fwd to rwd project

  1. pleej Member

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    its hot as hell out side and even hotter in the garage ,but i got the car back on the floor and rolling agen with the s13 front end all on.
    then i striped it all off so i could start welding the front end up and start strengthening everything up.

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  2. pleej Member

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    had a good day with neil till the mig gas ran out :( so im going to have to use my tig welder till i get some gas.

    any way picsssssssssss

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  3. schnappi Member

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    Fantastic stuff! Loving this project. Keep going and keep posting the pictures. :clapping:
     
  4. pleej Member

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    finished the chassis mods ,made some mounts to move the engine and got the engine droped in

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  5. stuvy

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    what are you doing regarding the steering geometry? we did a hydraulic assist on a mates trialer and it took ages to get it steering at speed correctly
     
  6. pleej Member

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    every thing is oem nissan
     
  7. stuvy

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    just wondered dude, did you make any further advances on the eccentric top mounts?
     
  8. pleej Member

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    yeah i talked to miesteR they said i dont need them, i can use the top mounts for the camber part and the tie rods for the caster
     
  9. DJ1978 Member

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    Pretty cool project so far mate. Can't wait to see it finished :)

    Will you be going for a sleeper look?
     
  10. katluke Member

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    Really interesting project and work so far :clapping: Just curious, where you have welded the infill plates from the top of box section to original chassis rails,will you also be putting an infill piece in from bottom of box section to outer side of chassis rails (bottom pic on post 82 of inside of wheel well) ? Or do you think it will be fine without it ? Thanks for your reply :cool:
     
  11. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Any updates buddy?
     
  12. Chickenjohn

    Chickenjohn Morris Minor and Porsche 944 fan

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    Interesting project and excellent workmanship! I actually quite like the idea of making a FWD car RWD!

    I would have done it differently though. As you made a small box section "chassis" at the front for the engine and suspension, why not go the whole hog and build a full length box section chassis to mount all the running gear on and channel and modify the body so it can simply be bolted down to the chassis?? Would be super strong and able to take huge power outputs. And not any heavier as you would be cutting away all the body subfames and chassis members as the body would no longer be truly structural with a full chassis under it.
     
  13. pleej Member

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    i tied the front part into the cars chassis then i took the chassis out of the tunnel and im making my own that will tie into the rear end im making so i can bolt the rear subframe to.
    updates

    got the box on and set in place, then we started on the tunnel .
    it was totaly the wrong shape so we had to work on it a section at a time.
    we bolted up the tunnel to the box so the tunnle was set at the right hight and start from there

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    started on the tunnel bulk head and also got the shocktops done.

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    bought some new parts, i hated how the intercooler hung off the front end so sold that one and bought a smaller one.
    now i have the room in the engine bay to mount the intercooler and the rad so should look like a some what stock civic

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    i got the traction bars in and mounted so i could bolt the antirollbar in place.

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    i had to cut the front slam panel to weld bolts in so i could mount the front part

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    finished off the front part of the chassiss and tacked up the tunnel to the bulk head.
    also taugh my 13year old son cain to spot weld, the results speak for them self.

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    tunnel. i need to fab the top part were the nissan metal meets the honda metal so it looks stock

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  14. schnappi Member

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    Coming along nicely and impressive stuff! Keep the pictures coming, I love stuff like this. :clapping:
     
  15. pleej Member

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    bit more done

    i plated over the top of the tunnel to bring the civic metal inline so i did not have a step were the metal had over laped ,then i started making the bulk head look like it was made by honda with a tunnel in

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    a bit of body filler and it will look stock

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  16. schnappi Member

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    This project is awesome. Can't believe how ambitious it is! :cool:
     
  17. stuvy

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    good to see your back on this mate, hope your work situation has improved too
     
  18. oli8925 Member

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    Interesting about it being classed as welding repair panels in. I've always wanted to do a RWD conversion on the old flippy light, wedge Honda Accord or Prelude, so I'll be watching this closely
     
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