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PostPosted: March 12, 2011, 9:00 pm 
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Good thus far, we dove the Devil's Den today and tomorrow we are going to dive Rainbow River. I was harassing a big catfish today I chased him about for a minute or two :twisted: and I also did my nitrox dives too this morning at the Den.

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PostPosted: March 12, 2011, 9:45 pm 
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Congratulations on your diving, I started diving about twenty five years ago and still manage to get some in. Most of my diving was in a dry suit in the Pacific Northwest now I prefer Cozumel or some other warm clime. Cheers David


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PostPosted: March 14, 2011, 2:30 am 
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Thanks man, I just finished my last cert dive today so I am a certified open water diver and nitrox diver :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I would love to do some dives in the Pac NW, but I need to get my dry suit training first so I don't freeze in Puget Sound lol

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PostPosted: March 15, 2011, 7:55 pm 
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any update on your nose?


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PostPosted: March 15, 2011, 9:31 pm 
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not too much, I just got back from FL last night and not much got done today, tomorrow I'll be back at it though. Then I'm going to key Largo next Wed to go do more diving :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: March 15, 2011, 10:43 pm 
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that sucks, key largo has lousy weather


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PostPosted: March 15, 2011, 10:59 pm 
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Yeah, it'll be like 80 and sunny, what the devil is with that crap...... :wink:

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PostPosted: March 17, 2011, 1:12 am 
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whatcha doing this weekend?


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PostPosted: March 17, 2011, 7:41 am 
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Going to the pool Saturday morning to test out a new SCUBA set up for my trip next week :mrgreen: and then studying on Sunday, :(

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PostPosted: July 4, 2012, 11:19 am 
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Hi Brian!

I'm new to the forums and have enjoyed every post and page of this thread (as your build is quite close to what I had in mind before finding these forums). Might there be any updates since your last post?

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PostPosted: July 16, 2012, 9:30 pm 
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Yeah I have made a couple changes in that last few weeks, I just have to upload the pics. The short of it is that I cut off the rear end mounting rails and re-built them, I will post more soon :cheers:

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PostPosted: July 22, 2012, 3:43 pm 
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There have been some changes to my build since I got back from studying in Germany in this March, I decided to can the nose I have been working on in favor of buying one of Jack's 442-E nose kits and modding it to suit my needs. I am also going to ditch the Griffin rad I have right now in favor of a smaller Civic radiator. The biggest change I am making to the build is the rear-end of the chassis, I decided that I was not pleased with the way it came out and I thought I could re-do it better, so I cut the back off on Memorial Day weekend. I spent most of the time since I got home in my local dive shop working on getting all my course work and paperwork done for my Dive Control Specialist certification :D and I spent most of the time I had in the garage cleaning up and trying to bring more order to the shop area. I was finally able to get my tires mounted onto the 6-UL's I bought a couple years back.... many thanks to my friend Mike at Motor Trendz and he also was able to order me some Nitto NT01's for the front wheels. I have started to rebuild the rear-end with bigger tube (2x1") and I am going to use the rear down tubes of the roll cage to help support the tubes the rear sub-frame mounts to. I also was able to expand my work area considerably and I now can mount the wheels and tires and leave them on als long as I care to :mrgreen: Here are some updated pics, enjoy :cheers:

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Cleaned off the chassis a bit
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Measuring ride height to make sure I have an accurate number for the rear from my garage floor
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Chop!...
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Garage full o' stuff :BH:
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Rear tires
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Before Expansion
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After much sweating and cussing...
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Now I just need to cut, bend and notch the new rear down tubes :?

BTW here is a link to my Locost Picasa Album

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PostPosted: December 26, 2013, 12:15 pm 
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Hey man, i love the subframe fabrication in this, what subframe is it? im pulling one out of a 240sx and wanted to see if it was at least similar to that, close enough to do about the same thing. So just wanted to know if its similar?


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PostPosted: April 12, 2014, 4:46 pm 
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Thank you, it's a NA Miata subframe with a RX-7 T2 diff mounted in solid steel bushings. I'm not sure what the 240's subframe looks like but I'm sure there is a way to make it work :cheers:

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PostPosted: April 12, 2014, 7:13 pm 
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After owning 3 240's I would say to shy away from trying to get a 240sx rear subframe to work. The back of the subframe sits about 6-8 inches higher then the rear and the front mounting points sit about 4" wider. Ive seen one weled to an AE86 but other then that nothing else but a 240.

Those are some purdy wheels and tires, really wide too. :cheers:

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