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    So lets start again...

    I bought the car about 11months ago just basically a fun weekend car as i had been building a off chops onevia for two years and had grown very sour towards nissans! So i just want a car to do the odd track days and basically just a fun NA Trueno was what i had my heart set on so that i could clean it up and maybe one day pass onto my children (when i have some lol)

    So this is what i got!

    its basically a 1986 Kouki Trueno Hatch! One of the Irishmans Imports! So its gotta be good.

    Specs:
    INTERIOR:
    nardi dished steering wheel with nardi boss kit.
    jdm dash (Black. With no cracks)
    g4 hydrolic handbrake
    defi water temp gage with control unit/

    ENGINE:
    pretty much stock 4age (only 109,000 kms
    4.2.1 extractors
    trust exhaust.
    pod filter enclosed with a carbon fiber box (so its legal)
    excedy heavy duty clutch.

    EXTERIOR:
    jdm front lip.
    brand new respray. (poor one at that teehee.gif )
    original trd duck wing.
    wantanabee spare wheel.
    casablanca wheels 14x7 (With dish)
    alfa romao disc brakes
    re-built calipers
    2 way lsd


    SUSPENSION:
    Cusco colilovers (front)
    trd green struts (rear)
    cusco camber tops
    after market sway bars front and rear.

    It looked like this when i got it off the OG owner...
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    Ahh yer i cant be assed going right through it all again. Im sure we all know what it once looked like and where its heading.. So here is the latest of updates the car is nearly done..

    Update:

    Fuel system done!
    Cooling System Done!
    Gauge and control unit done!
    Suspension 80% done
    Engine bay is nearly done just awaiting a banjo bolt for the turbo oil feed line, plug leads and a -10 90 degree angle fitting for the oil cooler.

    Pics and comments..

    This is the obviously where the lines meet up to the fuel rail on the engine. You can also See in one of the pics the race flow ezy fuel filter.




    This pic you can see one of the fuel pumps and the surge tank and yes that's next to the muffler.



    Now to overcome the obvious heating problem i constructed a alloy heat shield/box thingy, using our new bender hehe

    First is my cardboard template


    Then the Main structure of the box all bent up.


    And then the front part that closes of the box from shredded tire, i left the back open so it can vent air easily.


    Also my once Levin now Trueno Bonnet returned from the FRP man! Thanks Jeff! All ready to be preped for paint!



    Now ive been finishing off the engine bay as of late and after receveing my Radiator of a certain Alloy radiator maker i wasnt to happy with the "so-not-made-for-a-sprinter" like stated. So i made it fit. In there you can also see where i stuck the oil cooler. My idea is to turn this section of the front to a directed wind tunnel.



    So the rad support is missing. So i whipped this up its a bit of a 2 for 1 deal. Im sure you can all work out how it works. Or suppose to work for better terms...


    Now to keep the theme going of combo mods. I made up a new rad support or sorts That also holds the radiator in and the oil filter relocator.



    Now the alloy rad plate was a lil shabby from making it with the power tools and the bender and folder so i thought id give polishing ago while i was waiting for things to dry. Here you can see the difference of before and after a 10min polish on the bench polisher.


    After a hour of polishing and looking like a homeless person


    One the car.


    Here you can see everything working together


    Shot of the engines current state. like i said before just waiting on coil leads then the Electrician will finish off what he started then BAM! We will fire her up.


    Just a quick shot of the oilcooler's view of things


    Parts im waiting on

    MY WHEELS
    TRACTION BRACKETS
    Tailshaft to be mod'ed
    Willwood brakes
    Rear Brake mounting plates
    Thats basically the next thing to do, Finish the braking system
    T3 Pulley Kit
    And a few things here and there.

    Shits getting close! I cant wait to hit this thing!
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    IMO meanest AE86 in sydney!

    FTP.
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    haha i have the exact same picture from when i got my sportmaxx lol.
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    whats with the drift rings? i know they are just a novelty but do they represent or signify anything?

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    Still planning on streeting her?

    Who was the one who thought out the bracing in the engine bay? Seems a bit of a hit or miss setup.

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    Yes for streeting.. though i dont drive everyday so..

    bracing was thought out by me, i discussed these braces with my old man and Beau with the N2 Ae86. We worked out the correct points to place the tube and also the right thickness so that it will only decrease flex and if the front end does have a impact these tubes would snap thus allowing the body/chassis to do what it was designed to do in such a impact.

    Though that is the theory

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    Ahh thats sweet.

    I was thinking that they maybe only good for front enders. But snapping is something i havent heard of before, gonna have a look into it when i do mine.

    Have you seam welded the underbody?

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    what wheels you going??

    in depth build mate. looks the goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggo View Post
    Have you seam welded the underbody?
    Nah i didnt i was never planning on going this stupid on the car. If i had planned to i may have. I dont really like it though, If you do have a crash its real hard to fix afterwards, Atleast with the tubes they can be cut out while you straighten it then move on.

    If you need any help when you do yours just give me a yell.

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    what wheels you going??

    in depth build mate. looks the goods.

    Superlights 15 x 8 -4 I could have bought some Jap wheels but the way the market is at the moment i couldnt justify the cost just for some added street cred. I got 8 superlights for less then it would have cost me to buy Watanbes or something of the same sizing.

