Page 2 of 15 FirstFirst 123412 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 291

Thread: Project gripper

  1. #21
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    No the center panel is, the dash is just a standard dash. Altho I'm going to have a word with him for the fibreglass dash


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free

  2. #22
    Guest joetheeskimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    bournemouth
    Posts
    579
    Rides
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonsx View Post
    No the center panel is, the dash is just a standard dash. Altho I'm going to have a word with him for the fibreglass dash
    Yer i thought i remembered it. I always wanted those sideskirts and that sort of style over fenders.

  3. #23
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    He didn't want to do it at first, took me lots of beer to persuade him. The skirts I made myself as the ones off the rt car were to fit the s15 front end arches he had made


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free

  4. #24
    Guest chrispy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Bicester / Oxford
    Posts
    342
    Rides
    0
    Looks Nuts!

    Keep up the good work.

    I'm eventually going to go down the gripper route, just going to try a welded diff first to see what all the fuss is about!

    I dont suppose you know how much weight you removed from all the tar?

  5. #25
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    Originally I was just going to build a budget drifter, but im not a drifter and can't face sliding all my time and money into a wall, haha. I don't know exactly, it's not a massive amount but it is a decent weight


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free

  6. #26
    Guest
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    221
    Rides
    0
    Awesome project so far. I'll be keeping an eye on this.

  7. #27
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    So with the inside sorted thanks to the arrival of one of my seats

    I got our fabricator to extend my bottom arms ready for the wide arches

    And they came back just in time for my next arrival, the arches and skirts from ABW
    so quickly home to get everything fitted up and see how it all fitted together. The track width was spot on but the car was too low so I had to either lift the car or the arches. I compromised and raised the car slightly and fitted the arches slightly higher than they are intended. While I was at it I folded and vented the wing



    I just want to drive bitches

  8. #28
    Guest
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Carms.
    Posts
    1,010
    Rides
    0
    Looking good cant wait to see the rear arches love that style of arches on the 200.

  9. #29
    Now with 400bhp....
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    South west
    Posts
    35,780
    Rides
    1
    That front arch/wing combo is epic
    South west Events and local meet info. See here


    My car on THRLL: http://thrll.com/car/1998-nissan-200sx-12410
    Chris Cooke Photograpy: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisCookePhotography
    1998 Nissan 200sx s14a , 2000 std 5 speed with nismo supercoppermix clutch bn6 Sapphire Blue

  10. #30
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    So onto the rear arches from RT-Autobodies. Nothing bad can be said about the fit and quality from rich, everything is spot on everytime. I had been asking for a set of these for ages but he just wouldn't do them, then he caved

    I had to cut the lower section off the rear as these are designed for cut away rear floor

    And get them test fitted

  11. #31
    Guest nash`s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    croydon
    Posts
    3,306
    Rides
    0
    loving the progress so far. looking forward to more updates

  12. #32
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    Then onto the front bumper. Again from RT but originally for brens v8 200. It was exactly the style I was going to make so thought May aswell start with that.
    The bumper and arches are from different kits so obv didn't match, also I fitted the front arches higher so abit of messing around and that was rectified

  13. #33
    Guest
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    19,211
    Rides
    0
    Your car looks great mate. I really like it. Can I ask, how have you gotten your rear track wider? I'd love to widen my car but short of spacers I am clueless.

  14. #34
    Guest
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Zoetermeer-The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,737
    Rides
    0
    I love projects with lots of custom work.

  15. #35
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    With the front and rear set I could crack on with the skirts. I knew the style I was after so I used the ABW skirts and gave them a little makeover to suit my needs

  16. #36
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    Piman2k at the moment it is just with spacers to set all the body work. I'm going to get some shaft spacers machined to space the drive shaft in between the diff and shaft

  17. #37
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0

    Project gripper

    The exhaust was next to be butchered. Iv always wanted center exit, and as the rear bumper isn't as deep as standard to suit the rear fenders I had to lift the exhaust as high as possible so it didn't hang low so the boot floor goes


    And with the bumper fitted

    Just need to fit the 3" twin Iv got for the end and drill the bumper to exit through the center of the bumper
    Last edited by nelsonsx; 17-10-2013 at 17:28.

  18. #38
    Guest
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Carms.
    Posts
    1,010
    Rides
    0
    Do RT-Auyobodies make rear arches the same as the front ones to fit the 200.

  19. #39
    Guest nelsonsx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    leeds
    Posts
    893
    Rides
    0
    ABW you need, they do the full kit to go with the front arches and skirts

  20. #40
    Guest spice_weazle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    nottingham
    Posts
    3,484
    Rides
    0
    Nelson. Great minds think a like I'm going to be doing similar to my exhaust to allow me to run a diffuser.

    Piman. As Nelson says easiest way to widen the rear track is drive shaft spacers with longer arms. Again ill be doing similar, shaft spacers but with custom subframe and arms.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •