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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:52 am 
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Keep us updated Wookie. I'm hoping to see some pics or a video of this thing on the road. There are no boring KGC vids.


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:12 pm 

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Wow, those rear wheels are definitely something. Post up more pics!

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:40 am 

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Great car!! :tu: :D This one is also on my wish-list!!

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:26 am 
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How did they get those rears to fit? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:44 am 
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new pics, swapped the clutch, drove the car finally after almost a year of ownership.. runs rough, brakes need to be re-bled, and the tranny brace hangs slightly lower from the new urethane bushings, so it has a horrible rattle, i will address this issue again as soon as i can get it back on the lift.

step 1: levitate..
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Notice the MAN tires LOL
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Clutch/flywheel
Spec Stage 4 clutch, and Fidanza LW flywheel held in place by ARP hardware.
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Flywheel/clutch plate in place
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Clutch cover in place, and torqued
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Tranny ready to slide back in.. it was a BITCH BTW, didnt want to snug up at all..
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New bushings. way thicker and more solid than the old OEM rubber ones.
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steel braided clutch line
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header wrapped my,,header.. LOL (ignore the carbs.. i have the webers almost ready to go on
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Next up will be as i stated already re-bleeding the brakes.. (SCARY first drive.. LOL)
ordered a wiper switch FINALLY, so when that comes in (Y4000... for one switch.. OUCH.. and that was used) i will be TRYING to get the wipers working correctly
then i will try to get the car running better, it runs really rough.
OH and fix the exhaust rattle ASAP!
things i still need:
wiring harness for the window switch
console harness (I THINK i have that on order)
one of my doors isnt closing correctly, so that has to be addressed now. :(
STILL want a proper rear wing (easy to get on the auctions)
need to re-install my dash parts. i took it all apart to try to trace the wiper wiring, and i plan to replace the worn out dim OEM gauge cluster lights with LED's and a dimmer so you can actually see the gauges..
More to come when i have more free time off work. we are having a very BUSy week, so maybe this weekend i can get back out there.
Thanks for checking out my pics, and keep coming back for more. ALSO if you see some place where ive effed up, PLEASE point it out. this is my first vintage car build, and i WISH i could bead blast the entire car and powder coat it <3
still working on the wheel sizes on the rears, sorry about the delay, i know i SUCK..


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:43 am 
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picked these JIC Magic coliovers up in the trash pile at Upgarage, for some donor parts for my own coilover conversion this winter
struts are blown from the feel of them, BUT i think JIC sells replacement inserts for around $100, so it will be an awesome buy if thats the case.
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also picked up these at Astro tools, low profile ramps, so much WIN!!!
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here they are under the front bumper of my S15, so LOW!
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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:07 am 
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so lucky your out in Japan.

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Love the skyline. What is the purpose of the ramps? Doesn't seem like they would get the car high enough off the ground to do anything.

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:30 pm 
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just so you can get a jack under the car actually HAHA, this car is no where near as low as i usually go, but its still a PITA to get a jack under the front of the car if i wanted to. i usually have to use an OEM jack to get it up high enough to slide the real jack under, it sucks.


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:01 am 

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Any updates?

Awesome find :)


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:12 am 
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Nice car!!!! :mrgreen: I have always loved the old skylines!!!!

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