amazing s14 buildup

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amazing s14 buildup

Post by EstoMax » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:21 pm

This is not my car, but i wanted to share, because the workmanship into the car is amazing and it may give people here some ideas. Don't mind the engine, it's stock in europe and he can't help it :lol:

This is an s14 buildup by someone from SXOC. he posted finished pics first but if u go thru the pages u will find progress pics... someone can compile them and link them here directly if people dont wanna shuffle through

http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=374790

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Post by plaza80 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:54 pm

Car looks like a killer track car :D

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Post by hersheskuirt » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:23 pm

I am in love with this car.
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Post by titanoh » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:22 pm

With all the cool stuff on the car, Im quite disapointed with the simple suspension setup he went with. It seems like such a waste of time and money, I mean eventually he's going to hit something...and when he does hes custom work won't be so pretty anymore (really man..and S15 front end...). There really Is some fine craftsmanship in it, but I think its going to be sad when all the honda's with way less money put into them pass him.

I really like the rivets look though.

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Post by silviaks2nr » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:51 pm

pretty sweet. but wtf...
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that doesn't accomplish anything unless there's some crazy steering angle.
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Post by TinyT » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:51 pm

titanoh wrote:With all the cool stuff on the car, Im quite disapointed with the simple suspension setup he went with. It seems like such a waste of time and money, I mean eventually he's going to hit something...and when he does hes custom work won't be so pretty anymore (really man..and S15 front end...). There really Is some fine craftsmanship in it, but I think its going to be sad when all the honda's with way less money put into them pass him.

I really like the rivets look though.
its not about bang for the buck, he wanted to build something unique for himself. Any ballsack can buy a crx, gut it, throw in a built b18, get some sticky tires and a suspension and go road race. but your still gonna be a ballsack.

The dude built something unique, purpose built, and well engineered. People these days dont just appreciate things for how well they perform, its a lot about pride in ones work. Hes gonna take that car to tracks and have to push people away because they wanna examine every bit of it.

and the dude that passed him in the honda is still gonna be just another carp in the river

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Post by titanoh » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:02 pm

But he'll be a fast carp in the river.
No doubt this car is unique, but its really not efficent to race this at all. And yes, some badass craftsmanship went into this car, but again, I feel the craftmanship could have been used better elsewhere.

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Post by TinyT » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:29 pm

silviaks2nr wrote:pretty sweet. but wtf...
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that doesn't accomplish anything unless there's some crazy steering angle.
i dunno super low car and he wants some clearance? A lot of full build cars have fabricated tubs, I have them on my car. I mainly did them because I was replacing rusted metal in the engine bay anyway.

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Post by TanManS14 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:13 am

All those AN fittings and vents and he puts worm clamps the couplers??
It's always broken.

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Post by TanManS14 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:13 am

All those AN fittings and vents and he puts worm clamps the couplers?? ***** sr's.
It's always broken.

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Post by Prang11 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:39 pm

Looks sweet, I was woundering the same thing Tanman.

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Post by boker240 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:01 pm

TanManS14 wrote:All those AN fittings and vents and he puts worm clamps the couplers?? ***** sr's.
lol. till i saw the under the hood shot i was thinking rb26.
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Post by Liger » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:21 pm

Pretty decent looking car and it definitely caught my attention when looking at it, but upon further examination, I've really lost some respect for it and here's why....and I'm sure people are going to think I'm a jack@ss for this :)

If it's a track car...why not at least tube frame the front end and get rid of all that extra metal he added in the front. I would not be surprised if that thing weighed close to stock. And wtf is the deal with the press-board front splitter?! And the quarter inch side windows?! If it's a track car, you generally do not have windows period. And regardless, you don't need quarter inch lexan...Jesus Christ. He used such thick metal on parts that didn't require it. And what's the deal with the hundred different vents everywhere? Half of them are not even placed properly.

I am not very impressed with this build at all. If you are going to build a proper track only car and invest the thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours making this thing, I would at least do it the right way....not the way he did it.

Now don't get me wrong. This guy did wonders for body and metal work. I am not going to lie. He has some great fabrication skills and the ability to make something look clean and finished. But at the same time, he doesn't appear to be very experienced with proper chassis fabrication and prepping a car for the track. Would I drive it at the track? No. It's more of a show car to me than anything.

Just my thoughts. Props for all the effort though. As long as it's all his hopes and dream, hell...why not?

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Post by TCtrackrunner » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:23 am

That is a very nice looking track car :lol:
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Post by ccrystalclear240sx » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:04 am

that car looks crazy and amazing i wish i had that type of money and time.
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Post by SammyGreen » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:28 am

that car looks amazing, I love it

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Post by titanoh » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:58 pm

I say we stop calling it a track car...just for safety measures.

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Post by 480sx » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:13 pm

I wish i had the kind of disposible income to produce a track car that looked like that. Mines not gona be nearly that pretty. :wink:

He did a seemingly good job with the aero although im no expert.

Amazing custom body work, although i have to say he used wayyy to much bondo. I mean its a fvkin track car and hes prly got at least 30 pds of bondo on it..

Still havnt gone through the rest of the thread.

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Post by XMcEvilson » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:59 pm

can someone post the pics? they're not working for me in that thread...

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Post by EstoMax » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:38 pm

480sx wrote:I wish i had the kind of disposible income to produce a track car that looked like that. Mines not gona be nearly that pretty. :wink:

He did a seemingly good job with the aero although im no expert.

Amazing custom body work, although i have to say he used wayyy to much bondo. I mean its a fvkin track car and hes prly got at least 30 pds of bondo on it..

Still havnt gone through the rest of the thread.
im pretty sure he used the bondo for the mold, and the actualy bumper is fiberglass.
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Post by yojo006 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:57 pm

i love how many people are quick to criticize somone! let see ur cars for the people who are talking crap. Give the guy some respect. It's a nice car but not my style.

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Post by TinyT » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:31 pm

EstoMax wrote:
480sx wrote:I wish i had the kind of disposible income to produce a track car that looked like that. Mines not gona be nearly that pretty. :wink:

He did a seemingly good job with the aero although im no expert.

Amazing custom body work, although i have to say he used wayyy to much bondo. I mean its a fvkin track car and hes prly got at least 30 pds of bondo on it..

Still havnt gone through the rest of the thread.
im pretty sure he used the bondo for the mold, and the actualy bumper is fiberglass.
ill give you the benefit of the doubt 480 by saying you didnt go through the rest of the thread...but the foam and bondo was for the molds

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Post by 480sx » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:09 pm

Yea i just skimmed over it and looked at the pics. Makes a lot more sense, jesus what a time consuming way to make a mold. Foam would be a hell of a lot easier, but bondo def has advantages.

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Post by TinyT » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:57 pm

true story! Iv seen projects where people build molds for body panels and it seems like they use mainly use foam and shave that! thats sooo much filler and extra work it seems like

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Post by Justin L » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:51 pm

silviaks2nr wrote:pretty sweet. but wtf...
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that doesn't accomplish anything unless there's some crazy steering angle.
Don't be mad cuz you want it.

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Post by 1993ka24det » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:22 pm

that is what i am working towards
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Post by KLYPH » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:08 am

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