    Thanks for the comments, like i said i never planned for this build to blow out this much, i only planned to paint it and wack a turbo engine in, but you know how it goes you start modding and then you cant stop..lol
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    Ok im pretty bored at work, not alot going on here today so i thought id chuck up a full parts and mod spec list for my future refrence.

    Engine:

    4agze converter to 4agte
    VR Throttle
    EMS stinger ECU
    Custom Steam pipe Exhust Mainfold
    Some Sort of Frankenstein Turbo.. R33 front housing and maybe a turbo disel rear housing.
    External Waste gate
    Westside Exhuast custom Cooler piping and 3inch dump and zaust into twin stain pipes out the back "DRIFT STYLEZ!"
    T3 Alloy Pulley kit
    Alloy 50mm Radiator
    Speed flow fittings and braided everywhere!
    Alloy Intercooler
    Earls oil cooler core
    Motorsport connections oil cooler kit with relocator and speedflow fittings.

    Fuel System
    - 6 Braided fuel Lines from Engine to supply system (ie:back of car)
    Ezy Flow alloy Fuel Filter - 6 for input fuel
    Repco fuel filter for return fuel line (ran out of line..lol old drag car trick)
    Speedflow hose clamps modded to bolt to the body (blue)
    Alloy Serge Tank
    Two big Fuel Pumps (pump out of tank and pump out of serge to engine.)
    Regulator
    Custom pick up in tank
    Alloy Heat/shield box for fuel system as its all mounted under the car.
    Nissan Charcoal canister (nissan..YUK!)

    Drivetrain:
    W55 Box with Delro Bell housing
    Delro Slave clyinder
    Braided Clutch line from master
    1pc Shaft
    hilux Diff (out of the Dirty Ibis)
    Mini spool Centre
    Custom mounts

    Suspension:
    Greddy Suspension
    Electronic controlled damper adjustment
    Cusco Castor rods and brackets
    Nasiga Rose Joint Tie rods
    AJPS Rack Bushes
    AJPS Lock Spacer
    Cusco 30mm Rcas
    AJPS Corona Arms
    26mm Sway Bar
    Cusco Strut Brace
    Apex Trailing Arms and Panhard rod
    Whiteline Traction Brackets
    17mm Adjustable Whiteline Sway bar

    Brake System:
    Willwood T3 Front Brake set up
    Willwood Bias Adjuster
    G4 Hydro Handbrake, Mod'ed to suit a AE86 Clutch Master Clyinder
    R31 Rear rotors
    R31 Rear Calipers (foot Brake)
    VS Commodore rear Cailpers (Handbrake)
    Custom Brakets and lines.

    Rolling Stock:
    Black 15 x 8 -4 Superlights (x8)
    Tyres Adrelians at the moment but looks like Bridgestone in the near future some things are happening...

    Body:
    Completly stripped.
    Uras front Bar
    Jblood or Vertex side skirts
    Vertex Rear Bar
    Origin Rear Bolt on Flares
    Origin Front Fenders 25mm
    FRP Bonnet i made with the help of my FRP guy
    TRD duck Tail
    Rad support removed replaced with lighter removable rad support
    Doors Gutted
    Engine bay strength via spot welding and welded in tubes
    Rear arches removed for flares
    Rear inner qtrs gutted
    Polycabonated rear QTR windows
    Bits here and there removed and modded.

    Inside:
    Zeta Driver seat
    Nardi Classic Flat Dish
    T3 Extension hub
    Snap on screw driver shiter
    Speco Gauges
    Greddy Turbo timer
    JDM Kouki Passenger seat
    Brand new black carpet
    in car bias adjuster
    dash gutted
    heater and shit removed
    All wiring cleaned and all useless shit removed.
    FRP door cards i made Front and rear
    In cabin Battery with custom battery box
    21 point bolt in cage. (it'll do for the time being)
    Sparco CBF floor pedals
    AJPS Harness bar

    I think that is everything..

    Yer ive gone a lil overboard. But i know what im like and i know that i will want more power by this time next year so with plans for something like a F20CTE i thought i would have everything in the car ready to take that sort of power. Plus its always better and cheaper to do it right the first time.

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    Well got some work done today... not as much as i would have liked. Had to do the couple thing last night and go see fireworks and all that bullshit.. I think there was some celebration on i dunno.. 8)

    I spent alot of the day helping my old man work on some other jobs so i didnt get stuck into mine until the arvo plus i had a mega sleep in and yer.. so not enough done in my books plus i have to go to work tomorrow!! :x

    So i finished securing the fuel lines as you can see here..


    I also did a job i was dreading a lil.. thats the gas pedal the orginal owner of the engine was running a weird throttle cable that didnt quite fit so i was trying to make it work safely. I also didnt like the bracket he'd made coming off the throttle body so i made a new one out of alloy. I think its pretty alright..


    While i was under the car i snapped these pics. This is the second pump.


    And a shot of the Greddy rear suspension. Note the fuel lines there they go to the pump and serge, yes there are zip ties and yes it looks dodge but i havent finished constructing a lil plate that goes around them


    Heres a pic of the once useless D2 Hydro Handbrake that was in the car. Im currently making the thing work by giving it, its own cailpers and resvior (ae86 clutch master), And what im also attaching to the body is my willwood bias adjuster for the normal brakes.


    Pic of the res


    In this pic i have made up a rough bracket to hold the bias in a easy to get to spot and i also extended and bent the handbrake lever for easy-ness and more leverage.


    I did a bunch of other things inside the car but they are only lil things and im sure i have bored you all enough...
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