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    Default Re: scrap the 18rg, here comes 1JZ, but how

    The costs definately stack up, consider all the little bits and pieces such as nuts and bolts, grommets, wiring, efi fuel line and fittings, brake components and caliper rebuild kits, etc, etc, etc.........auto and electronic shops love people doing conversions cause they have money to burn.

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    Hi guys,

    look don't get me wrong, i know it aint gonna be cheap. But there are two rules when it comes to cars.

    A: never EVER go to a retail outlet, unles you light your cigarettes with $50 bills
    B: It doesn't matter how much something costs, time and patience and you will find it cheaper, often alot cheaper and ALWAYS remember what you can do for ppl to save a buck or two.

    Yeah, i know that there is always going to be something that i'll miss, something that is going to cost more than i may have thought it was going to. But i'm in no rush whatsoever. If i've gotta stop for a while and save, so be it. What i'll also do here in this thread (or when it's finished a complete listing) is keep tabs on exactly how much i spend. I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong or rub there face in it. But just simply so ppl who may later have the same idea can get a pretty accurate idea on what they can expect to spend. Maybe do a price comparison or turbo 18rg vs 1ggte vs 1jzgte. Personally i think it'd be an excellent thing to see. Also power vs $.

    As for the hacking up the "GT", it's already been done. There is no way that you would look at it and think that it is GT. I'm not sure if ppl saw it for sale on the old forum 9 months ago. Red '77 ra28 in perth, flared guards, custom fibreglass bodykit, bonnet scoop etc etc. It's been hacked and raped. Trust me, if i had a genuine gt in pretty good orig condition, i'd sell it. Why???? I'm not going to restore it to what it deserves. I like to tinker and muck around with my cars. I'd much prefer someone else that has the time and patience (and dollars) to look after the rare breed the way that they should. Anyone else agree???

    As for the t or f series diff, how can i tell??? I'll prolly get rid of it anyway, worth knowing tho. The tunnel, that's nothing a welder and some steel and some skill won't fix(good ol dad!!!)

    Anyho, i'm gonna surf and research. Any ta23 x member pics yet?>???
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    hey road kill you looking at selling the 18rg?

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    Default Re: scrap the 18rg, here comes 1JZ, but how

    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill
    I'm not sure if ppl saw it for sale on the old forum 9 months ago. Red '77 ra28 in perth, flared guards, custom fibreglass bodykit, bonnet scoop etc etc. It's been hacked and raped.

    That car has a T series diff, and your analogy of the car being raped, is pretty much on the money - surprised the motor lasted that long actually!!!?!

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    Hi, so what's the difference tho???? As for the motor lasting that long - it didn't. Someone who sells a car without a COMPLIANCE plate and no receipt even after it was specifically mentioned several times doesn't help!!!! Anyway, after all that fiasco i only had it on the road for about 8 weeks before the big end went, so no surprise really. Oh and that's after i replaced the clutch after 2 weeks. I couldn't even chirp 1st!!!! My old rg i could chirp up to 3rd!!! (had weber's tho...... ahhhhhhh)

    As for the 18rg, i've had a few pm's sent. Basically, yes it will be for sale soon. I took the crank and rods out today to get them measured to see if they are furked or not. If they are reuseable then it'll go back together and sold complete with carbs (solex) If not then we'll see what's good or not. Keep you posted
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    hey i found this x member on the old forums.


    could do anything about resizing it.

    though i will get piks of my Ta23 x member that i have in storage.

    link: http://img223.exs.cx/img223/3483/ta2...mber9ec.th.jpg

    hope this helps
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    Hey man, thanks for that. Not a fantastic picture but it's the best so far. Interested in sellng that x memeber?????
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    Default Re: scrap the 18rg, here comes 1JZ, but how

    your funny man,

    what you think you are the only person saving up to do a 1JZGTE conversion.

    sorry dude,

    good luck with the conversion.
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    you will notice that RA x members are more rounded towards the radiator support panel.
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    here is a pik of the RA x member.

    hope this helps

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    Hi, I try. usually doesn't work very well trying to be funny. I'll take that as a no tho. Still contemplating on customizing the ra28 one tho - that way i don't have to find a chaser 1jz. Even better, doing away with orig x member and getting a full custom job to suit the motor i find. It might actually be the easiest way, not neccesarily the cheapest tho.

    I'm guessing your chasing the same goal???? How soon you lloking to start???
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    well i finish my apprenticeship in 1 year then i can start my diploma which will take 2 years then hopfully i will start then.

    one of those long term goals

    good luck

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    Hey dude, i like it when ppl set goals that are realistic. I think i'll be pushing it abit by trying to get it at least in by the end of the year, but we'll see. Besides that, you'll definately be one up on me cos hopefully there'll be some more info out there on this conversion (hopefully i can be of high assisstance)

    Good luck. oh, and clint. how'd you know this car previously - is there anything else that i haven't found yet????
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    Ok here's the pics, I have a few more, but they are mainly the same angle, you should be able to get the idea. If you need then in higher resolution, just pm me and I can email them to you.








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    Hmmm, very interesting. i think i get the gist of it. It's now the steering that's got me a bit stuffed. Basically if the cross member is spun around 180 degrees then it's gonna be pretty much resting on the steering arms. Looks like some creative cutting and custom arm work is needed - or slight modification of a ta23 x member...... bit if 2" steel pipe welded into it.

    Anyone got pics of a ta23 engine bay w/no engine. OR alternatively anyone is brisbane with a ta23 i can take some pics of.

    The help so far has been fantastic!
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