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Old 11-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #21
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I added this block off plate to the rack. I had it on the original E30 rack. Once I have the engine in I will get some lines made and take this off.


To install the E36 rack the steering shaft needs to be shortened, and it is about the thickness of the guibo. As you can see I decided to remove the guibo. I thought I could just bolt the two halves together (like it is now), but that puts the joints out of phase and makes a stiff spot in the steering. My friend is making me a steel plate about 3mm thick to take the place of the guibo and line up the joints. I temporarily put the steering together, so tomorrow I can push the car out side and organize the garage. Once I get that plate I will tighten everything down.

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Old 11-12-2014, 04:03 PM   #22
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We make those power steering deletes in house at the shop. Made of aluminum not delrin as well, I need to advertise them, blow Condor's price out by far.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:37 PM   #23
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I finally got some metal. I found a place in Akron (that is where I was for thanksgiving) called Service Steel. I went there Friday, but they said they are open most Saturdays as well. It was a great place, I wish they were closer. Hopefully this pile will turn into a patch for my floor, a vice stand, and a tubing bender stand.


I made a rough template for the patch.


I also started tearing down the front end. I think I am going to cut it off and build a removable bash bar set up that will still hold the factory bumper. This will help with engine install, allow me to mount my radiator where I want, and most importantly give me practice with the bender and welder. Oh and further delay this car ever driving again.
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:24 PM   #24
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Not much done to the car, but I did get out in the garage today. I got to play with my new saw. It is an evolution rage 3. It cold cuts steel very well especially for the price. Check them out.


I made this plate for my vise.


Then made this portable stand.


Here is the plate my friend made for the steering shaft. Turned out nice. I need to get it put on.


I did test fit my new wheels. I know why does the car need new wheels when it doesn't have an engine? The wheels are 17x9 et25. The rear has 11mm of clearance and the fronts are contacting the strut. I am thinking of running 20mm spacers all around. I know this will require fender modification, but will it be enough clearance up front? The spacers will put the wheels at et5. Thoughts?


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Old 01-02-2015, 09:24 AM   #25
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Nice, me and Boomstick are doing this same build now. All we have left are the power steering lines and plugging in the custom harness and its ready to run.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:27 PM   #26
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I got my tubing bender stand built today. Here it is tacked together before any gussets were added.


Here it is complete. There is no reason for the front of the mounting plate to be bent down. That was a scrap piece and I decided to leave the bend. It actually makes a nice place to grab when carrying it.


I also picked up this used front facia. In the pic it is just haning on the bumper shocks, but you get the idea.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:20 PM   #27
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I mounted my tires on Friday, and yes I mounted two of them the wrong direction. I will fix that next week. I threw on my studs and spacers to test fit the wheels.









I also put my steering spacer on and torqued down all of the steering components. I did have to grind out a little material on the top joint to keep everything smooth.

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Old 01-18-2015, 05:27 PM   #28
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I got almost all of the interior gutted today.


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Whats that front bumper from? Reminds me of the old subaru wrx bumper.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:09 PM   #30
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Whats that front bumper from? Reminds me of the old subaru wrx bumper.
It is a fiberglass aftermarket piece for e30's. I am not sure who made it. I bought it used on the cheap for $200 shipped to my door.
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So, how is this coming along?
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:25 AM   #32
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It is still here. Haha. No updates though.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:27 PM   #33
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It is still here. Haha. No updates though.
Then do something and update us!!!
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:38 AM   #34
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Hey All.
New to forum.
This V8 thread caught my eye right off.
Cool Build Duey.

Had mine for bout a year. Been eyeballing this 302 swap idea.
Gotta wrap up some loose ends before I start another project thou.
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