Guy's totally slow restomod.....

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L320-Dale
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Re: Guy's totally slow restomod.....

Post by L320-Dale » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:54 am

Really nice work Guy. Very cool. I would like to learn more about 3D printing one of these days and possibly get a small printer.
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Dale - Gilbert, Az
1965 L320 - Bamboo Tan / 1972 1200 - Sun-light Blue / 1970 240Z - Silver

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Re: Guy's totally slow restomod.....

Post by insitu_az » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:19 am

Dale,
We finally got ours when I was looking for something to do during the lock down. It has been a lot of fun. It is a little like welding. The more you work with it, the better the results you get. They are also a really inexpensive hobby, as printing an item like that bracket took about 6 hours, and the filament to do that print cost $1.39. The time it takes to do the print kind of limits the amount of money you can spend. lol

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Re: Guy's totally slow restomod.....

Post by L320-Dale » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:57 pm

Thanks Guy. Ya, I think it seems like a fun hobby.
Dale - Gilbert, Az
1965 L320 - Bamboo Tan / 1972 1200 - Sun-light Blue / 1970 240Z - Silver

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Re: Guy's totally slow restomod.....

Post by insitu_az » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:57 pm

More front end work.

Did a little modification to my brake hats. Beefed up the spokes to 1/2" thick, and added 1/16" offset to center the disc in the calipers. Mounted the new parts and checked clearance on my snowflake wheels.

Wheel clearance was good, so I mounted the strut to see how it looked. I am pretty happy with all the clearances, but I need to make a trip to our storage unit to snag a fender to look at clearance there.
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Brake_front-04.jpg
15" snowflake wheels from 280zx
Brake_front-05.jpg
Bolted on the ball joint and spacer, all good
Brake_front-06.jpg
Over 1/4" clearance here
Brake_front-07.jpg
Plenty of clearance in the front also.
Brake_front-08.jpg
Got the strut mounted...
Brake_front-09.jpg
Tire clearance good.

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