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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:35 am

I actually just replied to your question on tumblr. All the oem parts are used.

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Re: 165-KISS

Postby UtahSleeper » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:14 am

You should post the answer for the headlights here as well, for those that don't do the tumblr :)
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:34 am

My buddy Jeff would be better suited to answer that question, he’s become quite the expert on fixing my celicas head lights. All the oem components are used. It requires cutting the bucket out of the headlight cover, then You’ll need to weld the light to the headlight frame. Then you have to secure the headlight cover & build a bezel to make it looked finished. Your best bet would be to buy a second set & get to cutting.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:18 pm

Haven't updated this thread in a while, been real busy with the holidays and the new year. I ended up finishing the bezels for the fixed headlights. I'm going to have my metal forming buddy build me some curved filets for the gaps and tig them together. Once that's finished I will either use this as a mold and make them out of carbon or just coat them in some wrinkle black.
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We also started planning out the false floor for the driver and a foot rest for the passenger. There's a set of ridges in the chassis on the drivers side that catches your heel near the clutch, the raised floor will hopefully make driving the car easier. The passenger side looks narrow in the photos but its as wide as it can be once the cage goes in the car. I have to have a bar that runs parallel with the sill and I'm not a fan of doing things twice. We made the holes big so if something drops under the plates you can still fit your fingers down there.
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We have our first canadian snow rally coming up in February. I still need to finish mounting my trans cooler, figure out how to get the steering wheel closer to me, mount my battery, flush my cooling system, align the suspension, figure out why my power steering isn't working, and double check everything. And if there's enough time build a sump guard/ skid plate. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:27 pm

Love the work so far and love the headlight buckets. Curious how well she will hold up during the races.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:18 am

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Finished the co driver foot rest, we ended up holding it all together with rivits. It's a pretty strong piece with the gussets. I'm going to add anti skid on the feet portion and have it powder coated grey.

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Re: 165-KISS

Postby chris-leics » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:48 pm

me262 :)
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:02 am

You got it. Its pretty insane in person, some of the panals still have the mallet marks from the prisoners who were hand forming them.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby chris-leics » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:35 pm

Always loved that plane. :) Never seen one in real. is it complete? Nice thing to restore :)
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:57 pm

It's mid restoration. When it's finished it will be the only flying example in the world.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby chris-leics » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:34 pm

Lucky b...rd :D
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:05 am

I need a wheel bearing before Friday. Anyone know who might have one in stock?
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby RedCelicaTRD » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:08 am

Autozone. They have timkin bearings so it will be a good quality bearing. Have them in stock in my little town so you should be ok.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:52 am

It has been a crazy week but we finished the car the day of the TSD rally. We did four stages today and the car has done really well. I'll post some more photos next week.

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I took a photo of the headlight apart so you guys could get a better understanding of what we did to fix mount the headlights.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby klue » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:01 pm

Its hard to tell what you actually did. Do you just mount the bucket vertically and put a few tacks in there?

good work btw
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