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 Post subject: Hectors (unconventional) N360 build...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:49 pm 

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Location: santa rosa. Ca.
howdy. I've been lurking here for a while...didn't have much to contribute until recently... Name is Forrest, but my shop is "hectorschopshop" located in santa rosa (about an hour north of the bay) we design & build parts for showcars and racecars, build interior bits, and have worked with car audio manufaturers building A/V systems for SEMA & CES debut vehicles...but vintage Japanese machines are very much my passion, and life. I have been restoring customer cars for over ten years and also own a few myself. (Datsun 1200 coupe, Mazda Rx2 coupe, toyota corolla te51, and a subaru 360 van...among others!)

Check out our recent project....a rather unconventional N360. RWD, high performance, ELECTRIC.

I look forward to feedback...and will be updating my blog regularly, as the rear suspension is almost completed...and we should have the car back on wheels within the week!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:50 pm 

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check out my Blog:

http://hectorschopshop.com/7401.html



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:37 pm 
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WOW :D

Just read the whole thing from start to finish. Thats incredible. Awesome work.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:54 am 
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so, uh, do you have them stock wheels still? sweet project man. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:49 am 

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Wow, looks like someone has some fabricating skills 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:46 pm 
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Looks great! Adam and Noah from LIC highly recommend you guys.. Yea, I have an STI too.. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:42 pm 
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F YEAH!!! Electric cars are the bees knees! <3 Nice work!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:14 pm 

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thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys!... I'm really looking forward to posting up my next blog entry...been working on the removable rear subframe for a couple days now & it's lookin' sweet!

...& yes, I've still got the "formula one" 10x4.5s... and a set of NOS kumhos..


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:48 pm 

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Sickest build on the forum! Glad to see a local shop pull crazy stuff...top notch!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Amazing build! I love the stance on this thing. I cant wait to see more progress.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:07 am 
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Wow that's looking amazing so far!! Judging by your other work, that little 360 is going to be one happy little cute car!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:57 pm 

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thanks again for all the complements and enthusiasm... I've been distracted by another vintage Japanese restoration project, getting a barn find datsun 510 wagon back on the road (with some nice upgrades) but that is finally shipped off, and we're back to the honda... Rear suspension build! I'm planning to update my Blog tonight, and have a few days worth of pictures detailing the new removable tubular subframe fabrication! check it out, and please keep the feedback coming:

http://hectorschopshop.com/7401.html

..and speaking of the stance... it will be complemented by hand formed sheet metal flares, molded into the body seamlessly...and although I love the look and serviceability of bolt-on flares (we've built and installed a few sets) we decided to go with all-metal....for the challenge more than anything, I think. (and well have pictures of the metalwork BEFORE filler...so it'll be obvious how much bondo it took to make it perfect!)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:54 am 

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:13 am 

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very nice project, cant wait to see it finish
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what kind of wheels is that?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:24 pm 

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Location: santa rosa. Ca.
it is a 'VTO superlite' 13x6 & 13x7. they are a direct fitment for the VW hubs we're using


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:47 am 
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WOW :tu:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:17 pm 

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a shot of the shop, a few weeks ago.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:18 pm 

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...and a few months ago:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:29 am 

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another update on the Blog:

http://hectorschopshop.com/7401.html

...and some very flattering reviews I feel unworthy of!:

http://jalopnik.com/5465237/if-the-rear ... ow-what-is

http://clunkbucket.com/1969-honda-electric-rear-driver/

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:34 am 

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motor/trans mount details:

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