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Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by sideways.taff, Aug 8, 2007.
Thought you were going V8 in the BNR324.. guess it's 2JZ powars now
So, this should keep my water temps down.
Nooooish. I guess with the top secret Beetle engine transplant in the R324 you won't need things as uncool as radiators
HEHE. This rad is slightly damaged on one side with a few crushed fins so it'll be fine for the e30.. Should withstand some abuse at least... I hope
It will have to pmsl
I had a feeling this would turn into an epic project mate, as anything you get "cheap' turns into
Fecking hell dude!!
You just cant help yourself!
Chopped the rear springs..
I think I may have chopped a bit too much for the 16's though as this is where they sit... with the massively flared and pulled rear arch..
judging by the history of this thread, it must have taken alot of willpower to not get coilovers. lol, nice build.
He's a cheap ass really
bryn is that an s14 fitment koyo.... as i need to upgrade the rad on my e30 too as the custom one i had made ages ago just isnt good enough for summer
Its an S13 one. I've had to chop both the bottom and top sections between the lights out. I'll modify the bolt in top tube to have two mounts for the top of the rad and bolt the bottom of the rad through a tube I've welded across the bottom between the two uprights. I've had to notch the drivers side upright at the bottom to have enough room to get a hose on there. I've also had to chop the inner mount on both headlights and cut a "v" into the plastic housing to clear the top tank on the rad. The two middle mounts for the front valance will need cutting away too and some new brackets made up to hold that in place. Its a super tight fit and needs a lot of work to get it in there, but once its in its in.
cheers bryn.... gonna whip front panel of the e30 tmro and start chopping, shall compare with my s14 koyo
I got round to doing the second rear arch today, I've been putting it off as its not a fun job and I wasn't looking forward to it. Its taken me about 3 hours to get to this point with it:
To get the lip to bend back and then the flat side section to flare out I've had to cut the inner skin away quite far up as seen in the pics below. I had to slice the inner skin and then cut the spot welds (one every inch around the lip!!) to get the lip to bend nicely. Its come out well and just needs the bead welded in now to add strength back into the flare. I'll have to stitch the inner skin back to the outer skin and tidy it all up..
It fits in nicely behind the grilles.
Have you tried the 16's on it with tyres on? As you know, the more you lower the back, the more neg camber you get, so they SHOULD just tuck inside fine with that flare...
You think?! Plus I'll be modding the subframe to bring the camber back to something more reasonable lol.
Well I've got 0 rear camber now, and me and Mooseman just spent 3hrs rolling one rear arch to get the standard 15" bbs to fit with 205/55/15s, which do, JUST. Then again my fuel tank is now only 60mm off the floor.
no waaaay will you stick to cut springs considering how badass the rest of the spec is now
looks badass tho.
are those rims what i think they are? actually, what are they? lol
white Rota grids