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#426 bratman18

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

I think there was a set of the rear Nissan calipers in the classifieds on here.



#427 1982gl4

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

I'll need those for the brat maybe. I'm going to try going all ej on this one. I picked up ej backing plates, from what I have read I can use those paired with the xt-6 hubs, and then all ej brakes over them. 



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:22 PM

If you have the control arms retapered for the 6 ball joint and it is the same as an ej ball joint why not ej hubs too?  Just wondering is all.. 



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:31 PM

I am using ej hubs. I'm re tapering the stock control arms so I can use the EJ ball joint in them. The rear I have to use xt-6 hubs, and I'm planing on using ej backing plates, along with ej rotors, and calipers, and converting it to a rear e-brake. 


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#430 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

Oh gotcha.. Sorry I forgot about the rears..  I am hoping one of the members picks up a deal with the guy from Crossbred Performance..  That is about my only option since I  seem to be too slow when XT6 stuff becomes available someone gets to it first...That is very low on my list of mods currently.  I will worry when I get closer to a full EJ engine and tranny swap.. probably never but at least it is a goal.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:16 PM

Oh gotcha.. Sorry I forgot about the rears..  I am hoping one of the members picks up a deal with the guy from Crossbred Performance..  That is about my only option since I  seem to be too slow when XT6 stuff becomes available someone gets to it first...That is very low on my list of mods currently.  I will worry when I get closer to a full EJ engine and tranny swap.. probably never but at least it is a goal.

 

I've always just put up wanted adds, it's how I've gotten all of my xt-6 parts! Without goals none of my projects would be anywhere close to where they are now. 



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:44 PM

Tucked away for winter next my dad's subi swapped 914, and my bug. Hopefully this winter I'll work on the five lug swap and get everything ready. The brat, and my latest project will be getting my attention for the winter.

 



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:41 PM

Started working on the control arms for the five lug swap today. I bought a tool from Mac for the job, worked well on the largest drill I had around. Only took me a few minutes to drill each of them out. The EJ ball joints seem to fit very well now. I just need to do a little grinding so I can get the castle nuts all the way on. I need to change the control arm bushings (already have new ones from subaru) that should be pretty easy at work. And then I can start rebuilding the hubs, and figuring out the front axels and front struts. Rear should be pretty straight forward. Progress will be slow as the car isn't out yet and I may need to have surgery on my knee...
 
 


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:01 PM

hey bro,

1st car looks great 2nd.......

You still have those bumpers laying around??

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:51 PM

Thanks man! Sent you a PM. 



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:22 PM

Thanks man! Sent you a PM. 

Great Work!  Thanks for the updated pics.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Worked on the control arms more tonight, got both bushing removed, and spent some time messing around with them and welding them. I'll just say they are a fair bit stronger now. I put the bushings in the freezer tonight and I will be putting those in tomorrow and hopefully painting the arms after the install. 

 

 

 
 


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

Finished up the control arms tonight at work. They came out well. Up next front spindles. I'll be digging those out of the snow this weekend and install new wheel bearings and ball joints. 
 
 
 


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:53 AM

do the arms bend on hard driving or your rallying or off roading with them and then there bending ? 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:41 AM

I have tweaked a couple offroading. They are pretty strong, but I decided while I was working on them why not add some strength. I doubt with the action this car sees I would ever damage one.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

New tires ordered, and I dug the front hubs out of the snow. I need to pull them apart so I can clean and paint them. I need to figure out what to do with front struts and cv's and then I'll be ready to swap everything over. I still need to order e-brake cables as well, but its slowly coming together! 



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:48 PM

Got a chance to work on this a little bit this morning. My dad and I spent some time with the headlight wiring they were wired incorrectly for the H4's and repined all the connectors so they work as they should now. before they were super dim, and the high beam indicator was on whenever the lights were.   I haven't done anything with the five lug, as I have been finishing my two vw's to sell, and rebuilding a 94 toyota 3.0. Now that those projects are finishing up I have some time to work on my old subarus again.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

Took this to a car show this weekend. Had a great time catching up with some people, and talking to some guys with aircooled VW's. The car ran awesome as always and got great mpg, I checked it last tank 35mpg! I also won best subaru which was awesome. Here are a few pics. The gold wheels are also back to stay for a while. I'm trying to get some things done before I tear apart this for the five lug, I need this one to be together and reliable for a little while. 
 
 
 
 
MK3 converted to a 2 door using golf rear quarters, and doors. It was an amazing job, it looked factory inside and out. 
 
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This was sunday pretty early, a lot more cars in the enthusiast group showed up later after it stopped raining. 





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