MAZDA b2200 drift build

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  1. BLK_ANVL_GRG

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    1JZ MAZDA b2200 drift build

    Welcome!
    To start off, my name is Alex and this is my drift truck build. Ive always been a fan of these trucks as I currently daily drive one but wanted something a little different to bring to the track.
    This is my daily
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    My main inspiration definitely comes from Nigel Petrie (from engineered to slide) if you haven’t seen his amazing work please take a second to check out his Toyota Hilux.


    http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/10/the-final-entry-engineered-to-slide-hilux/


    Also a big influence is Viktor Martensson with his 1JZ powred VW Caddy.

    http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/04/united-nations-of-car-culture-1jz-vw-caddy/


    With the combined attention to detail and the hands on approach of both of these builders, i cant help but be inspired.


    Moving on! The plan is essentially:
    Motor: 1jzgte
    Frame: custom built fully caged
    Suspension/drivetrain: s13
    Day one...
    Picked up the donor cab from the local scrap yard for $56 CND with the help of my Pops and some good friends.
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    Then was off to pick up my steel order.
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    I quickly cut out the floor and started mocking everything up
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    This will be the ride height when finished
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    So next was the frame. Started by laying out and tacking together what I wanted the main support would be. I essentially want nothing to hang below the 4”x4” pieces of wood I have it sitting on. Having everything tucked above will be key in case I accidently go off track (and I will).
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    Measured up and tacked in place my transmission support.
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    Moved on to the front end.
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    Things all tacked in place. Taking shape fast!
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    Some of my frame welds
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    Added some braces to help reduce flex.
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    Finished up the majority of my welds
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    Added another brace up front. It’s essentially lower then the lowest point of the oil pan by 1-1/4” to hopefully protect it as much as possible.
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    Next up was the actual trans mount.
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    All tacked in place.
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    And a couple pictures of how it sits now. Things are moving along pretty well.
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    suscribed as fuck :O
     
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    THIS is very cool man, love the fab work on this, not going to lie I WANT ONE:thumbs:
     
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    Prefect. Had the privilege of driving one of these with a sr20det s13 with some mods. Very very impressive vehicle but looses traction very easily and not enough steering angle. Seems to working out that the proper way.
     
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    Yeah hopefully I'll be able to balance out the chassis and get a decent amount of angle with the s13 front end components. At least compared to the stock b2200 stuff.
     
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    Small update,

    Bent up the "A" pillar bars so i could begin working on the front shock towers.
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    then started fitting up part of the tube front. Still trying to figure out where exactly to run the bar. I want to make sure it won't interfere with anything now, or in the future.
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    Ran the tube through the firewall and notched the piece as good as i could get it to the "A" pillar bar.
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    Still lots to do but its coming along.
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    I think Im planning on making my strut tower "plates" removable. So if down the road I was to play around with different caster or plan on widening the front end I can remake the top plate and push my coilovers outwards (kinda like the wisefab kits.
     
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    Last night I got some things done.

    Removed my windshield. Wasn't as difficult as I thought once you have the right tools.
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    Then Finished off the night by bending up part of the front tube section. Brought My top plates to a local machine shop because lets face it... Hole-sawing 4" hole in two pieces of 1/4'' thick plate of steel with a hand drill isn't something I feel like doing. Id like to keep my wrists.
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    Things are just tacked in place for now seeing as I still need to remove the cab later on for final and complete welding of the roll cage.
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    Section that comes through the firewall.
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    That's it for now.
     
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    Absolutely awesome fab work man. I'll be watching this!
     
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    Went and picked up my strut tower plates at the local machine shop and after talking to the owner for a bit, found out a little about the history of this shop.
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    This building has been standing in this location for over 150 years. From a Church, to Blacksmiths, and now a machine shop... its a crazy feeling you get walking into a building that's seen so many things come and go.
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    I went ahead and removed all the old under dash brackets that held the heater core, steering column and other things. They where about to interfere with the dash bar I was about to fit. Thanks to this little gem. This spot weld cutter made the job much easier.
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    All clean and ready for the next step.
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    Awesome work mate this is looking great.
     
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    definitely one of the best builds on here!

    how are you fitting the steering column? A plate/something on the dash bar?
     
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    nice work man keep working
     
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    Love it. Some serious fab work going on.
     

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