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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:58 pm

Aye, I see where you're coming from with regards to painting, but it's only ever going to be for my eyes only in the flesh & I prefer the "purposeful" look :D
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:29 pm

rich_p wrote:Always good to see progress on this.
Surely can't be long now before big lumps start getting bolted back on?
Keep it up!


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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:54 pm

Now this wont be to everyone's taste, apologies to the purists, but it works for me. Fiiiinally I can start bolting things to her!

3hrs of spraying, exciting  :?

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby Topdownman » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:37 am

Looks like its on the production line!

Very nice work.
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby rich_p » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:50 pm

Looks mighty fine to me!

Will the windscreen surround be staying that colour? I'm pretty sure its the only part which will remain exposed. I think it'd work well as it is. 8)

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby delhusband » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:15 pm

This is really cool to see, everything taken right back like that - the photos are brilliant - looks like monumental work - completely in awe
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby ilovejapcrap » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:16 pm

jo3 I love and hate you.

love as this is amazing

hate as I'm worried about hidden rust on mine

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:35 pm

Cheers chaps, the support really does mean a lot :)

I'll be honest, I've absolutely no idea how I'm at a stage like this when it was purely meant to be a quick suspension refresh & sc 2zz swap.... over 2 years ago :oops:

I'm sure there'll be more hurdles to come but at least it's on the up now :bounce:
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Re: RE: Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby jvanzyl » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:07 am

J03 wrote:Cheers chaps, the support really does mean a lot :)

I'll be honest, I've absolutely no idea how I'm at a stage like this when it was purely meant to be a quick suspension refresh & sc 2zz swap.... over 2 years ago :oops:

I'm sure there'll be more hurdles to come but at least it's on the up now :bounce:
Dude you're an inspiration!
I just really hope your have everything clearly labelled and bagged.... ;-p

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby 1979scotte » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:21 am

Looks beautiful too me.
Wish I had the skill time and patience to do this.
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:25 am

This morning I did something that I never do - stop by the unit before work.... to trial fit my Meisters 8) Rears are the wrong way, probably the fronts as well, but I was rushing & didn't really care. I'm such a child :lol:
Also threw in the refurb'd dash bar whilst I was there.

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:11 am

Well the rebuild continues, slowly but surely. Few progress pics to keep things updated.

Lots of stainless fixings & various high tensile bolts needed ordering :lol: God bless my digital calipers 8)

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All manner of parts going back in, including pedals, steering column, UJ, rack, brake servo/cyl, clutch master, alu rad with fans, roof seal ..... the list goes on :shock: Including my stupidly high custom shifter bushes & extension :lol: Man they look daft.
Also been patterning more brake lines & measuring up for a fan/demister system (weighing in at a hefty 750 grams!)

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Couldn't scrub all the ****e out of the washer bottle properly, so it's had 5 coats of plastic paint! :oops: Seems to work though.

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby jvanzyl » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 am

Droool.......
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:01 pm

Haha, if you saw it in the flesh you'd probably think differently! It's definitely a "diy" paint job :lol:
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby greybeardgt » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:28 pm

Hey JO3 mister T ought to buy this back of you 3o-40k ? certain none left the factory this good! your our Hero! PS did you do all that on ALDI mince pies? I have eaten two boxes of them and only checked me tyre pressures cheers greybeardgt

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby greybeardgt » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:28 pm

Hey JO3 mister T ought to buy this back of you 3o-40k ? certain none left the factory this good! your our Hero! PS did you do all that on ALDI mince pies? I have eaten two boxes of them and only checked me tyre pressures cheers greybeardgt

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby lamcote » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:46 pm

Hi, looking amazing, well done.

Can I ask where you got those tall mounts for the gear lever cage? They look like a good idea.

Also, presumably you have had the steering rack off recently, can you confirm whether its standard mounting points have any rubber in or is it mounted completely rigidly?

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:18 pm

I had the bushes machined up a few year back for my Celica. The shifter has a modified pivot point, so that the throw is exactly the same with the extension fitted as a normal short shift. So the mahoosive bushes are needed for clearance.

The rack has solid collars, where the bolts sit, these are surrounded by rubber. Shouldn't be too hard to have alu inserts made, but other things have taken priority recently. Something to look at eventually :)

Greybeard - the money is in the parts, the shell is far too diy to warrant any value! Cheers though. If/when I get rid, it'll ultimately be broken for parts rather than sold as a whole.
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby lamcote » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:27 pm

Thanks
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby Topdownman » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:59 pm

Coming along nicely.

As someone who runs a shortshift kit topped with a 3" extension and a 5" gearknob, your set up looks perfectly normal to me!

When do you think it will be finished?
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:12 pm

I want it to be tuned & on the road for next summer, really desperate to have that 2zz Rotrex insanity back in my life now!

If you change the pivot point on your short shift kit & fit higher bushes, it reduces the throw :) The ball joint is only held in by a grub screw. I can't remember the measurements off top of my head, but can measure up if needed.

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby lamcote » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:40 pm

Hi, sorry to bother you again but is there any chance you could take a measurement between the centres of the two front inboard mount points for the front suspension wishbones. It's impossible to get an accurate measurement once all the bits and pieces are installed on the car so your bare chassis should be a good opportunity?

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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:51 pm

Hey no bother, best to ask whilst it's still bare. I won't get chance until either Friday morning or Saturday failing that.

Are you talking about the mounting point next to the arb mounting or the one closer to the steering rack?
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby lamcote » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:18 pm

Great thanks.
It's the one nearest to the steering rack really, both might be useful though, thanks again.
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby J03 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:23 am

lamcote wrote:Great thanks.
It's the one nearest to the steering rack really, both might be useful though, thanks again.


Right, apologies for the delay! The inner bulkhead centres are 868mm & the steering rack end centres are 733mm :wink:
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Re: Rotrex 2zz Roadster - J03's Silver Shed

Postby lamcote » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:58 am

Brilliant, thanks very much.
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