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      12-14-2017 05:46 PM #76
      Got the last of my parts from Raw Brokerage to get the head going. Now I have Tomei cams, lifters and beryllium copper valve seat rings, Supertech plus size valves, dual valve springs, guides, Ti retainers and spring seats for the new RB26dett head.

      I*also got the first sketch from the guy doing my design render. Note the early headlights/recess with the late lower front bumper. I am hoping it's doable.. Lastly, found a guy on IG who did the last render which I really like. Color and all.*







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      12-15-2017 10:49 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      Engine is on the stand. Pulled the front pulley and cover. I will pull the head fully assembled with the intake manifold and sell it complete. Not sure if I will have the headers blasted and polished or ceramic coated.
      Should be a fun build...I like oddballs! Not sure why more people don't use these for a basis of a Japanese hot-rod and only seem to use the 240.

      I'd vote for ceramic coated headers in bright silver color. The heat retaining properties will help and look good. (granted I just bought a set of stainless steel heat exchangers for the 914 6 conversion project when I had a brand new set of silver ceramic coated headers already...the price you pay for having heat )
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      12-15-2017 05:37 PM #78
      My heart can't take it! This is so amazing. The guy who did the render changed the color to my 920 Datsun Safari gold and added the Watanabe's. Now I HAVE to sell my wife on the color but this is the car I must build!!!

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      12-15-2017 05:39 PM #79
      That looks amazing!

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      12-15-2017 06:11 PM #81
      Looks killer!

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      12-15-2017 07:17 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      My heart can't take it! This is so amazing. The guy who did the render changed the color to my 920 Datsun Safari gold and added the Watanabe's. Now I HAVE to sell my wife on the color but this is the car I must build!!!

      Boner inducing. Definitely do this.

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      12-15-2017 09:08 PM #83
      Bonus: the plates you usually get will look great with that color. As much of a PITA a color change is, that looks really cool.
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      12-15-2017 09:12 PM #84
      I plan to take this down to the shell and will paint the bay, interior and possibly jams myself. I have done quite a bit of paintwork over the last 15 years. But not enough to want to do the exterior on something of this level. I plan to go full out on this car. I'm more excited about it than any of the previous builds.
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      12-18-2017 08:48 AM #86
      Yesss

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      12-18-2017 08:57 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
      I plan to take this down to the shell and will paint the bay, interior and possibly jams myself. I have done quite a bit of paintwork over the last 15 years. But not enough to want to do the exterior on something of this level. I plan to go full out on this car. I'm more excited about it than any of the previous builds.
      Your BMW build was amazing...and now this one you're full in for?

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      12-18-2017 09:37 AM #88
      Render looks great. Not sure whether your graphic designer is using a color calibrated monitor, but on my screen your render definitely looks more McLaren Orange and less Datsun Safari Gold, which is definitely more on the tan/brown side of the gold spectrum.

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      12-18-2017 10:31 AM #89
      Yeah, I tried to adjust it too but it looks different on each monitor I see it on. I plan to brighten up the stock safari gold a touch most likely. Although my dads Z looks amazing after a quality paint.
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      12-18-2017 12:33 PM #90
      I love it. Z31s were a car I didn't really like new...But just like you, they have grown on me of late. Two things...I would leave the battery where it is, especially with the inline six, it won't take up much room at all, and I think moving it to the back would just make the rear even heavier, and in a short wheelbase car, weight transfer is an issue. Second...I love the color. I love oranges in general...But the 80s-ness of the car seems to clash with it, for some reason. Too brash for the angular styling, perhaps?

      Whatever. In for the duration. Show me.
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      12-18-2017 02:50 PM #91
      I think the car will pull it off well but we will see how I feel when it comes time to paint.



      I stripped the rear interior all out. The factory spare inflator was still there and surprised the speaker surrounds were still intact.

      I found a kit that welds to the bottom of the Z31 to allow for an S14 rear subframe. This will allow me to run more coilover options, control arm, bushings, diff etc.





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      12-18-2017 03:34 PM #92
      Stuff like that inflator can make me happy, for some reason.
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      12-18-2017 03:58 PM #93
      That car is the ultimate survivor example... Have you considered leaving the paint as-is?

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      12-18-2017 04:06 PM #94
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      12-19-2017 06:58 PM #95
      15's with 205's.

      A little more progress on the front 3/4 rendering. Adding a roll cage and the artist is going to attempt to create some sort of BRE 240z inspired front lip.

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      12-22-2017 12:11 PM #96
      Check out the BRE inspired front lip. I doubt this would be too hard to have made.

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      12-22-2017 12:59 PM #97
      Nice chin.


      It almost needs to be painted two-tone, though. Really makes the lines stand out. Maybe even a contrasted similar shade.

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      12-22-2017 02:10 PM #98
      In for another classic RVAE34 build. Yee!

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      12-22-2017 02:21 PM #99
      I'm liking that front lip idea.

      Not sure how you'd two-tone it unless you carried the wheel color over to it on the edges.

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      12-22-2017 02:24 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      Nice chin.
      Well that settles it. You have to name the car "Nell".

      I'm liking the chin spoiler.
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