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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:29 pm 
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Just joined the forum I have been building my car for the last year now.
I am from BC Canada.
Really wanted one but always saw the huge price tags then found out about a Colin Champion book from another building.
Most of the frame is Colin design but also has the Haynes influence due to the book coming in the mail a few months into the build.
I am alot farther ahead now just trying to locate build pics
But the motor is a first year 13b


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:13 pm 
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Sounds cool, can't wait to see some pics of it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:15 pm 
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Thanks for starting a build log. Good luck and have fun!

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 Post subject: some more pics
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:22 am 
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just some more pics


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:31 am 
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Is your "friends car" a skyline by any chance or a front end swap on some other import...? looks a bit GT-Rish... Great build, I love the rotary in these cars... just makes sense...


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krepus wrote:
Is your "friends car" a skyline by any chance or a front end swap on some other import...? looks a bit GT-Rish... Great build, I love the rotary in these cars... just makes sense...

its a r34 gtr soon to have 400+ plus horsepower


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:25 am 
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Sweet... if/when he wrecks it, he should make it a locost donor... lol! Just kidding, and not really wishing harm to your friend or the vehicle... I'd love to get ahold of an old C10 GTR...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:46 am 
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krepus wrote:
Sweet... if/when he wrecks it, he should make it a locost donor... lol! Just kidding, and not really wishing harm to your friend or the vehicle... I'd love to get ahold of an old C10 GTR...

yeah everyone at our shop is kinda curious how long the car will last due to his lack of driving a car close to that horse power. that RB26 is too big for any kind of lotus build and heavy


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:22 am 
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Hey-
I read that you'd bought Ron Champion's book, then I looked at that first batch of pictures and I was about to say, "Dude, you're holding the book upside down!" The next few pics calmed me down...

Just kidding, good looking build! Can't wait to see more, good luck with it!

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Where did you get those rear fenders? I'd love to find some aluminum or steel ones, fiberglass just makes me kind of nervous.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:17 pm 
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reddeth wrote:
Where did you get those rear fenders? I'd love to find some Aluminium or steel ones, fiberglass just makes me kind of nervous.

I went to princess auto and got 3 trailer fenders. the width of the trailer fender was not wide enough to line up with the front tires. it would have had looked weird that the front wheels stick out a good four inches a side. so i cut the fenders and spliced in four extra inch a side from the third fender. it was a lot on messing around but it turned out great after a lot of gentle massaging with a hammer and some bondo they look great after paint ill try to get some pics of the finished product for you


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:59 pm 
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finally put everything back together after paint ans am a little unsure in what to do next


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:00 pm 
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some more pics


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:27 pm 
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You're very well along! As far as what to do next, if your steering and brakes are functional, then it would be fuel, I reckon.

What ball joints did you use?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:43 pm 
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i used 240sx ball joints i have the fuel lines made and and steering all made and working. the only thing is that few days ago i was given a 4agze supercharger. it is the 1st gen mr2 charger. the only thing is the pulley works on a electromagnet to engage and disengage the supercharger. i want it on all the time but cant seem to find a replacement pulley that will work.


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