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Re: first surf build.

Postby Mattman » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:35 pm

Getting close!

What did you use for front springs? Did you make your own spring towers?

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:49 pm

Mattman wrote:Getting close!

What did you use for front springs? Did you make your own spring towers?

Front springs are 2in lift 80 series..started with standard 80 springs (but they must have been saggy) new ones are way better..rear is 4 inch lift swb saf.

Yes made my own spring towers.they aren't the most beautiful creations however.. I can see how my skills have progressed from the start

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Mattman » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:24 pm

Nice. Thanks for the info.

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Re: first surf build.

Postby mudlva » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:35 pm

skidmark wrote:Reverse welder would be bloody handy.lol

Cheers, that comment was a bit of my weird humor,wasn't meant to be too serious.. but cheers everyone I'm looking forward to get it dirty too



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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:24 pm

Few more things knocked off the to do list, picked up some never sieze and a bag full of bolts,
Finished bolting cage on. So that's Solid, finally got around to mounting the rear of sliders.

Replaced some of the 4 link bolts that were a smidge to short.

Mounted a return spring for handbrake.

Started making mounts for new front indicators,got some hella strip Leds will weld mounts on tommorow.

Lists getting shorter

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:08 pm

Masive update,indicators and load resistor fitted

Wheel alignment next sat tho.cert man wants specs
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Re: first surf build.

Postby Madaz » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:55 am

Might be worth putting some other 35s on it for the cert braking test......
Mine went on brand new Simexs a few years back, they were not looking too new after he had done all the brake tests, pretty much rounded all the sharp edges off......
Was less than impressed with that........

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:56 am

Hmm yes good point I was thinking about that actually.

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Sausager » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:00 pm

skidmark wrote:Masive update,indicators and load resistor fitted

Wheel alignment next sat tho.cert man wants specs


That is a seriously tough looking surf mate! Well done.

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:26 pm

Sausager wrote:
skidmark wrote:Masive update,indicators and load resistor fitted

Wheel alignment next sat tho.cert man wants specs


That is a seriously tough looking surf mate! Well done.


Cheers bud

A mate has a set of 35s on 15x10 rims hell lend me, going to ask Mr certifier of hell run thoose for brake test but probably not put on the plate cause I'd imagine there far too wide..going to have to fit some run some rubber flare as tread just pokes outside exo still.... we will see....

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Checkerhead » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:45 pm

Yeah mate. Do what you have to to get your mates 35's on for the cert if they are radials. Makes everything handle/feel better than with the bais ply tyres. Makes for a cheaper/easier cert.
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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:01 pm

Borrowed a d plate and took for wheel alignment today, one thing there's a miss on the high boost setting as it hits 10psi.... will need to investigate.suspect it's actually a tune limit not quite right.runs sweet on low boost so will leave it there for now.

And they couldn't do wheel alignment as there machine wouldn't fit beadlocks.... so will attempt again next weekend.not working next sat so will trailer it there on some 31s.

Made driveshaft loop, hopefully up to spec, I didn't cover top as it backs onto a crossmember so it is fully enclosed still. 4 m10 bolts.
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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:03 pm

For wheel alignment sorted today ..Replaced drag link and tie rod with heavy duty stuff before hand so it's all nice and new for me certifier...but both diffs appear to be pointing in the same direction as a bonus!
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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:29 pm

Week till d day so sorting the last few issues. Cut up some flares,
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Pulled driveshaft and handbrake off as small oil leak from rear flange,just need to seal it on as marlin crawler flange doesn't have oil seal.

Also need to add another reforcement to bracket to handbrake as not completely happy with the mount.

But will sort it tommorow

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Mattman » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:14 pm

Looking awesome man. Good luck for the coming cert!

Love reading your posts.

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:11 pm

Mattman wrote:Looking awesome man. Good luck for the coming cert!

Love reading your posts.


Thanks dude. I hope it goes through relatively easily..guess I'll find out soon enough

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Checkerhead » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:56 pm

Good luck mate. Hoping to see pic's of this half way through Thompson's or The Wire's etc soon. Maybe even at the Possum place comp eh?
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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:49 am

Checkerhead wrote:Good luck mate. Hoping to see pic's of this half way through Thompson's or The Wire's etc soon. Maybe even at the Possum place comp eh?

Cheers..yes me too.need some seat time and learn to drive it before possum palace just yet haha

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:11 am

Just took spec sheet to Mr certifier, caster at about 1 degree no good....need to sort asap...will go look at options..maybe should bite the bullet on a set of superflex arms to help the non existent nissan flex...hmmm wallet doesn't really say yes but...

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Checkerhead » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:05 am

What is your caster angle?

Also you would want to know for sure that he will pass the Superflex arms as they have their own cert issues don't they?
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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:09 am

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So diff needs to rotate back a hair, I had already extended front mounts lower than factory.could go further I surpose? He didn't think caster correction bushes would sort it,but as far as I can tell 1.5° would put me in spec?

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Checkerhead » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:25 am

Personally I'd be aiming for heaps more. Bigger tyres equals bigger caster requirement. I'm assuming that 2-3 degree is for factory 29 or 30" tyres? Guys seem to talk about 6 degrees at ride height for dessert racing. Can't remember what mine are now but think I was aiming for 5 degrees when I built my radius arm mounts.

Ask Neal if he will accept anything greater than the 3 degree "spec", if so, I'd aim for 4-6 degrees.
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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:26 am

I'll give him a bell,perhaps that's why he said bushes wouldn't move it enough

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Big » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:29 am

Also I think you are only allowed +- .5 degree either side. Of factory settings . so 6 would be too much..

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Checkerhead » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:33 am

Yeah but what prey tell is "factory setting" For a Nissan axled, radius armed, 35" tyred, Turbo V8 surf?
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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:34 am

Just rang him,more is ok. If it's 5 degrees that's sweet...not too concerned about being over.just under

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Checkerhead » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:40 am

Sweet. Best you do some googling and figure out what you reckon is best to aim for then. And let us know how you go with cert if you get super flex arms.

Also Kaipoi repowers make there own super flex type arms. They look like a good thing.

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:45 am

Superflex arms are no problem to cert, Lchundy(spellings) big red 80 was in the workshop with them and he said no problem to cert if branded etc.

I have a feeling replacement Radius arms will be the best bet.. I have messaged Nathan on fb awaiting reply...now it's weather I can get a set before wensday otherwise no point going in for cert

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Re: first surf build.

Postby skidmark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:21 am

Bugger iy wallet is much lighter...just coughed up for super flex arms from 4wdbits.... hopefully be here tomorrow. So new wheel alignment on Tuesday.

Quickest option to get sorted before wensday.hurt but it's ordered. Will hopefully make use of front shock abilities now as a bonus.

Righto. Kaiapoi arms would be ok if saf chassis,they fit aftermarket Dropbox to go to a bush rather than factory pin style...bit short time to go changing everything noe to do that.a bit cheaper than superflex by a fee hundred...

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Re: first surf build.

Postby Lchundy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:38 am

Just a note safari pin style does restrict flex and bushes get bit of a hammering off road.
The cruiser design will give more flex and bushes last longer.

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