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« Reply #140 on: November 19, 2012, 09:26:58 AM »
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Is that a hint NES Wink Wink
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« Reply #141 on: November 19, 2012, 10:57:27 AM »
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If you get an old V8 radiator from a radiator shop, you will find that in the VT the plastic tanks went before the core.

Then you can have the faulty tanks removed and make your own using 50x50 aluminium box section and some alloy tube for the hose ends. I cut down 3 horizontal rows, had the tanks welded on and had a custom radiator for under $250.









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« Reply #142 on: November 19, 2012, 11:37:09 AM »
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Sorry to hijack Nes.
All good JB, Good idea you have used there too. Your engine is 100mm further back and at least the thermo fans fit!
I have a radiator that is only 2 years old (only used for 12 months) and I'd like to be able to keep it. If it claps  out in the future I can get an off the shelf one then. I have managed to make it fit.... photos coming michael
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« Reply #143 on: November 19, 2012, 12:45:04 PM »
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Did you use a grinder  Grin

Or was mcbean involved..
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« Reply #144 on: November 19, 2012, 12:52:17 PM »
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Did you use a grinder  Grin

Or was mcbean involved..
Truthfully? Grin
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« Reply #145 on: November 19, 2012, 01:03:03 PM »
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JB. Looks like your iginition module might foul on the wiper arms if you leave it in the postion in the final picture  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #146 on: November 21, 2012, 09:03:25 PM »
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So here I am. I don't like my face on but here tis. Supporting MOVEMBER too. Donate if ya like below
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WELCOME TO THE MARYLAND CHOP SHOP. Where tools are an imagination and grindererering is a specialty  Huh

Quick update, Trying to massage the radiator area.  Made up a C channel as a radiator support and using it instead of what was there. Heaps stronger I think and McBean threw in a strengthening plate. I wouldn't have thought to do it this way but I think his solution is better. (Sits on the outrigger).



As it turns out, if I shorten the radiator pipe by this much I can get away with using the original


Only problem is I need to recess through as per the photo. Bit of pipe will do the trick




Flat plates beside the radiator support


Here is the inside view, Turns out the manual car I had had an auto radiator


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« Reply #147 on: November 21, 2012, 09:16:33 PM »
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So the plan is to run the gearbox oil lines to the radiator instead of the oil cooler seperate bit. Leaves me heaps of room for thermo fan and hopefully a condenser for the AirCon
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« Reply #148 on: November 21, 2012, 10:23:46 PM »
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MOving along nicely.
Wouldn't 1 of those flexi hoses have been a better option to get clearance?
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« Reply #149 on: November 22, 2012, 12:17:21 PM »
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MOving along nicely.
Wouldn't 1 of those flexi hoses have been a better option to get clearance?
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As I understand it the hose would still need to go around the rail, a flexible one one lay across it and eventually wear through.
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« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2012, 05:29:48 PM »
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Only problem is I need to recess through as per the photo. Bit of pipe will do the trick

nes are you allowed to cut into the sub frame have you asked anyone (engineer)
i got my VT rad & fans today i don't think i have to cut the sub Huh yet, only had a quick look, will have to cut the inner guards would like more photo's in this area
if possible wrong photo it's the next one sub frame
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« Reply #151 on: December 05, 2012, 03:53:10 PM »
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Yeah mate, I am using steel that is twice as thick as original so its going to be a stronger unit anyway.
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« Reply #152 on: December 07, 2012, 04:23:45 PM »
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Well as you can see I now don't need to cut the chassis rail. I found a random hose that some how fit. It had to be trimmed down a little. I think it came off the V6 not sure. But as you can see below I had a few there to test. It needed to go 90deg up then 90deg towards the drivers side before sweeping up to the water pump. Makes it easier now I have hoses for the radiator and it won't rub on any metal. The top one was a simple case of cutting it shorter and it did the job.

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« Reply #153 on: December 08, 2012, 03:27:12 PM »
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I am so excited about this update. Finally posting pics of my rims!

So FCHoon did a very good job shortening diff housing for me. MASSIVE thanks to him. I got the axles back and here is the trial fit with my WEAPONS..... I've wanted these wheels for 15 years.


Trial with front calipers
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« Reply #154 on: December 08, 2012, 03:27:57 PM »
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« Reply #155 on: December 08, 2012, 05:01:35 PM »
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the rear wheel looks to be sitting too far back.
are you going to have the calipers front or rear and what steering are you going to use?
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« Reply #156 on: December 08, 2012, 07:08:00 PM »
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I made the diff brackets 50mm offset so he looks like a fool....



Id say he has just sat it in there pretty hard to misalign it if its bolted up on leafs..


Love the white wall....

And im sure the wife loves the seedy 70,s porn star moustache gone. Grin


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« Reply #157 on: December 09, 2012, 12:48:43 AM »
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What diff housing have you used to handle the new upgrade.  Looks a treat. Great progress. Lets hope we all have some time over christmas to have a bit of a productive time in the shed.
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« Reply #158 on: December 09, 2012, 10:14:36 AM »
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Looking really nice there NES, the Simmons will look classy. What size wheel & tyre combo are running ( can't quite read it ).

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« Reply #159 on: December 09, 2012, 10:59:16 AM »
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the rear wheel looks to be sitting too far back.
are you going to have the calipers front or rear and what steering are you going to use?
Exactly what FCHoon says mate. I just threw it in there to make sure I got the measurements right with these wheels. Its not even sitting on the leaf. Although the brackets line up very well (thanks again Pete).
Also Pete is right, My wife likes me without the dirty porn mo!!

Diff is shortened VS from a ute. They are 226/60R15's and pretty bloody tight in the wheel well.
I'll post some more photos of the diff in particular soon.
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