen:

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Beautiful. I really love the color. I was Thiiiiiis close to doing the same color. You're doing a great job, it'll be a great car when your done.
The color turned out wonderful. Like I said earlier in the thread, it was scary to wait for the car to be painted, to find out what it really was going to look like. It's just what I wanted :D
Its funny you almost chose this color, because the pepper white you chose was on my list of possibilities.Isnt there a saying "Brilliant minds think alike" :roll: By the way, I really enjoyed your thread. I appreciated all the detailed photos and explanations. Thats why I love this sight, their are people like yourself that are willing to share. Your car turned out beautiful! The start up video was great. I would like to do the same.
how come you didnt let him convince you to shave the license plate light holes?
Shaving is for girls from the eyebrows down :mrgreen:

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Re: New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

Post by old510ballz » 12 Aug 2008 18:49

Not much to report, but I have made a little progress with the front end. I keep running into the same problem, I go to put something together and find that the old part is out dated, rusty and sure as hell doesnt match the beautiful new paint. Then I have to have it powder coated or when its an old bolt I have to go down to the local Yee Haa (I live in Chico which is a farm/college town) fastener shop and try to find metric supplies. Not easy!

P.S. Holy Sh :shock: t it's nerve racking working around a shiny new dime :shock:
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Post by old510ballz » 12 Aug 2008 19:04

Its almost more interesting to look at all the weird stuff in the back ground in peoples garages like mine. I'm working in a very small spot, that I pray nothing falls off the shelfs on the car. :shock:

Here are a couple more pics of the front end progress. Everything is freshly powder coated, I replaced the oem tension rods with Techno Toy Tuning pieces, the LCA's have new energy suspension bushings, the coilovers are Troy ermish and camber plates are DP racing caster plates. I wouldnt go with the caster plates if I knew DGR was going to wear dark sun glasses in a dark room and have at it with a hack saw. They took way to much material out. Total hack job! Once you cut the body apart there is no turning back. Live and learn.
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Post by mesojdm » 12 Aug 2008 22:15

damn nice job! good detail. I didnt know your in chico!...party town! I have a bunch of friends up there, (i live in Yuba City) we should get a norcal dime meet goin.

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Re: New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

Post by boraborabora » 13 Aug 2008 23:01

very nice cage. Did a similar build in my '84 vw rabbit! very strong and reliable in a wreck! hahaha i'll definitely be following this build and thanks for the pictures! keep posting!

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Post by nickledimeme » 15 Aug 2008 23:12

I see you went with the extra long studs on the hubs also. They sure help with wheel selection.

Very, very ,nice build....any new updates ?

When started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with my project I could not sleep. 8)
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Re: New member 71 SR20det Black Top ground up restomod

Post by old510ballz » 24 Aug 2008 17:58

Pics of progress. Got the DGR rack put in for the most part (dont need to explain how I feel about this company. STAY AWAY if you can). I will give a report on it once I put some miles down.
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Post by old510ballz » 24 Aug 2008 18:36

Pics of the Rear end progress. A little repeat break down of what I'm running for those that skip the writing and jump straight to the pics. Datsport V4 ARC and mustache bar (well made killer product with great customer service . The R200 fit perfect), R200 diff with 3.7 gears and stock RCA's with new wheel bearings powder coated 60% gloss black. I'm running Ermish coilovers with #250 springs (seem like a good product, but they're untested so I cant give an opinion and report yet). The springs might be a little stiff for the street, but they'll pay off at Laguna :lol:

Does anyone have any advice on how far to tighten down the diff and ARC mount bushings nuts??
The bushings start to compress and I'm not sure how far I should tighten the mounting nuts.
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Post by old510ballz » 24 Aug 2008 18:56

A couple pics of the RCA's. I powder coated them like the rest of the stuff with 60% gloss black. I'm running Ermish coilovers with 250 lb springs (they're untested, so I'm yet to give an opinion and report). Springs might be a little stiff for the street, but will hopefully pay off at Laguna!!
Look at the pass side that I installed upside down. Oops :oops: I'll blame it on the late night thrashing and small dark garage :lol:
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